In boys' soccer Monday, Laguna played what Coach Andy Thomas said
was his team's best effort of the young season in beating Mission
The Breakers got the win on what Thomas called an "unbelievable"
goal by starter Brendan Hexberg.
Laguna got a free kick out wide on the right wing, then Joey LeBon
sent a well-driven cross to the far post of the Mission Viejo goal.
It was then that Hexberg, a sophomore, sent an unstoppable, one touch
volley into the upper V of the goal.
"Diego Valdivia had his best game in goal, making several very
important saves to earn us the victory," Thomas said. "Pablo
Hernandez and Taylor King were again impressive, and Brennan
Alvarado, Stuart Thomson and freshman Brennan Healey defended well to
break down Mission Viejo's very fast and physical attack."
The Breakers had little time to prepare for its next game on
Tuesday, as they appeared flat after having beaten Mission Viejo in
dropping a 3-1 nonleague match to Orange Lutheran.
Hernandez curled a free kick into the corner of the goal to give
Laguna a late score.
Laguna had opened its season with a 3-0 blanking of Magnolia,
getting two goals from Trey Phillips and one from Derek LeBon.
The Breakers then lost, 4-1, to Valley Christian, with Juan Luna
scoring Laguna's lone goal. They did bounce back to tie Aliso Niguel,
1-1, behind Hernandez's goal and an impressive performance by King at
In girls' tennis, Laguna's Katie Ochwat and Lorren Butterwick
advanced to the quarterfinal round of the CIF Doubles Championships
held at SeaCliff Tennis Club in Huntington Beach.
A second Breakers' doubles team, Jackie Reed and Kellie Ammerman,
reached the Round of 16 before being eliminated. Claire Rietsch,
Laguna's No. 1 player, also qualified for the Round of 16 before