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  • Canyon ends season with Crestview crown By ANDREW TURNER
    It’s always nice to exceed expectations. Canyon’s girls soccer team did just that in defeating Villa Park, 2-0, to clinch the Crestview League title Thursday night at El Modena High. Taylor Rasmussen had a goal and an assist for the Comanches (13-10-1, 4-2-0), who won both games this week to finish on top of th
    Thu Feb 11, 2016
  • Calvary Chapel earns tie, but title goes to Estancia By ANDREW TURNER
    Calvary Chapel’s girls soccer team controlled its destiny entering the final week of the regular season. The Orange Coast League crown was there for the taking if the Eagles could navigate their last two league games without any problems. Calvary Chapel didn’t lose either game, but after two ties, including a 1-1 outc
    Wed Feb 10, 2016
  • CIF-SS girls soccer polls (2-8-16)
    CIF-SS GIRLS SOCCER POLLS (Selected by the CIF-SS Girls Soccer Advisory Committee) DIVISION 1 1. Aliso Niguel 2. Harvard Westlake 3. El Toro 4. Tesoro 5. Mater Dei 6. Huntington Beach 7. San Clemente 8. Santa Margarita 9. Edison T10. Esp
    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
  • Girls soccer top 10 (2-8-16) By ANDREW TURNER
    The Register's girls soccer poll for the week of Feb. 8-14, 2016. GIRLS O.C. TOP 10 POLL 1. Aliso Niguel (59 poll points) 2. Mater Dei (58) 3. El Toro (57) 4. Santa Margarita (43) 5. Huntington Beach (42) 6. Esperanza (38) 7. Tesoro (31) 8. Edison (21) 9. JSer
    Mon Feb 08, 2016
  • Girls soccer player of the week: Jazmin Lopez, Segerstrom By ANDREW TURNER
    Jazmin Lopez Segerstrom The senior midfielder scored five goals in two games, including three against Orange, to help the Jaguars to a pair of Golden West League victories. Lopez, who signed with Idaho State, has 14 goals this season.
    Mon Feb 08, 2016
  • Girls scholar-athlete of the week: Lauren Polyakov, Villa Park By DAMIAN CALHOUN
    LAUREN POLYAKOV VILLA PARK SOCCER GPA: 4.9 Polyakov, a senior midfielder/forward, has 13 goals and 10 assists. She was selected first-team all-Century League as a sophomore and junior. Her classes include AP statistics, AP English language, AP physics C and AP U.S. government. She recei
    Mon Feb 08, 2016
  • Aliso Niguel's Mathews, Desiano fast-rising stars in O.C. soccer By ANDREW TURNER
    Aliso Niguel soccer coach Randy Dodge is as much a fixture as any other figure in the Southern California soccer scene. Since taking over the Wolverines’ girls program in 1997, he has witnessed his fair share of greatness. His teams have seen and produced a lengthy list of pro-level talents. That group includes Allison Sc
    Fri Feb 05, 2016
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: Fullerton-La Habra girls soccer
    Check out a slideshow of photos from the Fullerton vs. La Habra girls soccer match played on Thursday, Feb. 4.
    Fri Feb 05, 2016
  • Freshman D'Aquila leading the way for JSerra soccer team By NATHAN PERCY
    She was, perhaps, Greg and Matt Baker’s best-kept secret. Having worked with the Bakers for the past two-plus seasons in club, JSerra freshman forward Isabella D’Aquila is now taking Orange County high school soccer by storm, one goal – and sometimes more than that – at a time. Few tea
    Thu Feb 04, 2016
  • Huntington Beach strikes fast, knocks off No. 5 Edison By ANDREW TURNER
    HUNTINGTON BEACH – Huntington Beach’s girls soccer team won its first Sunset League title last year. Against fifth-ranked Edison, the No. 10 Oilers showed that they’re serious about getting a second bite of the apple. Huntington Beach struck three times in the first half to defeat the Chargers, 3-1, Thursday nig
    Thu Feb 04, 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
  • Yorba Linda pulls off stunning rally to beat No. 4 Esperanza By ANDREW TURNER
    YORBA LINDA – Down two goals to fourth-ranked Esperanza with two minutes to play, Yorba Linda’s girls soccer team had nothing to lose. That is, unless bragging rights are counted, and perhaps program appeal for the next wave of players to come through the area. The truth is there was a lot on the line for two schools
    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
  • All of OCVarsity's Signing Day coverage
    This is the place to find all of OCVarsity's coverage of Signing Day on Wednesday: OCVarsity Hot Shots: Huntington Beac
    Wed Feb 03, 2016
  • Girls soccer O.C. top 10 (2-1-16) By ANDREW TURNER
    1. Mater Dei (69) 2. Aliso Niguel (62) 3. Tesoro (54) 4. Esperanza (44) T5. El Toro (40) T5. Edison (40) 7. JSerra (24) 8. Santa Margarita (19) 9. Villa Park (13) 10. Huntington Beach (12) Also Receiving Votes: San Cl
    Mon Feb 01, 2016
  • Girls soccer athlete of the week: Kristen Chong, Troy By ANDREW TURNER
    Kristen Chong Troy The junior midfielder registered her first five goals of the season last week. She recorded a hat-trick against Sunny Hills, which gave the Warriors sole possession of first place in the Freeway League.
    Mon Feb 01, 2016
  • CIF-SS girls soccer polls (2-1-16)
    CIF-SS GIRLS SOCCER POLLS (Selected by the CIF-SS Girls Soccer Advisory Committee) DIVISION 1 1. Aliso Niguel 2. Mater Dei 3. Harvard Westlake 4. Tesoro 5. El Toro 6. San Clemente 7. Edison 8. JSerra 9. Esperanza T10. Chaminade T
    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
  • Canyon's Hocking sisters enjoying the sweet life By ANDREW TURNER
    There are moments in life that provide a call to action. And there are moments that make you shake your head with disbelief. Canyon sophomores Penelope and Iliana Hocking are two of the county’s rising stars in girls soccer, and both of the twin sisters have already committed to major college programs. But if not for
    Fri Jan 29, 2016
  • Aliso Niguel takes big step toward capturing league title By ANDREW TURNER
    ALISO VIEJO – It’s the chase that thrills. With a third straight South Coast League title in its sights, the Aliso Niguel girls soccer team has started playing its best soccer of the season. Bella Folino and Remy Mathews each scored a goal for the second-ranked Wolverines as they defeated No. 8 S
    Thu Jan 28, 2016
  • Rosary's Allaeddini, Hansen and LaCasto bound for Div. I programs By BRIAN WHITEHEAD
    Three years together, and Roisin Allaeddini, Mackenzie Hansen and Olivia LaCasto still surprise each other. Midfielders, team captains and returning all-league bellwethers, the girls are Rosary Academy’s latest soccer starlets. Heirs to former letter winners Kaleigh Moses, Chelsey Patterson and Tayler Dragoo, Allaeddini, Hansen and
    Thu Jan 28, 2016
  • OCVarsity Hot Shots: Rosary vs. JSerra girls soccer
    Check out a slideshow of photos the Rosary vs. JSerra (Trinity League) match at Fullerton College on Tuesday, Jan. 26. JSerra won, 3-1.
    Wed Jan 27, 2016
  • El Toro's Maly seeing fearless approach rewarded By ANDREW TURNER
    The right mixture of talent and hard work leads to special things. From the time Gwen Maly was a freshman, El Toro girls soccer coach Steve Van Dam recognized that Maly possessed those qualities. Although she was on the junior varsity team as a freshman, Van Dam observed the characteristics that would turn Maly into a promising captain.
    Mon Jan 25, 2016
  • CIF-SS girls soccer polls (1-25-16)
    CIF-SS GIRLS SOCCER POLLS (As Selected by the CIF-SS Girls Soccer Advisory Committee) Division 1 1. Aliso Niguel 2. Mater Dei 3. Harvard-Westlake 4. San Clemente 5. El Toro 6. Santa Margarita 7. Edison 8. Tesoro 9. Canyon 10T. Cha
    Mon Jan 25, 2016