MCHS Varsity Girls Soccer 2014 N. Orange County Classic Champions!!!

47a5df22b3127cce9854ca4ff59500000015102AZMm7Vq5bM-Tuesday December 30th @ 5:00 vs Cypress HS: 3-1 Tournament Championship Win!!! On a very cold & wet evening at La Mirada HS and after outscoring their tournament opponents 15-1, the Mira Costa Varsity squad took on Cypress HS in the North Orange County Classic Tournament finals. It looked to be a pretty evenly matched contest from the start but a through ball from Vivianna Villacorta coupled with the speed & finishing skills of McKenna Doyle in the 4th minute gave Costa an early 1-0 lead. In the 17th minute a crisp low Villacorta shot that looked to be going wide of the far post rebounded off the post to the following Doyle who wasted no time giving Costa a 2-0 lead which held up going into halftime. Not a team to give up, Cypress came out in the 2nd half on the attack and put the Costa defense to the test for the majority of the half. An errant Costa clear gave Cypress the chance they needed to beat the solid Costa keeper Nonie Frishette (4 saves) to close the match to 2-1 in the 49th minute. Cypress continued to pressure Costa but the defense held strong knowing the tournament championship was within their grasp. With 15 minutes to go and in one of Costa’s few 2nd half opportunities, Villacorta fed Doyle with a pass at the top of the Cypress penalty area & Doyle ripped a low shot past the Cypress keeper into the far post side netting for a 3-1 Costa lead & her 3rd “hat trick” of the tournament. Cypress kept up the attack but couldn’t fight through the reinvigorated Costa team who, after 80 hard fought & cold minutes, hoisted the NOCC tournament trophy for the 2nd time in back to back years!!! Congratulations to all the Varsity players & their coaches for the excellent lead in to the upcoming league matches!!!

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