Pali High Girls Soccer Still Unbeaten in League

Palisades midfielder Julianna Navarro half-volleys the ball to a teammate in the Dolphins’ 9-0 Western League victory over Westchester last Wednesday at Stadium by the Sea. Palisades has not surrendered a goal in its first six league contests.
Photos by Rich Schmitt/Staff Photographer

By halftime, the only drama left in last Wednesday’s Western League girls soccer game between Palisades and Westchester was whether or not the host Dolphins could keep their league scoreless streak alive. Showing no letup in the final 40 minutes, they tacked on six more goals to make the final 9-0 at Stadium by the Sea.

Two days later, Palisades shut down host University 4-0 to make it six consecutive league games (a span of more than 480 minutes) without allowing a goal.

Having outscored its opposition 51-0 through the first round of league play, the Dolphins  were scheduled to begin the second round Wednesday at Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies—a game in limbo due to the LAUSD teachers’ strike.

Senior striker Jordan Darrow led the way against the Comets, netting four goals and assisting on the other five. Frankie Van Norden, Sierra Clarke, Sadie Holt, Mia Capanna and Ariella McNulty each added a goal and goalie Leah Radow got the shutout.

Darrow tallied two goals and  one assist against the Wildcats while Holt and Kaden Graves each added one goal and Van Norden, Lily Gruber and Julianna Navarro recorded assists.

Palisades has a game looming Jan. 30 at co-league leader Hamilton. The Dolphins have never lost a league game in five seasons under Coach Christian Chambers, accumulating a 52-0-2 record.