Fast start leads to easy Charger victory

Edison picked up a big victory in Sunset League play and Ocean View kept its Golden West League record perfect by earning wins Tuesday in girls' soccer action.

Edison exploded for three second-half goals against visiting Marina and went on to shut out the Vikings, 4-0. Mackenzie Cerda scored twice, Angelisa Cortez had a goal and two assists, Kelsey McKay scored once and both Brooke Lillywhite and Karly Freeman had an assist.

Chargers goalies Natalie McNeely and Alison Jahansouz each had a save and combined for the shutout.

Edison improved to 2-1-1 in league and 11-5-2 overall. Marina dropped to 2-2 in league.

"I felt we played a little hesitant first half but established tenacity in the first 10 minutes of the second half to put the game out of reach," Edison Coach Kerry Crooks said. "We are anticipating a battle on Thursday against Los Alamitos and the girls are excited for the competition."

Los Alamitos (3-0-1) leads the Sunset League race after posting a 3-1 win Tuesday over host Fountain Valley. Addie Espinoza scored off a corner kick from Sofia Rucker in the first half for the Barons, who are 0-4 in league.

In another Sunset game Tuesday, Huntington Beach dropped a 2-0 overtime decision to visiting Newport Harbor.

Ocean View Coach David Deaton called the Seahawks' 1-0 win over Golden West League foe Loara a "nailbiter." Senior midfielder Kelley Dooley scored early in the game and freshman goalie Malia Hayes recorded 15 saves against a Loara team that Deaton said uses a "kick ball style" of play.

"I think this was the first time my girls did not give up," Deaton said. "They fought hard to keep Loara out of our net."

In previous action, the Seahawks jumped out to a 3-0 lead on Orange and defeated the Panthers, 3-1, in a Jan. 12 league game. Freshman forward Jade Kratovil scored twice and senior midfielder Aleanna Vargas scored once. Senior forward Melissa Cooley had two assists and Hayes had seven saves.

Ocean View is 13-3-1 and 3-0 in league.


Boys' Soccer

The Sunset League race saw Marina, Edison and Los Alamitos collect victories Friday.

Dakota Muta scored in each half as Marina wiped out a 1-0 deficit against Fountain Valley and went on to defeat the Barons, 2-1. Josue Medina picked up an assist on both scores and David Elias had three saves as Marina defeated Fountain Valley for the second time this season. The Vikings edged the Barons, 1-0, in the championship final of the Marina Holiday Cup on Dec. 29.

The win put Marina at 3-0-1 in league. The loss was the first in league for Fountain Valley, which fell to 3-1.

Edison picked up a 3-1 overtime victory over Huntington Beach. Trevor Verone scored twice, Quinn Piper scored once, Adam Munoz and Cobi Biefield both had an assist and Scott Campbell had four saves for the defending-champion Chargers, who got their first league win to improve to 1-3.

Wyatt Marlow scored for Huntington, which slipped to 0-4 in league.

Los Alamitos kept pace with Marina at 3-0-1 in league by defeating Newport Harbor, 3-1. Marina and Los Alamitos played to a scoreless tie Jan. 6.


Girls' Water Polo

The Sunset League tripleheader Jan. 11 saw Edison, Newport Harbor and Los Alamitos pick up big victories.

Edison was a 21-2 winner over Marina. Alys Williams led all scorers with five goals and Abby Oshiro scored four goals. Every Charger got into the scoring act and goalie Sydni Estrella had six saves.

Huntington Beach fell, 19-5, to Newport Harbor, and Fountain Valley fell, 21-2, to Los Alamitos.

In nonleague action last weekend, Edison went 2-2 at the Tournament of Champions in Santa Barbara. The Chargers, ranked eighth in CIF Division 1, opened the tournament with a 12-5 loss Friday to Corona del Mar, which went on to win the title. The Chargers also were edged Friday by San Clemente, 10-9, but came back Saturday to defeat Agoura, 8-7, and Montebello, 8-5.

"Our girls really united this past weekend and we saw what we can do as a true team when this happens," Edison Coach Diggy Riley said. "Our defense was outstanding for most of the tournament and we saw signs of our offense coming to life, as well. We looked at several recent games and made some adjustments on both ends of the pool and it really made a difference. Our coaching staff really loved the way the girls bonded together the entire weekend."



The CIF Southern Section released the 2011 All-CIF teams Tuesday and five locals were honored.

Making their way onto the Pac-5 Division team were Edison seniors Chase Favreau (offensive back) and Dehvon Brown (defensive line) and Huntington Beach senior Nolan Biegel (defensive lineman). Named to the Southern Division team were Ocean View seniors Ben Sumner (offensive line) and Timmy Robinson (defensive linebacker).

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