Fast start by Dons H2O lifts them into semifinals

San Marcos H2O falls at powerhouse Foothill

Mike Klan, KEYT NewsChannel 3 Sports Director, mklan@keyt.com
POSTED: 04:03 PM PST Feb 16, 2013    UPDATED: 06:45 PM PST Feb 16, 2013 
SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -

Kelsey O'Brien scored all three of her goals in the first period while Rocio Fesembeck added two early goals as Santa Barbara High School raced out to a 6-0 lead after one period and cruised to a 13-4 Division 1 quarterfinals win against Irvine.

Erin McGeoy scored twice in the second period as the Dons led 9-0 at halftime as Irvine could never solve Santa Barbara goalkeeper Maddie Trabucco who did not play after halftime.

Top-seeded Santa Barbara has won 20 straight games as they advance to Wednesday's semifinals to be played in Irvine.

Meanwhile San Marcos lost on the road at second-seeded Foothill 13-5. The Royals end a terrific season that saw them win their first playoff game since 1997.