COSTA MESA — After a lopsided nonleague road victory Tuesday, Corona del Mar High girls' soccer coach Bryan Middleton said the playing surface at Estancia High is one about which he can only dream.
Meanwhile, Eagles Coach Jessica Gatica was concerned about the dream-like state her players displayed in the 4-0 setback.
"I wish we had a turf field, because it plays to our advantage," Middleton said following a strong performance by the Sea Kings (6-2-3), ranked No. 7 in CIF Southern Section Division I.
"We came out asleep and we stayed asleep," noted Gatica, whose team fell to 5-3-2 and had a three-game winning streak snapped. "Our touches were terrible, our decision-making was bad. We made the simple stuff really hard."
CdM made things look simple, scoring twice in each half and posting a 17-6 advantage in shots to record its sixth shutout in its final tune-up before opening Pacific Coast League play Thursday against Northwood.