Christianne Kinder shot a two-day total of 186 to finish third at the Golden West League individual championships, held Oct. 20-21 at Chino’s El Prado Golf Course. Kinder advanced to play in the Southern Section individual golf tournament. Taylor Weiss shot a 202 to finish sixth and along with Kinder earned first-team all-league honors. Second team honors went to Jackie McMahon who finished 11th with a 217 and Devin Altieri who finished 12th with a 223. Overall, Estancia out-shot Laguna and earned the league’s only entry into the team playoffs.
Breakers, 7-0 in league and 10-4 overall, continued to roll through the Orange Coast League with a pair of wins last week. Laguna swept Godinez 18-0 on the local courts Thursday and took Calvary Chapel 14-4 in a match played at Costa Mesa Friday. Laguna has now won 48 straight league matches going back to 2005. Laguna faced a non-league match this past week, hosting Corona del Mar on Wednesday. Breaker’s top singles player, Taylor Nederlander is 20-1 on the season .
Breakers (15-7, 7-0) continued to coast through OCL play last week, crushing Saddleback 25-2, 25-9, 25-11 on Wednesday, Oct. 19 as the squad recorded 18 service aces. Lauren Capobianco (five aces) and Avery Bush (four aces) led the way. Bush led all hitters with 11 kills and 12 digs. On Thursday, the Breakers crushed third place Estancia 25-9, 25-6, 25-7 with the squad recording 19 service aces. Allison Palmer led the team with seven aces with Avery Bush, Rachael Killian, and Chanel Stewart recording three each. Stewart led in kills with 11 on 12 attempts while Marina Paul had 10 kills on 13 attempts in the romp. Breakers are 40-0 all-time in best of five set matches with the Eagles and have now won 47 straight league matches.
This past week, Laguna traveled to Manhattan Beach for their last non-league match of the year against Mira Costa, always among the nation’s top teams. Breakers lower level teams, JV (11-5) and Frosh-Soph (12-2) are poised for the annual meeting with the Mustangs.
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Laguna (17-6, 4-0) suffered a 16-15 loss at La Verne’s Damien High School last Friday, knocking the Breakers from their top Southern Section CIF D-III ranking. Nolan McConnel led the Breakers with seven goals. Laguna has a chance to regain the top spot this weekend in the Hank Vellenkamp Tournament # 2, hosted by Servite. Damien is among the 32 teams participating in this event. This past Monday, Laguna opened the tournament with a pair of wins, defeating La Salle 19-1 behind Spencer Dodson’s four goals and five assists, and then defeated Montebello 17-11 in the nightcap. McConnell had 10 goals against the Oilers in the second game with Tyler Mancuso adding five. Jack Clark had five assists. The tournament resumes action Oct. 29 and 30.