Area teams impressive early on in league

Edison and Marina collected Sunset League victories and Ocean View launched its 2012 Golden West League campaign with a big win in girls' soccer action Tuesday.

Edison evened its Sunset mark at 1-1 and improved to 10-5-1 after shutting out visiting Fountain Valley, 3-0. Courtney Maddox scored one goal and had an assist, Mackenzie Cerda netted her 13th goal of the season and Angelisa Cortez closed out the scoring. Alison Jahansouz recorded the shutout with one save.

"We played a very consistent game and it was a great answer to our (Jan. 5) loss to Newport Harbor," Edison Coach Kerry Crooks said. "Our defense was solid and our offense produced 22 shots."

Marina was a 3-1 winner over visiting Newport Harbor. Kayla Perry and Diana Schwene each had a goal and assist, Sydney McCollum scored once, Emily Vanasse had an assist and Arianna Sisson recorded 10 saves for the Vikings, who went to 1-1 in league play and handed the Sailors (1-1) their first league loss.

In another Sunset matchup, Huntington Beach fell, 3-1, at Los Alamitos. Laura Lainson scored for the Oilers, who are 1-1 in league. Los Alamitos is the Sunset leader at 2-0.

In league openers Jan. 5, Huntington beat Fountain Valley, 4-2, Marina was edged, 2-1, by Los Alamitos and Edison fell, 1-0, to Newport Harbor.

In the Oilers' win over the Barons, Halie Bergeron, Jordan Bradley, Carolyn Archer and Dottie Rhoten scored goals. Rhoten also collected a pair of assists and Bradley had one assist. Brianna Mojica scored in the second half off an assist from Senna Brennan in Marina's loss at Los Alamitos.

Ocean View started Golden West League play impressively as the 11-3-1 Seahawks, ranked fourth in CIF Division 6, blanked host Westminster, 3-0. Senior Aleanna Vargas scored twice, freshman Sam Romo scored once and freshman Malia Hayes had five saves.

Previously, Ocean View returned to action after a 2 1/2-week hiatus and dropped a 2-0 nonleague game to visiting Laguna Beach on Jan. 5. Hayes had 14 saves.

Thursday's girls' soccer schedule has Ocean View hosting Orange at 3:15 p.m., Edison at Huntington Beach at 5 p.m. and Fountain Valley at Marina at 7 p.m.


Boys' Soccer

The Sunset League race got underway last week and Fountain Valley picked up two big road wins in two days.

The Barons blanked Newport Harbor, 1-0, on a goal by Eric Shearer on Jan. 5. On Friday, they defeated host Huntington Beach, 3-2, in overtime. Ethan Morrow scored twice and Joseph Soloman scored once with an assist for the Barons. Cayse Cruz and Yobany Garcia scored for the Oilers.

In other league openers Friday, Marina and Los Alamitos played to a scoreless tie and defending-champion Edison lost, 2-1, at Newport Harbor. Bryan Flory scored for the Chargers, who led the Sailors, 1-0, at the half.

In Golden West League action Friday, Ocean View and Westminster played to a scoreless tie.

Friday's Sunset schedule has Marina hosting Fountain Valley at 3 p.m. and Edison home to Huntington Beach at 4:45 p.m.


Girls' Water Polo

The Sunset League season stated Jan. 5 and Huntington Beach, Los Alamitos and Newport Harbor all posted opening victories at Newport Harbor High.

Huntington Beach cruised past Marina, beating the Vikings, 15-2. Juniors Hana Lambur and Samantha Preston played "stellar games," Oilers Coach Brian Anderson said. Lambur was four for five in shooting and Preston five for 10 and drew five exclusions.

The Oilers also edged host Dana Hills, 10-9, in a nonleague game Friday. Sabrina Nguyen led Huntington (17-4 entering the week) in scoring with three goals and Lambur and Preston both scored twice.

Edison fell behind early against Los Alamitos and couldn't recover, dropping a 14-7 game to the Griffins. Alys Williams scored five goals and Abby Oshiro scored twice for the Chargers, who trailed, 7-1, after the opening quarter.

The Chargers rebounded Saturday at the William Woollett Aquatics Center in Irvine to crush host Irvine, 15-2, in nonleague action. They led, 4-0, at the half and outscored the Vaqueros, 7-0, in the third quarter, to pull away. Williams scored five goals, Melissa Balding three goals and Oshiro two goals. Sydni Estrella had 10 saves.

"Our girls knew they did not play a very good defensive game against Los Al," Edison Coach Diggy Riley said. "We are a much better team than that and it showed in the second half. Our game against Irvine was an opportunity for us to reset the tone of solid defense and we did, shutting them out for three quarters."

Edison travels up north Friday to play at the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions. The Chargers open against Corona del Mar in a 1:30 p.m. pool play game. The tournament runs through Saturday.

"We are excited about this weekend," Riley said. "Any time you get to travel and spend time together as a team away from home is always nice. We have a huge opportunity in front of us and I know our girls will be ready"

Fountain Valley lost to Newport Harbor, 20-5.

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