This was the fourth home game of the season for our JV Boys Basketball team. We had to go toe to toe with a tough opponent in Glendale Prep. At the beginning of the game the Flacons were very aggressive leading to Joshua Clark going to the free throw two times. Esteban Gonzales sparked a run for the falcons in the second quarter by hitting a huge three pointer. Throughout the season the JV boys have been faced with adversity, and coming out to compete for a whole 32minutes helped show the heart the team has. The Glendale Prep Griffins beat the Flacons 50-29. “In order to perform against the odds stacked against us we must give our full effort and play with heart, tonight we showed that and will continue to improve each game!” said Coach Ceman.
The JH Falcon Soccer team collected their first win if the season, defeating Cicero Prep by a fianl of 10-1. The offense was led by Mustafa Al-Taee scoring three goals, and assisting on three additional scores. Devin Covarrubias added a first half hat trick (3 goals) of his own. James Winburn, Axel Garcia, Owen Sanchez and Ahmad Al-Salman all scoring goals as well. Goalkeeper Jesus Verdin recorded a shut out in the first half. After the game coach Frank said, “We hope to keep this momentum moving forward through the rest of the season.”
The Falcons Girls Varsity Soccer Team was defeated by the Eagles of Phoenix Country Day by a final score of 6-0 on Thursday night. The defense played tough against a good scoring team. Sophomore Darla Armer led the team with 11 steals and 2 shots on goal. Sophomore Kim Aguilar and Senior Sara Strey added a combined 13 steals for the game. Freshman goalkeeper Hannah Vogler bounced back tonight, allowing no goals on 4 shots in 15 minutes of play. “We have been coming together slowly this season, but we are just now to the midpoint of our season. With 5 games remaining, we still have time to make this season a successful one,” Coach Scott said after the game.
Boys Varsity Soccer played against Valley Lutheran tonight at Apollo. The guys definitely gave it their all tonight but they came up a little short and lost 1-2. Our goal came from a banger by Alex Ibanez from outside of the box that was set up by his brother Leo Ibanez. Ali Al Shiteawi has really stepped up and has been leading our back line. The result was not what we wanted but I’m proud of the heart that the guys showed tonight.
The North Pointe Prep Falcons resumed play for the first time in 2019, by taking on the #4 ranked team in all of 2A basketball. From the get go the Falcons established that Arizona Lutheran would have to work for everything in this game. And they did. In a game that saw several lead changes, the Falcons were ultimately unable to stay out of foul trouble or get shots to fall down the stretch and lost 40-30; though the game was much closer than the final score. Danny Hyun led the charge offensively getting timely outside shots early in the game to fall to get the Falcon offense going. “Arizona Lutheran is a great team, great program and we held a high scoring offense to a low total. Ultimately our turnovers and a few miscues in other facets offensively hurt us. I am proud how well we hung in the game and had an opportunity to pull an upset over a top 5 program in our division. We will get back, practice, correct and come Friday, we’ll be ready for a showdown with the Glendale Prep Griffins.” -Coach Lalonde
Boys varsity soccer played against Coronado tonight at moon valley. The guys played hard but were outmatched and lost 0-13. Leo and Alex Ibanez stood out with their effort tonight. We need to regroup quick and prepare for another game on Thursday.
The Falcons Varsity Girls Soccer team was in action Tuesday night against the Dons of Coronado. Despite a strong second half, the Falcons fell by a final of 10-0. Goalkeepers Sara Strey & Hannah Vogler each recorded 8 saves. Freshman Defenders Emily Castillo and Katelyn Gundacker combined for 8 steals. The offense was led by Freshman Amelia Murray and Senior Kimberly Roche-Montes. “As we approach the heart of our schedule, we need to take every opportunity to get better. We will prepare hard for our next contest on Thursday,” Coach Scott said after the game.