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U-10 boys continue hot start

October 01, 2004

The Laguna Beach Soccer Club boys' under-10 team continued its hot

start to the 2004 season by shutting out Tustin Premier, 5-0.

The win keeps Laguna in first-place in the league standings and

its defense has yet to yield a goal this season.

Matthew Finkelstein, Griffin Fair, Jovani Reyes and Joseph

Rousseau scored goals and keeper Alec Williams and the defense turned

in another strong performance in getting the shutout.

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In under-14 boys' play, Laguna bounced back from a disappointing

defeat to the Irvine Lasers to give its best performance of the year

in a scoreless tie match against West Coast United in Mission Viejo.

Laguna held advantage in possession during the first half and

created better scoring chances than West Coast United. In fact,

Laguna got an apparent goal when Caine Fair landed the ball in the

net, but he was ruled off side, and the goal was disallowed.

Laguna keeper Noah Barker pulled off several great saves to keep

the score 0-0.

Graham Harris celebrated his birthday with a big performance at

the heart of the Laguna defense, and Noah Michelon, Yorel Porcile and

Jack Monroe combined to make it very difficult for West Coast to

create scoring opportunities.

Laguna continued to create scoring chances with midfielders Tommy

Hopper and Michael Lewis providing some outstanding wide play, which

set up Bryce Healey and Alex Germano with great shots on goal.

Max Radach and Jasper Bower hustled and pressured West Coast

United's defense.

In under-11 boys' play, Laguna played MK Soccer Club of Newport

Beach tough in a 3-1 loss at Sage Hill High.

Laguna, a team plagued by injury, played the match with 10 players

suited up.

Brian Vail had three shots on goal and Christian Ochoa scored the

only Laguna goal after Vail had been fouled in the penalty box.

Ochoa's boot brought Laguna into a 1-1 tie, but a depleted Laguna

squad fatigued toward the end of the match, and Newport's Caleb

Candelaria scored consecutive goals to make it 3-1.

Shots by Ochoa and Vail in the closing minutes just missed the

goal.

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