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  • CIF-SS boys soccer polls (2-8-16)
    CIF-SS BOYS SOCCER POLLS (Selected by the CIF-SS Boys Soccer Advisory Committee) DIVISION 1 1. Paramount 2. Servite 3. Loyola 4. Los Alamitos 5. St. John Bosco 6. Palos Verdes 7. Warren 8. Edison 9. Santa Barbara 10. Centennial/Corona
    Tue Feb 09, 2016
  • El Toro ties Mission Viejo, complicating its playoff hopes By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    LAKE FOREST – El Toro needed to win its South Coast League match Tuesday against Mission Viejo to remain in contention to earn one of the league's two guaranteed playoff berths. A victory would have improved the Diablos' postseason chances, too, strengthening their hold on first place. The game, however, ended in a 0-0 tie,
    Tue Feb 09, 2016
  • Winter notes: Troy gains momentum with Freeway wins
    Troy’s girls soccer team is one of the hottest teams in the county going into the final week of the regular season. The Warriors moved to 7-0-1 in the Freeway League last week with a pair of shutout victories over Fullerton and Sonora. Brianna Diaz had four goals and an assist in the two
    Mon Feb 08, 2016
  • Boys soccer top 10 (2-8-16) By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    The Register's boys soccer top 10 for Feb. 8, 2016. BOYS O.C. TOP 10 1. Servite 2. Godinez 3. Valencia 4. Los Alamitos 5. Edison 6. Santa Ana 7. Aliso Niguel 8. Laguna Hills 9. Santiago 10. Anaheim Contact the writer: 
    Mon Feb 08, 2016
  • Boys soccer player of the week: Oscar Navarro, Santa Ana By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    OSCAR NAVARRO SANTA ANA He scored four goals, including three in a 5-1 victory against Westminster that helped the Saints clinch the Golden West League title. Contact the writer: ddottore@ocregister.com
    Mon Feb 08, 2016
  • Souza puts Aliso Niguel on brink of claiming league title By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    ALISO VIEJO – It is probably the most difficult play to defend in high school boys soccer. It doesn’t involve a head or a foot and it begins off the field, with a player directing the ball on a high-flying arc toward the goal. A long throw-in can turn the game into a physical battle in the box. Often it is hard to keep track o
    Fri Feb 05, 2016
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: Sonora-Troy boys soccer
    Check out a slideshow of photos from Sonora at Troy (Freeway League) boys soccer match played on Friday, Feb. 5.
    Fri Feb 05, 2016
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: Your Signing Day photos (Part 2)
    Click through the slideshow to see more reader-submitted photos of Orange County athletes signing National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. Click here to see Part 1 of our slideshow. Send your Signing Day photos to preps@ocregister.com. (I
    Thu Feb 04, 2016
  • Servite gives up late goal, ties St. John Bosco By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    NORWALK – St. John Bosco coach Dave Sabet studied the game film, figured out where the Braves weak spots were, changed the personnel and the tinkered the formation. This time, the Braves would be ready for Servite. Because if the No. 1 Friars are involved in a match, “nothing comes for free,” Sabet said.
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • Boys soccer: Three Servite players sign By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    Zane Rojas and Garrett Amador, two key players in last year's run to the CIF-SS Division 1 championshop, and James Moore all signed a letter of intent on Wednesday, Servite coach Jon Spencer said. Rojas, an the foundation of the Friars' tenacious defense that posted 17 shutout last season, will attend West Point, while Amador, who has 10
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • Boys soccer: Magnolia's Acosta signs By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    Manual Acosta, who led the county in goals (28) and was the Orange League MVP, last season, has signed a letter of intent with UC Irvine. Acosta, an All-County First team selection in 2014-15, saw limited playing time early in the season as he battled a knee injury, so he hasn't been able to reach the level of pro
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: Your Signing Day photos
    Click through the slideshow to see reader-submitted photos of Orange County athletes signing National Letters of Intent on Wednesday, Feb. 3, 2016. Send your Signing Day photos to preps@ocregister.com. (Include the athlete’s name, sport, high school and university or college attending.)
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • CIF-SS boys soccer polls (2-1-16)
    CIF-SS BOYS SOCCER POLLS (Selected by the CIF-SS Boys Soccer Advisory Committee) DIVISION 1 1. Paramount 2. Servite 3. Loyola 4. Los Alamitos 5. St. John Bosco 6. Palos Verdes 7. Warren 8. Santa Barbara 9. Edison T10. Centennial/Corona
    Mon Feb 01, 2016
  • Boys soccer O.C. top 10 (2-1-16) By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    1. Servite 2. Godinez 3. Valencia 4. Los Alamitos 5. Laguna Hills 6. Edison 7. Santa Ana 8. Capistrano Valley 9. Tesoro 10. Santiago
    Mon Feb 01, 2016
  • Boys soccer athlete of the week: Ryan Erickson, Fountain Valley By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    Ryan Erickson Fountain Valley The senior captain scored three goals in a 5-0 victory against Newport Harbor on Friday. He finished the week with four goals. Contact the writer: ddottore@ocregister.com
    Mon Feb 01, 2016
  • Winter notes: Servite ready for Trinity soccer showdown
    Servite’s boys soccer team will take on St. John Bosco on Wednesday in a game that could greatly impact whether the Friars retain the Trinity League title. The Friars are in first place in the standings, and they beat the Braves, 4-1, in the teams’ first league meeting on Jan. 15. Servite is 6-0-1 in league and ranked No. 1 i
    Mon Feb 01, 2016
  • Los Alamitos grabs control of its destiny By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    HUNTINGTON BEACH – Los Alamitos boys soccer coach Donovan Martinez has criticized his players for sitting back and waiting to make their move on a counterattack. That tentativeness didn’t work too well against Edison on Friday night, and the Griffins found themselves trailing by a goal in the 53rd minute. That’s
    Fri Jan 29, 2016
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: El Dorado-El Modena boys soccer
    Check out a slideshow of photos from the El Dorado at El Modena nonleague boys soccer match played on Thursday, Jan. 28. El Dorado won, 2-0.
    Fri Jan 29, 2016
  • Munger adds boost in CdM victory By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    Having Blake Munger in the lineup has been a rarity for the Corona del Mar boys soccer team. Injuries have kept the senior forward out of action. But when he is on the field working with Jack Tomei and Kyle Mabwa, the Sea Kings have the ability to put together a potent attack. All three players served a key r
    Thu Jan 28, 2016
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: Santa Margarita-JSerra boys soccer
    Check out photos from the Santa Margarita at JSerra (Trinity League) boys soccer match played on Wednesday, Jan. 27. The teams tied, 3-3.
    Thu Jan 28, 2016
  • Westminster rallies to beat Orange, keeps playoff hopes alive By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    Winning the Golden West League’s boys soccer championship has likely slipped out of reach for Westminster, but the Lions are right in the middle of the fight to earn a spot in the CIF-SS Division 2 playoffs. After rallying to beat Orange, 2-1, on Wednesday, the host Lions hold a share of second place with the Panthers. Sant
    Wed Jan 27, 2016
  • CIF-SS boys soccer polls (1-25-16)
    CIF-SS BOYS SOCCER POLLS (As Selected by the CIF-SS Boys Soccer Advisory Committee) Division 1 1. Servite 2. Paramount 3. Loyola 4. St. John Bosco 5. Los Alamitos 6. Palos Verdes 7. Warren 8. Santa Barbara 9. Capistrano Valley 10.
    Mon Jan 25, 2016
  • Boys soccer O.C. top 10 (1-25-16) By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    1. Servite 2. Godinez 3. Valencia 4. Edison 5. Los Alamitos 6. Laguna Hills 7. Santa Ana 8. Capistrano Valley 9. Tesoro 10. Santiago
    Mon Jan 25, 2016
  • Boys soccer athlete of the week: Kevan Rehmani, Yorba Linda By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    KEVAN REHMANI YORBA LINDA His five clutch one-handed saves, including one in overtime, on Thursday helped the Mustangs tie Brea Olinda, 1-1, in a North Hills League match. Contact the writer: ddottore@ocregister.com
    Mon Jan 25, 2016