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Fountain Valley wins Area K title

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November 02, 2011|From Staff Reports
  • Fountain Valley Region 5 topped North Irvine Saturday to clinch the AYSO Area K championship.
Fountain Valley Region 5 topped North Irvine Saturday… (HB Independent )

Megan Molina scored on a cross from Jenny Soliman four minutes into the second half against North Irvine and that was all Fountain Valley (Region 5) would need to clinch the AYSO Area K championship, 1-0, Saturday in girls' Under-19 division action.

Fountain Valley (7-0-1) finishes its regular season at noon Saturday at Mile Square Park against South Irvine. Regardless of the that outcome, Region 5 already has locked up the regular season title and will head into the Section 11 Championship tournament as the Area K representative.

Fountain Valley team members are: Molina, Soliman, Alicia Arnett, Vivien Bayless, Lauren Brose, Alex Capuano, Jordi Emrich, Desiree Fisher, Kalei Hauber, Mikayla Mager, Kendra Martinez, Michelle Mendoza, Alyx Merickel, Taylor Merickel, Jovanna Molina, Cheyanne Murrietta, Kaitlyn Ramirez, Brittney Stevens and Cami Stevens.

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Huntington Beach 14, Pasadena 12: The Oilers jumped out to a 14-0 lead on Pasadena and then held on for the Mighty Mite Division victory over the Trojans in an Orange Empire Conference Bowl game Saturday at Edison High.

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The Chargers finished their season on a high note and again were led by quarterback Christopher Soto, who rushed 13 times for 118 yards and two touchdowns. Soto also completed two of four passes for 19 yards, both completions to Cole Koffler. Ultimately, the difference in the game was not Koffler's catches, but his right leg. His two-point conversion kick after the Chargers' second touchdown proved to be the difference.

"That's what we work all year for is the bowl game," Chargers Coach Dareld Karns said. "No matter what happened the whole season, we're playing someone that matches up well with us and we beat them."

Just like the Chargers' game the previous week, when they lost on the game's final play to a tough Tustin squad, Saturday's game was close.

The Chargers took a 6-0 lead in the second quarter on a three-yard touchdown run by Soto that capped a 10-play, 55-yard drive. The Chargers made it difficult on themselves by being penalized three times for 15 yards, but also came up with big plays. On fourth-and-11 from the Trojans' 45-yard line, Soto found Koffler over the middle for a 12-yard gain. Soto ran for 18 yards on the next play and four plays later, ran the ball in from the three.

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