By Steve Breazeale
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Girls Soccer Bounces Back With Pair of Wins
The Dana Hills girls soccer team was in need of a winning streak after dropping two consecutive South Coast League games to San Clemente and Aliso Niguel on Jan. 20 and Jan. 22, respectively. Following the losses, the Dolphins were able to right the ship with wins over Capistrano Valley and Mission Viejo.
Dana Hills will travel to San Clemente Feb. 9 for a league match.
Dolphins Hoops Picks up First League Win
Dana Hills’ Parker Romo erupted for 18 points and Nate Hernandez contributed 13 more in the Dolphins boys basketball team’s wire to wire 64-45 victory over Mission Viejo on Jan. 30. The win was the Dolphins first in South Coast League play.
The Dolphins (6-17, 1-4 league), were able to build a 28-21 lead at halftime and outscored the Diablos 36-24 the rest of the way.
Dana Hills went on to play a nonleague game against Trabuco Hills on Feb. 4 and lost a narrow one, 46-41. Romo led Dana Hills again with 17 points, five of which came by way of 3-point shots.
Dana Hills will travel to play second-place Aliso Niguel on Feb. 6.
Girls Basketball Eyeing Playoff Spot
The Dana Hills girls basketball team was sitting in fourth place in the Sea View League standings as of Feb. 5. The team was set to play first-place Trabuco Hills on Feb. 5. Results were not available at press time. The Dolphins will need to defeat El Toro and Mission Viejo on Feb. 9 and Feb. 11, respectively in order to leap frog the Chargers in the standings and secure one of three available playoff berths for the five-member Sea View League.
The Dolphins (9-13, 2-3) picked up a 42-26 league win over Capistrano Valley on Jan. 29.
Water Polo Set for Difficult Home Stretch
The Dana Hills girls water polo team will close out their run through the South Coast League with games against first-place El Toro and second-place San Clemente on Feb. 9 and Feb. 11, respectively.
The third-place Dolphins (14-11, 3-2) were set to play a league match against Tesoro on Feb. 5. Results were not available at press time.
The Dolphins were not able to figure out both the Chargers and Tritons in previous meetings with the two teams. Dana Hills lost to El Toro 15-5 on Jan. 20 and were defeated by the Tritons 20-14 on Jan. 21. A win over either team will boost the Dolphins hopes at securing a playoff spot.