The Fallbrook Guac Girls field hockey team participated in the State Games in mid-July.
The local players were part of opening ceremonies held Friday, July 11 at Qualcomm Stadium. “The girls paraded in with the field hockey banner, while parents watched in the stands,” said one parent. The parade represented athletes of various sports that were competing in the State Games.
The competitive field hockey games were played Saturday, July 12 at Scripps Ranch High School. Four teams participated: Flyers (Scripps Ranch), Guac Girls (Fallbrook), Whippits (Huntington Beach), and HB (Huntington Beach).
The Guac Girls went undefeated in the competition until losing to Huntington Beach in the championship game 1-0. The format was 7 versus 7. The girls were each awarded silver State Game medals.
Representing Fallbrook on the Guac Girls team were Gabby Zinniger, Taryn Ransbury, Samantha Main, Alanna Kilcrease, Sarah Scrape, Camden Vellom, Alyssa Church, Megan Spencer, Tatiana Arias, Heather Schneider, and Madeleine Gillcrist, with Jamie Walter from San Marcos as goalkeeper. Head coach was Jeremiah Fuller, assisted by Hannah Schneider