Corona del Mar High School opened the playoffs in typical Sea King fashion by holding their opponent to less than 5 goals. In a Battle of the Bay rematch, CDM cruised past a battered bruised Newport Harbor squad 12-3. It was the 10th time this season that CdM has held an opponent to less than 5 goals. Juniors Hugh Crance and Brett Greenlee were the stats leaders for a defense that limited the Sailor to 7 shots on goals. Crance caused two turnovers and picked up an assist. Greenlee caused on turnover, scooped up 3 ground balls, and had 1 assist. Hoyt Crance had a quiet game between the pipes with 4 saves.
Ben Palitz led the CdM offense with 3 goals, 2 assists, and 2 ground balls. Stephen Von Der Ahe recorded 2 goals, 1 assist, and 2 ground balls. Noah Howe hit for the cycle with 1 goal, 2 assists, and 3 ground balls. Niño Chavez and Sherwin Gersten had two goals apiece. Jay Damon (1 goal, 1 assist) and Jack Denning (1 goal, 1 ground ball) completed the CdM scoring. Jason Simaan and Nick Yi dished out 1 assist each.
> So Jason Simaan
> So. Nick Yi
> Simaan won 12 out of 15 faceoffs
> Jr. Hoyt Crance 4 saves