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Marina and Edison win league championships

Prep Roundup

Vikings win Sunset League boys' soccer crown, while Chargers claim girls' title. Both eye deep postseason runs.

February 15, 2012|By Mike Sciacca
  • Ocean View's Danni Dapello moves the ball upfield during a Golden West League match against Segerstrom at Ocean View High School. The match decided the league title, which Segerstrom won, 2-1.
Ocean View's Danni Dapello moves the ball upfield… (SCOTT SMELTZER,…)

The championship race in both boys' and girls' Sunset League soccer went down to the final week of the season last week, and in the end it was Marina and Edison that claimed titles.

Marina won the boys' title after playing Edison to a scoreless tie Feb. 8. A day later, Edison took the girls' title by winning, 2-1, at Los Alamitos in a showdown that determined the champion. The triumph allowed the Chargers to repeat as Sunset champion.

Audrey Minar scored Edison's first goal and Kelsey Wetzstein provided the Chargers with the winning goal with 10 minutes remaining. It was the second game-winning goal posted by Wetzstein last week. Her goal against Marina on Feb. 7 was the difference in a 3-2 victory. Wetzstein also had two assists in the Chargers final two league games.

Edison (15-5-4) opens play in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs Friday. The Chargers, ranked sixth in the final Division 1 rankings, host Foothill (Century No. 4, 11-5-7) at 5 p.m.

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Huntington Beach (7-7-2) received an at-large berth to the Division 1 playoffs and played a wild-card game on Wednesday at West Ranch (Foothill at-large, 10-5-5). The score wasn't available at press time. The winner advances to play at the division's No. 1-seed, Corona del Mar (19-1-2), at 3 p.m. Friday.

Ocean View finished in second place in the Golden West League after falling, 2-1, to Segerstrom in a Feb. 9 contest that determined the league champion. Senior Aleanna Vargas scored and freshman Malia Hayes had 11 saves. The Seahawks (18-5-1), ranked seventh in Division 6, start postseason play Friday and host Nogales (9-15, Valle Vista No. 3) at 3 p.m.

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Boys' Soccer

Marina launches its CIF title bid Thursday when the Vikings (16-2-6, ranked No. 8 in Division 1) host El Toro (15-6-4, South Coast No. 3) at 3 p.m.

Fountain Valley and Edison both started postseason play in Division 1 on Tuesday. Fountain Valley, the third-place team from the Sunset League, advanced after knocking off visiting Santa Margarita, 4-3, in a wild-card match. The Barons move on to face No. 2-seed San Clemente (14-2-7) at 3 p.m. Thursday at San Clemente.

Edison, an at-large entry from the Sunset League, was eliminated following a 2-0 wild-card loss against Long Beach Wilson.

Ocean View earned a spot in the first round of the Division 2 playoffs after rallying from a 1-0 halftime deficit Tuesday to down visiting Centennial of Corona, 3-1, in a wild-card match.

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