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High School Roundup: Sailors stun Chargers

January 05, 2012

GIRLS' SOCCER

Newport Harbor 1, Edison 0

HUNTINGTON BEACH — Junior Jill Messersmith scored in the second overtime to help the Sailors upset the Chargers in their Sunset League opener Thursday.

Senior Josie Jogwe and junior Jenna Castillo were aggressive with shots during regulation. Senior defender Shannon Boler, as well as senior goalies Meaghan Kay and Emily Browne stood out on defense.

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Browne made two crucial saves in overtime to preserve the win for Newport Harbor, which also received key contributions from Madison Wooters, Jennifer Munoz, Rosalie Deliz, Matilda Higman and Natalie Ward.

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Corona del Mar 2, Irvine 1

CORONA DEL MAR — Emily Krebs and Annie Alvarado each scored in the second half for the Sea Kings in their Pacific Coast League opener Thursday.

Ally Brahs had an assist for CdM (12-1-1, 1-0 in league).

Goalie Kendall Mulvaney, who entered with seven straight shutouts, suffered a finger injury toward the end of the first half, CdM Coach Bryan Middleton said. Mulvaney did not allow a goal in the first half.

Sarah Cox, a standout bound for Stanford, played goalie in the second half.

Middleton said Mulvaney's status will be determined game to game.

CdM plays at Northwood Saturday at 11 a.m.

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BOYS' SOCCER

St. Margaret's 3, Sage Hill 2

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO — Jack Percival and Eric Cheng each scored to help the Lightning rally, but Sage Hill lost in the second overtime against its Academy League rival Thursday.

Trailing, 2-0, Percival, a first-team all-league selection last year, scored 25 minutes into the second half. It was Percival's first game this season as he sat out with a knee injury.

With eight minutes left in regulation, Cheng scored for Sage Hill (1-4, 0-1 in league). But the Tartans, the defending league champions, would respond later.

In the Academy League, there are two non-sudden death, 10-minute overtime periods.

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GIRLS' WATER POLO

Corona del Mar 17, Irvine 4

CORONA DEL MAR — Senior Pippa Saunders and junior Cassidy Papa had five goals each and combined for four assists in the Pacific Coast League game Thursday at Corona del Mar High.

Ally McCormick added four goals for the Sea Kings (8-1, 2-0 in league). Morgan Stewart had a goal and three assists, and Genevieve Weed had a goal and two assists. Alex Musselman made four saves before scoring a goal in the fourth quarter as a field player.

CdM played without senior Diana Murphy, who got stitches under her eye after she was injured in Tuesday's win over Northwood. Murphy is expected to return next week, which begins for CdM with a game at Woodbridge on Tuesday.

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WRESTLING

Huntington Beach 45, Newport Harbor 35

HUNTINGTON BEACH — The Sailors recorded five pins and a technical fall in their Sunset League opener Thursday.

The wrestlers who won by pin were Virgilio Martinez (120 pounds in 2:27), Alberto Ramirez (126 in 2:45), Jesus Diaz (132 in 3:46), Larson Harley (145 in 3:00) and Brandon Hayden (170 in 4:43).

Hayden was trailing, 14-5, before he recorded his pin.

Ben Nordstrom, a 160-pounder, won, 17-2.

Newport Harbor (8-4, 0-1 in league) will compete in the Godinez tournament Friday and Saturday.

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