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  • Updated schedule for girls soccer playoffs
    Scores from Thursday's games and updated schedule for all of the divisions of the CIF-SS girls soccer playoffs. **UPDATED THURSDAY** GIRLS SOCCER DIVISION 1Quarterfinals, ThursdayLong Beach Wilson 1, Santa Margarita
    Fri Feb 27, 2015
  • Meyer strikes late, lifts Mater Dei into semifinals BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    They were the two biggest goals Briana Meyer netted in her life. Both were brilliant strikes, and their beauty was matched only by their importance. Tied with Chino Hills late in the second half, and overtime a mere minutes away, the Monarchs senior midfielder drilled a shot from inside the box. It sailed past the Huskies’ g
    Thu Feb 26, 2015
  • Hot Shots: Tuesday's girl soccer playoffs (2-24-15)
    Click through the slideshow to see photos from three girls soccer playoff matches --Laguna Beach vs. Hemet, Whittier Christian vs. Temescal Canyon and Pacifica vs. Arroyo Grande-- played on Tuesday, Feb. 24, 2015,
    Wed Feb 25, 2015
  • Aliso Niguel stunned by Wilson comeback BY MARK GARCIA
    ALISO VIEJO – Long Beach Wilson girls soccer coach Dalton Kaufman said before the start of Tuesday’s game that his squad needed to play perfectly to knock off top-seeded Aliso Niguel. They didn’t, but they still got the perfect result. The Bruins scored two goals in the game’s final 10 minutes to er
    Tue Feb 24, 2015
  • Laguna Hills escapes with victory over Edison in OT BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    Lauren Marin was in the right place at the right time for the Laguna Hills girls soccer team. The senior forward followed up a rebound of a Rebecca Chavez shot and slipped the ball into the net in overtime to give the visiting Hawks a 1-0 victory over Edison in the second round of the CIF-SS Division 1 playoffs Tuesday.
    Tue Feb 24, 2015
  • Sunny Hills' upset hopes fizzle early BY ZACH CAVANAGH
    FULLERTON — Many times during the 25-year tenure of Coach Jeff Gordon, the Sunny Hills girls soccer teams had been the favorites going against scrappy underdogs in the postseason. But the Lancers’ young squad was on the other side of matchup this time. They lost to top-seeded Oaks Christian of Westlake Village, 2-0, in
    Tue Feb 24, 2015
  • Updated girls soccer playoffs schedule (2-23-15)
    Schedule for the CIF-Southern Section girls soccer playoffs: **UPDATED MONDAY** GIRLS SOCCER DIVISION 1 Second round Tuesday (Feb. 24), 3 p.m. Long Beach Wilso
    Mon Feb 23, 2015
  • Girls soccer AOW: Bailey Webster, Edison BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Bailey Webster Edison The senior defender scored the winning goal in the 76th minute of Edison’s first-round game against Dana Hills. The Chargers advanced to the second round of the Division 1 playoffs with the 1-0 victory, and they will host Laguna Hills on Tuesday. Contact the writer:
    Mon Feb 23, 2015
  • Girls soccer O.C. top 10 (2-23-15) BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    GIRLS O.C. TOP 10 1. Aliso Niguel 2. Huntington Beach 3. Foothill 4. Laguna Hills 5. Canyon 6. Santa Margarita 7. Troy 8. Mater Dei 9. Rosary 10. Edison
    Mon Feb 23, 2015
  • Hot Shots: Thursday's girls soccer (2-19-15)
    Check out a slideshow of photos from two CIF-SS girls soccer Division 1 first-round playoff matches -- Laguna Hills vs. JSerra and Edison vs. Dana Hills and played on Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015.
    Fri Feb 20, 2015
  • Santa Margarita's plan produces win over Esperanza BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    The frustration on the faces of Esperanza’s players became more evident as the time remaining in the game slowly ticked away. The Aztecs were only trailing by a goal, but an equalizer seemed almost impossible at times as the squad rarely possessed the ball in its playoff matchup against the defending CIF champs, Santa Margarita.
    Thu Feb 19, 2015
  • Girls soccer playoffs: Updated schedule, results (2-18-15)
    CIF-SS GIRLS SOCCER PLAYOFFS RESULTS AND SCHEDULE **UPDATED WEDNESDAY** ************** All games 3 p.m. unless noted DIVISION 1First round, ThursdayAliso Niguel - byeChaminade at Long Beach WilsonEsperanza at Sant
    Wed Feb 18, 2015
  • Girls soccer playoffs: Breaking down each division BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    The CIF-SS girls soccer playoffs, which start this week, are loaded with Orange County teams. Some of the teams are league champions or high seeds and are considered among the favorites to bring home a league championship. Other teams are potential surprises of the postseason, poised to pull off some upsets over the next few week
    Wed Feb 18, 2015
  • Girls soccer playoffs: Division 5 analysis BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Division 5 Seeded teams 1. La Quinta/LQ (18-4-2) 2. Hemet (20-4) 3. Alta Loma (21-4) 4. La Serna (15-4-5) County representatives: Ocean View, Estancia, Calvary Chapel, Segerstrom, Laguna Beach Rapid reaction: Just for a bit of context, La Serna is the division&rs
    Wed Feb 18, 2015
  • Girls soccer playoffs: Division 4 analysis BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Division 4 Seeded teams 1. Serrano (20-1) 2. La Mirada (20-2) 3. Alemany (17-1-3) 4. Arcadia (19-0-1) County representatives: Sage Hill, St. Margaret’s, Crean Lutheran Rapid rea
    Wed Feb 18, 2015
  • Girls soccer playoffs: Division 3 analysis BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Division 3 Seeded teams 1. Buena (19-2-5) 2. Quartz Hill (19-2-3) 3. Cypress (15-7-2) 4. West Torrance (15-4-5) County representatives: Brea Olinda, Pacifica, Yorba Linda, Valencia Rapid reaction: Looking immediately a
    Wed Feb 18, 2015
  • Girls soccer playoffs: Division 6 analysis BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Division 6 Seeded teams 1. Grand Terrace (20-2-3) 2. Paloma Valley (11-7-4) 3. Maranatha (16-4-4) 4. Gabrielino (15-4-1) County representatives: Whittier Christian, Savanna, Santa Ana Valley, Katella Rapid reaction: Savanna,
    Wed Feb 18, 2015
  • Girls soccer playoffs: Division 7 analysis BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Division 7 Seeded teams 1. Grace Brethren (19-3-2) 2. Riverside Prep (21-0) 3. Shadow Hills (12-1-2) 4. Big Bear (15-7-2) County representatives: Tarbut V’Torah, Garden Grove, Santiago, Los Amigos Rapid reaction: How real is t
    Wed Feb 18, 2015
  • Flores strikes in OT to give Katella victory
    Yasmeen Flores scored the golden goal early in the first overtime period to give Katella a 3-2 win over visiting Santa Clarita Christian on Tuesday in the wild-card round of the CIF-SS Division 6 girls soccer playoffs. Flores took the ball at midfield and dribbled through the Cardinals’ defense before launching a 30-yard sho
    Tue Feb 17, 2015
  • Girls soccer playoffs: Division 2 analysis BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Division 2 analysis Seeded teams 1. Oaks Christian (15-1) 2. Santiago of Corona (18-1-8) 3. Troy (17-1-5) 4. Palos Verdes (17-4-2) County representatives: Sunny Hills, Northwood, Beckman, Corona del Mar, La Ha
    Tue Feb 17, 2015
  • Girls soccer playoffs: Division 1 analysis BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Division 1 analysis Seeded teams 1. Aliso Niguel (16-2-1) 2. Huntington Beach (16-1-7) 3. Harvard Westlake (14-2-1) 4. Foothill (16-5-2) County representatives: Santa Margarita, Esperanza, Trabuc
    Tue Feb 17, 2015
  • Aliso Niguel leads the way in loaded Division 1 field BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Holding down the top spot in the county rankings since Day One, Aliso Niguel was the county’s lone team awarded a No. 1 seed in the CIF-SS girls soccer playoffs. The Wolverines earned the seed in a loaded Division 1 bracket that includes Huntington Beach as the No. 2 seed and Foothill as the No. 4 seed. Because they are the
    Mon Feb 16, 2015
  • Girls soccer O.C. Top 10 (2-16-15) By KENNY CONNOLLY
    1. Aliso Niguel 2. Huntington Beach 3. Foothill 4. Laguna Hills 5. Canyon 6. Tesoro 7. Santa Margarita 8. Troy 9. Mater Dei 10. San Clemente
    Mon Feb 16, 2015
  • Girls soccer AOW: Rebecca Chavez, Laguna Hills BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Rebecca Chavez Laguna Hills The senior striker was clutch down the stretch for the Hawks, scoring a critical goal in the team’s 3-1 win over Tesoro before she notched the dramatic match-winner in a 1-0 contest against San Juan Hills last Wednesday. Laguna Hills won the Sea View League as a result, and will pla
    Mon Feb 16, 2015
  • Girls scholar-athlete: Alex Barber, Santa Margarita BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    ALEX BARBER SANTA MARGARITA SOCCER GPA: 4.4 Barber is a senior defender for the Eagles and a four-year member of the soccer program. The Eagles closed the regular season allowing just four goals in their last seven games. She is an AP Scholar, member of the National Honor Society, Student A
    Mon Feb 16, 2015