NEWPORT BEACH — Corona del Mar High girls' lacrosse coach Aly Vislocky had been stressing defense to her players throughout the week.
The Sea Kings answered with what she said was their best defensive performance of the season Friday. That was great timing, as it led to a 10-5 victory over rival Newport Harbor in the Battle of the Bay at Davidson Field.
"We have been practicing with intense pressure all week," Vislocky said. "We knew we had to face attacking all game. It was pretty cool to see the practice had paid off."
Vislocky added goalie Sarah Hostetler, "had a phenomenal game," and finished with 14 saves. Kylie Mulvaney was one of several defenders who stood out for CdM (6-4), Vislocky said.
"All my defenders played great this game," she said.
On offense, Gabby Smith and Tiffany Paladin led CdM, as each had three goals and one assist. Torrey Attyah contributed two goals and three assists.
Stephanie Storch led Newport Harbor (2-4) with two goals. Sierra Michaelsen (two assists), Amanda Olevsky and Chelsie Delameter had one goal each for the Sailors.
Corona del Mar 1, Woodbridge 0
CORONA DEL MAR — Aaron White singled with the bases loaded with one out in the bottom of the 12th inning, scoring Brian Ford for the Sea Kings in the Pacific Coast League game Friday.
Eric Morris pitched the first nine innings for CdM (8-2, 3-0 in league). He gave up six hits, struck out four and walked two. Josh Hurst earned the win after his scoreless three innings that included four hits, no walks and no strikeouts.
Ford was three for five with a double, while Will Morrow and Brent Lawson both had two hits for the Sea Kings.
Corona del Mar def. Edison
CORONA DEL MAR —Spencer Haly had eight kills and two blocks to help the Sea Kings to a 25-21, 26-24, 25-18 nonleague win Friday.
Evan Dean had seven kills, Joe Ctvrtlik had seven kills and eight assists and Nick Curci had 29 assists for CdM (11-2), ranked No. 1 in the CIF Southern Section Division II coaches' poll.
The Sea Kings play host to Northwood in a Pacific Coast League opener Tuesday at 5:30 p.m.
Mira Costa def. Newport Harbor
MANHATTAN BEACH —Cody Caldwell had 13 kills and five digs for the Sailors in the nonleague match that Mira Costa won 25-21, 25-14, 25-20 Friday.
Ian Sequiera had 22 assists, Kevin Rakestraw had six kils, Rusty Sary had five kills and Max Richley had nine digs for Newport Harbor (9-6).
Mira Costa is ranked No. 1 in the CIF Southern Section Division I coaches' poll.