Oilers and Sailors share crown

Foes are crowned co-champions of Orange County Field Hockey Assn. Invitational Tournament.

October 06, 2010|From Staff Reports
  • Huntington Beach forward Maggie Prizler (right) psyches up teammate Jessica Van Arsdale during Saturday's match against Newport Harbor. The forward successfully executed her penalty stroke as the Oilers defeated the Sailors in overtime.
Huntington Beach forward Maggie Prizler (right) psyches… (Courtesy Patti…)

The outcome of the highly competitive Orange County Field Hockey Assn. Invitational Tournament at Marina High left two teams as co-champions of the event Saturday.

Huntington Beach and Newport Harbor No. 1 both suffered just one loss in the double-elimination tournament — beating each other — to share the title. The Oilers defeated Newport Harbor No. 2, 3-0, Glendora (1-0) and Newport Harbor No. 1 (1-0, overtime strokes). Their only loss was the Newport Harbor No. 1, 1-0, also in overtime strokes. Newport Harbor No. 1 defeated Bonita, host Marina, Glendora and Huntington Beach.

In a tournament-opening match that was delayed for 30 minutes because of lightning, Corinne Clegg, Ashley Pooler and Lindsey Walter scored goals for Huntington in its 3-0 win over Newport Harbor. Walter and Kayla Winsted picked up assists. Clegg also scored the winning goal in the final 20 seconds to lift the Oilers to a 1-0 win over Glendora.


Huntington then topped Newport Harbor No. 1, 1-0, in overtime strokes. Jessica Van Ragsdale, named co-MVP of the tournament, shot third for the Oilers in a five-stroke overtime and scored the winner on a hard shot to the left. Neither team was able to score in regulation, thanks to the play of Newport goalie Sydney King, who went on to be named the tournament's most valuable goalie, and Huntington goalie Brittany Cristini and defenders Pooler, Marina Elmore, Julianne Lucas and Gina Taliari.

In a match played Sept. 30, Huntington got off 18 shots on goal against Fountain Valley and came away with a 2-0 victory over the Barons.

Fountain Valley goalie Alex Capuano held her own against the Oilers. Huntington forward Kayla Wigney, a junior, scored early in the first period off an assist on a big drive by outside midfielder Corinne Clegg. With just three minutes remaining in the first period, outside midfielder Abby Masters scored unassisted on a hard, long shot from the left side of the circle.


Boys' Water Polo

Edison High picked up three big wins against Northwood, San Clemente and JSerra to head into the start of Wednesday's Sunset League play on a high note.

The Chargers (6-8) prepped for the start of league play — which began with a big match against Los Alamitos — by defeating Northwood (9-8) in overtime and San Clemente (6-4) at the South Coast Tournament, and edged JSerra, 11-10, at the Villa Park Tournament.

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