For the first time in the 29-year history of its own tournament, the Ocean View girls' soccer team advanced to the championship game of the Winter Classic. The Seahawks fell just short of winning the title as they were edged, 2-1, by Long Beach Millikan on Saturday.
Senior midfielder Aleanna Vargas scored and freshman goalie Malia Hayes registered 20 saves for the Seahawks, a Division 6 team, against the Division 2 Rams.
The Seahawks reserved a spot in the title match last Saturday by blanking Savanna, 4-0. Junior midfielder Danny Dapello scored two goals and Vargas and senior midfielder Kelley Dooley both scored once. Dooley, freshman defender Ariana Dzmura and sophomore midfielder Nicole Rodriguez, each had an assist.
Prior to downing Savanna, Ocean View, a CIF Division 6 school, was a 3-1 winner over Cypress, a CIF Division 3 school, in tournament action. Freshman forward Jade Kratovil scored twice, Dapello once and Hayes had 10 saves.
The Seahawks, who won their first seven games of the season, are now 7-1. They are ranked second behind defending champion St. Margaret's in this week's Division 6 poll.
Edison pulled out to a 2-0 first-half lead on Yorba Linda last Saturday and went on to host Mustangs, 2-1, in nonleague action. Mackenzie Cerda had a goal and an assist, Audrey Minar scored once and Natalie McNeely posted four saves for the Chargers.
Girls' Water Polo
Huntington Beach finished in 17th place last weekend at the Villa Park Tournament. The Oilers dropped their opener, 9-7, to Long Beach Poly on Dec. 8 and last Saturday beat Sunset League rival Fountain Valley, 9-5.
The Oilers host Palos Verdes at 3:15 p.m. Thursday in nonleague play. They'll also host Brea at 3:15 p.m. next Tuesday in another nonleague match.
Edison was scheduled to host Laguna Beach on Tuesday in a nonleague play, but the match was postponed. The Chargers will host Dana Hills at 6:15 p.m. Thursday at the Ocean View High pool.
Boys' Basketball (preseason poll): Edison (No. 8, Division 1A); Huntington Beach (No. 14, Division 1A); Ocean View (tie-No. 8, Division 2AA); Brethren Christian (No. 3, Division 5AA).
Girls' Basketball (preseason poll): Edison (No. 5, Division 1AA); Ocean View (No. 13, Division 3AA); Brethren Christian (No. 10, Division 5AA).
Boys' Soccer: Edison (tie-No. 9, Division 1).
Girls' Soccer: Edison (tie-No. 10, Division 1); Ocean View (No. 2, Division 6).
Girls' Water Polo: Edison (No. 8, Division 1); Huntington Beach (No. 10, Division 1); Ocean View (No. 10, Division 7).