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 read more

5-day NYC blackout affecting thousands

first_img160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NEW YORK – A mysterious blackout during the hottest week of the year left tens of thousands of New Yorkers without power for a fifth day Friday as residents sweltered, businesses idled and city officials seethed. “It’s a total catastrophe. We’ve been throwing things out for four days,” restaurant owner Louis Panazakos lamented as workers threw out garbage bags full of fresh pasta and sauces. Power company Con Edison initially said fewer than 2,500 customers were affected, but it increased that number tenfold Friday morning to 25,000 customers. The new estimate stunned Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who said “we might have thrown more resources into the area” had he known so many people were affected. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPhotos: At LA County Jail, Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates Christmas Mass with inmatesBloomberg estimated that would translate to about 100,000 people considering that each “customer” could be more than one household in an area where homes are often sectioned into multiple units, and could even be an entire apartment building. “The sad thing is, this shouldn’t have happened,” Bloomberg said. “We don’t know why, but the most important thing – make sure nobody dies or gets hurt and then help Con Ed to get it back up.” The blackouts started Monday in a handful of neighborhoods in Queens. Two LaGuardia Airport terminals lost power Monday night and again on Tuesday. Since then, hundreds of businesses have been idle, and the city’s jail complex on Rikers Island has had to operate on backup generators. Some building’s elevators were not running, and traffic lights at some intersections were not working. “This is outrageous,” City Councilman Peter F. Vallone Jr. said. “When is this going to be fixed? If it’s going to be days, they should tell people it is going to be days.”last_img read more