High School Roundup: Teams fall short in second round

Edison, Ocean View girls' soccer teams knocked out of CIF playoffs after 1-0 losses at home.

February 20, 2013|By Mike Sciacca
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The 2012-13 girls' soccer season ended Tuesday for Edison and Ocean View.

The host Chargers were eliminated, 1-0, in a CIF Southern Section Division 1 second-round game by defending champion Aliso Niguel, while the Seahawks also fell by a 1-0 score to Oxnard Pacifica (Pacific View League No. 2) in a Division 6 second-round game at Ocean View.

Edison, the second-place team from the Sunset League, concluded a 16-4-4 season.

Aliso Niguel is the second-place team from the South Coast League.

"It was a hard-fought game, but the bounces did not go our way," Edison Coach Kerry "Mac" Crooks said.

Edison started postseason play Feb. 14 and blanked visiting Redlands East Valley (Citrus Belt League No. 3), 3-0. Mackenzie Cerda scored all three goals off assists from Brooke Lillywhite.

In its first-round game Feb. 14, Ocean View scored a 2-0 shutout of visiting Duarte (Montview League No. 2). Jade Kratovil and Sam Romo scored goals and Mikaela Malsy had an assist. Emma Malsy and Malia Hayes both had a save.


Ocean View, the second-place team from the Golden West League, ended the year 11-9-1.

Huntington Beach, the third-place team from the Sunset League, lost, 4-0, in a first-round game Feb. 14 to Century League runner-up Esperanza. The Oilers finished the year 8-7-6.

"We earned the respects of our opponents by playing every game with great pride and joy while always showing respect to our opponents," Huntington Coach Raul Ruiz said. "Qualifying for CIF was our reward for believing in each other and our commitment to our team."


Boys' Soccer

Edison picked up a victory and Fountain Valley saw its season come to an end Friday in the opening round of the CIF Southern Section Division 1 playoffs.

Edison went on the road and took down host Long Beach Millikan, 2-1. Down a goal, Apolo Rosa scored the tying goal for the Chargers on a cross from Hunter Kelley. Adam Muñoz scored the game-winning goal late in the match on a long cross that eluded the Rams' goalie.

Edison Coach Charlie Breneman said it was only the 13th time in 30 years that a Millikan team has lost on its home field.

The fifth-ranked Rams (19-3-6) were champions of the Moore League.

"The team came into the game with a great mentality," Breneman said. "They were confident and put in the work to get a result. We asked the guys to sell out for each other and they did. It was a very emotional win. I couldn't be more proud of the team."

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