It has been a season to remember thus far for the Islanders Girls Golf team. For those who have been following along, or are perhaps new to the hype train, these young Islanders are currently winners of six consecutive matches, own a team stroke differential of 28.42, and currently hold ownership of first place in the Western League with a perfect 3-0 record in league play.
With the Islanders playing this well, the only question is, can they keep it going?
For their first match of last week, the Islanders faced off against league rival Point Loma High School.
The two teams competed at the Balboa Golf course, the same course the Islanders had played just four days prior versus Cathedral Catholic.
With their fresh knowledge of the course, the Islanders easily cruised to a 213-254 victory over the Pointers. With many of the Islanders improving on their scores from a few days ago.
Leading the way for the Islanders was yet again Ines Izuzquiza and Bella Villarin. The two sophomore standouts posted rounds of three over 39 to tie for the two lowest rounds on the day. For Izuzquiza it marked the eighth time she had shot three-over or better this season.
Elsewhere on the leaderboard sophomore Jasmine Lo also carded a four-over 40, While junior Natalia Avanni fired off a 46, and freshman Malia Perry and junior Mariella Avanni posted rounds of 49, which for Avanni was a 10-stroke improvement from her last round at the demanding Balboa course.
For their second and final match of the week, the Islanders faced off against the current Division II champions and No.5 ranked team in the county, Mater Dei High School.
The two heavyweights would meet at Bonita Golf Course. The par 35 front nine is best known for its tighter fairways that are littered with eucalyptus trees. However, with just a 118 slope, if players could find greens in regulation the course would present players with the opportunity to go low.
Izuzquiza would yet again have the low round on the day with her team’s best two over 37. Right on her tail were Villarin, who shot a five-over 40, and Perry, who ran off a 43 on the day. Finishing the day off for Coronado were the co-captains Mariella and Natalia Avanni who posted rounds of 43 and 47 respectively.
However, despite the elite rounds, the Islanders fell to Mater Dei 198-210. But even with the loss Coronado still holds a top 10 ranking in San Diego county and a very fine 7-3 record.
Looking forward to this week the Islanders will have yet another major test as they will face off against Scripps Ranch, in what will be the biggest and perhaps most vital match for the Islanders this season.