Season comes to an end

Laguna Beach High's run in the CIF Southern Section Division III playoffs came to an end Wednesday when visiting Century scored a 3-0 second-round victory at Guyer Field.

The loss snapped a five-game unbeaten streak for the Breakers.

The goals were the first allowed by Laguna in four matches and the most in a game since four to Estancia in a 4-1 loss on Jan. 17.

Century, champion of the Orange League, moves on to San Gabriel Valley League-champ Paramount in the quarterfinals today.

"We didn't get out-played, because we hustled, but they are a really good team with a high skill level," Laguna Coach Patrick Coyne said of Century.

"They got an early free kick, which was an amazing shot, and we kind of hung our heads down."

Laguna began the playoffs Saturday in Irvine, and the Breakers — the No. 2 team out of the Orange Coast League — defeated Pacific Coast League champion and former league foe University, 2-1, in overtime at Las Lomas Park.

Laguna broke a scoreless tie when a kick from the 18-yard line by goalie Erik Haug was headed into the net by Austin Hyden in the first overtime.

In the second overtime, Jonathon Martinez netted a goal to complete the scoring.

Haug figured prominently in the shutout with 10 saves.

"Basically, I'm pleased with how the team played and how far we got this season," Coyne added.

"I'm working on a four-year plan and next year, we should be better, and even better the year after that. The future looks bright for Laguna Beach soccer."

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