High School Roundup: Chargers shut out Barons, 3-0

Shutouts were the norm of the day Tuesday in Sunset League girls' soccer action.

Edison retained a share of the league lead by defeating archrival Fountain Valley, 3-0. Marina got back on the winning track by getting past Newport Harbor, 1-0, and Huntington Beach played co-league leader Los Alamitos tough but lost, 1-0, to the Griffins.


Edison (11-3-2, 3-0-1 in league) took a 2-0 halftime lead on Fountain Valley (0-3-1 in league). Brooke Lillywhite scored from long range in the 23rd minute of the half to start the scoring, and Sydney Stout scored with two minutes remaining in the half.

MacKenzie Cerda scored nine minutes into the second half for the final goal.


"Overall, the defense was stellar and every player contributed," Edison Coach Kerry Crooks said.

Marina squared its league record at 2-2 and improved to 5-11-2 overall, with its 1-0 win against Newport Harbor (0-2-2 in league). Senna Brennan scored off an assist from Maddie Fitzpatrick and Emma Walker (five saves) and Bailee Williams combined for seven saves.

"Our girls battled against another strong Sunset League team and came together to get the win," Marina Coach Sarah Harding said. "(Senna) Brennan had a beautiful goal to put us ahead and the entire team worked hard to keep possession throughout the match and create more opportunities."

The first half of Sunset League play comes to an end Thursday. Marina plays host to Fountain Valley at 3:15 p.m. and Edison plays host to Huntington at 5 p.m.,


In Golden West League play, Ocean View went to overtime Tuesday with Westminster, where the Seahawks were edged, 2-1, by the Lions (9-3-2, 2-01).

Danni Dapello scored in the second half and Emma Malsy finished with six saves, five of which came in the second half, for Ocean View (5-6-1, 0-2-1).

The Seahawks also were involved in another league match that took overtime to decide. On Jan. 10, they were edged, 1-0, by host Segerstrom. Malsy had 13 "great saves," Ocean View Coach David Deaton said.

"My team played out of its skin, best game of the season," Deaton said. "Any time you can take the four-time league champs to overtime, you have to be proud."


Boys Soccer

Edison: The Chargers scored a 3-2 victory over Marina in sudden-death overtime Friday in Sunset League action.

Edison (1-2-1 in league) trailed, 2-1, in the second half but netted the equalizing goal when Connor Gordon scored late in the second half. Gordon scored the winning goal on a free kick in the first half of overtime.


Garen Balikcioglu scored off a Ty O'Connor assist in the first half for the Chargers.

"It was real important for us to win this game to get us back on track in league," Edison Coach Charlie Breneman said. "The kids showed a lot of heart and desire especially playing a man down for most of the second half. Hopefully we can build from this and keep rolling."

Edison travels Friday for a 5 p.m. league game at Huntington Beach.

Fountain Valley: The Barons climbed into a tie for first place with Los Alamitos in the Sunset League by handing the Griffins a 2-0 shutout loss.

Oscar Fernandez and Derek Huynen scored goals and Ryan Brown had nine saves for Fountain Valley, which improved to 3-1 in league.

In its last 11 games, the Fountain Valley defense has surrendered only five goals.

"Our team is playing very well, and hard," Fountain Valley Coach Jason Smith said. "Earlier in the season we had a rash of injuries. As our players return, we are playing well as a team."

The Barons are on the road Friday for a 3 p.m. league game at Marina.

Huntington Beach: The Oilers evened their Sunset League record at 2-2 Tuesday by defeating visiting Newport Harbor, 2-1.

Huntington plays host to Edison at 5 p.m. Friday.

Marina: The Vikings lost, 3-2, in sudden-death overtime at Edison Friday. Grant Mayeaux and Christian Cordell scored goals and Austin Case and Jaric Marton had assists for Marina, which plays host to Fountain Valley at 3 p.m. Friday.


Girls' Water Polo

In a Sunset League triple header Jan. 9 at Newport Harbor High, Huntington Beach defeated Marina, 15-6, Edison lost, 16-4, to Los Alamitos, and Fountain Valley fell, 12-1, to Newport Harbor.

Huntington Beach: The Oilers overcame early exclusions on leading attacker, Sammy Preston, and put the clamps on any Marina comeback attempt in a 15-2 win. Sabrina Nguyen scored four goals, Hana Lambur had four goals and five assists and freshman Sienna Browne scored once and had three steals and three field blocks.

The Oilers converted six of 12 in power-play situations.

Savanna Vukelich led Marina with four goals.

"I was very pleased by our girls and their ability to overcome an early loss to our team leader in Preston," Huntington Coach Brian Anderson said. "Overall, the girls stepped up their focus and collectively came together to knock down some big man-down situations to pace our defense and mentally halt Marina's hope to get back into the game. Each time they scored, we came back down and scored.

"I am proud of the girls. This is actually, the best game we have played all year, and it was clear in their attitude in preparation, and their commitment to their teammates."

Edison: A short-handed Chargers team, playing without defenders Delaney Cleveland and Natalie May, fell, 16-4, to Los Alamitos. Risa Burke scored twice, Sabrina Jensen and Dana Kerins both scored once and Josette Santos had four saves for the Chargers (7-11, 0-2).

"We really had no answer to Los Al and their high-powered offense," Edison Coach Diggy Riley said. "We struggled at both ends of the pool. You can't expect to compete against such a talented team as Los Al if you turn over the ball 20 times, which we did.

"On a positive note, we are now at full strength for the first time in a full month as we head into the final month of our season. It will be nice to see what we are really capable of now."

Ocean View: The Seahawks, the top-ranked team in CIF Southern Section Division 7, rallied from a 3-2 halftime deficit to edge Segerstrom, 7-6, in a Golden West League game Jan. 10.



Marina improved to 2-0 in Sunset League competition Jan. 9 by scoring a 67-6 victory over Huntington Beach. Sean King and Mat Patterson picked up key wins for the Vikings.

"We are clicking on all cylinders," Marina Coach Chris Rasmussen said.


CIF Southern Section Rankings

Girls' soccer: Edison (No. 6, Division 1); Ocean View (No. 8, Division 6).

Girls' water polo: Ocean View (No. 1, Division 7), Edison (No. 8, Division 1); Huntington Beach (No. 10, Division 1).

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