The Huntington Beach High lacrosse team bounced back from its first loss of the season to score a 14-2 victory over visiting Marina on Friday at Cap Sheue Field.
Sophomore attackman Taylor Refice of the Oilers led all scorers with five goals. Senior attackmen Jace Gan and AJ Schaffner each had two goals and senior midfielder Steven Koressel had a goal and three assists. Sophomore defenseman Anders Davis and midfielders Carsten Beith, Jarrett Rodenas and Geoffrey Lunsk all scored once. And sophomore attackman Alex Kowalski had two assists. Goalies Trevor Jackson (four) and David Mastro (three) combined for seven saves.
Two days earlier, Huntington, which began the season 10-0, was handed its first loss by Los Alamitos, 6-5. Schaffner, Koressel and Refice had two goals each, Gan two assists and Jackson seven saves.
The Edison girls won a division championship and the Charger boys were third in their division Saturday at the Mt. SAC Invitational at Walnut.
The girls' 200 medley relay team of junior Ellie Morrissey, sophomore Kylie Boyce and seniors Tori Smith and Nicole Boyce, set a meet record time at 1:49.44. In other girls' events: Allie Gillespie (1:52.87) and Nicole Boyce (1:54.03) finished 1-2 in the 200 free; Morrissey (57.05, county leader) was fourth in the 100 butterfly; Gillespie was first (52.39) and Nicole Boyce third (53.66) in the 100 free; Morrissey was third (2:06.31), Kylie Boyce fourth (2:06.76) and freshman Devin Newton fifth (2:07.06) in the 200 individual medley; Newton (58.23) tied Stanford-bound and U.S. National Team water polo player, Kylie Nueshul, for first in the 100 backstroke, and Kylie Boyce was second (1:05.47) and Sarah Moss was sixth (1:06.65) in the 100 breaststroke.
Edison won the girls' competition with 752 points. Dos Pueblos was next at 623 points.
In boys' action, Edison (522 points) finished third behind Damien (548) and Crescenta Valley (539). Key swims turned in by the Chargers included: Princeton-bound Michael Hauss (1:41.55, county leader) in the 200 free; junior Brent Bazzell (22.43) was fifth, senior Brian Ely (22.77( was seventh) and senior Brett Maus (22.90) was ninth and all three were finalists in the 50 free; Hauss was third (47.42) and Bazzell seventh (48.69) in the 100 free, and junior Tony Morelli was fifth (4:48.93) in the 500 free.
"We went into this invitational knowing two things," Edison Coach Diggy Riley explained. "One, that the pool was fast and two, that we did not rest up for this meet so we had no idea what our times would look like. For our athletes to swim as fast as they did really caught us off-guard, in a very good way. Our swimmers are tired, broken down and unrested, which made these times that much more impressive.
"We still have a huge three weeks in front of us as we prepare for league and most importantly, CIF. We are going to train as hard as ever over spring break and ready ourselves for our final league duel meet against Marina next week. It is going to be one exciting month as we lead up to CIF at Belmont, our favorite place to swim."
Edison hosts Marina in a Sunset League meet Tuesday .
Marina entered spring break week with an 8-0 Sunset League record. Last week, the Vikings took care of Los Alamitos, 15-3, and Fountain Valley, 13-5, despite missing the services of Roy Nielsen, part of their top doubles team, who was out ill.
The Vikings have been impressive in league competition. Top singles player Parker Glore is 18-0, No. 2 Kevin Young 17-1, No. 3 Daniel Cancilla 14-7 and substitute Francesco Nguyen is 14-10. In doubles play, Nielsen is 18-3, No. 2 Toma Hamerlink 19-6, No. 3 Jason Fernandez 18-3, freshman Josh Kliger is 21-3 at No. 4, Nathan Nguyen 10-5 and Anthony Thai is 11-9.
Andrew Lu and Christian Velitchkov also contribute on varsity.
Marina, which is in line to win the Sunset League for the third time in four years, resumes league play Monday with a 3 p.m. road match at Huntington Beach.
Marina knocked off three Sunset League opponents last week to run their league record to 6-2, one game behind league-leading Los Alamitos (7-1).
During the week, the Vikings knocked off Newport Harbor, 170-192, and handed Los Alamitos its first loss, 182-188, in matches played at Meadowlark Golf Course in Huntington Beach, and defeated host Fountain Valley, 181-191, at Mile Square Park. Marina Coach Jim Morris said the 170 score against Newport Harbor was a school-record five-under par. The 181 score at Fountain Valley was one-over par.
Marina senior Kyle Frame was medalist in all three victories, sharing the honor twice with senior teammate Andrew Shoup. The two each shot two-under par 33 against Newport Harbor and one-under par 24 against Los Alamitos. Frame medaled with a two-under par 34 against Fountain Valley (Shoup had a one-over par 37).
Frame and Shoup both were on the Marina team two years ago that won the CIF Central Division championship.
Other highlights for the Vikings during that 3-0 stretch included: junior Matt Janelli who shot one-under par against both Newport Harbor and Fountain Valley and was a total of three-over par for the three matches; senior Jesse Heinrichs was three-over par for the matches; senior Omid Mardi was four-over par for the three matches; sophomore Robert Rice shot 36 (one-over par) against Newport Harbor, his score being the throw-out score for the match), and sophomore Jeff Reneau shot 35 (even) against Los Alamitos while playing in the coaches group (not in the match).
Marina, now 11-4 overall, competes league play next week with matches against Huntington Beach and Edison, both at Meadowlark Golf Course.Copyright © 2015, The Baltimore Sun