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High School Roundup: Can't deny Edison boys' soccer

Chargers boys' soccer team takes Sunset League title after edging Los Alamitos, 1-0.

February 12, 2014|By Mike Sciacca

The Edison High boys' soccer team again is champion of the Sunset League.

In a game that determined first place and as to which team would take the title, Edison slipped past visiting Los Alamitos, 1-0, Friday to clinch the crown. It took Connor Gordon's goal off a penalty kick in the final minute of the game, to give the Chargers the win and secure the program's third league title in five years.

"This team has come up big in key games all season long," Edison Coach Charlie Breneman said. "Defensively we didn't give Los Al many chances.

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"This is a special team and hopefully we can keep this up in CIF."

Edison took on Huntington Beach, which was a 3-1 winner Friday over Marina, in a league and regular-season finale for both teams Wednesday. That score, along with another Sunset finale Wednesday between Marina and Fountain Valley, wasn't available at press time.

The CIF Southern Section boys' soccer playoff pairings will be announced Monday. Division wild-card games will be played at 3 p.m. Tuesday, and first-round games are Feb. 20.

Girls' Soccer

Edison clinched the Sunset League championship Feb. 5 by scoring a 1-0 road victory at Los Alamitos. UCLA-bound Makenzie Cerda scored in the 60th minute and Jordan Gressier and Zoe Clevely made some big stops in goal and combined for nine saves for the Chargers who are ranked ninth in CIF Southern Section Division 1.

In Sunset games played Tuesday, Edison (6-2-1 league) was upended at home by Huntington Beach, 1-0. Darcy Weiser scored off a corner kick in the 73rd minute to lift the Oilers (10-4-5 overall, 4-2-3 league) who are in second-place in the league standings.

Clevely, a freshman, had six saves in the loss.

In another Sunset game Tuesday, Marina and visiting Fountain Valley played to a 1-1 tie. Megan Finney scored for the Vikings (1-2-6 league), and Kasey Reeve scored for the Barons (3-3-3 league).

The Sunset League schedule wraps Thursday. Edison plays at Fountain Valley (3 p.m.), Los Alamitos at Huntington (5 p.m.), Marina at Newport Harbor (5 p.m.)

The CIF Southern Section girls' soccer playoff pairings will be announced Monday. Division wild-card games are at 3 p.m. Wednesday and first-round games are at 3 p.m. Feb. 21.

Girls' Water Polo

The Sunset League season was completed Wednesday but scores from those games weren't available at press time.

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