IRVINE SPORTS ROUNDUP

by Tim Burt


Beckman girls finish 12-0

Beckman’s girls volleyball team wrapped up its third consecutive league title, finishing with a perfect 12-0 record.

The Patriots were led by Joy Lee, who set the all-time single season record for aces.

“Her serve is the most dangerous, yet consistent, we have ever had at Beckman,” Coach Darin McBain says.

A number of other players have excelled this year for the Patriots, notably senior captain Emerson Wilford, the team’s top hitter.

Other standouts include senior outside hitter Chloe Bristow, senior libero Chloe Lee and middle blockers Brea Hardy, Emily Kyle and Bella Galentine.

 


 Portola grabs top rank

Portola’s boys water polo team has emerged as a team to be reckoned with.

The Bulldogs, coached by Kate Avery, were the top-ranked team in the CIF Division 4 poll throughout the season and captured league wins over Woodbridge and Laguna Hills.

“It feels good to see how far we’ve come with this program, but we are still far from reaching our full potential as a team,” Avery says.

The Bulldogs won the Corona Varsity Tournament.

Players who were instrumental to the team’s success are junior goalie Grant Kramer, sophomore attacker Noam Garibi and junior utility player Liam McGuane.

 


Making a run for college

Irvine High star running back Cameron Goods made it clear before the season that he wants to play college football. With his performance this year, that should happen.

Goods, who rushed for more than 1,000 yards through the first seven games, scored five touchdowns in a 57-0 victory over University, tying the school record for most points scored (30) in a game.

“My first goal is to win the league and go to CIF with my team,” Goods says. “And second is to play in college.”

He scored four touchdowns and rushed for 152 yards to help Irvine defeat Woodbridge, 36-0, for its seventh straight win.

“I’m hoping colleges out there are taking note because he can move,” says Irvine Coach Tom Ricci.