High School Roundup: CdM captures league

The Corona del Mar High girls' soccer team clinched its second straight outright Pacific Coast League title on Tuesday, without playing a game.

The Sea Kings (18-1-1, 7-0 in league) will be in first again after University beat Beckman, 1-0. Beckman and Northwood are both tied for second at 4-3-1 in league, but neither team can catch CdM.

CdM is ranked No. 6 nationally by ESPNHS, as well as No. 2 in the state. The Sea Kings are also No. 2 in the CIF Southern Section Division I coaches' poll, and Coach Bryan Middleton said his team needs to win its last three games in league to make sure it secures a seed in the playoffs.

CdM plays host to University on Thursday at 7 p.m. at Jim Scott Stadium.

"The girls understand our ultimate goal for this season is to win a CIF title," Middleton said. "They understand the importance of being seeded."

Four of the program's seniors are expected to sign national letters of intent on Wednesday at about 12:40 p.m. on campus. They are defender Amanda Stephenson (George Mason), defender Sydney Raguse (University of Michigan), goalkeeper Sarah Cox (Stanford) and forward Ally Brahs (University of Washington).



Newport Harbor 1, Marina 0

NEWPORT BEACH — Josie Jogwe scored for the Sailors in the 23rd minute of the Sunset League game Tuesday.

Jenna Castillo and Shanay Fisher provided strong play in the midfield for Newport Harbor (6-9-3, 4-2-1 in league), which plays at Los Alamitos Thursday.



Corona del Mar 20, Woodbridge 1

CORONA DEL MAR — Pippa Saunders had seven goals for the Sea Kings in the Pacific Coast League game Tuesday at CdM.

Cassidy Papa added six goals for Corona del Mar (18-1, 8-0 in league), which clinched at least a share of its 13th straight PCL title. Alex Musselman made seven saves and dished out eight assists.

CdM, the top-ranked team in CIF Southern Section Division I, plays host to University on Wednesday.


Trabuco Hills 8, Costa Mesa 6

COSTA MESA — Kellie Thorsness had four goals and a steal for the Mustangs in the nonleague game Tuesday at Costa Mesa High.

Ashley Tfaye added two goals for Costa Mesa (12-10). Senior goalie Claudine Le, who is playing for Kaitlyn Hill (pink eye), made 11 saves for the Mustangs.

Mesa plays host to Santa Fe in another nonleague game Thursday at 3:15 p.m.



Woodbridge 64, Corona del Mar 30

CORONA DEL MAR — Sam Coffman (five rebounds) and Amy Hoogenboom scored six points each for the Sea Kings in the Pacific Coast League game Tuesday.

CdM is 10-13, 1-6 in league.


Marina 38, Newport Harbor 25

NEWPORT BEACH — Kasey Thompson had 17 points, eight rebounds and five blocks for the Sailors in the Sunset League game Tuesday.

Jennifer Lopez had three points and five rebounds for Newport Harbor (7-16, 0-7 in league).


Estancia 44, Laguna Beach 23

COSTA MESA — Celia Duran had 13 points for the Eagles in the Orange Coast League game Tuesday.

Gianna Jason had 10 points, while Stephanie Garcia had six points on two three-pointers for Estancia (12-11, 4-2 in league).

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