The North Pointe Falcons Girls Varsity Soccer team fell to the Knights of Tempe Prep by a final score of 13-0. The defense was under fire from the opening kick. Despite 10 saves from Sophomore goalkeeper Chloe Santini, the Falcons behind early. The offense struggled to find consistency in the midfield, however Sophomore Kim Aguilar managed to secure 12 steals on defense. “This season has been a challenge moving to a new region and being so young. We are yelling at the right time and moving towards our ultimate goals,” Coach Scott said after the game.
Boys Varsity Soccer played against Tempe Prep tonight. The guys played hard but lost 1-4. Chris Granados scored our goal. We had a couple nice build up plays but just couldn’t quite finish with goals. We have one more week of games and hope to finish the season strong
Tonight the Jr High Falcon soccer team played Odyssey Prep with an unfortunate final score of 4-2. Our offense was led by Devin Covarrubias scoring the first goal of the game and Mustafa Al-Taee scoring a late second half second goal. Our defense played very well with our goalie Nasser Sinnokrot saving an attempted 13 goals. Everyone on the team played very hard and with full heart. Coach Frank stated to the team that “although we did not come out victorious we are still going to work hard and look forward to our next match.”
Boys Varsity Soccer team played at ASU Prep tonight. The game was very exciting but we came up short 3-4. We struggled in the first half defensively and were down 2-4 at halftime. The second half was much better and we dominated possession but couldn’t quite come back. Leo Ibanez has 2 assists this game. Alex Ibanez scored a goal off a shot by Joel Pfister that bounced off the post. Center Back Ali Al Shiteawi had a nice goal from outside the box and Jameson Hernandez scored the other goal. The guys played some of our best soccer of the season during the second half. Hopefully we can carry the good play into the next game.
The JV Boys Basketball team traveled up north to Flagstaff to take on Northland Prep Academy. Right out the gates Esteban Gonzales hits a three to put the Flacons up early. Early on the Spartans pressed which led to mental errors by the falcons. The second half came along and Erik Estrada the latest member to join the team attacked the basket to get to the line and hit two free throws. The final result of the game was Northland Spartans 46 and North Pointe Prep Falcons 9. “ Road games are a different monster compared to home games, the Flacons struggled. This game was the first step for the team to build themselves mentally, On to the next one!” Said Coach Ćeman.
Resilience: the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties; toughness. *See also North Pointe basketball*
The North Pointe Prep Falcons put on a show in the Nest tonight, when the Glendale Prep Griffins came to visit. Glendale Prep came in with a 3-1 region record, so the Falcons were in for a tough task. However, on this Friday night, the Griffins came to the wrong Nest. In a game that again showed North Pointe’s outstanding defense, the game was tight all throughout, with several lead changes along the way. The Griffins went up 5 with 40 seconds left. The odds were not great, but the Falcons managed to go on a 5-0 run to force overtime. Once in overtime, Seniors Joe Soriano and Felix Bedah carried the Falcons offensively leading to a 14 point scoring period. The Falcons would win this thriller in overtime 49-46 to send the Falcon Nation home happy.
“The character of this team was on display tonight. Down 5 with 40 seconds left, many teams will give up. We didn’t. We played high energy all night and refused to go down. Every single player contributed to this victory tonight. I am so proud to have the honor to coach this group of young men, who deserve this win. Now, we’re on to Northland Prep next week. WE LOVE BASKETBALL!” – Coach Lalonde