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Guac Girls win pool at Cal Cup

The Guac Girls, Fallbrook High School’s off-season field hockey team, won its pool at the Cal Cup tournament May 29-31 at Moorpark Community College.

“It was great to win our pool,” said Guac Girls coach Kathy Waite. “I was so thrilled.”

The team cannot officially represent Fallbrook High School outside of the CIF field hockey season, and without the ability to call themselves the Warriors the team has adopted the name Guac Girls for tournaments and other play. Waite coaches both the high school varsity team and the Guac Girls off-season squads.

The Guac Girls played in the women’s under-19 division, although Waite only utilized players who will return for the 2010 season and only used current sophomores and juniors. Rush, who defeated the Guac Girls in a match between pool winners, is an all-star team which consists mostly of seniors. “I was really proud of my upcoming sophomores who played so well,” Waite said. “All of them have improved so much and stepped right in.”

Three other Fallbrook High School players joined various under-16 teams in the Cal Cup tournament while senior Melissa Maultsby, who will play field hockey for the University of Pacific next year, was part of a team comprised of Pacific and University of California, Davis players.

The Guac Girls began the tournament with a 7:00 a.m. game May 29 and played San Jose Fly to a 1-1 tie. The Guac Girls’ other May 29 match was a 2-1 victory over Falcons, the off-season squad of Torrey Pines High School.

The Guac Girls started May 30 play with a 1-1 tie against Divots, an all-star club based in Huntington Beach. The May 30 game against San Diego Short Corner, the Serra High School club, concluded pool play and saw the Guac Girls take a 1-0 victory.

The win in Pool C was the first-ever pool play win at the Cal Cup for the Guac Girls.

The pool winners played each other May 31, and the Guac Girls faced Rush, which won Pool D. “We played very well,” Waite said. Rush won the game by a 2-0 score, including a penalty stroke. “We did our best playing an all-star team. Very pleased,” Waite said.

Rush Field Hockey is based in Del Mar and is coached by Steve and Tara Danielson. Rush Field Hockey has training camps as well as all-star teams. “I’m just pleased our girls played for us and not for them,” Waite said. “A lot of them take training with her, so I appreciate our girls being loyal.”

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