CDM Summer Lacrosse Camp Begins on Monday July 2 at 4pm to 6:30pm.
The Friday Night Lights game versus Capistrano Valley High School saw the hosting Cougars lose to the visiting Sea Kings from Corona del Mar in both the JV and Varsity games.
In the JV game the junior Sea Kings were down 2-0 at halftime but came back in the 3rd quarter to score 4 consecutive goals before finishing the game with a 5-4 win over the home team Cougars.
Ironically this close score was exactly the same as last years Varsity match up where the Capo team also played hosts. However this years Varsity match up proved to be much different from last years and showed just how far the Varsity Sea King team has come since then.
The Sea Kings were up by 6 goals before the Cougars managed to get one by the Andrew Noto who had 14 saves on the day and received the game ball and post game press coverage from . Other stand-outs were the entire 9 CDM starting players all put in their best collective effort to date in the 12-4 win over Capistrano Valley.
Laguna Hills scored their only goal as Corona Del Mars Defenseman Nick Taylor simultaneously stripped the ball out of the Laguna Hills players stick and that player off of his feet, only to have the ball bounce off of the offensive players leg and passed Andrew Noto into the goal. That may be one of the strangest goals that I have ever seen.
The Sea Kings also managed to keep the Hawks best player from ever getting a shot off all game. Kudos goes out to the much improved midfield play at the defensive end that was led by the return of Junior Travis Prickett and first line middies Noah Molnar and Connor Pinkston, followed by the ever consistent close defensive unit and long pole middies.
Overall, the Laguna Hills game went well for the now 4-1 Varsity. We were missing 7 players due to injuries, deaths in their family, college entrance exams, and suspensions, but still could have played to a higher level with the players that were present. The score was 12-1 and we werent trying to run it up, but rather just get the ball moving so that when we play Capistrano Valley, El Toro, and Foothill Hill in the next 10 days, wed be better for it. Offensively, midfielders Connor Pinkston(2g,1a), Casey Bush (1g,0a) and Connor Corrigan(1g,0a) found their shots hitting the twine again, while Noah Molnar led all goal scorers with a hat-trick and Mike Kidushim led all points with 2 goals and 4 assists in limited play. Additionally, Senior Matt Hardke (1g,0a), in his first start as an Attackman, fired off many shots on goal from the numerous feeds he received from almost every guy on the team who was looking for the Senior who made his dominating presence known on the crease. He, along with Freshman Ryan Mix (2g, 2a) and Sophomore Otis Mitchell (0g, 1a) all contributed to the point total for the day.
Also we didnt have any refs so each team had a coach do it and it was probably the best officiated game Ive ever seen in an Orange County High School game.
In a battle of unbeaten teams, it was a last minute goal that put the Tartans of St. Margarets ahead of the Corona Del Mar Seakings 15-14 to deliver the first loss to the Varsity this season. Mike Kidushim played incredibly well scoring 8 goals off of 8 shots and having 2 assists as well. The 3 defenders of Kottke, Taylor and Tomlin also cleared the ball repeatedly for the CDM home team which played with a man in the penalty box for almost an entire quarter over the course of the game.
It was the JV team that made the most notable mark yesterday by beating the St. Margarets JV 2-0 and delivering that program its first loss in 4 seasons. Congratulations go out to all the players on both the Varsity and JV for a fantastic effort on the day.
In their 13 -3 win over Los Alamitos, CDM Boys Lacrosse team advances to a perfect record of 3-0 despite not yet putting together a perfect game. The Sea Kings were led in scoring by Dave Kidushim and Mike Kidushim. Noah Molnar and Connor Pinkston also turned in very solid performances. In his first game this season Senior Ty Oberly produced well despite still recovering from various pulled muscles. Also Senior Matt Hardke found the back of the net to seal the 13-3 victory for sporadically shooting Sea Kings.
Fortunately this young Sea King Varsity team has been slightly ahead of the curve in terms of their recent wins over their other first year CIF opponents. However that is about to be tested at 3pm this Friday at Peninsula Park when they face the St. Margarets Spartans who are predicted to win the CIF Southern Section this year in addition to consecutive conference championships in the last two years. Then immediately after wards at approximately 4:40pm the also undefeated CDM JV plays the St. Margarets JV team which hasnt lost a game in over 4 seasons. This by far will be the greatest challenge that either CDM team has seen in their inaugural CIF seasons.
For the Varsity, it was another convincing win over a non-conference rival in a home game that was played at Peninnsula Park last Friday afternoon. The CDM Sea Kings 11-5 win over last years regular season and play-off opponent Tesoro Titans is the second consecutive win for the team that has now advanced to 2-0 on the season.
Corona del Mar was led by thier attackmen in both goals and assists. It was Junior Captain Mike Kidushims 4goals, 2 assists, and 5 ground balls that led all offensive players in statistics. Also turning in exceptional games were his line mates Sophomore David Kidushim 2 goals, 2 assists, and Freshman Ryan Mix 2 goals 1 assist.
The midfielders were very effective in converting take aways from Tesoro players into fast break opportunities for CDM. Again the midfielders were very instrumental in the Sea Kings maintaing ball possession for most of the game. Sophomore Noah Molnar had 2 goals and 1 assist, while Sophomore Mike Danova scored his first goal as a Varsity player. First year player, Junior Jake Schwartz had 2 assists on the day.
Defensively, CDM lost Senior Captain Austin Ray in the first quarter to a partially torn calve muscle that sidelined him after he sprinted up field to clear the ball. Aptly filling in from his midfield position to resume his defensive position from last season was Junior Kyle Tomlin, who along with Juniors Kevin Kottke and Nick Taylor turned in a stellar performance with take qaway checks and sound defensive positioning. In the goal again was Sophomore Andrew Noto who increased his save percentage to .633 and was also key in regaining possession from the Titans by simply out running and passing them all afternoon.
The teams, both Varsity and JV, won thier home openers in thier innaugral CIF season. Both teams convincingly beat thier respective opponents from Servite which was also thier first game of thier innaugural CIF season as well.
The Varsity Goal was aptly defended by sophomore Andrew Noto in his first game as a goalie since switching over from his starting attack position of last year when the team was a play-off calibur ASB club in the OCLAX. The first goal for CDM was scored by freshman midfielder Kyle Canale. Sixteen more goals followed, with one being called back due to an offsides infraction, in the eventual 16-3 victory. Most of those points were created by the attack, which after a shaky start against the physical Servite defenders settled in and played well. However, it was the CDM defense that played exceptionally well with both starting junior defensemen Nick Taylor and Kevin Kotke contributing to the scoring while they and senior captain Austin Ray cleared the ball up field after several take away checks on Servite players.
In the JV game sophomore Connor Benvenutti tended the goal in a reprisal role he had as a freshman. Both he and his fourth quarter replacement freshman Hugh Russell managed to shut out the visiting team from Servite in thier 10-0 victory. Leading the scoring and tempo of the game was freshman midfielder Alex Manthow who was closely followed by first year senior players Nick Reese, Gavin Ball, and Jeff Livingston. Also turning in an exceptional game at both sides of the field when he played defense and later attack was 63 freshman Chandler Mitchell. Both teams will host last years club playoff rival Tesoro High School (0-1) at Peninsula Park on Friday afternoon with the Varstiy game at 3:00pm and the JV game commencing immediately afterwards at approximately 4:30pm.