A handful of local papers wrapped up Corona del Mar’s victory over San Clemente for the Orange County title, and The Lacrosse Network provided live streamed coverage, as well. From the sound of things, the Sea Kings used a balanced offensive attack to maintain possession spread their scoring around, while San Clemente was unable to capitalize on a handful of man-up opportunities in the second half.
The video is below, but first some news and notes from the game:
- Corona del Mar was making its third trip to the Orange County finals and finally came out a winner, breaking Foothill’s stranglehold on the title. “It feels great,” CdM coach G.W. Mix told OCVarsity.com. “It’s such a great group of kids, and to see them play that hard for one another and play with that much faith in each other was pretty special.”
- CdM goalie Michael Ortlieb, a senior bound for Holy Cross next year, made nine saves, according to The Daily Pilot. Midfielder Michael Keasy, headed to Yale in the fall, scored twice for the Sea Kings, and Hunter Molnar had three goals. Brett Nelson, Chris Von Der Ahe, Connor Canale and Jack Ortlieb also scored for CdM.
- San Clemente managed to stay close early but couldn’t overcome a five-goal run by the Sea Kings that led to a 7-3 halftime margin. “(We responded) very, very well,” San Clemente coach Glen Miles told the San Clemente Times. “We brought it back to 2-2, so we responded right back.”