October 10, 2002
The Lightning, a girls' Under-17 Division Silver soccer team, stretched their unbeaten streak to five games with a pair of ties. The Lightning first fought the Laguna Hills Storm to a 2-2 tie, then the Irvine Lasers to a 1-1 tie. In the Laguna Hills game, Janet Peterson scored both Lightning goals and Megan Bell recorded one assist. Against Irvine, Peterson picked up an assist, feeding Caitlin McGinnis for the Lightning's lone goal. Gena Johnson came up with 18 total saves in the two matches as the Lightning ran their record to 4-1-2.
September 19, 2002
The Lightning, a girls' under-17 Silver team, opened it season last Saturday with a 3-1 victory over San Gabriel Valley in a Coast Soccer League match played at Pasadena. Janet Peterson's first half goal gave the Lightning a 1-1 tie at the intermission, and second half goals by Lauren Stimmler and another by Peterson gave the squad the win. Keeper Gena Johnson and sweeper Danae Lucas anchored the defense for the Lightning who also received key contributions from Megan Bell, Tara Fox, Nikki Freiborg, Jill Hribar, Caitlin McGinnis, Hilary Pohlman, Lindsey Rodgers, Beth Santiago, Samantha Serrano, Courtney Taniguchi and Krista Thompson.
October 25, 2001
Trevor Jackson posted two goals to lead a balanced attack as the Red Wings collected a 6-4 Norris Division victory over the Lightning. Goals went to Ronald Hancock, Corey Pack and Coby McWirter. Darrell McDonald recorded 12 saves as the Red Wings improved their division-leading record to 2-0. Stephen Marchand and Michael Marchand scored two goals apiece and Nicholas Weldon had 16 saves for the Lightning, who fell to 2-1. In other games: Surf Dawgs 5, Avalanche 3 Connor Cal Lathrope posted a pair of goals and Shaun Dolan, Alexander Schaffner and Wesley Theobald each scored once as the Surf Dawgs improved to 2-1. Nicholas Modrak scored two goals, Marcus Kurth had a goal and an assist and Matthew Inouye had 20 saves for the Avalanche (0-3)
December 6, 2001
In a battle between the first and last place teams in the Norris Divisions, it took Stephen Marchand's late goal to lift the front running Lightning to a 4-3 victory. The Diablos (1-7) battled to the end, getting two goals from leading scorer Alec Fuller. Joshua Austin recorded 10 saves. The Lightning (7-1) had balance receiving goals from Travis Beckman, Clayton Handy and Michael Marchand. Beckman also led the way with a pair of assists. Nicholas Weldon stopped 10 shots on goal for the Lightning.
December 7, 2006
The Lightning broke open a tight match against the Kings by scoring seven goals over the final two periods to pull away to a 9-3 victory in Norris Division play at Coast 2 Coast Inline Hockey Center. Andrew Schenker and Karson Derego each scored three goals to lead the Lightning on offense. Grant Kang, Derin Ozturk and Brett Rudy also scored, Nicholas Thompson picked up an assist and Kyler Scott recorded 15 saves. Blake Walker scored twice for the Kings, Alec Dahl scored a goal, Caden Thompson had an assist and Ethan Higbee stopped 22 shot attempts.
September 4, 2003
The Lightning, a local Commonwealth Football Club girls' Under-17 team in the Coast Soccer League, returned home with four victories at the Gothia Cup tournament held in Gothenburg, Sweden. With a 4-2-1 record in a 38-team bracket, the Lightning placed third overall. The international event involved 1,200 teams representing 60 countries. Prior to arriving in Gothenburg, the Lightning played two practice matches in London and went on a sightseeing tour that involved visits to Buckingham Palace, Windsor Castle, Tower of London and the House of Parliament.
September 8, 2005
Explosive offenses will converge when Saddleback Valley Christian High visits Sage Hill at 7 p.m. Friday night. Both teams enter the contest having defeated their previous opponents by a combined, 74-15. Sage battered Fairmont Prep, 41-8, Friday while SVC pummeled Capistrano Valley Christian, 33-7. History, however, is on the visitors' side, as the Lightning are shooting for their first victory against the Warriors. "They're a good, well-coached team," Sage Coach Tom Monarch said.
January 25, 2001
With seven players having a hand in the scoring department, the Lightning was able to outlast the Renegades, 4-3, in a Wales Division match played Jan. 17 at Coast 2 Coast Inline Hockey Center in Huntington Beach. E.J. Mason scored two goals to lead the Lightning, which also received single goals from Mark Kosko and Jeffrey Kurokawa, two assists by Cory Liska and Darryl Morita, and one assist each by Colten Daigneault and Reid Kays. Daigneault, who played in goal, recorded 30 saves.
September 6, 2001
Mike Sciacca The Lightning came up with three goals in the final period while its defense shut down the Riptides, to pull out a 5-3 decision in Wales Division play. Jordan Wallace, Darryl Morita and Ross Turchi all scored in that decisive period, the goals were assisted by Morita, Corey Morinaka, Spenser Ono and Brian Elliott. Morita also scored goals in the first two periods, one off Morinaka's first assist of the night. Amy Jaeger's netted 23 saves.