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By Matt Szabo | April 18, 2012
Costa Mesa High has hired Tamiko Davila as its girls' soccer coach, the school announced Wednesday. Davila will be a walk-on coach. The Costa Mesa resident is no stranger to local soccer, as he is the director of soccer for the Newport Mesa Soccer Club. At Costa Mesa he will take over for Dan Johnston, who resigned in March after 20 seasons, citing health issues. "I'm real excited," said Davila, 34. "It's the first time that I'll be the high school coach of the community that I live in. There's a real sense of community and personal pride.
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January 11, 2002
COSTA MESA - Costa Mesa High girls soccer coach Dan Johnston said his team played one of its worst games of the season and lost, 2-0, to Pacific Coast League visitor Northwood Thursday. The Timberwolves (2-0 in the PCL) scored a goal in each half, as the Mustangs (8-4-1, 1-1) failed to find any rhythm. "They beat us in every phase of the game," Johnston said. "I was very upset with my team. I told them, 'We have a reputation for being scrappy. Unfortunately, we left the S at home.
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February 9, 2001
CORONA DEL MAR - Pacific Coast League repeat champion Corona del Mar pulled out a 1-0 victory over Costa Mesa High's invading Mustangs Thursday, closing out the regular season with a 23-1-3 record overall, 9-0-1 in league. Allison Harvey scored the lone goal in the 25th minute on a direct kick. "The ball was ping-ponging around in the box and she just made a great effort to get to the ball and shot it in the box," said Costa Mesa Coach Dan Johnston.
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January 15, 2003
Bryce Alderton In a 9-0 victory, Costa Mesa High girls soccer coach Dan Johnston could afford to experiment. With a tweaked transition game and players covering positions they might normally not cover, the Mustangs (10-1-2, 4-0-0 in the Golden West League) won their 10th consecutive game Tuesday against fellow league foe Orange (1-9-4, 0-5 in league). Mesa beat the Panthers earlier this season, 8-0. Leading 6-0 in the 60th minute, Johnston shifted junior Stacy Krikorian to goalkeeper, taking over for starter Kaitlyn Gentling.
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December 26, 2002
Bryce Alderton The Costa Mesa High girls soccer team has picked up right where it left off last season. The Mustangs have raced to a 5-1-2 record this season on the heels of Costa Mesa's first playoff win in girls soccer history last year -- a 3-1 win over Pacifica in the CIF Southern Section Division IV Playoffs. Dan Johnston is in his 11th year coaching the Mustang girls and sees no reason why Mesa can't return to, and win in the CIF playoffs.
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January 14, 2005
Bryce Alderton Costa Mesa High girls soccer coach Dan Johnston wants to utilize as many of his players in a game as he can, making freshness a priority among this year's squad. On Thursday against visiting Orange, Johnston inserted 21 players into the fold, continuing a trend that started at the beginning of the season. Another streak also continued for the Mustangs. Five different players scored goals and Mesa remained undefeated in the Golden West League this season -- and all-time -- with a 6-0 victory over the Panthers.
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December 12, 2000
Richard Dunn LAGUNA HILLS - As former longtime Pacific Coast League rivals, Costa Mesa High knows all about the unique style of Laguna Hills. That's why Costa Mesa girls soccer coach Dan Johnston scheduled the Hawks for a nonleague game Monday. "They're a great test," Johnston said of the Hawks, who play in the Sea View League now. "They do a lot of interesting things." Providing the most interest, however, were the visiting Mustangs as they shut out the Hawks, 1-0. It was the third shutout of the season for Costa Mesa (3-2)
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By Dominic Perrone | January 31, 2007
COSTA MESA — As of Tuesday, Dan Johnston will always open the first practice for his Costa Mesa High girls' soccer team the same way. He will play highlights of senior Caitlin Duffy. After last season, Duffy's father gave the 15-year Mustangs coach a highlight reel of the season that earned his daughter Golden West League Defensive Most Valuable Player. He showed the compilation of plays to last season's team, much to the embarrassment of Duffy. This year, he said he will spare her the grief.
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By Matt Szabo | January 18, 2008
COSTA MESA — The whole idea of a 50/50 ball in soccer is that both opposing players have an equal chance of securing possession. But to Costa Mesa High girls’ soccer coach Dan Johnston, that wasn’t the case throughout the Mustangs’ 1-1 Orange Coast League tie with Calvary Chapel on Thursday at Costa Mesa. Johnston, who watched his team get called for 20 fouls compared to just four for the Eagles, said he felt like the referees put his team at a disadvantage from the get-go.
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By Matt Szabo | April 18, 2012
Costa Mesa High has hired Tamiko Davila as its girls' soccer coach, the school announced Wednesday. Davila will be a walk-on coach. The Costa Mesa resident is no stranger to local soccer, as he is the director of soccer for the Newport Mesa Soccer Club. At Costa Mesa he will take over for Dan Johnston, who resigned in March after 20 seasons, citing health issues. "I'm real excited," said Davila, 34. "It's the first time that I'll be the high school coach of the community that I live in. There's a real sense of community and personal pride.
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By Matt Szabo | January 18, 2008
COSTA MESA — The whole idea of a 50/50 ball in soccer is that both opposing players have an equal chance of securing possession. But to Costa Mesa High girls’ soccer coach Dan Johnston, that wasn’t the case throughout the Mustangs’ 1-1 Orange Coast League tie with Calvary Chapel on Thursday at Costa Mesa. Johnston, who watched his team get called for 20 fouls compared to just four for the Eagles, said he felt like the referees put his team at a disadvantage from the get-go.
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By Dominic Perrone | January 31, 2007
COSTA MESA — As of Tuesday, Dan Johnston will always open the first practice for his Costa Mesa High girls' soccer team the same way. He will play highlights of senior Caitlin Duffy. After last season, Duffy's father gave the 15-year Mustangs coach a highlight reel of the season that earned his daughter Golden West League Defensive Most Valuable Player. He showed the compilation of plays to last season's team, much to the embarrassment of Duffy. This year, he said he will spare her the grief.
NEWS
January 14, 2005
Bryce Alderton Costa Mesa High girls soccer coach Dan Johnston wants to utilize as many of his players in a game as he can, making freshness a priority among this year's squad. On Thursday against visiting Orange, Johnston inserted 21 players into the fold, continuing a trend that started at the beginning of the season. Another streak also continued for the Mustangs. Five different players scored goals and Mesa remained undefeated in the Golden West League this season -- and all-time -- with a 6-0 victory over the Panthers.
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February 22, 2004
Steve Virgen There was a steady downpour of rain during Costa Mesa High's girls soccer matchup against visiting La Habra, but that didn't faze the Mustangs, who easily won their first-round CIF Southern Section Division III playoff game, 6-0, Saturday. The Mustangs (16-5), as their coach Dan Johnston said, were clicking on all cylinders, as they recorded their eighth straight shutout. Their performance seemed more show than sport against the Highlanders (10-9-2)
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January 7, 2004
Bryce Alderton Costa Mesa High girls soccer coach Dan Johnston hailed his team's versatility following its second Golden West League game Tuesday afternoon. "There is not a player on this team that can't play three positions," Johnston said following host Mesa's 5-0 victory over Saddleback in a game that featured four different scorers and ran the Mustangs' unbeaten league streak to 14 games dating to last season. The Mustangs went undefeated (12-0)
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January 15, 2003
Bryce Alderton In a 9-0 victory, Costa Mesa High girls soccer coach Dan Johnston could afford to experiment. With a tweaked transition game and players covering positions they might normally not cover, the Mustangs (10-1-2, 4-0-0 in the Golden West League) won their 10th consecutive game Tuesday against fellow league foe Orange (1-9-4, 0-5 in league). Mesa beat the Panthers earlier this season, 8-0. Leading 6-0 in the 60th minute, Johnston shifted junior Stacy Krikorian to goalkeeper, taking over for starter Kaitlyn Gentling.
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December 26, 2002
Bryce Alderton The Costa Mesa High girls soccer team has picked up right where it left off last season. The Mustangs have raced to a 5-1-2 record this season on the heels of Costa Mesa's first playoff win in girls soccer history last year -- a 3-1 win over Pacifica in the CIF Southern Section Division IV Playoffs. Dan Johnston is in his 11th year coaching the Mustang girls and sees no reason why Mesa can't return to, and win in the CIF playoffs.
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January 11, 2002
COSTA MESA - Costa Mesa High girls soccer coach Dan Johnston said his team played one of its worst games of the season and lost, 2-0, to Pacific Coast League visitor Northwood Thursday. The Timberwolves (2-0 in the PCL) scored a goal in each half, as the Mustangs (8-4-1, 1-1) failed to find any rhythm. "They beat us in every phase of the game," Johnston said. "I was very upset with my team. I told them, 'We have a reputation for being scrappy. Unfortunately, we left the S at home.
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March 22, 2001
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