La Mirada takes on Sunny Hills

first_img“We know they are fast and have good skills,” La Habra coach Joel Carlisle said. “If our defense can keep up with them, speed-wise we can control the game and have a chance.” The La Habra boys team (26-5-1), led by Edgar Bran and Greg Francis, travels to Santa Ana to face Century (21-6-1) in a Division III semifinal at 3. [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3061 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “But we believe they are certainly beatable, especially if we play our game.” And the Matadores’ game is defense. La Mirada has posted 11 shutouts since early January. The Matadores, who have been led by Natalia Ledezma, Lauren Cope and Kerry Klunder in recent outings, are coming off a 3-2 win over Chadwick. “When the girls show up, we’re a tough team to play,” Guerra said. “I think we can play against anyone in Division III.” La Habra (18-5-3) also will be looking to advance to the Division III girls championship game. The Highlanders travel to Bellflower to face Suburban League champion Mayfair (24-4-2) at 3:15. The Highlanders are led by Carly Clements (six goals in three playoff games), Laura Cole and Taylor Colacion. Colacion scored the game-winner in an overtime win over King in the quarterfinals. The host Lancers (23-1-5) are led by forward Tonya Taylor and have a 16-game unbeaten streak. “Their record says a lot,” said La Mirada coach Dennis Guerra, whose Matadores (18-9-2) are 11-1-1 in the past 13 games. “They are a very good team and have beaten some very good teams. center_img For the La Mirada High School girls soccer team, it’s not about the competition but the Matadores’ attitude. That could be especially true today when La Mirada continues its quest for a CIF-Southern Section title when it travels to Fullerton to face top-seeded Sunny Hills for a Division III semifinal at 3 p.m. last_img read more