Laguna Beach’s boys’ Under-13 soccer team lost two competitive
matches last weekend in the tough Silver South Division of the Coast
Soccer League, falling, 3-1 to Mission Viejo Brazil Soccer Club, and
2-0 to Canyon PSA.
On Saturday, host Laguna Beach and Mission Viejo Brazil Soccer
Club played evenly through the opening 20 minutes of scoreless action
at Moulton Meadows.
Charles Moothart and Michael Tachovsky played well on the
defensive end of the field and Austin Hyden, Ken Buck, Shane
Springer, Josh Wells and Keegan Valaika helped key the offensive
At the mid-way point of the first half, Mission Viejo struck for
two, quick goals to open up a 2-0 lead at the intermission.
Kevin Buck put Laguna Beach on the scoreboard midway through the
final half to cut the deficit to 2-1, but Mission Viejo posted a late
goal to score a 3-1 victory.
On Sunday, Laguna suffered a 2-0 defeat to Canyon PS, despite
controlling most of the first half of play.
Hyden knocked one shot off the Canyon PSA goalpost and had another
scoring attempt sail just over the net. Springer missed another shot
inches to the left side of the goalpost.
The play of Hyden and Brian Shriver controlled the mid-field in
the opening half and Jared Berkson, Marshall Thomas and goalkeeper
Devon Hands paced the defense as the teams were in a scoreless
deadlock at halftime.
Canyon Hills converted on two second half scoring opportunities to
claim the win.
Laguna Beach returns to the playing field Saturday for a 1:45 p.m.
match against host JUSA Select at East Side Park in Yorba Linda.