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By Matt Szabo | January 31, 2014
The Hawaiian culture is very meaningful for Sage Hill School sophomore Claire Novotny, whose mother, Debbie, is from the islands. The family went to Roy's, a Hawaiian fusion restaurant in Fashion Island, to celebrate Claire turning 16 a couple of weeks back. The next day, Claire received a Paradise cake, a light sponge cake that's another Hawaiian tradition. Combine that with the fact that Claire's father Lance, a Latin teacher at Sage Hill, is from Idaho. The thought makes Claire giggle.
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By Matt Szabo | January 17, 2012
COSTA MESA - Instead of the usual hand-slaps after the game, a few of the Corona del Mar High and Beckman girls' soccer players exchanged hugs after Tuesday night's Pacific Coast League match. They had good reason. Four CdM players - senior defenders Amanda Stephenson and Sydney Raguse and junior midfielders Annie Alvarado and Karsten Sigband - play club soccer for Breakaway. Patriots juniors Nikki Martino, Natalie Rockwell and Kori Decker also play for the club. Decker is the starting goalie for Beckman.
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By Matt Szabo | June 1, 2008
COSTA MESA — Guesswork isn’t on the agenda for the Andersen Elementary girls’ third-and fourth-grade Gold Division team. The Dolphins expect to win. They have history on their side, because they represent the closest thing the Daily Pilot Cup has to a dynasty. On Saturday at the Farm Sports Complex, Andersen took a step closer to its seventh straight girls’ 3-4 Gold Division crown. Behind a hat trick from Caroline Bethel, the Dolphins topped Pegasus School in a semifinal, 3-1. Andersen will face Carden Hall in the division’s championship game today at noon at Farm field No. 5. After the semifinal game, the girls didn’t need prodding to say that they want to get that seventh straight title for their school.
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By Paul Marinko | November 11, 2008
The Breakaway soccer team won the Cal South Soccer League Girls Under 14 Gold Division league title on Saturday, November 1st by defeating the Slammers FC by a score of 1-0. Breakaway scored in the first half off a free kick outside the 18 yard box by Annie Alvarado that bounced off the goal keeper's hands and was driven in the net by Taylor Aldrette. Breakaway finished the season with a 9-1-1 record with 18 goals scored and 6 against. The 12-team Gold division consists of premier club teams throughout Southern California ranging from Temecula to Camarillo.
NEWS
January 5, 2001
Steve Virgen NEWPORT BEACH - The weak spot of the Newport Harbor High girls soccer team reared its ugly head Thursday. Fortunately, for the Sailors, the results weren't as unsightly as Harbor settled for a 1-1 tie with visiting Mater Dei in nonleague action. The Tars' weak spot ... "We need to work on our consistency," Newport Harbor Coach Jason Sorrell said. "We play good in spurts. If we can play 80 minutes the way we can play, then we can beat teams."
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January 12, 2000
Tony Altobelli LAGUNA HILLS - The fortunate bounces that have evaded Newport Harbor High's girls soccer team made their appearance in Tuesday's 2-0 Sea View League win over host Laguna Hills. "We've been in a bunch of our games, but just haven't gotten any good luck," Coach Jason Sorrell said. "Today, we played hard as a team and kept the pressure on the other team. It was a good win for us." First-half goals by Tory Manchester and Laura Kauth were the difference for the Sailors (2-6-2, 1-1 in league)
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By Matt Szabo | June 2, 2006
COSTA MESA ? Any game between geographically-close Andersen Elementary and Harbor Day School is a rivalry game between the two schools. Many of the students play club soccer together. Playing for his school, Nicolas Sargeant made sure this battle had a happy ending for Harbor Day. Sargeant had a pair of assists in the final three minutes of the game as Harbor Day came out on top, 2-0, in a boys' third- and fourth-grade Gold game. With the win, the Seahawks (2-0) clinch their pool and an automatic bid into the quarterfinals.
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By Cesar Gonzalez, Special to the Daily Pilot | June 3, 2012
COSTA MESA - Lily Moore lived up to her last name during the girls' third- and fourth-grade silver division championship game at the 13th annual Daily Pilot Cup. Once the Mariners Elementary star forward scored in the first minute, she wanted more. She ended up with a hat trick and an assist to lead Mariners to a 4-1 win over Our Lady Queen of Angels for the Pilot Cup title Sunday afternoon at Jack Hammett Sports Complex. "It felt good scoring and giving the team a lead early in the game," Moore said.
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By Matt Szabo | May 29, 2012
COSTA MESA - Most professional athletes who would say they need to shoot the ball more might be labeled as selfish, or not about the team. But after watching her Carden Hall girls' fifth- and sixth-grade gold division team dominate possession Tuesday at Jack Hammett Sports Complex, yet escape with just a 1-0 victory over St. Joachim in their Daily Pilot Cup opener, Sophia Morris' admission seemed accurate. "I think if we took more shots, more would go in," Morris said. "I think I passed too much.
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By Dominic Perrone | December 28, 2006
FULLERTON ? It's a good thing Gannon Burks trusts his players. The Estancia High boys' soccer team had a free kick from 30 yards out, trailing 2-1, with 16 minutes remaining in its second game of pool play in the West Coast High School Classic at Cal State Fullerton Wednesday. Burks, the team's coach, had designed a play, but senior stopper Robert Abarca stepped in and suggested he take the free kick. Burks agreed and Abarca bounced a shot through the defense and past the frozen Clovis West goalkeeper for the equalizer in the Eagles' 2-2 tie of defending Central Section Division I champion Clovis West (10-1-3)
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By Matt Szabo | January 31, 2014
The Hawaiian culture is very meaningful for Sage Hill School sophomore Claire Novotny, whose mother, Debbie, is from the islands. The family went to Roy's, a Hawaiian fusion restaurant in Fashion Island, to celebrate Claire turning 16 a couple of weeks back. The next day, Claire received a Paradise cake, a light sponge cake that's another Hawaiian tradition. Combine that with the fact that Claire's father Lance, a Latin teacher at Sage Hill, is from Idaho. The thought makes Claire giggle.
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By Matt Szabo | February 19, 2013
COSTA MESA - The rain never materialized Tuesday afternoon at Jim Scott Stadium, but a brisk wind played a role in the CIF Southern Section Division 1 second-round girls' soccer playoff match. Host Corona del Mar played north to south in the first half, with the wind, but never took the lead. In the second half, visiting Esperanza made sure the Sea Kings' hopes were just gone with the wind. Aztecs senior midfielder Nosa Ogiamien scored in the 62nd minute as CdM was shocked, 1-0, in a season-ending loss.
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By Steve Virgen | January 11, 2013
IRVINE - It was little less than a month ago when sophomore Evan Schwartz said he was just having fun and playing on the junior varsity team. But these days, soccer is much more competitive and intense on the Corona del Mar High varsity team. At first that made Schwartz nervous. But the new team didn't appear to totally intimidate him. He was excited for his opportunity. Schwartz stepped up with his first varsity goal in his second game to help the Sea Kings beat Northwood, 2-0, in a Pacific Coast League game at Meadowood Park on Friday.
SPORTS
By Cesar Gonzalez, Special to the Daily Pilot | June 3, 2012
COSTA MESA - Lily Moore lived up to her last name during the girls' third- and fourth-grade silver division championship game at the 13th annual Daily Pilot Cup. Once the Mariners Elementary star forward scored in the first minute, she wanted more. She ended up with a hat trick and an assist to lead Mariners to a 4-1 win over Our Lady Queen of Angels for the Pilot Cup title Sunday afternoon at Jack Hammett Sports Complex. "It felt good scoring and giving the team a lead early in the game," Moore said.
SPORTS
By Matt Szabo | May 29, 2012
COSTA MESA - Most professional athletes who would say they need to shoot the ball more might be labeled as selfish, or not about the team. But after watching her Carden Hall girls' fifth- and sixth-grade gold division team dominate possession Tuesday at Jack Hammett Sports Complex, yet escape with just a 1-0 victory over St. Joachim in their Daily Pilot Cup opener, Sophia Morris' admission seemed accurate. "I think if we took more shots, more would go in," Morris said. "I think I passed too much.
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By Matt Szabo | February 21, 2012
COSTA MESA - The Artesia High boys' soccer team played the ball ahead late in the first half, and an Estancia defender seemed to commit a hand-ball penalty. Estancia Coach Robert Castellano said his team may have watched the play for just a second, expecting the call. Artesia junior forward Alejandro Martinez did no such thing. "He's a kid that doesn't stop," Artesia Coach Rudy Magallon said. Martinez kept playing, gaining possession as no whistle was blown. The only thing he was stopping was the Eagles' season.
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By Matt Szabo | February 2, 2012
COSTA MESA - It has been an eventful week for the Corona del Mar High girls' soccer team, even though Thursday's game against University was their only one of the week. On Tuesday, CdM learned it had clinched its second straight outright league title following Uni's victory over Beckman. On Wednesday, four of CdM's top players - seniors Ally Brahs (Washington), Amanda Stephenson (George Mason), Sydney Raguse (Michigan) and goalie Sarah Cox (Stanford) - signed national letters of intent.
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By Matt Szabo | January 17, 2012
COSTA MESA - Instead of the usual hand-slaps after the game, a few of the Corona del Mar High and Beckman girls' soccer players exchanged hugs after Tuesday night's Pacific Coast League match. They had good reason. Four CdM players - senior defenders Amanda Stephenson and Sydney Raguse and junior midfielders Annie Alvarado and Karsten Sigband - play club soccer for Breakaway. Patriots juniors Nikki Martino, Natalie Rockwell and Kori Decker also play for the club. Decker is the starting goalie for Beckman.
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By Lauren Williams | December 14, 2011
They seem like an unlikely pair: a Costa Mesa police detective and a former professional soccer star from Sierra Leone. But a common purpose of supplying children in need with soccer gear unites Dana Potts and former Galaxy soccer star Abdul Sesay. They ship new and used soccer equipment to the coastal West African country. Their goal, as part of SoCalKicks4Kids , is to help children who love the sport but lack the equipment to play the "beautiful game. " Potts, who coached his daughter's team, noticed the quick turnover of soccer gear in AYSO, and thought the equipment could be put to a better purpose.
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By Barry Faulkner, barry.faulkner@latimes.com | October 1, 2010
IRVINE — What could easily qualify as the best run in UC Irvine women's soccer history continued Friday night, thanks to a dramatic and fortuitous skip. Junior CoCo Goodson's slicing free kick from 28 yards out, averted a three-player defensive wall, then fooled Pacific goalkeeper Tashia Long with 1:40 left in the second overtime to give the Anteaters another sign that they are in the midst of a season that has, thus far, been special. Goodson's goal was the difference in a 1-0 Big West Conference-opening triumph.
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