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2014 Boys Soccer Archive Stories

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  • Servite struggles in loss to Buchanan BY DAMIAN DOTTORE
    SAN CLEMENTE - Servite has scored two own-goals this season, the most recent Friday night at San Clemente High. This time, it turned out to be a game-winner. An uncharacteristic defensive lapse by the Friars in the 37th minute gave Buchanan of Clovis the lead and Diego Banda knocked in two goals after that in the Bears&rsq
    Fri Dec 19, 2014
  • San Clemente beats Century in Lotto Showcase By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    SAN CLEMENTE – San Clemente is not used to being in this position, still trying to learn the system almost a month into the boys soccer season. After losing four returning starters to the academies, the Tritons are an inexperienced bunch, lacking the leadership they had in past championship-winning season when 10 or 11 returning le
    Thu Dec 18, 2014
  • Hot Shots: Wednesday's boys soccer (12-17-14)
    Click through the slideshow to see photos from the Estancia vs. Corona del Mar and the Los Amigos vs. JSerra boys soccer matches played on Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014.
    Thu Dec 18, 2014
  • OCVarsity On the Record: Episode 8 By BRIAN WHITEHEAD and DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Welcome back to OCVarsity On the Record with Brian Whitehead and Damian Calhoun. This week, the guys celebrate their two-month anniversary by hosting OCVarsity's Kenny Connolly (again) and Nathan Percy. How does St. Margaret's feel about playing a 16th football game? And how important are head coaches to gridiron success?
    Thu Dec 18, 2014
  • Grimes leaves his mark on Foothill's victory BY DAMIAN DOTTORE
    Griffin Grimes is a hard-working senior on the Foothill boys soccer team. Coach Dave McAulay described him as a “big guy who is the center forward that we are counting on.” “He can control the ball at his feet, looking for other guys to play off of him,” McAulay added. “He is at the top of our
    Wed Dec 17, 2014
  • Hot Shots: Tuesday's soccer (12-16-14)
    Click through the slideshow to see photos from the Brea Olinda vs. Orange and Saddleback Valley Christian vs. Aliso Niguel boys soccer game and the Dana Hills vs. Beckman girls soccer game played on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014.
    Wed Dec 17, 2014
  • Boys soccer O.C. Top 10 (12-15-14) By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    1. Servite 2. Anaheim 3. Aliso Niguel 4. San Clemente 5. Santa Margarita 6. JSerra 7. Santiago 8. Fountain Valley 9. Huntington Beach 10. Laguna Hills
    Mon Dec 15, 2014
  • Boys soccer AOW: Garrett Amador, Servite BY DAMIAN DOTTORE
    Garrett Amador Servite He scored five goals last week, three of them coming in a 5-0 victory against Santiago of Corona. He added the other two goals in a 4-2 victory against El Dorado. Contact the writer: ddottore@ocregister.com
    Mon Dec 15, 2014
  • Winter notebook: University's Farah an emerging force
    WRESTLING University’s John Farah is picking up things quickly in the wrestling room and the results are showing this season. Farah, the fourth-ranked heavyweight in the county, picked up Upper Weight MVP honors at Saturday’s Andrew Pena Classic, winning all four matc
    Mon Dec 15, 2014
  • Boys scholar-athlete: Matthew Logan, Orange Lutheran BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Matthew Logan Orange Lutheran Soccer GPA: 4.3 Logan earned all-county second team honors last season as a junior. He was also Orange Lutheran’s Defensive MVP. Logan is a four-year varsity letterman and is the captain this season. In the classroom, he’s enrolled in AP English
    Mon Dec 15, 2014
  • Godinez holds on to top Santa Ana BY DAMIAN DOTTORE
    SANTA ANA - Before the start of Friday’s nonleague boys soccer game at Santa Ana Stadium, Godinez coach Ruben Fernandez pulled out a pen and started scratching names off his roster. “This kid is injured. This one is sick,” Fernandez said. By the time he was done, about a third of his lineup had been ruled o
    Fri Dec 12, 2014
  • Hot Shots: Friday's boys soccer (12-12-14)
    Click through the slideshow to see photos from the Orange Lutheran vs. El Modena boys soccer match played on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014.
    Fri Dec 12, 2014
  • Brea holds off Sonora in Wildcat Cup quarterfinal By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    BREA – When Eli Rico-Torres began playing up top for Sonora, Brea Olinda coach Steve Teal tweaked his formation, man marking the senior forward and dropping players back into space to take away the Raiders outlet. It was the only way Teal saw to contain him. “He (Rico-Torres) is so difficult to deal with. He is such a good pl
    Thu Dec 11, 2014
  • Hot Shots: Wednesday's boys soccer (12-10-14)
    Click through the slideshow to see photos from the Westminster vs. Santiago and San Clemente vs. Dana Hills,boys soccer games played on Wednesday, Dec. 10, 2014.
    Thu Dec 11, 2014
  • Amador keeps Servite scoring, winning BY DAMIAN DOTTORE
    After its season opener, Servite boys soccer coach Jon Spencer made a request of his players. Can someone not playing on defense please score for us? Servite scored three goals that day, and each one was knocked in by a defender. “I kind of gave them a hard time,” Spencer said. “I said, ‘Guy
    Wed Dec 10, 2014
  • Amador's three goal leads Servite past Santiago of Corona By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    ANAHEIM – After the season opener, Servite coach Jon Spencer made a request. Can someone not playing on defense please score for the Friars. Servite finished with three goals that day, and each one was knocked in by a defender. “I kind of game them a hard time,” Spencer said. “I said, ‘Guys, I’
    Wed Dec 10, 2014
  • CIF-SS boys soccer rankings (12-8-14)
    The CIF-SS boys soccer rankings that were rleased Monday, Dec. 8, 2014. BOYS SOCCER RANKINGSDivision 11. Loyola2. Servite3. Paramount4. San Clemente5. Royal6. El Toro7. Fountain Valley8. Santa Margarita9. DowneyT10. Santa BarbaraT10. Palos Verdes
    Tue Dec 09, 2014
  • Aliso Niguel shut out in Aliso Cup championship By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    ALISO VIEJO - Playing on its home field doesn’t seem to hold much of an advantage for the Aliso Niguel boys soccer team. For the fourth time, the Wolverines advanced to the championship match of the tournament they host, and they are still looking for their first triumph in the Aliso Cup. This time, Aliso Niguel got shutout
    Mon Dec 08, 2014
  • Boys soccer O.C. Top 10 (12-8-14) By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    1. Servite 2. Anaheim 3. San Clemente 4. Aliso Niguel 5. Santa Margarita 6. Santiago 7. JSerra 8. Loara 9. Edison 10. Saddleback
    Mon Dec 08, 2014
  • Boys soccer AOW: Michael Falino, Santa Margarita By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    Michael Falino Santa Margarita The freshman forward scored four goals in his first four games playing on the Eagles’ varsity team. He scored two goals in the Eagles’ 4-0 victory against Montebello
    Mon Dec 08, 2014
  • Esperanza beats University, but not by enough By DAMIAN DOTTORE
    ANAHEIM HILLS – Esperanza was winning its game against University, but not by enough. And from the way the Aztecs were playing in the closing minutes of Friday’s Aliso Cup pool play match, Esperanza coach Conan Hawkins is sure that his players didn’t know how important it was to score a couple more goals. To adv
    Fri Dec 05, 2014
  • After shaky start, Valley earns tie with Los Al BY DAMIAN DOTTORE
    Santa Ana Valley’s first pass of the boys soccer season resulted in a goal. But it wasn’t the Falcons who scored it. A mistake while Valley passed its opening kick off to its sweeper gave Los Alamitos possession, and Ian Roche put the host Griffins in front just 28 seconds into Thursday’s Aliso Cup pool play matc
    Thu Dec 04, 2014
  • Santa Margarita shuts down Yorba Linda BY DAMIAN DOTTORE
    With two freshmen and only three returning lettermen in the lineup, Santa Margarita didn’t have the most experienced group playing in Wednesday’s Aliso Cup pool play match at Yorba Linda High. But during fall practice, Coach Wade Fraser kept reminding the Eagles that they don’t have to be filled with varsity vete
    Wed Dec 03, 2014
  • OCVarsity Boys Soccer Preview '14-15
    The Register and OC Varsity have put together their girls soccer preview for the 2014-15 season. (It is appearing now online, and it will be included in Saturday's OC Varsity section of the Register.) Click on the links to check it out:
    Thu Nov 27, 2014
  • Boys soccer preview: O.C. Top 10 BY DAMIAN DOTTORE
    1. SERVITE: The Friars return all but one player from last year’s defense that posted school records for fewest goals allowed (eight) and most shutouts (18). 2. ANAHEIM: The Colonists return nine seniors and 15 lettermen who saw considerable action in last years’ playoffs, which ended with Anaheim winning the Di
    Thu Nov 27, 2014