Yellow Jackets Win Home Opener

Northampton Seniors pose for a picture. Front row: (left to right) Daniela Gonzalez, Olivia Peart, and Cassidy Chapman. Back row: Mariela Montalvo and Viki Guerrero. Submitted photo.

By Brennan Waldorf –
The Northampton Yellow Jackets hosted the Arcadia Firebirds last week April 28 for their home opener and senior night. Seniors Cassidy Chapman, Daniela Gonzalez, Viki Guerrero, Mariela Montalvo, Olivia Peart, and 2020 senior Yeats James were recognized and honored in a brief ceremony after the game. The Jackets haven’t played since their semifinal regional loss to West Point on May 28, 2019. They beat Arcadia, which also hasn’t played since the 2019 season, in regulation 7-0.

Jacqueline Santos Maldonado chases a pass down. She led the Jackets in scoring with 2 goals.

The Jackets had 25 shots on goal with Jacqueline Santos Maldonado leading scoring with two goals, Ryan Jones followed with one goal and two assists. Gonzalez, Vashti Holmes, Abigail Locklear, and Edith Palacio all chipped a goal in a piece. Rocio Cruz and Peart finished with two assists each while Cassidy Chapman rounded out scoring with an assist of her own. The Jackets will play Nandua at home next week May 10, at 5 p.m.

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