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2011 Season
                  photo after winning CIF championship
Congratulations to the 2011 League Champions  AND  San Diego CIF Champs! 

Welcome to the 2011 Torrey Pines High School
Girls Lacrosse Website
Last Updated:  June 9, 2011

Congratulations to the following award winners: 
Torrey Pines Scholar Athletes:  Hannah Bettencort, Molly Bettencourt, Caroline Boucher, Erica Cohen, Camille Doan, Lauren Humann, Anna Knowles, Caroline Paulson, Rachel Rankin, Katie Trees, Carrie Yang, Defne Yilmaz   

Union Tribune Scholar Athletes:  Chandler Baldwin, Hannah Bettencort, Molly Bettencourt, Caroline Boucher, Erica Cohen, Kelly Connor, Lauren Humann, Anna Knowles, Caroline Paulson, Katie Trees, Carrie Yang

Varsity Team Awards:
Cardinal - Gold Award:  Kelly Connor
Falcon Award:  Lauren Humann
Unsung Hero Award:  Carrie Yang
Wolfpack Award:  Caroline Boucher
Defender of Year Award:  Caroline Paulson
Attacker of Year Award:  Katie Trees
Most Valuable Player Award:  Anna Knowles

Advocado League Awards:
    Advocado League Player of the Year:  Anna Knowles
    First Team, All League
        Caroline Boucher
        Anna Knowles
        Katie Trees
        Carrie Yang

    Second Team, All League
        Camille Doan
      Kiana Drawhorn
        Kacey McKinnon
        Caroline Paulson

CIF Awards: 
    First Team, All-CIF:
        Caroline Boucher
        Anna Knowles
        Katie Trees

High School All-American:  Anna Knowles

CIF Championship: 
Lady Falcons repeat with second CIF section lacrosse title
 In a match where the outcome was hard to predict with two strong opponents who had not met all season, Torrey Pines women’s lacrosse easily sealed their second CIF victory in a row on Saturday, May 21st, in the San Diego Division I championship game at the Westview High School stadium.  The Falcon’s 18-5 victory over the second-seeded Rancho Bernardo Broncos was a fabulous send-off for Torrey Pines seniors Caroline Boucher, Kelly Connor, Lauren Humann, Anna Knowles, Caroline Paulson, Katie Trees, and Carrie Yang who all have made significant contributions to building the Torrey Pines women’s lacrosse program during the past four years.  Torrey Pines first-year head coach, Kaitlin Swagart, was also a huge factor as assistant varsity coach in the Falcons’ CIF victory last year.

The daunting Falcon defense, led by goalkeeper Yang and Paulson who notched an assist, kept Rancho Bernardo scoreless for the first seventeen minutes of the match with Torrey Pines Kacey McKinnon finding the back of the net twice and Trees and freshman Camille Doan each adding one of their own as well.  The Broncos’ lone goal of the first half scored by Allison Proehl was promptly answered back by senior attacker Knowles with her first of four goals on an assist by Trees who in turn scored four more goals in a row in less than four minutes.  Senior middie Boucher notched her first of three goals and three assists for the match to widen the gap even more before the first half ended with the score at 10-1 in favor of the Falcons.

Yang notched six saves in her last game as an accomplished three-year starter in goal for the Falcons.  Relentless defense by Paulson, Connor, Molly Bettencourt, Chandler Baldwin, and Kiana Drawhorn thwarted any chance of a Bronco comeback in the second half.  Freshman McKinnon represented the future of Torrey Pines women’s lacrosse with her third goal of the day, but it was the senior offense that bid farewell with a flurry with Knowles and Boucher adding three and two goals respectively, Humann one, and Trees scoring her sixth goal and second assist of the match.
  (Le Ann Trees, sports journalist).

 Varsity Banquet:
 The Annual Banquet for the Varsity Team will be held on Tuesday, May 31st at the Paulson's home.  Emails with details have been sent to varsity parents, and if you have any questions, you can email us at the address at the bottom of this blog.

JV Banquet:
The JV Banquet will be held Thursday, June 2nd at Joe Cohen's house.  More details will follow via email.  If you have any questions, you can email us at the address at the bottom of this blog.

CIF Finals to be played at Westview on Saturday, May 21 at 1:00pm.
The Falcons have a chance to win back to back CIF titles at the CIF Finals playoff game on Saturday.  Come to Westview and support the Falcons!

Torrey Pines Beats Poway 18 - 7 in CIF Semifinal Game
Torrey Pines beat Poway tonight in a very high scoring game.  Details are coming soon. 

Torrey Pines Beats Grossmont 18 - 5 in CIF Quarterfinal Game

Torrey Pines played a solid first round game against Grossmont, cruising to a win with balanced scoring and strong defense from a wide range of Falcons.  More details from the game will be forthcoming.

Torrey Pines earns top seed for CIF playoffs
The first game of CIF playoffs will be held at Torrey Pines on Saturday, May 14 at 10:00 am.  We will play Grossmont in the first round. 

La Costa Canyon: 
Falcons soar over Mavericks, earn back-to-back league titles
“If at first you don’t succeed, shoot, shoot again” could be the motto for the last league game of the season for Torrey Pines women’s lacrosse. What was expected to be a rather peaceful night on the range almost turned into a stampede as the Falcons fought back from a two-point deficit in the second half to defeat La Costa Canyon 9-8 in a 2011 Avocado league title game on Wednesday night at the Mavericks’ stadium. While the 2010 Palomar League champion Falcons went into the match as the favorite due to decisive victories earlier in the season against LCC and the Poway Titans who also beat the Mavericks, tensions were high as both teams were well aware that a piece or all of the league title was on the line.  The first draw of the game resulted in a scramble that foreshadowed what was to be a night of numerous turnovers, dropped balls, and missed shots for each side.  Torrey Pines possession and a quick drive down the field led to the first yellow card of the game doled out to an LCC player for a stick check violation, but the Falcons failed to take advantage of the golden opportunity to play a man-up so soon in the game.  Both teams went scoreless for the first four minutes of the game until freshman Camille Doan put Torrey Pines on the board with a well executed free-position shot.
Maybe it was the expected jitters that are a part of any league title match or perhaps it was the fierce school pride that is always on the line in any TP-LCC game, but another five minutes of turnovers and missed shots began to make Falcon fans wonder if the Mavericks could be as easily corralled as they were in last month’s match.  Goalkeeper Carrie Yang was as feisty as ever, coming out of the goal on several occasions to assist her Torrey Pines teammates and recorded three ground balls along with six saves for the evening.  San Diego State bound senior Jackie Mills scored the first goal for La Costa Canyon nine minutes into the match and followed up with an assist to Caroline Kovary three minutes later.
Torrey Pines went back on the attack as Anna Knowles scored a sweet goal off a crisp assist two minutes later from Duke bound middie Katie Trees who immediately won the next draw control and drove all the way to the goal to finish number three for the Falcons.  The Mavericks answered back with their third goal, and the scoring went back and forth with Doan notching an unassisted goal, her second of the match, and freshman Kacey McKinnon finding the back of the net with pin-point accuracy on a perfectly executed assist from the side by Knowles for Torrey Pines.  The Falcons hoped to end the first half with the lead but were foiled by Mills who tied up the game at 5-5 with less than a minute to go.
Hannah Bettencourt led the Torrey Pines backline with three groundballs and was aided by defenders Caroline Paulson, Kiana Drawhorn, and Kelly Connor, combining forces to exert relentless pressure against the repeated LCC attack.  Even so, it appeared as though the day would belong to LCC with goalie Taylor Langston tallying 11 saves and Mills adding her fourth and fifth goals of the match eight minutes into the second half to put the Mavericks up 7-5.  After a gut-wrenching seven minutes of more scoreless back and forth action, the Falcons dashed LCC’s hopes of riding off into the sunset with the win.  Torrey Pines registered four goals during a six-minute showdown that put the Falcons ahead 9-7 with five minutes remaining on the clock. Virginia Tech bound senior Caroline Boucher’s impossible-to-block shot notched Torrey Pines’ eighth goal on an assist by Trees who also scored 3 more times including the ninth goal executed on a roll around the back of the cage.  Running circles around the Mavericks with nifty passing and ball control, Torrey Pines sealed the victory as LCC could only add one more point in the last minute of the match. With the goal of winning league accomplished, the Falcons will now turn their focus to defending their CIF title when playoffs begin this coming Saturday.
    (Le Ann Trees, lacrosse journalist).

Game Stats:

Goals: Trees 4, Doan 2, Boucher 1, Knowles 1, McKinnon 1

Assists: Trees 2, Knowles 1

Ground Balls: Trees 4, H. Bettencourt 3, Knowles 3, Yang 3, Baldwin 2, Boucher 2, Doan 2, McKinnon 2,

Draw Controls: Trees 8, Knowles 3, Boucher 1, Doan 1, McKinnon 1

Senior Night:
Varsity Senior Night coming Monday, May 9
The seniors from the 2011 Girls Lacrosse Team will be recognized on Monday, May 9 at the TPHS Ed Burke Stadium.  This will be our last home game for the regular season, and we look forward to saying good-bye to our seniors as they get ready for their next great challenge. 

Time Changes for Upcoming Games:
Monday's game (5/2) at San Marcos has a new starting time.  The JV will start at 5:00pm, and the varsity at 6:15pm.  And the final game of the season at LCC will also have new starting times:  the JV start at 4:15pm, and the varsity at 5:30pm.  The schedule has been updated to show the updated times. 

Also, a special TP Girls Lax shoutout to Le Ann Trees for contributing her writing skills for a summary of the LCC game.  Thanks for your contribution, and thanks also to Carrie and Joe for your help.  Anyone else that wants to try their hand at sports journalism, please don't hesitate to contact us.

Note to Parents from our writing staff:

Want longer and more detailed articles? Interested in seeing your daughter’s stunning play highlighted in print? If so, please take notes during the games and send them to Carrie Yang at cyang1993@gmail.com. It would be much appreciated and an easy way to contribute to the tphslax website. Thanks!

Current Rankings (as of April 24)

San Diego Section:
1.     Coronado                  12-2
2.     Torrey Pines                   8-2
3.     Scripps Ranch            9-1
4.     La Costa Canyon       10-3
5.     Rancho Bernardo      13-1
6.     Poway                       9-5


Avocado League (Conference Wins):
1.     Torrey Pines                         5-0
2.     La Costa Canyon               4-1
3.     Carlsbad                            3-2
4.     San Marcos                       1-4
5.     Mission Hills                     2-3
6.     San Dieguito Academy   0-5


Rankings from laxpower.com

Full rankings found at http://www.laxpower.com/update11/bingrl/rating03.php

Holy Cross:
Varsity Score:  11 - 7

Force is strong with Falcons in repeat win over Holy Cross

        Torrey Pines women’s lacrosse cast aside any lingering doubts that its last season win over Maryland’s Academy of the Holy Cross was some kind of fluke as the Falcons forced the Tartans to play catch up throughout most of the match in an 11-7 victory on Tuesday night at the Torrey Pines High School stadium. The Falcons most definitely have gotten their groove back, especially with the welcome return of starters Caroline Boucher and Kelly Connor from injuries.  A handy draw control by Anna Knowles at the beginning of the match led to the first goal only 14 seconds after the whistle blew as Knowles carried the ball with ease down the field and pummeled it into the back of the Holy Cross net to put the Falcons on the board.
          The pace slowed down quickly as both teams went scoreless for the next seven-plus minutes.  Torrey Pines had several opportunities with nifty passing from behind the cage and strong shooting, but the Holy Cross goalie was formidable with back-to-back saves. The Falcon’s third-year starting goalie, Carrie Yang, would make any Jedi Knight wannabe beg for lightsaber lessons after watching her blazingly quick stick notch nine saves for the night, including several on Tartan free-position shots.
          Maryland’s Christina McCarthy finally answered back with Holy Cross’s first goal of the night eight minutes into the match only to be paid back by the Falcons with three subsequent goals.  Katie Trees put Torrey Pines’ second goal on the board with a free position shot followed by Caroline Boucher who won the next draw control and quickly assisted Daphne Yilmaz for goal number three.  Another goal by Trees on what would be Knowles’ first of three assists made Holy Cross immediately call for a time-out.  The regrouping on the Tartans’ part seemed to do some good, especially with a little help from a yellow card call against the Falcons, as Holy Cross answered back with two goals to bring the Tartans within one point with three minutes left in the first half.   Boucher’s first of four goals for the evening gave the Falcons some breathing room as the teams broke for half-time with Torrey Pines leading 5-3.
          Boucher soon notched her second goal of the evening with 22:43 on the clock in the second half, but tension began to build as Holy Cross players Hannah Suttle and Dickinson College-bound Megan Taylor responded with one goal each in little more than a minute, bringing the score to its closest margin of the second half with the Falcons leading 6-5 with 19 minutes left to play.  Torrey Pines was not about to let the Tartans have the last say, and Boucher and Trees immediately added one each as well during the next two minutes.  Defender Caroline Paulson, who had three ground balls along with some nifty runs, led a cohesive effort in the back for Torrey. Any chance for a nail-biting second half soon diminished as three more Falcon goals, one each from Boucher, Kacey McKinnon, and Camille Doan, were just too many for Holy Cross to overcome.  (Le Ann Trees, sports journalist)



Goals: Boucher 4, Trees 3, Doan 1, Knowles 1, McKinnon 1, Yilmaz 1

Assists: Knowles 3, Boucher 2, Trees 2

Saves: Yang 9

Draw Controls: Knowles 2, Baldwin 2; Boucher 2; Trees 1

Ground Balls: H. Bettencourt 2, McKinnon 1, Humann 1, Knowles 4, Rankin 1, Boucher 3, M. Bettencourt 1, Paulson 3, Trees 5, Connor 1, Yilmaz 1, Yang 1

La Costa Canyon:

Varsity score:  12 - 8

Fresh off of Spring Break, the Falcons finally had their full team (with Caroline Boucher and Kelly Conner back from injuries) and won 12-8 in a home game against La Costa Canyon. The game started off with 10 minutes cut off from warm-ups, a move which showed itself in the slow pace of the first half. Both teams had the intention of getting the quick draw to a fast break, but the draws were frequently messy and both teams were forced into a settled attack. While the Mavericks mostly depended on free position shots and individual takes to goal, the Falcons focused on teamwork and attempted numerous plays. Star seniors Katie Trees, Anna Knowles, and Caroline Boucher led the offensive effort while Caroline Paulson, Sarah Poteet, Kiana Drawhorn, and Carrie Yang helped hold the Mavericks at bay on defense. Both teams were neck to neck and the first half ended with the Falcons leading 5-4 and a yellow card for LCC.

The first half was only the warm up to a great second half for the Falcons. The Mavericks were caught completely off guard and could not stop the sudden 3 goal streak that the Falcons scored in the first three minutes, two off of give-and-goes and one from freshman Kasey Mckinnon’s left handed fast break. The Mavericks frantically called a time out in an attempt to slow down the Falcons’ newfound energy, but to no avail. LCC’s defense stayed lukewarm in comparison to the riled up Falcons and could not keep up with the dynamic Falcon attack. Their attempts at a high pressure defense were ineffective since they did not have the intensity to faze the Falcons who were used to such defensive measures. On the other side of the field, the Maverick attackers still refused to run any plays and continued to rely on free position shots and individual takes to goal. The Falcon defense did well in avoiding some of the fouls characterized by the first game and in collapsing on the ball. The intensity finally slowed and the Falcons ended the game in a normal settled attack.

While the Falcons did give an exciting performance the second half, it was disappointing that such a highly anticipated game did not have the energy of previous TP-LCC games, notably of last year’s 12-10 overtime thriller and of the 2009 CIF-finals. The Falcons play the Mavericks again in the last league game on May 11th at LCC. It is expected to be a great game as the Mavericks are expected to retaliate with their usual fervor and so we hope to see all of our fans there.

The team would also like to give thanks to the Bouchers for providing the girls with the snazzy TP socks that were worn at the LCC game.  (Carrie Yang, goalie / sports journalist)

Goals & Assists:

Camille Doan - 1 goal, 1 assist

Kacey McKinnon - 1 goal

Anna Knowles - 4 goals

Caroline Boucher - 2 goals

Katie Trees - 4 goals, 3 assists
Ground balls:  Camille Doan – 1, Kacey – 1, Anna – 5, Caroline B. – 4, Caroline P. -1, Katie – 7, Carrie – 1, Sarah - 1
Caused turnovers:
Katie – 1, Caroline B. -1
Draw Controls:
 Camille – 2, Kacey – 2, Lauren – 1, Caroline B. – 1, Katie – 1

JV score:  15 - 8

        The Torrey Pines Falcons JV had their best game of the season with a comanding victory over the LCC Mavericks.  Great team passing; solid defense and superb goalkeeping from both keepers- Lexi and Natalie (Natlalie's first game back since her injury) were the staples for this complete victory.  Grace did an excellent job winning almost all of the draws and had some nice goals. The team scooped up most of the ground balls off the draws, which contributed to their strong offensive game.
        LCC was very aggressive going after the Falcons sticks and trying to cause turnovers but the Torrey girls were very solid with handling the ball and moving the ball around with crisp passes.  Madison Cohen once again led the scoring with 7 goals on 7 shots Yaz also contibuted a few nice goals and provided many of the assists with Lauren also having a strong game, especially in transition. Argery had some great pickups starting the transitions and Natalie Taylor also had some really nice assists 
        Overall it was a total team effort and one that the girls can be proud of against a tough rival.  (J. Cohen, writer)

Los Alamitos:
Varsity Score: 12 - 7

        The Falcons started their Spring Break with a trip to Los Alamitos complete with go kart racing, team bonding, and a 12-7 victory over Los Alamitos. JV players Grace Weselak, Yasmine Zein, and Natalie Cathcart joined Varsity for the day.

The Falcons had a strong warm-up, but this did not translate to a strong first half. Los Alamitos took an early lead with the first goal, but Katie Trees tied up the score with a fast break. After that first fast break, the Falcons decided to move the ball into a settled attack, but poor passes and poor shot placements led to many turnovers. While the numerous turnovers did present many opportunities for the Griffins to take possession, the Falcons did well in slowing down the Griffin’s midfield transitions. However, the Falcons had difficulties in their own midfield transitions due to forced passes and dropped balls and defensively the Falcons had troubles with the Griffin’s repeated draw-and-dump shots. The teams exchanged goal for goal and ended the half with the Falcons leading 5-4.

        At halftime, coach Kaitlin Swaggart decided to have the team go through shooting drills rather than the usual pep talk so that the girls could work on several of the problems that plagued the first half. Swaggart mixed up the attack and swapped center Katie Trees and attack-wing Camille Doan; a move that proved very successful as Trees dominated the half and Doan consistently pushed the draw onto the Falcon attack. The Griffins put a high-pressure defense on the Falcon’s settled attack, including pressure behind the goal and one girl to specifically face guard Trees, but the Falcons were able to connect their passes and finish their shots successfully. The Falcon defenders also learned from the first half and were much better at collapsing on ball and sliding to the open player. Keeper Carrie Yang had several good clears that transitioned well into the attacking end and so the Falcons did well across the board. This clean play allowed the Falcons to score 7 points the first half and keep the Griffins to only 3, giving a great start to the break.  (C. Yang, writer)

Scoring                           Goals                     Assists
Katie Trees                          5                              1
Anna Knowles                    3
Erica Cohen                        1
Camille Doan                      1
Hannah Bettencourt            1
Caroline Boucher                1
Kasey McKinnon                                               1
Draw Controls: Trees 5, 3 other Falcons with 3
Ground balls: Trees 6, Yang 4, Knowles 4, McKinnon 4,Cohen 3, Baldwin 3, Boucher 2
Caused Turnovers: Trees 2, Knowles 2  
Saves: Yang 7

Scripps Ranch:
  The Torrey Pines Falcons have finally recast their magic in the middle of the lacrosse season with a close 9-8 victory over Scripps Ranch. On Thursday, Torrey Pines gave the dramatic performance that fans had been expecting to see all season: very close and very aggressive. The TP Falcons went into the game knowing that Scripps Ranch had a grudge from last year’s 11-10 sudden death shocker, and with so many returning starters on both teams, they both picked up from right where they had left off.
     The SR Falcons started strong, putting in 2 quick goals within the first two minutes. This set the stage for the rest of the game, with the TP Falcons gunning from behind and the SR Falcons barely managing to pull ahead. Adding to this excitement, both teams played in a similarly aggressive manner that went unchecked by surprisingly lenient referees. For the first time this season, Torrey Pines was able to play a physical game against a physical opponent. Despite (or maybe because of) this boon, the TP Falcons initially seemed a little uneasy and dropped the ball several times on draw controls. They hesitated on defense in expectation of foul calls, and yet none came, leaving the SR Falcons to transition the ball onto attack and keep it there. However, the TP Falcons recovered and finally tied the game 5-5 at halftime.
     The second half was even more nerve wrenching than the first. Scripps Ranch’s high pressure defense along with several saves from keeper Kerry Klimpel would have rattled many teams, but the TP Falcons remained focused and refused to force any shots. On the defensive end, Scripps Ranch’s lead attackers Sasha Anielski and Brittany Parrish continued to shoot off of crease rolls, but the Torrey Pines defenders forced them to poor angles. Scripps Ranch became increasingly frustrated and threw many desperation shots which would miss, hit the post, or get saved by keeper Carrie Yang. The TP Falcons pulled ahead 9-8 and stalled for over 4 minutes, looking remarkably calm even as Scripps Ranch started double teaming the ball. But with less than one minute left on the clock, Scripps Ranch suddenly gained possession of the ball and had their last chance to tie up the score. The ball traveled quickly down the field as the Scripps Ranch attacker managed to burn past all the Torrey Pines defenders in a wild fast break to goal. The frenzied audience, dismayed defenders, and anxious coaches all watched as she wound up her shot…and missed the goal. After that, Torrey Pines resumed their stall against a relentless defense and kept possession of the ball until the game ended, bringing their record up to 5-2. Hopefully, Torrey Pines will only continue to increase momentum with an upcoming home game against LCC and the expected returns of starters Caroline Boucher and Kelly Conner. 
(C. Yang, writer)

Scoring                                 Goals             Assist
Camille Doan                           1
Hannah Bettencourt                 1
Kacey McKinnon                     1              
Anna Knowles                         2                      2
Chandler Baldwin                    1
Katie Trees                               3
Ground balls: Knowles 4, Trees 3, Baldwin 3, Yilmez 3, Yang 2
Draw Controls: Knowles 3, McKinnon 3, Doan 2
Caused Turnovers: Trees 2, Doan, McKinnon, Rankin
Saves: Yang 13

The Junior Varsity played a tough game with Scripps Ranch, eventually losing 5 - 9.  Details are coming. 
Team Photos:
Also, we've just uploaded the team photo's for the 2011 Varsity and JV teams.  Have a look when you get a chance at photos.html.

Special TPHS Girls Lax shout out to
Carrie Yang, Varsity Goalie, and to Joe Cohen, Varsity & JV Parent, for helping with the summary of recent games.  All budding journalists, please contact us if you're interested in helping.

Varsity score:  10 - 12
The Falcon’s fell short 10-12 in a highly anticipated game against Coronado. Playing on home turf with numerous fans in the stands, Torrey Pines looked energized and ready to go. However, the Islanders were equally determined to win after losing to Torrey last season in the CIF-finals. With the first few draws, Coronado pulled ahead and scored three points before Camille Doan scored the first Falcon goal. The Falcons kept trying to catch up and found themselves down 5-8 at halftime. Feeling the pressure, Doan, Anna Knowles, and Katie Trees all had individual goals in attempts to catch up to the Islanders. Coach Kaitlin Swaggart called in some plays to slow down the anxious attack, resulting in Knowles and Doan scoring goals off of assists from Trees. Unfortunately, the Falcons never fully caught up to the Islanders, although at one point the Falcons only trailed by one. On the defensive end, the Falcon’s started to put pressure on the attackers later in the half, but the Islanders kept an unfazed semi-stall. Even with this pressure and two saves from Carrie Yang, the Falcons were unable to clear the ball into the offensive end and lost.  (C. Yang, writer)

Scoring:                           Goals                    Assists
Camille Doan                      5
Anna Knowles                    3
Katie Trees                          2                              1
Ground balls: Knowles 3, Yilamaz 2, 6 others with 1
Draw controls: Trees 6, H Bettencourt 2, Knowles 1
Saves : Yang 5

JV score: 16 - 15
TP Falcons JV wins a thriller of a hotly contested game that went back and forth througout the 2nd half.  With the scored tied, Yazmine scored just as the final horn sounded .  Yaz had a terrific game scoring 7 goals and consistantly beating the defense with great crease moves .  Madison Cohen also had a great game with 4 goals including one to tie the game late in the 2nd half against a very tough Coronado team.  Lexi had another great game in goal and the defense was solid in front of her as well.  (J. Cohen, writer)

Varsity score: 12 - 7 
JV score: 12 - 4

In a chance to redeem themselves against their previous loss to Carlsbad, the Falcons won 12-7 against the Lancers. The Falcons started out strong with a quick barrage of goals within the opening minutes of the game. The Lancers immediately called a time out and came back re-energized, while the Falcons remained confident. However, even with Falcon draw controls and new plays, the Lancers were able to slow down the Torrey Pines attack with a high pressure defense. While the Falcons were able to handle the pressure well, the Lancer’s goalie made a few saves and successfully cleared, leaving the Falcons scrambling to re-defend. After a few wayward checks and a questionable off-side call, the Falcons cleaned up their defensive effort and were able to get the ball back up to attack. Carlsbad proved to be a more formidable opponent than expected, but ultimately were no match for a level-headed Falcon attack.  (C. Yang, writer)

Scoring                                 Goals             Assist
Camille Doan                           2
Kacey McKinnon                     1              
Lauren Human                         1
Anna Knowles                          3                      1
Katie Trees                               5                      3
Ground balls: Hannah Bettencourt 3, Trees 3, Knowles 2, McKinnon 2
Draw Controls: McKinnon 4, Trees 4, 5 other Falcons with 1
Saves: Yang 8

Mission Hills:
The Falcons had their first shut out since 2008, winning 15-0 in a lopsided game against Mission Hills. The Falcons consistently got the draw and scored off of fast breaks. Even in their settled attack, the Falcons moved the ball around and had many quick give-and-go goals. Even when the Grizzlies managed to gain possession of the ball, the Falcons showed a very solid re-defending effort that brought the ball back to Falcon control. In the few times that the Grizzles brought the ball down into a settled attack, the Falcon defense kept the stagnant Grizzly attack at bay. All of the Grizzly's shots on goal went wide or were stopped by keeper Carrie Yang. The Falcons continued to score and eventually won in what was the first of two league games against Mission Hills. 
(C. Yang, writer)

JV score: 17 - 2

Scoring                                 Goals          Assists
Erica Cohen                            2
Hannah Bettencourt                1
Kacey McKinnon                   1                   2
Anna Knowles                        4                   1
Katie Trees                             6                   1
Defne Yilmaz                         1
Ground Balls: McKinnon 2, Trees 2
Draw Controls: Trees 4, Human 2, 6 other Falcons with 1
Saves: Yang 3 

San Dieguito Academy:
Varsity score:  18-2
JV score:  19-4

The Falcons won 18-2 in a fun game against San Dieguito Academy. Torrey Pines dominated the first half with successful draw controls and a dynamic attack. Even when the Mustangs had possession, the Falcons demonstrated controlled pressure which forced the ball back into Falcon control. With the ball mostly on attack the whole first half, at halftime Torrey Pines switched up the usual defense and attack players which resulted in several firsts for many players. Defenders Kiana Drawhorn, Caroline Paulson, Chandler Baldwin, and Sarah Poteet scored their first goals of the season while perpetual attackers Lauren Humann, Hannah Bettencourt, and Erica Cohen found themselves down in the Falcon 8-meter arc. Even though these changes resulted in a slower Falcon attack and much more action on the defensive end, the Falcons maintained their shut out with 10 different Falcons coming up with the draw, forced turnovers, controlled double and triple teams, and a few saves from keeper Carrie Yang. With this, the Falcons cruised to an easy victory.  (C. Yang, writer)

Scoring                           Goals         Assists
Erica Cohen                        1                 1
Camille Doan                      1                 1
Kiane Drawhorn                                    1
Kacey McKinnon                2
Anna Knowles                    6                 1
Chandler Baldwin               1
Caroline Paulson                 2
Defne   Yilmaz                    1                2
Sarah Poteet                        2
Ground Balls: Cohen 3, Doan 3, Baldwin 3, H.Bettencourt2,Paulson 2, Yang 2
Draw Controls: Yilmaz 3, Knowles 2, 8 other Falcons with 1.
Saves: Yang 2

Surf, Sun and Sticks Tournament:
Varsity:  Congratulations to the Varsity team for winning the Surf, Sun and Sticks tournament for a second year in a row!  The team got out to a slow start, losing the first game of the day in a close contest with Carlsbad, but then accelerated throughout the day, beating Newport Beach and Cathedral in the other round robin games.  Torrey played La Jolla in the semi-final game, and faced Westview for the championship.  In the final match, the first half of the game was fairly balanced, with draws and scoring going both ways.  Torrey Pines started to pull away towards the end of the first half and throughout the second half, winning most of the draws, with scoring from a broad variety of players.  The defense put pressure on Westview throughout the game, and the midfield cleared the ball well in a very physical contest.

The champions are shown below, and more photos from the tournament can be found here.

                            TPHS Lax Team Photo ]

Junior Varsity: 
The TP JV had an outstanding tournament and made it to the Championship game.  Ultimately yhey ran out of gas and were defeated by Poway 8 to 3.  The team played tough in the final but were hampered by soem injuries and having 4 goals waived off with fouls as the shots were going in.  Unfortunately they could not convert on any of the free shots after the fouls.  The 3 goals were scored by Yaz, Madison and Grace.  (J. Cohen, writer)

Cathedral Catholic:
The Varsity and JV teams played at CC on Wednesday 3/16.  Game highlights are coming (as soon as we find a new team journalist), but for those that missed the games, the Varsity won by a score of 19-9, and the JV lost a close game by a score of 6-7.

The Varsity stats for the game:
Scoring:   Boucher               5g / 1 assist
                 Trees                     3g / 1 assist
                 Knowles               5g
                 McKinnon            3g
                 Doan                     2g
                 Human                 1g
Ground balls: Knowles 5, Trees 3, Boucher 2, Casey 2
Draw control: Trees 10
Caused turnovers: McKinnon 1, Boucher 1, Trees 1

The JV stats were not available at press time.

The Varsity team played in the annual faceoff against visiting Northern California Carondelet last saturday.  Despite a hard fought contest, TP came out on the losing end with a score of 7 - 15. 

Budding journalist?
We lost our team journalist from last year (we miss you, Joe Yogerst!), and are looking for energetic contributors to support this website by contributing their writing talents.  If you are interested in writing about a game, or in helping with creating content for the site, please contact us at the address at the bottom of this page.  No experience is necessary, enthusiasm is all you need.

Practice Times:
Please bring stick, mouth guard, goggles, cleats, and running shoes to ALL tryouts and practices. 
Generally, the practice times will be:

    Junior Varsity: 4 pm - 6 pm
    Varsity: 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The new season schedule has been updated and is posted here.  It's like to change as the final details are arranged, so check back.

2011 Coaching Staff

Varsity Head Coach: Kaitlin Swagart
Kaitlin Swagart is taking over the TPHS program as head coach after serving as  the 2010 varsity assistant coach.  She is
also the Elite Head Coach for the West Coast Starz team and the Director for the Coast Cougars Lacrosse Club. Kaitlin works for Adrenaline Lacrosse and has been instrumental in growing lacrosse in San Diego, especially at the youth level through the CYL league. Kaitlin is originally from Washington D.C., and was a 5 year member of the NCAA Division 1 University of Virginia women’s team.

Varsity Assistant Coach: Hanly Heubeck
Hanly grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. She played lacrosse in college at CAL and coached the Cougars this past winter.  She will also be helping out with the West Coast Starz team that travels back east this summer.

JV Head Coach: 
Sue Marr
Sue is a Washington, DC native.  She played lacrosse at William and Mary and has been living on the East Coast with her husband. She and her husband will be relocating this week to San Diego where Sue will be working for Adrenaline.

This is what we accomplished last year....  DO IT AGAIN GIRLS!!!
                  CIF Champs photo 2010 CIF San Diego Champs!


THPS Girls' Lacrosse web pages can still be viewed at the following locations:
  2010 web pages: http://www.tphslax.com/2010pages/index.html,
  2009 web pages: http://www.tphslax.com/2009pages/index.html,
  2008 web pages: http://www.tphslax.com/2008pages/index.html,
  2007 web pages: http://www.tphslax.com/2007pages/index.html,
  2006 web pages: http://www.tphslax.com/2006pages/index.html,
  2005 web pages: http://www.tphslax.com/2005pages/index.html,
  2004 web pages: http://www.tphslax.com/2004pages/index.html,
  2003 web pages: http://www.thewileys.org/tphs-lacrosse/index.html

And check out TPHS Field Hockey at: http://www.tpfieldhockey.com/ fun videos there too.

TPHS Boys' Lacrosse: http://www.tplax.com/

TPHS Athletics page

US Lacrosse website

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