What he does on the field doesn’t show up in the box score.
It is one of the most overused clichés in sports. But it applies to Servite’s JT Cook.
Judged solely by his statistics (2 goals, 7 assists), the senior holding midfielder seemingly didn’t have much of an impact this season. But t
When Jon Spencer was hired as Servite’s boys soccer coach three seasons ago, he made defense the focus for the Friars.
Not just for the four guys manning the backline. Everyone on the field had a role to play when the opposition had the ball.
For Spencer is was an exercise in building discipline, a way to get the tea
The Register’s All-Orange County boys soccer teams for 2014-15.
ALL-COUNTY SECOND TEAM
Jake Fisher, Santa Margarita, Forward, Sr.
Oscar Navarro, Santa Ana, Forward, Sr.
Alexis Diaz, Brea Olinda, Midfielder/Forward, Sr.
The All-CIF boys soccer teams were annouced Monday.
Twou orange county players - Servite’s James Cook (Division 1) and Santiago’s Israel Espinosa (Division 5) - were selected player of the year in their division.
Servite's Jon Spencer (Division 1) and Santiago's Sean Redmond (Division 5) we
ZACHARY BURNS SAGE HILL SOCCER GPA: 4.11 Burns is a three-sport athlete (football and track and field) for the Lightning. He played in defense and goalkeeper for Sage Hill. He helped lead the Lightning to the semifinals of the CIF-SS Division 6 semifinals and a berth in the CIF Division IV
YORBA LINDA – The dejected image of defeat spread evenly across the faces of the Servite boys soccer team as it staggered off the pitch at Yorba Linda High on Saturday.
The top-seeded Friars’ CIF Southern California Regional Division II title dreams were deflated by a tenacious Sylmar club, the No. 6 seed, which defeated Serv
Schedule for the boys and girls soccer championship games in the CIF Southern California Regionals.
Division IChula Vista at El Camino Real, 5 p.m.Division IISylmar vs. Servite at Yorba Linda High, 4 p.m.Division IIICanoga Park at Cathedral, 5 p.m.Divi
CIF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL FINAL
NO. 1 SERVITE (27-2-1) VS. NO. 6 SYLMAR (22-7-5)
Where, when: Yorba Linda High, Saturday, 4 p.m.
Outlook: Before this season, the Friars had never won a CIF-SS boys soccer title. Now, they have a chance to add a regionals title t
The Servite boys soccer team is tired. Playing 30 games in three months has taken a toll, so how Coach Jon Spencer manages a game is key to the Friars’ success at this point.
On Thursday at Santa Ana Stadium, Spencer went to his bench often, and it was four reserves who helped send the Friars through to the CIF Southern Cali
Scores from the boys soccer semifinals Thursday in the CIF Southern California Regionals, and the tentative schedule for Saturday's finals.
(Note: Some game times and locations for Saturday's finals are tentative.)
DIVISION ISemifinals, Thurs
Servite's Southern California Chamoinship semifinal match against Bakersfield South on Thursday has been moved from Cal State Fullerton to Santa Ana Stadium, school officials said Wednesday.
Game time is still 4 p.m.
Tim Lloyd has rarely played for the Servite boys soccer team this season, but the 10 minutes that he was on the field against Oceanside on Tuesday at Cal State Fullerton helped extend the Friars’ postseason for more game at least.
The junior goal keeper made a diving save, knocking away Victor Flores’ penalty kick as it heade
LAKE FOREST – - Early in the second half of Tuesday’s CIF Southern California Division 1 Regional boys soccer game, El Toro coach Shawn Watts begged his team to “play with some urgency.” They did, but it was too little and too late. The Chargers, who lost their first game of the season Saturday in the
Scores from Tuesday's boys soccer games in the CIF Southern California Regional playoffs.
DIVISION IQuarterfinals, TuesdayEl Camino Real 2, Santiago/GG 1 (OT)San Diego Torrey Pines 4, La Quinta 1Chula Vista 1, El Toro 0Clovis Bucha
He scored the game-winning goal in the Friars’ 3-2 victory against Loyola in a CIF-SS Division 1 semifinal match, and then provided the assist on the first goal Servite’s 2-0 victory against El Toro, which gave the Frairs
JOHN FROIO SANTA MARGARITA SOCCER GPA: 4.14 The senior goalkeeper helped lead the Eagles to the quarterfinals of the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs. Froio recorded six shutouts during the season and was credited with 88 saves on the season in 24 games. He made a season-high eight saves in a 1-1
Servite, which just won its first CIF-SS boys soccer championship, earned the No. 1 seed in Division 2 when the Southern California Regional championship brackets were announced on Sunday.
The Friars (24-2-1), who are ranked No. 1 in the state and No. 5 in the nation by Maxpreps.com, will open with, Oceanside (14-7-1).
DOWNEY – Servite coach Jon Spencer was understandably tense before Saturday night’s CIF-SS Division 1 boys soccer championship against El Toro.
The Friars had come close to the ultimate goal before – they lost in the final in 2013 and in the semifinals in 2014, both years with Spencer at the helm.
CORONA - At first, Santiago boys soccer coach Sean Redmond thought it was a joke when Julio Galicia said he wanted to do the long throws for the Cavaliers.
The sophomore midfielder is the smallest kid on the team, so how would he be able to chuck a ball halfway across the field?
While Redmond had his doubts, he gave
Scores from the championship games on Friday and Saturday in the CIF-SS boys and girls soccer playoffs.
Division 1: Servite 2, El Toro 0
Division 2: La Quinta 3, Santa Ana 2
Division 3: Cathedral 2, Chaffey 0
Division 4: Be
CORONA – Its run was improbable.
Santa Ana’s boys soccer team had played the role of road warrior to perfection.
After three straight road shutouts to advance to the CIF-SS final, it looked as though the Saints would ride their back line all the way to the Division 2 title.
In its final test, Santa Ana did not