The Mission Viejo High School girls' soccer team, the top-seeded team and defending champion of the Southern Section 4-A, will play host to Corona del Mar in a second-round playoff match tonight at 7.
In other 4-A second-round matches at 3 p.m., Capistrano Valley (16-4-3) will play host to third-seeded Upland, and El Toro (9-9-10), a wild-card entrant, will play host to Torrance (12-6-6).
Mission Viejo (23-0-2), which plays a finese-oriented game, is led by junior midfielder Julie Foudy, the 1987 4-A player of the year. Other key Diablos are senior defender Sheri Bertell, sophomore goalkeeper Tamar deFries and senior strikers Kerri Kennedy and Stacey Hopper.
The Diablos, the two-time South Coast League champions, defeated Palos Verdes, 4-1, in last week's first round. The victory extended Mission Viejo's unbeaten streak to 66 games.
Corona del Mar (13-5-5), the Sea View League champion, also plays a finesse-oriented game. The Sea Kings, who defeated Marina, 2-1, in overtime last week, are led by Kathryn Kolstad, Stacey Peterson, Prentice Perkins and goalkeeper Kim Kolstad.
Corona del Mar has been the only team this season to defeat Esperanza (20-1-2), the second-seeded team in 3-A. The Sea Kings defeated the Aztecs in the Ocean View tournament in December.
Capistrano Valley, the South Coast League runner-up, is ranked fourth in 4-A. The Cougars defeated Hawthorne (16-3-5) in last week's first round.
Capistrano Valley is led by Sarah Stoney, Cindy Attaway, Laurinda Mulhaupt and goalie Pam Gladden. Three of the Cougars' four losses this season were to Mission Viejo.
El Toro, the South Coast League's No. 3 representative, advanced to the first round--in which it upset fourth-seeded Mira Costa--after defeating Huntington Beach in a wild-card match.