By Steve Breazeale
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Girls Lacrosse Readies for League Play
After winning back to back games against Murietta Mesa and Mira Costa, the Dana Hills girls lacrosse team lost a closely contest game against Downey, 7-6, on March 14.
The Dana Hills defense shined in the two wins, holding Murrieta Mesa and Mira Costa to a combined eight goals. The offense responded in kind, totaling 20 goals in the two matches.
Dana Hills (3-3) was set to travel to play St. Margaret’s in their final non-league game on March 19. Results were not available at press time.
The Dolphins will open Sea View League play against Mission Viejo on March 24.
Dolphins Track & Field Teams Compete in Irvine
The Dana Hills girls and boys track and field teams competed at the Irvine Invitational on March 14. The girls team rode several strong performances in the field events to a sixth-place finish while the boys placed 14th.
The Dolphins throwing tandem of sophomore Joy McArthur and senior Evelyn Roberts had a big day. McArthur finished second in the shot put and fourth in the discus. Roberts took third in the discus with a throw of 117-08.
Junior Quincy Philbin placed fifth in the high jump and junior Amanda Amundson placed fourth in the pole vault.
Senior William Paulsen finished fourth in the high jump, clearing the mark of 5-feet-10-inches. Senior Nash Parker placed sixth in the discus (147 feet).
Softball Finds Success in Tournament
A 4-1 effort at the Saddleback Valley Tournament helped boost the Dana Hills softball team’s record to 6-3 overall on the season.
The Dolphins lost the opening round of the tournament against eventual champion Orange Lutheran, 4-2. But Dana Hills bounced back in the consolation brackets, defeating Trabuco Hills, Santa Margarita and San Juan Hills, respectively. The Dolphins’ final game against the Stallions went 11 innings.
Dana Hills went straight into the Northwood Tournament on March 14, where they are the defending champions. The team opened play up with a 17-0 win over Western but lost 8-5 to Cypress later in the day.