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  • 2014-15 All-CIF girls soccer teams
    The All-CIF girls soccer teams were announced Monday. In CIF-SS Division 1, Mater Dei’s Olivia Ware was selected player of the year and Mat er Dei's Matty West was chosen coach of the year. *******************2014-15 ALL-CIF TEAMS GIRLS SOCCER DIVISION 1 P
    Mon Mar 16, 2015
  • Mater Dei leaves mark in SoCal Regional loss BY DAN ALBANO
    CARLSBAD – Mater Dei’s players wrapped their arms around each other in a prayer circle while La Costa Canyon’s girls soccer team put the final touches on their victory celebration in the distance. The Monarchs’ improbable postseason run ended early Saturday night but their bond as trailblazers on the pitch will li
    Sat Mar 14, 2015
  • Schedule for soccer regional finals
    Schedule for the boys and girls soccer championship games in the CIF Southern California Regionals. BOYS SOCCER 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
    Sat Mar 14, 2015
  • Mater Dei enjoys 'fun' run to regionals final BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Awaiting Mater Dei’s girls soccer team after the final whistle of Thursday afternoon’s CIF Southern California Regional was a makeshift human tunnel formed by the Monarchs faithful, similar to those formed by parents after youth games. After the entire squad had made its way through the row of outstretched arms, there emerged
    Thu Mar 12, 2015
  • Girls soccer regionals: Scores, updated schedule
    Scores from the girls soccer semifinals Thursday in the CIF Southern California Regionals. (Note: Some of Saturday's times and locations for the finals are tentative.) GIRLS SOCCER DIVSION ISemifinals, ThursdayCorona Santiago 2, San Diego Torre
    Thu Mar 12, 2015
  • Santa Margarita enjoys this surprise BY ANDREW TURNER
    ORANGE – The opportunity came as an unexpected surprise. Now the Santa Margarita girls soccer team is trying to make the most of its new life in the Southern California Regional. The Eagles, who thought their season had ended with a loss in the CIF-SS playoffs on Feb. 26, received goals from Taylor Gather, Evann Fur
    Tue Mar 10, 2015
  • Girls soccer regionals: Scores, updated schedule
    Scores from Tuesday's girls soccer games in the CIF Southern California Regional playoffs. GIRLS SOCCER DIVISION IQuarterfinals, TuesdayCorona Santiago 0, Paloma Valley 0 (Santiago advances on PKs, 4-2)San Diego Torrey Pines 1, Cypress 1 (Torrey Pines adv
    Tue Mar 10, 2015
  • Girls soccer O.C. Top 10 (3-9-15) By KENNY CONNOLLY
    1. Mater Dei 2. Laguna Hills 3. Huntington Beach 4. Aliso Niguel 5. Santa Margarita 6. Foothill 7. Canyon 8. Troy 9. Rosary 10. Cypress
    Mon Mar 09, 2015
  • Girls soccer AOW: Briana Meyer, Mater Dei BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    Briana Meyer Mater Dei The senior midfielder was the definition of clutch down the stretch for the Monarchs, tallying four goals from the quarterfinal round to the CIF championship. Meyer scored the match-winner in overtime against Long Beach Poly in last Tuesday’s semis, and her strike against Laguna Hills in
    Mon Mar 09, 2015
  • Five O.C. teams in girls soccer regionals BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    After winning the CIF-Southern Section Division 1 championship on Saturday afternoon, Mater Dei’s girls soccer team was one of four county squads selected to compete in this week’s CIF Southern California Regional Championships. In addition to the Monarchs, Cypress, Laguna Hills, Santa Margarita and Tarbut V’Torah also
    Sun Mar 08, 2015
  • Mater Dei's nerves tested, but it takes Division 1 title BY DAN ALBANO
    CORONA - When the decisive twist of an unlikely thriller finally emerged, Mater Dei goalie Madison Puliafico slowly rose to her feet and sprinted with her arms wide open to her teammates charging from midfield. The Monarchs’ girls soccer team could finally hold on tight Saturday afternoon and know they were champions.
    Sat Mar 07, 2015
  • Cypress silenced by tough West Torrance defense BY ANDREW TURNER
    DOWNEY – It took less than a half for puzzled looks to creep across the faces of the players on the Cypress girls soccer team. The Centurions had been an offensive juggernaut in the playoffs, but the team was stymied Saturday in the CIF-SS Division 3 championship game. Emily Atkinson scored in the 12th minute and
    Sat Mar 07, 2015
  • Scores from the boys, girls soccer finals
    Scores from the championship games on Friday and Saturday in the CIF-SS boys and girls soccer playoffs. BOYS SOCCER Division 1: Servite 2, El Toro 0 Division 2: La Quinta 3, Santa Ana 2 Division 3: Cathedral 2, Chaffey 0 Division 4: Be
    Sat Mar 07, 2015
  • Saturday's soccer finals previews By DAMIAN DOTTORE and KENNY CONNOLLY
    GIRLS SOCCER: Finals preview: Cypress vs. West Torrance Finals preview: Laguna Hills vs. Mater Dei BOYS SOCCER:
    Fri Mar 06, 2015
  • Girls soccer preview: Laguna Hills vs. Mater Dei BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    CIF-SS GIRLS SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS DIVISION 1 Laguna Hills (20-2-1) vs. Mater Dei (14-4-7) Where, when: Corona High, Saturday, 2:30 p.m. Fan info: Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 students with valid ID and children (3-13). Parking is free. Live coverage: Foxsp
    Fri Mar 06, 2015
  • Girls soccer preview: Cypress vs. West Torrance BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    CIF-SS GIRLS SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS DIVISION 3 Cypress (20-7-2) vs. West Torrance (19-4-5) Where, when: Warren High, Downey, Saturday, 9:30 a.m. Fan info: Tickets are $10 general admission, $5 students with valid ID and children (3-13). Parking is free. Live coverage:
    Fri Mar 06, 2015
  • Championship Saturday: Complete schedule of CIF-SS games
    The schedule for all of the CIF-SS championship games on Saturday. BOYS BASKETBALL At Honda Center 10 a.m.: Division 3AA, Sonora vs. Gahr of Cerritos Noon: Division 2A, Compton vs. Redlands East Valley 2 p.m.: Division 2AA, Canyon vs. Lawndale 4 p.
    Fri Mar 06, 2015
  • Fryer: Cypress soccer peaking at right time BY STEVE FRYER
    It was not a good December for the Cypress girls soccer team. The Centurions were tying or losing against teams they probably should have defeated. A good reason for that existed. “At one time we had eight players out,” Cypress coach Nicole Woiemberghe said. Cypress got better, physically and on the pit
    Thu Mar 05, 2015
  • Schedule, results for boys and girls soccer finals
    The schedule for all of the championship games of the CIF-SS boys and girls soccer playoffs. SOCCER FRIDAY'S GAMES At Corona HighBoys Division 2: La Quinta of La Quinta 3, Santa Ana 2Boys Division 3: Cathedral vs. Chaffey, 7:30 p.m.
    Wed Mar 04, 2015
  • Girls soccer playoffs: Tuesday's scores
    Scores from Tuesday's games in the CIF-SS girls soccer playofs. GIRLS SOCCER DIVISION 1Semifinals, TuesdayLaguna Hills 0, Long Beach Wilson 0 (Laguna Hills advances on PKs, 3-0)Mater Dei 2, Long Beach Poly 1 (OT)
    Wed Mar 04, 2015
  • Girls soccer: Finals schedule released BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    The CIF-Southern Section announced the finals schedule for girls soccer matches being held at Corona High and Warren High in Downey this Friday and Saturday. Listed below is the time and location for matches including Orange County schools. Warren High, Saturday
    Wed Mar 04, 2015
  • Laguna Hills dominates penalty kicks to advance BY KENNY CONNOLLY
    The long, lonely walk from the center circle into the box suddenly became a little less stressful for Laguna Hills’ penalty takers each passing round. When Hawks senior keeper Jocelyne Vera guessed right and stopped the first Long Beach Wilson attempt in penalties, the pressure immediately swayed to the Bruins’ sidelin
    Tue Mar 03, 2015
  • Meyer's goal in OT puts Mater Dei in final BY DAMIAN CALHOUN
    LONG BEACH - On two separate occasions late in the second half, the potential winning goal was close to ending up in the back of the net for the Mater Dei girls soccer team. One header from inside the 6-yard box was slapped away, and moments later a long-distance shot clanked off of the crossbar. In overtime, the Monarchs finally
    Tue Mar 03, 2015
  • Updated schedule for girls soccer playoffs
    The updated schedule for all of the divisions of the CIF-SS girls soccer playoffs. **UPDATED MONDAY** GIRLS SOCCER DIVISION 1Semifinals, Tuesday (March 3), 3 p.m.Long Beach Wilson at Laguna Hills, 5 p.m.
    Mon Mar 02, 2015
  • Girls soccer O.C. Top 10 (3-2-15) By KENNY CONNOLLY
    1. Laguna Hills 2. Huntington Beach 3. Aliso Niguel 4. Mater Dei 5. Santa Margarita 6. Foothill 7. Canyon 8. Troy 9. Rosary 10. Edison
    Mon Mar 02, 2015