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PREP ROUNDUP : Trabuco Hills Girls Edge Estancia

January 22, 1992

Trabuco Hills found a way to crack Estancia's defense and take over first place in the Pacific Coast League with a 1-0 victory in a girls' soccer match Tuesday at Trabuco Hills High.

Senior forward Kristen Lowery scored for Trabuco Hills (16-2-2, 4-0 in league) off a long pass from Theresa Summa nine minutes into the second half.

It was only the seventh goal Estancia (10-2-2, 3-1) has allowed in 14 matches this season and the second given up to Trabuco Hills in three matches over the past two seasons.

Last year, these teams played to 1-1 and 0-0 ties to finish with identical 8-0-2 league records and a split of the PCL title. Trabuco Hills won the league title in 1990.

"We've been shooting for this since last year and we knew we had to beat them on our home field," said Trabuco Hills Coach Bob Daman, whose team entered the game ranked third in Southern Section 3-A. Estancia "is a good team that matches up well with us and should be ranked in the top 10," Daman said.

Following a scoreless first half, Summa launched a high pass that Lowery chased down in front of the penalty box. Lowery had only Estancia goalie Kristina Grigaitis to beat, and she did with a low crossing shot just inside the right post.

Two minutes before the goal, Estancia had its best scoring opportunity when Danielle Straub's shot hit the post from the right side. Estancia outshot Trabuco Hills, 9-8, but was frustrated on offense by 10 offside calls.

Both Grigaitis and Trabuco Hills goalie Shannon Pickett finished with five saves.

In other Pacific Coast League matches:

Laguna Beach 5, Century 0--Rachel Wacholder scored the third goal midway through the first half for Laguna Beach (5-5-1, 1-2-1) Teammate Amber Katz assisted with a pass from a corner kick. Century is 0-4.

Laguna Hills 1, Costa Mesa 1--Jessika Smedes scored on a penalty kick in the first half for Laguna Hills (3-4-3, 1-2-1). Costa Mesa (0-3-1) scored midway through the second half.

In the Sunset League:

Edison 4, Marina 1--Lynne Thiel scored two goals to lead Edison, the fourth-ranked team in Southern Section 4-A, over sixth-ranked Marina. Erin Bailey scored five minutes into the game, and Thiel scored her first goal 20 minutes later to give the Chargers (11-4-4, 3-0) a 2-0 halftime lead.

Michelle Kaping and Thiel added second-half goals, and Edison goalie Stephanie Hinkey anchored the defense with 10 saves. Marina (11-1, 2-1) avoided the shutout on a second-half goal by Sarah Heilman.

Fountain Valley 6, Westminster 1--Carla Jacobs scored the tying goal for Fountain Valley (2-1) after a scramble in front of the goal with 10 minutes remaining in the first half. Teammate Kim Hill scored two minutes later, and the Barons added four second-half goals.

Huntington Beach 3, Ocean View 2--Amy Lebrun stole an Ocean View back-pass and scored Huntington Beach's winning goal with 10 minutes left. Huntington Beach is 4-6-2 overall and 1-2 in league. Ocean View is 1-2 in league.

In the Century League:

Canyon 0, El Modena 0--Goalie Tina Thompson had six saves for her 10th shutout for Canyon (11-4-2, 3-0-1), and Amy Moreno had eight saves for her fifth shutout for host El Modena (3-5-4, 1-0-3).

Orange 1, Foothill 0--Laura Roundy scored off a pass from Mary Pezzetti 10 minutes into the first half for Orange (6-6-2, 2-1-1). Orange recorded its seventh shutout of the season. Foothill is 2-10-1, 1-2-1.

In the Empire League:

Cypress 2, Loara 1--Marlette Egger scored the tying goal with three minutes remaining for Loara (12-2, 2-2). Cypress scored the winning goal with 30 seconds left.

El Dorado 8, Katella 0--Caryle Wind and Melissa Freesen scored two goals each as El Dorado won at Katella.

Los Alamitos 2, Esperanza 0--Brooke Davis scored Los Alamitos' second goal off a pass from Suzy Schmidt with 20 minutes left. Teammate Laura Kusminsky scored on a header seven minutes into the first half. Esperanza goalie Jennifer Bryant had six saves. Los Alamitos is 9-4-3 overall and 4-0 in league.

In the Garden Grove League:

Bolsa Grande 2, La Quinta 1--Jennifer Miller scored two second-half goals, both assisted by Stacy Engelhard, for host Bolsa Grande (7-6, 2-3). Engelhard has 13 goals this season. Kellie Hogancamp scored for La Quinta (2-3 in league).

Pacifica 2, Garden Grove 0--Valerie Downen and Christy Sigler scored first half goals for host Pacifica (3-2-7, 3-1).

In the Orange League:

Valencia 2, Savanna 0--Heather May and Jill Fancher each scored for Valencia (4-5-4, 2-0-1), and Savanna goalie Teresa Ceja had 15 saves.

In the Sea View League:

Corona del Mar 1, Woodbridge 1--Ann-Marie Risquez scored a first-half goal for visiting Woodbridge (6-5-1, 2-0-1). Corona del Mar is 2-0-1 in league.

Newport Harbor 2, University 0--Meggan Fleener scored and later assisted on Jessica Kopicki's goal for host Newport Harbor (4-5-1, 1-2). Both goals came in the second half. University is 5-7-3, 1-1-1.

Tustin 9, Saddleback 0--Linda Madrid and Katie Larsen each scored two goals for visiting Tustin (1-1-1 in league).

In the South Coast League:

El Toro 6, San Clemente 1--Kelly Thomson scored three goals for visiting El Toro (17-2, 4-0).

In Sunset League field hockey:

Edison 1, Newport Harbor 0--Debbie Cowger scored with 10 minutes remaining for host Edison (7-0-2, 7-0).

Fountain Valley 5, Westminster 2--Ameneh Kalani scored four goals for visiting Fountain Valley (8-1).

Santa Ana 1, Santiago 0 (strokes)--The teams ended overtime tied, 0-0, but Patty Garcia and Chris Vasity scored for Santa Ana in the shootout, and Teresa Puskas scored for Santiago.

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