Sports news briefs from around town
CHS girls soccer loses in shootout
One of Claremont’s final 2 teams fell on Tuesday night. In a torrential downpour by California standards, the Lady Wolfpack soccer team fell in penalty kicks to Valencia. The final regulation score was 0-0, and Claremont just could not seem to put the ball in the net. The Wolfpack again dominated possession against a tough, defensive-minded Vikings squad. When it was all said and done, Valencia defeated Claremont 5-4 in the lottery that is the penalty shootout.
Swimmer donates time to orphanage
Citrus College swimmer Michelle Lopez spent a weekend last month donating her time and supplies to an orphanage in Tijuana, Mexico. Lopez got into volunteering through her mother, who has a friend in the community who encouraged them to get involved.
“It was a reality check for me. I’ve been to Tijuana before, but I’ve never been to an orphanage. It saddens me that there’s kids out there who don’t have parents, whether that’s because they aren’t alive or because they are incapable of taking care of their kids,” Lopez said.
Lopez plans to make a few trips every year from now on. Those with interest in donating clothes or supplies for Lopez’s next trip can contact her at email@example.com.
Citrus standout joins All-American team
Citrus softball player Bre Lockett has been named to the 2013 First All-American team.
Lockett is one of 9 Californian softball players to earn the honor, and she is the first Citrus Owl softball player to be elected to the first team in a long time. Lockett was also named a Citrus College Scholar Baller, as she has the academic performance to back up her athletic performances.
In 4 games this year, Lockett is batting .571 with 4 RBI for the Owls.