Santa Ana, CA — It took an outstanding team effort to beat the visiting Vanguards, but it was three freshmen that provided the offense that propelled the Lady Knights to victory. After Justine Boyle led the 4th inning off with a walk, she advanced on a wild pitch. Mikayla Prudholme knocked her in to get the Knights on the board. Sam Polowski was hit by a pitch and Emma Paul came up with runners at first and second with two outs. Emma drove the ball to deep right center field and scored both runners. Arissa Calvillo followed with another hard hit ball to right field, scoring Riley Osborn, who had come in to run. Lalli Lopez pitched 6 strong innings, surrendering 2 unearned runs. She kept El Modena off balance, hitting her spots and changing speeds. Marissa Mazurie pitched the 7th inning, getting her 3rd save of the season. The victory was sealed by a very heads up defensive play, when Makenzie Boston picked up the ball in left field and fired it to Justine Boyle, who applied the tag on the El Modena runner trying to advance from first base. Great win ladies, Coach Wright