"They are the kings," said Gaynor, who saw his defense give up goals to 11 Sea Kings. "When I was in high school, we would play teams like that and they would represent and we would want to emulate [them].
"They have earned everything they've gotten. They have the pedigree. We want to be there."
The Trojans have a ways to go before they can compete with CdM, which improved to 12-3 overall.
The Sea Kings came into the contest hungry for a victory after dropping two big nonleague matches. The losses were to two of the state's giants, Foothill and Rancho Bernardo of San Diego, which are ranked No. 8 and No. 2, respectively, by laxpower.com.
CdM lost Friday at Rancho Bernardo, 11-3.
"Glad we scheduled them," Mix said. "They make you pay for your mistakes and we made a sufficient number of them."