NEWPORT BEACH — The Corona del Mar High boys' soccer team is now at full strength. Like the second-ranked team in the state by ESPN RISE was not already loaded.
The Sea Kings welcomed back Jack McBean, Grady Howe and Matt Francini on Wednesday night. The trio missed the first four matches of the season because of club commitments.
What better way for the three to make their debut than in the Battle of the Bay against Newport Harbor?
They made a difference right away. McBean, Francini and Howe each recorded goals in the first half as CdM shut out its rival, 4-0, and remained unbeaten this season.
With the amount of talent at CdM, the Sea Kings (4-0-1) might not drop a match any time soon.
"It was good energy," Coach George Larsen said of having all his players together for the first time. "One being the Battle of the Bay, they always look forward to that. You could see they had smiles on their faces and were happy to be out there together."