CdM captures tourney crown

High School Roundup

Goalie Mulvaney stands out for Sea Kings, who beat Saugus, 1-0, to win Flintridge Sacred Heart tourney championship.

December 28, 2011


Flintridge Sacred Heart Tournament

LA CANADA FLINTRIDGE — Sophomore goalie Kendall Mulvaney was named tournament MVP after helping lead Corona del Mar to its first tourney championship under Coach Bryan Middleton, who is in his 10th season.

Mulvaney recorded five saves in a 1-0 win against Saugus in the title game Wednesday at Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy. It was her seventh straight shutout.


Maddie O'Connor scored off an assist from Ally Brahs in the fifth minute for CdM (11-1-1) against Saugus.

Annie Alvarado and O'Connor each scored in a 2-0 win over West Ranch in the semifinals earlier in the day.

Mulvaney had three saves against West Ranch.



Costa Mesa Winter Classic

COSTA MESA — Chanel Schilling scored with one second left to lift Newport Harbor's junior varsity team to a 7-6 win over Harvard-Westlake's varsity squad and the tournament championship Wednesday at Costa Mesa High.

The Sailors were the lone JV team in the nine-team tournament that Harvard-Westlake won last year. The Wolverines are also the CIF Southern Section Division IV defending champs.

Schilling scored off a pass from Maddy Goodell on a six-on-five. Newport Harbor rallied from a 6-4 deficit with about three and a half minutes left, scoring its final three goals on power-play opportunities.

The Sailors were led by freshman goalie Carlee Kapana, a member of the national cadet team.

"She was the most valuable player," Newport Harbor Coach Brian Melstrom said. "She stepped up big. She allowed us to do a lot of the things we did defensively. She got her hand on a lot of good quality shots."

Melstrom said the Sailors were seeking revenge after losing to Harvard-Westlake in the Costa Mesa tournament last year by more than 10 goals.

Christina O'Beck scored two goals against the Wolverines. The teams were tied with 40 seconds left. Harvard-Westlake failed to score, leaving 20 seconds left for Newport Harbor, which drew an exclusion before Schilling's game-winner.

The Sailors beat Sunny Hills, 14-7, earlier in the day.


Costa Mesa Winter Classic

COSTA MESA — The host Mustangs finished seventh in the tournament after beating Aliso Niguel, 10-6, on Wednesday at Costa Mesa High.

Aubry Hill scored four goals for Mesa, and Devon Christensen scored a season-high two goals. Kellie Thorsness, Ashley Tfaye, Melissa Folkerts and Katurah Telles each added single goals, and Kaitlyn Hill made eight saves.

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