Mid-season soccer standings
See where your high school stands in their respective league
Friday, February 1st, 2013
Issue 05, Volume 17.
Great Oak boys varsity soccer team has dominated the Southwestern League. Boys soccer is currently 11-0-2 in the season. They were the SoCal High School Classic Semifinalists and are ranked first place at the halfway point in their season. Captains Ricardo Martinez, Bryson Gaitan, and Ariel Lassiter have proved to be standout players, along with Devon Woodside, and goalkeeper Hunter Fitzharris.
Girls soccer is currently 12-2-2 overall and 5-0-1 in league. They are tied for first place. Last Friday they beat Murrieta Valley 3-0. Goalkeeper Sarah Victor maintains the Wolfpack’s near-perfect record, while up front Stephanie Malherbe, Miranda Schulz, Katie Martinez, and Rachel Makwinski slot in goals. Defenders Alison Long, Brie Diaz, and Mikayla Brillon also work to maintain their league record.
The Vista Murrieta High School boys soccer team came off the first half of league with a 3-2-1 record and a 7-10-1 record overall. The Broncos played on the road against Temecula Valley and finished with a 0-0 tie in the rain. The Vista Murrieta High School boys soccer team is led by Junior Andrew Gomez who has finished eight goals on the season with a handful of assists. Sophomore goalkeeper Jason Bertolino has accumulated 125 saves throughout the season. The Broncos need to win the rest of their league games in order to reach their goal of making CIF this season. Their next game is away against the undefeated in conference Great Oak.
The Vista Murrieta High School girls soccer team is on a surge to finish strong in the Southwestern League. On Friday, Jan. 25, Vista Murrieta defeated Temecula Valley 2-0 in a dominant conference victory at home. This puts the Broncos at 3-3 in conference play and 7-4-1 overall for the season. With the second half of league over, Vista Murrieta is aiming to win out the rest of conference play to earn a spot in the CIF playoffs for the second year in a row and the third year since 2008. The Broncos are led by senior goalkeeper Cheyanne Mumphrey who has 69 saves on the season and sophomore forward Brittany Caserma who has nine goals on the season with multiple assists under her belt. Head Coach Ryan Heise noted, "All of the games from here on in are extremely important. If we can stay healthy, it will give us a good opportunity to move onto CIF."
The Golden Bears boys soccer team has been plagued with injuries throughout the 2013 season. With only three seniors, Aaron Fortin, Kyle Bearce and Andrew Morse, leading the team, the boys have a 0-4-1 record in league and an overall record of 4-10-4. Up and coming players like Anthony Pena, Collin Thurston, Dylan Teschler, Trenton Reyes, Alejandro Moreno and Alex Willcox have been seeing playing time this season. Coach Rob Skinner also mentioned that "there is good spirit in the team and the boys are working extremely hard to overcome the adversity our team has faced."
The Golden Bears girls soccer team has managed a 4-0-1 record in league and a 14-2-4 overall record. The girls also have key players like Nicole Robertson, who has totaled 14 goals and nine assists this season. Other standout players are Rachel Witz, Jordan Magnin and Becca Cartmill. Now with the first half of the season over, the Temecula Valley girls are looking to finish the season strong and hopefully make CIF.
The Chaparral boys soccer team is currently 9-8-2 overall and 3-2 in the Southwestern League. The Pumas defeated Murrieta Valley on Friday night with what coach Omar Benjoud called a wonderful counterattack. Santiago Warren broke the game’s tie and Matias Rodriguez scored a third goal in the latter half of the game. The Pumas hope to finish the second half of the season strong.
The Puma girls are fighting this season with an overall record of 9-3-7 and a league record of 1-2-2 as of Jan. 24. The team won the Oak Hills tournament. In the front, lead goal-scorer Corey Strang has slotted in a total of 11 goals. Strang will be attending South Dakota State in the fall of 2013 on an athletic scholarship. Noelle Sanz is also a versatile outside defender who likes attacking from the back. A player on the Costa Rican Women’s National Team, Sanz will be attending the University of Alabama in 2013 on an athletic scholarship.
The Nighthawks boys varsity team has an overall record of 7-8-4 and is tied with Chaparral in the Southwestern League with a 3-2 record. On Wednesday, Jan. 23, the team defeated Temecula Valley 3-1. Currently, Murrieta Valley is tied with Chaparral and Vista Murrieta for second in league. The team is led by top scorer Austin Genevay, whom coach Mat Stratton said "is killing it on offense." Stratton also said that goalkeeper Alex Montion has been keeping the Nighthawks in some games. The team looks to move forward in the second half of the league and hopefully make CIF for the 2013 season.
The Nighthawk girls varsity team has been challenged this season with an overall record of 6-6-1 and a league record of 1-4-1. On Jan. 25, they lost to Great Oak in their first with a final score of 3-0 to start out the second half of the season. The Nighthawk’s Haley Parzonko continued to challenge Great Oak throughout the night but was unable to score a point. The team hopes to progress in the second half of the season and rack up some goals.
The Mesa Rams under coach Shane Ebert have an overall record of 2-10-2 and a league record of 0-4-1. The team is now midway through its third season since the school opened in 2009 and hopes to progress and grow deeper in coming seasons.
The Murrieta Mesa girls varsity soccer team has an overall record of 4-5-3 and a Southwestern League record of 0-4-2. The Rams are looking to score some points in the second half of the season and finish strong.
Paloma Valley has been challenged this season. Boys varsity soccer is currently at 2-10-3 overall and 0-5 in league. In last Thursday’s, Jan. 24, league game against the Elsinore Tigers, they faced a 0-1 loss.
Paloma girls varsity soccer is 5-5-3 overall and 2-2-1 in league. They played a game last Thursday against Elsinore, each team earning one point in the second half and tying the game.
Elsinore is facing a close season. Boys varsity soccer is currently 10-7-1 overall, and 4-2 in league. At last Thursday’s away game at Paloma Valley, they earned one point in the second half and won the game 1-0. Baldemar Loza, #7, was named Player of the Game for this game by playing his best game all season, and for his hustle to the goal.
Girls varsity soccer is 7-7-3 overall and 3-1-2 in league. They played a close home game last Thursday against Paloma Valley, a tied in the second half with 1-1.
Lakeside boys varsity soccer team headed by coach Colin Gilliland are having a winning season with an overall record of 16-6-1 and a Sunbelt League record of 4-2. They’ve had 50 goals this season with 38 assists and 235 shots on goal. Senior Oscar Gonzalez has had 17 goals and his classmate Mateo Baltazar has nine goals. Junior players Ricky Ruiz and Oscar Barragan have seven goals apiece. The Lancers are defended by goalkeeper Jose Chavez, who has totaled 76 saves throughout the season to maintain the team’s record. The team hopes to continue playing strong in the second half of the season and make it to CIF this year, as they were the 2012 CIF champions.
Six games into league play the Lakeside High School girls team is 3-2-1 and 10-10-1 overall. The team is led by players Monica Cuevas, Mireya Bravo, and Valerie Martinez, each who have scored five goals. Senior Cuevas is a versatile player who has what coach Aaron Nessman calls an "awesome work rate" and a "great knowledge of the game." Brava, a sophomore, has "speed and confidence on the ball [that] make her a threat out of the midfield." Other strong offensive players include Valeria Martinez, Melissa Serrato, Brianna Reese, and Lexi Polini, a freshman. Notable players in the defense are Jessica Cabadas, goalkeeper, Kayla Wilson, Raquel Rosales and Jasmin Garcia. Nessman says the team has been developing as one unit this season and looks forward to playing the second half of the season.
Temescal Canyon boys varsity soccer has been playing strong this season with an overall record of 11-6-2 and a league record of 3-2-1. The Titans have totaled 32 goals and 176 shots. Junior Brandon Chavez leads the team with a total of 7 goals and 25 shots on goal, while sophomore Dillon Rudberg and junior Nathan Villarreal trail close behind with five goals apiece. In the sixteen games he has played, junior goalkeeper Alec Evers has accumulated 36 saves.
Temescal Canyon girls varsity soccer under coach David Cox has an overall record of 8-4-7 and a league record of 4-0-2.First in league, the Titans have totaled 46 goals and 195 shots. Sophomore Marissa Everett leads the team with a total of 11 goals and 46 shots on goal. Sophomore Annalise Seigel has nine goals and 21 shots, while senior Gabby Baca has seven goals and 15 shots on goal. Between the goalposts, keeper Maegan Ariaz has saved a total of 129 shots with 25 goals against. The Lancers hope to progress in the season and make it to CIF.
The Perris boys varsity soccer team boasts an overall 7-4-3 record with a league record of 4-1-1. Under coach Kevin Cauchon, the Panthers currently rank number 278 in the nation and are looking to continue their winning record into the second half of the season, which began last Friday.
The Perris girls varsity soccer team has an overall 5-8-1 record and a 0-4-1 record in the Sunbelt League. Captains Leticia Jimenez and Alexandria Cerda have led the Panthers throughout the season. They currently rank last in league, but are hoping to finish the second half of the season strong.
The Heritage boys varsity soccer team under coach Thomas La Rochelle has a 4-11-1 record overall and a 1-4 record in the Sunbelt League. Currently in fifth place, the Patriots hope to switch to a winning record and move up in the Sunbelt League standings.
The Heritage girls varsity soccer team has an overall record of 3-7-2 and a league record of 0-3-1. Currently in fifth place, the team looks to progress throughout the second half of the season and slot in a few goals.
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