High School Roundup: All Turf soccer on its way

Sixteen boys' and girls' prep soccer teams will be at Huntington Beach High Thursday for the opening day of the All Turf Varsity Soccer Tournament.

The tournaments will continue Friday and conclude with championship-round play Saturday at the school.

Six teams are entered in the girls' tournament. Joining the host Oilers are fellow Pool A teams Long Beach Millikan and Fountain Valley, plus Pool B entries Hoover, La Salle and Monrovia.

On the boys' side, Pool A includes Palos Verdes, Artesia, and Huntington. Pool B teams are Chino Hills, Sultana and Monrovia, and Pool C is La Habra, Long Beach Cabrillo, Mira Costa, and Mountain View.

Girls' Schedule

Thursday

3 p.m.: Millikan vs. Monrovia, Fountain Valley vs. Hoover; 7:30 p.m.: La Salle vs. Huntington.

Friday

3:30 p.m.: Monrovia vs. Fountain Valley; 7:30: Hoover vs. Huntington, Millikan vs. La Salle.

Saturday

9:30 a.m.: Fountain Valley vs. La Salle, Millikan vs Hoover; 12:30 p.m.: Huntington vs. Monrovia; 2 p.m.: Fifth-place game; 3:30 p.m.: Third-place game; 5 p.m.: Championship game.

Boys' Schedule

Thursday

4:30 p.m.: Palos Verdes vs. Monrovia, Artesia vs Sultana; 6 p.m.: La Habra vs. Mountain View, Huntington vs. Chino Hills; 7:30 p.m.: Cabrillo vs Mira Costa.

Friday

3 p.m.: Monrovia vs. Huntington, La Habra vs. Mira Costa; 4:30 p.m.: Chino Hills vs. Artesia; 6 p.m.: Mountain View vs. Cabrillo; Palos Verdes vs. Sultana.

Saturday

8 am: Sultana vs. Huntington, Artesia vs. Monrovia; 11 a.m.: La Habra vs. Cabrillo, Palos Verdes vs. Chino Hills; 12:30 p.m.: Mira Costa vs. Mountain View; 2 p.m.: Placement game; 3:30 p.m.: Placement game; 5 p.m.: Placement game; 5:45 p.m.: Placement game; 6:30 p.m.: Championship game.

Wrestling

The 11th annual Beach Bash at Edison High starts at 2 p.m. Friday and runs through Saturday. Athletes from 30 schools including host Edison and Huntington Beach will compete in 14 weight classes. Awards will be given to the top eight finishers in each weight class.

Defending team champion West Torrance, ranked No. 3 in the CIF Southern Section Division 6 preseason poll, is back to defend its title.

Competing schools: Edison, Huntington Beach, Arroyo, Aquinas, Beckman, Bishop Amat, Buena Park, California, Centennial Corona, Century, Corona Del Mar, Crespi, Cypress, Esperanza, Estancia, Godinez, La Serna, Montebello, Palm Desert, Paramount, Redlands, Roybal, San Clemente, Santa Fe, Santa Margarita, South Pasadena, Warren, West Torrance, Westminster, Woodbridge.

Girls' Water Polo

Edison took on highly regarded Laguna Beach Tuesday in nonleague play, and the visiting Chargers, ranked No. 9 in CIF-SS Division 1, lost to the division's top-ranked team, 16-6. Sabrina Jensen and Julie Harrison both scored twice, and Natalie May and Delaney Cleveland both once.

Tuesday's nonleague game was the third in four days for Edison which played twice Saturday at Ocean View High. The Chargers dropped a close, 9-7 game to Santa Barbara, but defeating La Jolla, 10-8.

Jensen scored three goals, Cleveland scored twice and May and Kayla Atkinson once each, and Josette Santos recorded eight saves, in the loss to Santa Barbara (No. 7, Division 1).

Jensen, May, Cleveland, Julie Harrison and Lyndsie Williams all scored twice and Santos again had eight saves, in the win over La Jolla.

In another nonleague game Dec. 6, Edison fell, 9-7, at San Clemente (No. 4, Division 2). Jensen scored three times and Cleveland and Williams each scored twice.

"Our schedule is brutally tough and I am so proud of these girls," Edison Coach Diggy Riley said. "It is early in the season and we are showing signs of being a really good team. Our girls battled and competed hard against San Clemente, Santa Barbara and La Jolla, all of whom are very, very good teams.

"I thought against Laguna, we came out strong. We started making critical mistakes which led to some easy goals for Laguna. As a team, we need to learn off these losses, and getting in the film room to analyze these games is a priority of ours."

Edison is currently playing in the Villa Park Tournament which runs through Saturday.

CIF Weekly Rankings

Boys' Soccer: Edison (No. 6, Division 1).

Girls' Soccer: Edison (No. 9, Division 1); Ocean View No. 9 (Division 6).

Girls' Water Polo: Edison No. 9 (Division 1); Ocean View No. 2 (Division 7).

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