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CdM's postseason charge reaches title game
ALISO VIEJO – Corona del Mar's girls lacrosse team pulled off another upset Saturday, defeating No. 3 seed Beckman, 13-8, in the semifinals of the U.S. Lacrosse Division 1 South playoffs at Aliso Niguel.
The No. 7 seed Sea Kings, who knocked out No. 2 Foothill, 11-6, on Thursday, advance to the county finals for the first time. They will face top-seeded Los Alamitos on Wednesday at 5 p.m. at Dana Hills High.
CdM's playoff run began with a victory over Capistrano Valley, 19-18, and the momentum has continued to build.
"We are feeding off of that energy, game after game," said Corona del Mar coach Aly Vislocky.
It marked the second time this year that Corona del Mar has defeated Beckman. The teams, who shared the Pacific Coast League title, split during the regular season.
"We had beaten Beckman earlier in the year, which was a huge milestone for us," Vislocky said. "Then we lost to them, and it kind of bummed us out, but I think it was also the fire to help us win again."
Corona del Mar (16-3) had a balanced scoring attack, led by Ally Brahs and Torrey Attyah, who had three goals each.
Kacie Kline and Gabby Smith added two goals each for the Sea Kings.
CdM goalkeeper Sarah Hostetler faced 20 shots and had 12 saves.
Beckman (15-4) was led by Hanna Leonard, who scored three goals. Kylie Filipek added two goals.