The Murrieta Valley girls water polo team celebrated its "Think Pink" game Thursday—benefiting local breast cancer resource center, Michelle's Place—with a resounding victory over Temecula Valley.
The Nighthawks started strong and easily, overwhelming the Golden Bears 17-3. The defending CIF champions are looking good and are seeking to repeat this year. The nucleus of the team is the same as the one that beat Arroyo Grande 12-3 in last year’s CIF final.
Abigail Auer, Kayla Fedler and Paige Virgil each scored four goals for Murrieta Valley. Allie Coleman and Shea Gailey both put two into the net while Delayne Lynton and Maddie Sanchez scored one apiece.
Abbie Goviea was perfect again in goal for Murrieta Valley.
The Golden Bears' three goals were scored by Carleigh Robinson.
The Southwestern League game benefited Michelle’s Place, a breast cancer support center in Temecula. Founded in 2001, the nonprofit organization provides support and resources to women battling breast cancer while educating the community about breast cancer prevention and detection.
Michelle’s Place is located at 27645 Jefferson Avenue, Suite 117 in Temecula. Call 951-699-5455 for more information or visit Michellesplace.org.