Foothill smothers El Toro; Newport Harbor routs Agoura


Foothill's defense didn't get the shutout on the scoreboard, but it still recorded a few other important goose eggs in the Irvine Southern California Championships on Friday night.

Goalie Kelsey Roland blocked two penalty shots and the Knights held El Toro's power-play scoreless in a 12-2 quarterfinal victory at Foothill.

Top-seeded Foothill also shut out center Allison Skaggs, who shredded Montebello for seven goals in the second round Thursday.

"The effort was good," Foothill coach Jeff Colton said of his team's defense.


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In advancing to today's 10 a.m. semifinal against Corona del Mar at Woollett Aquatics Center, Foothill held El Toro to an 0-for-2 effort on penalty shots and 0 for 5 with the extra attacker.

The Cal-bound Roland finished with 12 saves.

Hannah Lapkin, Nikki Stansfield and Brenna Thomas each scored three goals for Foothill (21-2).

El Toro, which lost to Foothill, 12-11, in the teams' season opener, is 14-6.

Foothill is 1-0 against Corona del Mar. The Knights beat the Sea Kings, 9-7, in the semifinals of the Holiday Cup in December.

In other quarterfinals:

Newport Harbor 15, Agoura 4: Carly Christian showed she is back. The swift attacker scored a season-high nine goals to lead the Sailors (19-4) into the semifinals at Woollett. The UC Santa Barbara-bound Christian was sidelined last week because of a concussion.

Newport Harbor plays No. 2 seed Santa Barbara today at 11 a.m. at Woollett. The final is at 3:15 p.m.

Santa Barbara beat Newport Harbor, 7-5, in the final of the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions last month.

Santa Barbara 6, Laguna Beach 4: Brighid Burnes scored twice, but the Breakers (15-8) fell to the second-seeded Dons (19-4) at Woollett.

Six players scored goals for Santa Barbara. Goalie Maddie Trabucco added 12 saves.

In the Sea View League:

Tesoro 10, Mission Viejo 8: The visiting Titans (17-9, 7-0) overcame six goals by Lindsey Campbell to claim their first league title.

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