Girls’ soccer: Wolverines claw back, win

first_imgAnother night, another set of heroes for the Harvard-Westlake of Studio City girls’ soccer team. Facing only their second deficit in Mission League play, the Wolverines responded with a convincing second-half performance to move a step closer to their sixth consecutive title. Donilyn Hunter-Sallustio and Jenna Marine scored goals seven minutes apart to lead Harvard-Westlake to a 2-1 victory Wednesday at Chaminade of West Hills, extending the Wolverines’ league unbeaten streak to 17 in a row. “We talked about making the first 10 minutes (of the second half) count because we didn’t want to be in a desperate situation,” said Harvard-Westlake coach Richard Simms, whose decision to move Mary Amato into the central midfield in the second half paid dividends. erik.boal@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img “These kids continue to rise to the occasion. You put a challenge in front of them and they’re going to meet it.” After misfiring on a few scoring opportunities in the first half, Marine converted for the Wolverines (13-7-4, 6-0-2) when it mattered most, completing a passing sequence that included Lizzy Danhakl and Coco Weaver by burying a 30-yard shot in the upper-right corner in the 52nd minute for the deciding goal. “Lizzy and Shannon (Hart) kept giving me perfect balls the whole game, so I was definitely hoping it was the one,” Marine said. “It was frustrating in the first half because I had so many shooting opportunities, so I’m glad I got one in.” Chaminade (7-9-2, 5-4) struck in the fifth minute when Alyssa Engstrom scored off Jordan Schoonover’s free kick. Hunter-Sallustio tied the score in the 45th minute, tapping in a loose ball after Amato’s high-arcing shot was dropped by goalkeeper Alex Bershon. “When you’re undefeated in a tough league, you find ways to win,” Chaminade coach Tracy Powell said. “Against Harvard-Westlake, you can’t afford to hold back with a 1-0 lead.” last_img

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