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High School Roundup

Edison scores three first-half goals to blank Marina, 4-0, in key Sunset League girls' soccer match.

January 18, 2012|By Mike Sciacca
  • Edison's Brooke Lillywhite fights for a ball against Marina's Emily Vanasse during a Sunset League match at Edison High School on Tuesday.
Edison's Brooke Lillywhite fights for a ball against… (SCOTT SMELTZER,…)

Edison picked up a big victory in Sunset League play and Ocean View kept its Golden West League record perfect by earning wins Tuesday in girls' soccer action.

Edison exploded for three second-half goals against visiting Marina and went on to shut out the Vikings, 4-0. Mackenzie Cerda scored twice, Angelisa Cortez had a goal and two assists, Kelsey McKay scored once and both Brooke Lillywhite and Karly Freeman had an assist.

Chargers goalies Natalie McNeely and Alison Jahansouz each had a save and combined for the shutout.

Edison improved to 2-1-1 in league and 11-5-2 overall. Marina dropped to 2-2 in league.

"I felt we played a little hesitant first half but established tenacity in the first 10 minutes of the second half to put the game out of reach," Edison Coach Kerry Crooks said. "We are anticipating a battle on Thursday against Los Alamitos and the girls are excited for the competition."

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Los Alamitos (3-0-1) leads the Sunset League race after posting a 3-1 win Tuesday over host Fountain Valley. Addie Espinoza scored off a corner kick from Sofia Rucker in the first half for the Barons, who are 0-4 in league.

In another Sunset game Tuesday, Huntington Beach dropped a 2-0 overtime decision to visiting Newport Harbor.

Ocean View Coach David Deaton called the Seahawks' 1-0 win over Golden West League foe Loara a "nailbiter." Senior midfielder Kelley Dooley scored early in the game and freshman goalie Malia Hayes recorded 15 saves against a Loara team that Deaton said uses a "kick ball style" of play.

"I think this was the first time my girls did not give up," Deaton said. "They fought hard to keep Loara out of our net."

In previous action, the Seahawks jumped out to a 3-0 lead on Orange and defeated the Panthers, 3-1, in a Jan. 12 league game. Freshman forward Jade Kratovil scored twice and senior midfielder Aleanna Vargas scored once. Senior forward Melissa Cooley had two assists and Hayes had seven saves.

Ocean View is 13-3-1 and 3-0 in league.

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Boys' Soccer

The Sunset League race saw Marina, Edison and Los Alamitos collect victories Friday.

Dakota Muta scored in each half as Marina wiped out a 1-0 deficit against Fountain Valley and went on to defeat the Barons, 2-1. Josue Medina picked up an assist on both scores and David Elias had three saves as Marina defeated Fountain Valley for the second time this season. The Vikings edged the Barons, 1-0, in the championship final of the Marina Holiday Cup on Dec. 29.

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