SOCCER ROUNDUP : Kinney Gets a Hat Trick for Cougars


Shannon Kinney scored three goals to lead the fourth-ranked Capistrano Valley girls' soccer team to a 6-1 nonleague victory over El Modena Thursday in Orange.

Kinney, a senior forward, scored in the 37th, 39th and 89th minutes to get the first hat trick of her career.

"I didn't think I was going to come out and score three goals . . . but the opportunity came," Kinney said.

The Vanguards (5-3-1) were missing three defensive starters because of illness or vacation. The Cougars (8-1-1) made the most of the Vanguards' weakened defense, getting 11 shots on goal in the first half. The Vanguards had none in the first half.

Chandra King scored in the third minute and Kinney added two goals as Capistrano Valley took a 3-0 lead at the half and never looked back.

Goalkeeper Kelly Kersch aggravated a knee injury in the first half and left the game, compounding problems for El Modena. Kersch, who had five saves, was replaced in goal by midfielder Allison Lubke, who had three saves.

Kaylee Whitfield scored El Modena's only goal on a breakaway in the 49th minute. It was the fifth goal Capistrano Valley has given up this season.

"Once you're up two or three goals you let down a little bit and that is something we've got to work on," said Hamid Sedehi, Capistrano Valley coach. "But we're a good team. . . . We're very aggressive to the ball and defensively we're very strong."

Shawna Draper, Capistrano Valley goalie, had three saves.

Liz Delgado scored in the 85th minute and Karen Velton scored in the 87th minute for Capistrano Valley before Kinney scored the final goal.

In another nonleague girls' game:

Laguna Hills 6, Loara 0--Karine Inoue scored three times for No. 3 Laguna Hills (8-1-1). The Hawks had a total of 35 shots on goal. Natalie Wilson had 22 saves for Loara (2-5-3).

In nonleague boys' soccer:

Irvine 3, Tustin 2--Irvine's Grant Bechtold scored two goals, including the game winner with 15 minutes remaining. Teammate Tommy Barro also scored a goal. San Clemente 2, Katella 0--Matt Hall's throw-in bounced off a defender in the 57th minute for the first goal. Jorge Hernandez scored in the 70th minute (7-1-1). Kevin Mehrens posted his sixth shutout for the host Tritons (7-1-1).

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