COSTA MESA — At halftime of a Daily Pilot Cup boys' third- and fourth-grade pool play game Wednesday at Jack Hammett Sports Complex, it was anyone's game, with St. Joachim leading Harbor Day, 2-1.
But two quick goals scored within the first 10 minutes of the second half was the difference, as the Sea Kings of St. Joachim took a 4-1 lead in defeating the Seahawks, 5-3.
St. Joachim rebounded strong, looking like a different team than the one on Tuesday that lost to Mariners, 5-0. The Sea Kings (1-1 in pool play) are in second place in the Gold Division Pool 'F' standings behind Mariners (1-0).
At 6:30 p.m. on Friday on Field No. 3 at the Hammett Sports Complex, Harbor Day (0-1) will play Mariners.
"Mariners are a tough, tough team," St. Joachim head coach Mark Tyssee said. "My kids came out today and said, 'Hey, we're going to come out today and play as hard as we can, give it all we got' and I couldn't ask for anything more out of them … we played a hell of a game today."