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Wolfpack Blue shades Laguna

Laguna Beach’s under-13 Club Soccer team concluded its regular

season with a 3-2 loss to the Wolfpack Blue at Wolfpack Field in

Huntington Beach.

Laguna controlled most of the match and dominated play in the


first half, although they missed several scoring opportunities that

would have opened up the game.

They did manage to take a 1-0 lead with just over 15 minutes left

in the half when Shane Springer scored off Austin Hyden’s corner



Laguna maintained that lead until just before the half expired.

With time winding down, Laguna was called for an inadvertent handball

in the penalty box and Wolfpack converted a penalty kick to end the

half in a 1-1 tie.

Laguna came out flat at the start of the second half and

surrendered two routine goals to find themselves in a 3-1 hole. Hyden

brought them back to within 3-2 by scoring on a penalty kick but


Laguna could get no closer.

Laguna completed play in the tough Coast Soccer League Silver

South Division with a 2-9-3 record.

Laguna’s offense was led by Hyden at mid-field and forward Keegan

Valaika, with strong support coming from mid-fielders Shane Springer,

Josh Wells, Kevin Buck and Brian Schriver and forwards Trey Whitaker

and Matt Miller.

Defensively, the team was paced by Michael Tachovsky, Marshall


Thomas, Jared Berkson, Charles Moothart and Brett Hardy.

Devin Hands played, stopped at mid-field and shared goaltending

duties with Grant Windes.