High School Roundup: CdM, Newport advance


Corona del Mar 17, Villa Park 3

CORONA DEL MAR — Cassidy Papa had five goals, three assists and a steal for the Sea Kings in the CIF Southern Section Division I first-round match Wednesday at CdM.

Ally McCormick, Diana Murphy, Genevieve Weed and Pippa Saunders each scored twice for top-seeded CdM (26-2). Morgan Stewart, Kampbell Gritsch, Marina Coskinas and Briana Westrup added single goals for CdM, which played all 18 of its field players.

Alex Musselman had five saves and Erica Weed added a save for CdM, which will play at Dos Pueblos in the quarterfinals at 11 a.m. Saturday. Dos Pueblos is the three-time defending Division I champion.


Newport Harbor 16, Ventura 6

NEWPORT BEACH — Maddy McLaren had five goals for the Sailors in the CIF Southern Section Division I first-round match Wednesday at Newport Harbor.

Two of McLaren's goals came on penalty shots drawn by Carly Christian, who had three goals. Presley Pender also scored three goals, and Avery Peterson scored twice. Sophie Leveque, Elissia Schilling and Carolyn Smith added single goals for second-seeded Newport Harbor (24-4).

Cleo Harrington (six saves), Lindsey Richardson (three) and Carlee Kapana (one) shared time in goal for the Sailors.

Newport Harbor plays at Palos Verdes in a quarterfinal Saturday.


Los Alamitos 19, Costa Mesa 2

COSTA MESA — Kellie Thorsness scored both of the Mustangs' goals in the CIF Southern Section Division I first-round match Wednesday at Costa Mesa High.

Kaitlyn Hill had seven saves for the Mustangs in the season-ending loss.



La Sierra 3, Estancia 0

RIVERSIDE — Estancia went scoreless in the pouring rain and saw its season end after the CIF Southern Section Division IV wild-card game Wednesday.

"They had more than we could handle," said Estancia Coach Jessica Gatica, who team ended the season at 9-9-6.

Estancia, which finished fourth in the Orange Coast League, had lost to La Sierra, 1-0, on Dec. 10.

Estancia played without senior co-captain Christy Brown, who was on an academic trip. Freshman Alba Barrios, arguably Estancia's top defender, missed the game too because of a knee injury suffered in Monday's practice, Perry said.

"We missed her for sure," Perry said.

Estancia senior goalie Ferny Perez was also out with a broken finger, and freshman Caitlin Leahy played in her place, Perry said.

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