COSTA MESA — Isn't there a saying that goes: all good things come in threes?
The St. Joachim Catholic School boys' fifth- and sixth-grade silver division team would most likely say yes because of its three Coles.
Cole Schattinger, Cole McFetters and Cole Kinder were instrumental in helping the Sea Kings advance to Saturday's quarterfinals in the 12th annual Daily Pilot Cup.
So what's the deal with all the Coles on the St. Joachim squad?
"Coles are very popular," Schattinger, 12, said.
And, who's the best Cole at St. Joachim?
"I've got to admit, it's me," Schattinger said playfully.
But the kid might be right. This Cole, Schattinger, had three assists and two goals to lead the Sea Kings to a 6-1 win over Newport Coast Elementary Friday at Costa Mesa High. McFetters scored twice. Kinder, who has stood out as a football player for Costa Mesa Pop Warner, was there to lend support with his physical play.