The only thing the Edison High girls' soccer team lacked Tuesday in its CIF Southern Section Division 1 second-round match against Mission Viejo was a finishing touch.
It certainly wasn't for a lack of effort, desire or drive by the eighth-ranked Chargers that cost them against the visiting Diablos, a 1-0 defeat that did put the finishing touch on what had been an outstanding season.
"We just didn't finish," Edison Coach Kerry Crooks said after her team — which she said overachieved in 2010-11 — had its season end. "We had our opportunities but couldn't complete them, and that's the game of soccer. We played great defense but gave up a goal, and it's a situation like this tonight that people love and hate about soccer. You can play so well and still lose."