It was the best of times, it was the worst of times for the Edison girls soccer team on Tuesday.
On one hand, there was the elation that came from a 1-0 win in the CIF-SS Division 1 semifinals against Foothill.
On the other, the Chargers' -- and arguably Orange County's -- best player, MacKenzie Cerda, was injured during a collision with Knights goalkeeper Justine Rendl in the 71st minute of the game.
Cerda was forced to sit out the final nine minutes of the game after taking a knee to the ribs. An injury Cerda sustained during the collision will keep her out of the Division 1 championship game against Santa Margarita, Edison coach Kerry Crooks said via text on Wednesday morning.
Before the collision, the UCLA-bound Cerda had scored five of the Chargers' six goals in the postseason, which included two game-winning goals.Read the rest of this entry »