The Huntington Beach High field hockey team, co-champion of the Sunset League Southern Division, opened postseason play Monday with a 5-1 victory against Sunset League Northern Division winner Chaminade under the lights on the Oilers' home field at Sheue Stadium.
With the win, Huntington improved to 18-2 and advanced to Wednesday's semifinal round, the result of which wasn't available by press time. A win Wednesday would put the Oilers in today's championship game, also at Huntington.
The Oilers never trailed, taking a 1-0 lead when midfielder Brooke Berns tapped the ball back to midfielder Ashlyn Pooler, who scored from the top of the circle. Two minutes later, midfielder Lindsey Walter got a quick start on the ball after a foul and cross passed into the circle. Forward Jessica Van Arsdale deflected the pass to forward Corinne Clegg, who netted the ball into the corner of the goal to make it 2-0.