Girls’ night out turned out to be quite a success Tuesday at Guyer Field.
On a night when the Laguna Beach High girls’ soccer program worked hand-in-hand with 21 girls’ Under-10 players from the local AYSO Region 86 chapter, the varsity Breakers returned to their winning ways by shutting out visiting Godinez, 6-0, in an Orange Coast League match.
It took a goal from senior Holden Penney around the 20th minute to set in motion the Breakers offense.
That goal, however, would be the only score in the opening half. Five minutes into the second half, Penney, who will play next year on scholarship at Centenary College, scored her second goal, this one coming off an assist from Victoria French. Shortly thereafter, the two would swap roles with French scoring off a Penney assist. French then followed up with another goal coming off a cross by Alex DeGarmo.
In the 65th minute, Shannon Orias took a clean drop pass from DeGarmo to slam the ball into the net from 20 yards out to make it 5-0. The final tally came on a solo effort by junior Sam Kafer. She scored on a 25-yard volley to the upper left corner.
Keepers Lura Hills and Victoria Ellis preserved the shutout with four saves on the night.
At halftime of the varsity game, two AYSO girls’ U-10 teams "” the Winter Select and Spring Select teams "” played a “mini" game that ended in a scoreless tie.
The festivities began with varsity player introductions with the Laguna players accompanied by the 21 AYSO players.
Laguna played Calvary Chapel on Thursday, but the score wasn’t available at press time. The Breakers play at 4:45 p.m. Tuesday at Estancia.
Laguna played shutout soccer Wednesday at Guyer Field and scored a 2-0 Orange Coast League win over visiting Godinez.
John Snedegar and Henry Ward scored for the Breakers and Alec Williams had several key saves.
“It was a good game for us," Laguna Coach Patrick Coyne said. “I’d like to thank the crowd for getting behind the boys. We can use that great support again on Friday."
At 6 p.m. tonight, the Breakers host Calvary Chapel under the lights at Guyer Field.
MIKE SCIACCA covers sports. He can be reached at (714) 966-4611 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.