Oilers open new field in style

Three league matches down, three victories in the books for the Huntington Beach High field hockey team.

Huntington ran its Sunset League record to 3-0 Tuesday by shutting out visiting Edison, 2-0, on a day where the Oiler varsity and junior varsity teams held their Field Celebration Kick Off Game, in honor of the new turf installed at Miller Field.

Kayla Wigney scored the first goal off an assist from Abby Masters. Kirsti Strangeland netted the second goal off a feed from Wigney. Huntington held an 8-3 short corner advantage over the Chargers.

Huntington hasn't been scored upon in three league games and has outscored the opposition, 12-0.

In a nonleague game Sept. 27, the Oilers blanked Westminster, 2-0. Wigney posted both goals and Masters picked up an assist. Huntington held a 22-1 edge over the Lions on short corners.

The Oilers host Newport Harbor at 3:15 p.m. Thursday in a key league game at Miller Field.


Girls' Volleyball

Huntington Beach won its second Sunset League match Tuesday by sweeping Marina, 25-13, 25-16, 25-18. In other league contests Tuesday, Edison was edged, 3-2, by Los Alamitos (No. 3, Division 1), and Fountain Valley was defeated in four games by Newport Harbor (No. 6, Division 1).

Megan Gibbs had 16 kills for Huntington, which improved to 2-0 in league and 10-6 overall. Rayna Walker had 17 kills and Whitney Hirst added 34 assists for Edison in its five-game loss to Los Alamitos.

In Sunset openers Sept. 27, Huntington swept Fountain Valley and both Edison and Marina were swept by Newport Harbor and Los Alamitos, respectively.

In Sunset League matches Thursday, Huntington plays a key 4:45 p.m. match at Newport Harbor and Edison hosts Marina at 6 p.m.


Boys' Water Polo

Edison won three straight games last weekend at the Villa Park Classic and finished in 18th place.

The Chargers started the tournament with a 10-5 loss to Northwood (No. 10, Division 1), then earned a 10-4 win over Mission Viejo (No. 9, Division 3), an 11-7 triumph over Peninsula (No. 10, Division 3) and a 10-4 victory over Santiago/Corona (No. 7, Division 3). They finished with a 9-8 loss in overtime to Santa Margarita.

Justin Harrison and Alec Niederland had "superb tournaments" on offense, and junior Troy Oates and sophomore Dane Estella, were "key players in matching up with top centers," on defense, Edison Coach Diggy Riley said.

Prior to the Villa Park Classic, Harrison scored six goals in Edison's 11-5 nonleague win Sept. 26 against Brea Olinda.

"As a team, we have a common goal, which is making it into the postseason in arguably the hardest league (Sunset) in the hardest division (Division 1)," Riley said. "We still have a lot to work on but overall, we have improved immensely since that first week loss to Beckman."

In Sunset League games Wednesday, Marina takes on Edison at 6:05 p.m. and Fountain Valley meets Huntington Beach at 7:10 p.m. Both games are at Newport Harbor High.

Ocean View won its Golden West League opener Tuesday, 17-3, over Santa Ana. The Seahawks host Segerstrom in a 3:15 p.m. league game Thursday. The Jaguars won their league opener Tuesday, defeating Loara, 18-9.


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