Saturday, November 17, 2012

Lady Chargers defeat Mt SAC 1-0 in first round

Rice scored only goal that Chargers
needed to advance
Cypress, CA - The Lady Chargers played gutting out soccer like they did all season to scratch out a 1-0 victory over a physical Mt San Antonio Mounties team.  Off a corner kick at the 3-minute mark of the second half, Sam Rice found the not from a pass from Justine Hauck.  That was the only goal that Cypress needed to advance into the next round.  The game was played in front a loud partisan crowd at Ray Haas Field, the Chargers played with emotion all game long.

The second round will be either Tuesday or Wednesday.


Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Lady Chargers host Mt SAC in first round

Cypress, CA - The Chargers (15-2-3, 12-2-2) will host the first round of the SoCal Regionals on Saturday November 17 at 2PM at Ray Haas Field. The opponent is Mount San Antonio College Mounties (12-4-5, 6-3-5) which finished the season in 4th place in the South Coast Conference.  The Mounties finished the last 6 games of the season with a record of 0-3-3. The team started out 12-1-2 before going into a slump finish. During the wining stretch, the Mounties outscored the opponents 38-15 but were outscored 10-5 in the last 6 games.  Battling some injuries, the Chargers finished the last 3 games of the season 1-1-1, losing the last game to the conference champions Santiago Canyon. The Chargers went 5-1-1 in the last 7 games and outscored the opponents 16-2 during that stretch.

The Mounties offensive leaders are Stephanie Catone, Jacqueline Eaves, Nicole Huyler. GK Linsay Stocks had 24 saves and gave up 10 goals in the last 6 games.


Monday, November 12, 2012

Santiago defeat Chargers in season finale 2-0

Orange, CA - The Clash of the Titans in the first meeting on October 9, the teams tied 2-2. Part Deux was supposed to be the deciding factor for the conference championship. Despite losing to Orange Coast on October 12, the Chargers still stood a chance to win the conference. Until the 0-0 tie with Golden West had knocked the Chargers out of reach. Finishing second would be just as good when comes the seeding for the Regionals. Except that Orange Coast caught up with the Chargers and only a tie or better with Santiago (19-0-1, 15-0-1) would have clinched second. Santiago's momentum for an undefeated season was intact in the season finale for both team and came away with a 2-0 victory over Cypress (15-2-3, 12-2-2.)  The Chargers settled for 3rd place in the conference and awaited for the announcement of the Regionals bracket on November 13.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Chargers defeat Gauchos 4-0 in last home game

Cypress, CA - The last home game to bid farewell to the Sophomores could not have ended on a better note. Four Sophomores scored and the Chargers won in high fashion 4-0.  Samantha Rice's head shot from Kimberly Gonzalez' corner kick put the Chargers (15-1-3, 12-1-2) up 1-0. Eight minutes later Thania Valencia found the net from inside the penalty box from an a second assist from Gonzalez. One minute into the second half, Malori Patea's header courtesy of a third assist from Gonzalez to swell the Chargers' lead to 3-0.  Then to close out her career at home, Gonzalez lobbed the ball from a corner kick, only a Gaucho player put th eball into her own net. Gonzalez was credited with the goal. She finished her last home game with 5 points. Saddleback dropped to 4-13-1, 3-8-4.

The Chargers will face nemesis Santiago Canyon on Friday to close the season.

Lady Chargers tied GWC 0-0

Huntington Beach, CA - The Chargers tied GWC 0-0.  The Chargers outshot the Rustlers 14-3 to dominate the game, but only outshot GWC 5-2 on goals. The loss put the Chargers in jeopardy for the conference title as they are now 1.5 game behind Santiago Canyon.


Tuesday, October 30, 2012

"Dynamic Duo" combined to beat Norco

Gonzalez scored
winning goal
Norco, CA - Kimberly Gonzalez found the back of the net at the 3-minute into the game which was enough for the Chargers to beat Norco 1-0. The goal came from an assist from Thania Valencia kept the Chargers (14-1-2, 11-1-1) one game behind league leader Santiago Canyon. The Chargers' offense dominated Norco by outshooting the Mustangs 11-2 shots on goals.

The Chargers will travel to Golden West Friday to take on the Rustlers.


Sunday, October 28, 2012

Chargers quick start beat Fullerton 3-0

Cypress, CA - The Chargers scored their first goal off Kimberly Gonzalez one minute into the game and set up another offensive dominance. Fourteen minute late Lisette Guevara found the net and at the 26th minute mark Gonzalez again slap shot in her second goal of the game. The Chargers (13-1-2, 10-1-1) outscored their last three opponents 11-0 and in sole possession of second place in the conference.  Cypress outshot Fullerton 12-1 on goals.


Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Chargers dominated IVC 5-0

Redmond scored a deuce
for the Chargers
Cypress, CA - Kylie Redmond scored two goals and led the Chargers to a 5-0 conference win over IVC. Cypress (12-1-2, 9-1-1) remains sole possession of second place in the conference behind Santiago. Cypress dominated the game, allowing IVC (3-10-2, 0-9-2) to take only one shot on goal for the game. Reyna Jacome, Lisette Guevara and Marina Thomas were the other contributors to the scoring.


Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Lady Chargers took it out on Santa Ana 3-0

Jacome scored two mins
into the game.
Cypress, CA - For the Charger Women's Soccer team this season, going a week without a victory could be as unusual as seeing an eclipse. After going 0-1-1 last week and suffering their first loss of the season, the Lady Chargers returned home to host the Dons of Santa Ana (3-10-2, 2-6-2.) In spite of their record, the Dons won two games last week, defeating IVC 4-1 and GWC 2-1, hence riding on a high carpet. The Chargers (11-1-2, 8-1-1) ensured that would not be the case as Reyna Jacome's header found the net only two minutes into the game to put the Chargers up 1-0 before any player broke a sweat. The Chargers continued to attack through out the 90-minute span and shot the ball 14 times. On the 44th minute, Kimberly Gonzalez' shot found the net to put the Chargers up 2-0 before the intermission. On the 9th minute after the half, Thania Valencia bullied her way to the Santa Ana's goal and slapped one to make it 3-0 and the eventual final score.

The Chargers will host IVC next week at Haas Field, having this Friday off.


Saturday, October 13, 2012

Lady Chargers suffered first loss of the season

Costa Mesa, CA - The Pirates avenged an earlier season loss at Cypress to knock off the Chargers from the first place spot 1-0. Cypress (10-1-2, 7-1-1) suffered its first loss of the season in 13 tries and the first time that the Chargers were blanked since a 2-0 loss to Santa Rosa in the State Semi-Finals last season. The loss dropped the Chargers to 2nd place as Santiago Canyon beat Saddleback 6-0.


Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Clash of the Titans Part 1 concluded in a draw

Thomas collected
a goal and an assist
Cypress, CA - The myth of "defense wins championships" came to life when #8 Cypress clashing with #8 Santiago Canyon in the most anticipated Women's Soccer match of the Orange Empire Conference. Both teams were grinding on defense, the Hawks allowed the Chargers three shots on goal while the Chargers allowed the Hawk only two shots on goal. However the Hawks' two shots were enough to score two goals and concluded the clash a 2-2 tie at Haas Field. For the Chargers, the players might think that they should have won this game. The Hawks' first goal was a slow lob that sailed over Michelle Mendez' head, while the second goal was off a rebound. The Chargers on the other hand had to labor hard to earn their two goals. Down 1-0, the Chargers were awarded a corner kick which Marina Thomas booted the ball to the center of the penalty box and Samantha Rice found the net at the 28th minute to tie the game 1-1. Twenty seconds into the second half, Thomas slap shot the ball into Santiago's net courtesy pass of Monique Gerrits to take a 2-1 lead. Three minutes later the Hawks got the net off a rebound from Mendez. With the tie, both teams remain undefeated and in first place in the conference. The Clash of the Titans Part 2 will conclude at Santiago on November 9 which likely will determine the conference championship.


Monday, October 8, 2012

#8 Chargers defeat Saddleback 5-1

Hauck collected 2 goals
Mission Viejo, CA - The Chargers (10-0-1, 7-0), ranked 8th in the State of California, traveled to Saddleback College (3-4-2, 1-3-2) for another key match-up with the Gauchos. Knowing that the Gauchos had a balanced offense, the Chargers attacked early and stayed on track to a 5-1 victory. The win allowed Cypress to stay undefeated. Striker Justine Hauck collected 2 goals, Thania Valencia added her 9th goal of the season, while Patricia Martinez and Danielle Taylor added a goal each.

The Chargers will host the most anticipated match of the season against Santiago Canyon on October 9th. Santiago has a perfect 10-0 record and 6-0 in conference while ranking #6 in the State. The Clash of the Titans is scheduled to kickoff at 3PM at Ray Haas Field.


Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Chargers beat pesky GWC 3-2

Chargers celebrate on a direct kick
from Moctezuma
Cypress, CA - The Chargers (9-0-1, 6-0) hosted the Golden West Rustlers (6-5, 4-2) on another steamy hot afternoon at Ray Haas Field. Cypress expected Golden West to be a tough team with quickness on both end of the field.  While it looked like the Chargers should have several goals from several opportunities, it was not until the 37th minute that Marina Thomas found the net from an assist pass from Reyna Jacome.  The Chargers had more opportunities but never cashed any more goals in to lead 1-0 at the intermission..  At the 62nd minute, the Rustlers retaliated with a goal off a rebounde from Keeper Michelle Mendez. However a minute later Alex Moctezuma took a direct kick from 40-yard out and found Golden West's net and Chargers took a 2-1 advantage. At the 76th minute, Lauren Houdek heads into GWC's net off a corner to give the Chargers an much needed insurance goal leading 3-1. GWC scored off the strong side at the 82nd minute to cut the lead to 3-2.

The Chargers are 6-0 and tie with Santiago Canyon for first place in the conference. SCC is 10-0 overall and the most anticipated match is set for October 9 at Haas Field.


Friday, September 28, 2012

Chargers continue to dominate, beat RCC/Norco 3-1

Gerrits fights through
a lose ball.
Cypress, CA - The Chargers play at home only for the second time this season and the sun and heat are no bother to them. The result is a 3-1 victory over Riverside/Norco and Cypress remains undefeated at 8-0-1 and 5-0 in conference play. Norco is the first conference team to score on the Chargers who outscore their opponents 17-1 in the OEC.

Kimberly Gonzalez finds the net at the 8-minute mark to put the Chargers on top 1-0, a pass from Kylie Redmond.  Norco responds at  the 26-minute on a corner kick that sails over GK Michelle Mendez to lock the game at 1-1. Two teams battling evenly until the 53-minute when Monique Gerrits is fouled inside Norco's goal box and is awarded a PK. Gerrits places the ball to the right side of the net for a Charger 2-1 lead. At the 89-minute, Thania Valencia finds the sweet spot of the net assist courtesy of Reyna Jacome to close out the deal at 3-1.

The Chargers host Golden West on Oct 2.


Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Cypress gives Fullerton no answer, wins 7-0

Gonzalez 7 SOG's and
2 goals.
Fullerton, CA - The Lady Charger soccer team (7-0-1, 4-0) continues to give some unsolved puzzles to opponents. The victim on this cool fall afternoon is Fullerton which falls at the Chargers hands 7-0. A quick pass from Sam Rice to Kimberly Gonzalez who finds the net in the first minute of the game to put the Chargers on the board. Justine Hauck finds another goal at the 7th minute mark of the game to put the Chargers in charge at 2-0 and never look back. The snowball starts from that point on and the Chargers take 24 shots on goals to finish off the Hornets 7-0.  Gonzalez takes 7 SOG's and scores 2 goals. Thania Valencia scores a Texas Hat Trick from 5 SOG's.

The Chargers are back home only for the second time this season to open their home conference against Riverside on September 28.


Monday, September 24, 2012

Lady Chargers remain undefeated, defeat IVC 3-0

Gonzalez with 4 points at IVC.
Irvine, CA - Kimberly Gonzalez goes on a rampage at Irvine Valley on a hot Friday afternoon to keep her hot scoring streak. Gonzalez scores a goal and spares two assists to help the  Chargers (6-0-1, 3-0) to a 3-0 victory over the Irvine Valley Lasers (2-4-1, 0-2-1.) Kylie Redmond and Justine Hauck added a goal each for the Lady Chargers. Conference opponents still have no answer to Cypress as IVC becomes the third victim not able to find the net against the Chargers.

The Chargers dominate on the offense by outshooting the Lasers 18-3 and 12-2 shots on goals.

The Chargers travel to Fullerton on September 25 to face the Hornets (1-5-1, 0-3-1.)


Monday, September 17, 2012

Lady Chargers keep on rollin'

Gonzalez leads team
with 4 goals
Santa Ana, CA - The Chargers remain undefeated after defeating Santa Ana 1-0 at Santa Ana College. Kimberly Gonzalez' goal at the 7-minute mark assisted by Chelsea Braudo proves to be good enough for the victory. Cypress remain undefeated at 5-0-1 overall and 2-0 in conference, Santa Ana drops to 1-6 overall, 0-2 in league and 4 of the losses are by 1 goal.  Though Cypress outshoots Santa Ana 5-4 in goals, the difference of the game comes from the Chargers 5-0 in corner shots advantage.  Goalkeeper Michelle Mendez makes 4 saves in the shutout.

The Chargers travel to Irvine Valley in their next conference contest on September 21.


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Chargers win big at home opener remains unbeaten

Guevara scores her 2nd goal against OCC
Cypress, CA - The Chargers return home after two weekends sleeping on hotel beds and a 3-0-1 record to take home. Opening a conference game against Orange Coast which has a record of 4-0 and outscoring its opponents 14-1 is a challenging task that the Chargers must face on a steamy hot afternoon at Ray Haas Field. As expected, the Pirates are a pesky team that defend the ball very tight. However at the 30th minute, Reyna Jacome attacks toward the Pirates goal box and boots the ball into the net to put the Chargers on the board. Then at the 77th minute, Lisette Guevara cuts through two defenders and introduces her first goal of the season. With a solid 2-goal lead, Guevara once again finds herself with a wide-opened look and burns the net for the second time of the afternoon at the 88th minute mark. The Chargers (4-0-1, 1-0) beat Orange Coast (4-1, 0-1) in a crucial home conference match.


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Chargers defeat Cabrillo 4-0

Gonzalez scores 2 goals
Aptos, CA - The Chargers' trip to Northern California closes with a bang this weekend. The Chargers defeat Cabrillo by a dominant score of 4-0. Kimberly Gonzalez, the leading scorer on the team finds the net twice while teammates Sam Rice and Sarah Pasos also score one a piece.  The Chargers dominate the game by out shooting the Seahawks 13-2 in goals.

The Chargers (3-0-1) will come home to open conference play on Tuesday against Orange Coast.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Lady Chargers tie foothill 1-1 in non-conference

Valencia continues her
scoring steeak
Los Altos Hills, CA - The Chargers travel to Northern California to take a veteran Foothill team that returns nine players from last season. The Chargers start on the fast face when the dynamic duo of Thania Valencia who finds the back of the net four minutes into the game and assisted by Kimberly Gonzalez. The lead stays until the 79th minute when Foothill retaliates with one against the Chargers.

The Chargers remain undefeated at 2-0-1 and will travel to Cabrillo College on Sunday to close out their trips to Northern California.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Chargers beat Fresno 1-0

Martinez comes up
with an assist

Ventura, CA - The Cypress Chargers beat Freno City College 1-0 at the Ventura Tournament to remain undefeated at 2-0.  Thania Valencia scores at the 76th minute with the assist of Patricia Martinez.  The defense is the decisive factor, allowing Fresno to have only one shot of goal.

Friday, August 31, 2012

Lady Chargers knock off #11 Ventura 3-2

Valencia scores and assist
Ventura, CA - The Chargers (1-0) travel to Ventura to participate in the VC-Nike Soccer Classic to face the #11 ranked host team Ventura Pirates at the Sportplex.  Ventura takes a 1-0 at the 9th minute mark, then the Chargers' Thania Valencia punches in a goal off the corner kick from Kimberly Gonzalez at the 40th minute to tie the game.  At the 45th minute of the first half, Gonzalez scores directly from another corner kick to give Cypress a 2-1 advantage going into the locker room. 

The action continues scoreless until late in the game at the 48th  minute mark when Reyna Jacome's shot into the net for an insurance goal, courtesy assist from Valencia. Ventura scored on a rebound goal by Yasmin Lepez at the 72nd minute.

"Pretty solid performance all around and got the result and we are pleased with that," said coach Jill Toda.

The Chargers will face Fresno at 12PM on Saturday. 

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