November 21, 2002
The Hot Lava defense played steady, holding a shutout intact to win its first playoff game, 3-0, in Boys under-14 AYSO Region 57 soccer action. Timely defense from fullbacks Andrew Martinez, Matt Rhodes, Ricky Lobel and Spencer Singh along with stops by goalkeepers Andrew Hawkins and Geoffrey Grant helped secure the win. Ryan Hultman led the offensive attack scoring two goals off assists from Chris Wallace and George Logan while Grant scored the third goal on an assist from Kyle Tomlin.
November 21, 2007
AYSO Region 97 Championship games Games played Nov. 17-18 Boys under 14 Lucky Charms 5, VU 0: Edwin Colindres led the scoring with two goals followed by Adam Kinder, Abner Viveros and Kyle Reagan with one goal apiece. The defense led the team to the championship with great play from Bobby Swift, Zane Torre, Markus Morales, Robert Boullon, Eric Rosales, Mason Murphy, Chase Crowell and Tanner Barrett. Girls under 12 Strikers 7, Pink Pirates 4: Sabrina Sanchez scored three goals and Kate McFetters and Emily Nall each scored two as the Strikers won the championship Sunday.
September 18, 2003
Jake Kalwitz scored two first-half goals for Newport Beach's boys under-16 soccer team as it hung on to defeat Corona del Mar, 2-1, in AYSO Region 97 soccer action Sept. 13. Patrick Vlahakis and David Garrett had assists on Kalwitz's goals. Tommy Olson had more than 10 saves in goal for Newport and was supported by sweeper Jeremy Lewis and defenders Phil Garrett, Nick Normandin and Justin Whisler. Edgar Torres and Sergio Rodriguez played forward while P.J. Baca, Chris Lewis and Junior Rubio moved the ball through the midfield.
March 31, 2004
The Newport girls under-10 Select soccer team defeated North Irvine, 4-0, in AYSO Region 97 play Saturday. Nicole Dinatale, Meaghan Kay, Sophia Evans and Allison Schelin each scored goals for Newport, while Madison Grant and Madison Wooters tallied assists. Hanna Kling, Josie Jogwe and Delaney Bell added to Newport's staunch defense, which allowed just four shots on goal. In girls under-8 play on Saturday: Emily Cook and Samantha Singer turned away several scoring chances to lead the Red Hot Volcanoes.
October 2, 2003
Nicci Liddicote scored two goals while Katie Puccio and Kara Foster added single tallies in the Spiffinators' 4-2 victory over the Costa Mesa Grass Stains in girls under-14 AYSO Region 97 soccer action Sept. 20. Lauren McGill, Katie Sanders, Alyssa Lee and Izamar Torres led the defense. In girls under-12 play: Breakers 5, Blue Crush 4: The Breakers came back from a two-goal deficit to eke out the win. Paige More led the Blue Crush with two goals and one assist.
November 21, 2002
Single goals by Taren Seimonsma, Teyana Moyer, Karli Kuhns and Nikki Liddicote and two goals from Karen Foster keyed two Goldfishies' wins, 1-0 and 5-0, in girls under-14 AYSO Region 97 soccer action. Melissa Mead and Brisa Garnier held opponents scoreless in goal for the first round. In Girls under-12 action: Red Crush 2, Bruisers 0 The Red Crush's Kayla Henrie scored two goals in the second half to lead the Crush to a shutout win. Rebecca Slater, Charlotte Farrell, Valentina Buonanoce and Kaitlin Kehoe made steady passes and strong defense was played by Delanie Linden, Jordan Granath and Kelly Clark.
November 13, 2003
The boys under-16 teams from Newport Beach and Corona del Mar faced off in a defensive battle Nov. 1 in AYSO Region 97 soccer action. Newport was one better, claiming a 1-0 victory. Newport goalkeeper Tommy Olson had double-digit saves to hold CdM scoreless. Tremendous defensive play and teamwork came from Daniel Gonzalez, Jeremy Lewis, Gary Guerro, and Sean Marshall. They warded off additional attacks from the CdM offense. P.J. Baca led in the midfield with effective ball control and passing, while Sergio Rodriguez and Isai Viveros demonstrated speed and maneuverability.
September 12, 2002
The Slammin' Smurfs of AYSO Region 97-Boys Under 14 Division won their first game of the season Saturday, a 2-1 win over a team from Corona del Mar, as AYSO soccer season got underway. Rex Nelson scored the first Smurf goal on a combined assist from Branden Rowley and Phil Garrett, as Kyle Caldwell provided the second goal. Smurf goalkeeper Tommy Olson made several key saves through the first three quarters. Christopher Gutierrez took over as goalkeeper for the final quarter and knocked down a shot on goal.
October 19, 2003
Region 97 Nicole Perrier scored twice and Nicky Rodriguez added another in a 3-0 shutout for the Surfer Girls over the Flames in girls-under 10 action in AYSO Region 97 soccer action Oct. 11. Caroline Johnson, Perrier, Sarah Sweetland and Kelly Torres defended the goals. Jenna Castillo, Taylor Dittoe, Emma Howard and Kylie Pochirowski all added strong plays. Goalkeepers Karli Leal and Amber Eary held the Flames at bay. Breakers 6, Highlanders 0: Striker Meaghan Kay scored three times in the first half to lead the Breakers to their fourth victory and first shutout of the season.