The Laguna Beach High girls' soccer team dropped a 3-0 decision Tuesday to Laguna Hills in a physical nonleague match at Guyer Field.
The Breakers, who came into the match on a three-game win streak, trailed 2-0 at the half. Coach Bill Rolfing said his team started strong and controlled the match for the first 20 minutes and managed to get off several close but unsuccessful shots on goal.
"Our goal for the second half was to win that half and we were successful as again we continued fine combination passing," Rolfing said.
Laguna Hills netted a last-minute goal to make the final 3-0.
The Hawks committed six fouls to the Breakers' one, Rolfing said.
"All in all, this was a very important match for us as we see the importance of taking advantage of early scoring opportunities and must stand up to rough play," Rolfing said.
The Breakers will take a 3-2 record into this weekend's Irvine Tournament, which begins today.
In previous action, Laguna took care of La Quinta of Westminster by blanking the host Aztecs, 3-0, in nonleague play. Junior midfielder Courtney Capobianco and sophomore forward Madeline Arterburn cored goals for the Breakers.
It was the third shutout victory of the year for Laguna who at the start of the season blanked Ocean View (2-0) and Saddleback Valley Christian (6-0).
In boys' soccer action:
Laguna scored a 3-0 victory over Fairmont Prep in a nonleague match at Guyer Field.
Tony Awadalla and Edgar Rabaden scored for the Breakers.
Laguna hosts Fountain Valley at 6:15 p.m. today in nonleague play.