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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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