Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Cypress placed three on All-Conference team

Pedregon 1st Team

Preciado 2nd Team
Cypress, CA - The Chargers placed three players on the All-Conference team after finishing the season 12-17, advanced to the Regionals second round and finished as the 10th seed team.

Kimberly Pedregon who scored 15 goals in the season was named to the First Team.

Hernandez 2nd Team
Named to the Second Team were Sandy Hernandez (31 goals) and Jen Preciado (39 goals.)

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Friday, November 9, 2012

Golden West ended Chargers run

Fullerton, CA - The Chargers' season was ended in the hand of Golden West, the top-seeded and undefeated team (24-0) in the second round by a score of 20-4. The score was relatively close after the 1st quarter as the Chargers were down only 7-3. However they were held scoreless the next two quarters and were able to salvage one goal late in the game by Sandy Hernandez.  Jen Preciado scored the first two goals for the Chargers from outside and caught the GWC's goalie offguard.

Finishing off the season in the second round was the best season for the Chargers as well as finishing in the top-ten ranking.

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Hernandez' steal, Preciado's goal with 7 secs lift Chargers 5-4

Fullerton, CA - For the Cypress Charger Women's Water Polo team, the only thing that was left was its teammates and the coaches. These were the only people who mattered to the players when the team met Grossmont in the first round of the SoCal Regionals.  For the Sophomores, it was leaving everything in the pool and for the Freshmen, it was about help building the future of the program, for the coaches, it was guiding these players to an experience they will not soon forget.  It happened just like that, a fairy tale, a script for Hollywood: an unproven Charger team received a bid to play in the Regionals after last weekend's OEC Championships. Cypress was the only sub .500 to receive a bid, just to say how highly the selection committee thought of the program. Playing against a team the Chargers already defeat 8-6 on September 28th proved to be even more challenging.

After falling behind 1-0 after the first period, Sophomore Utility Sandy Hernandez took matter in her own hands by scoring two quick goals to put Cypress up 2-1. But Grossmont with the revenge factor, dropped two unanswered goals to put the Griffins ahead 3-2 at the intermission.  The Chargers came out in the second half like lightning, Hernandez' hat trick lobbed goal to tie the game and Jen Preciado found the net two minutes later to give the Chargers a 4-3 lead. Grossmont scored on a slap shot at the 5;24 mark in the 4th period to tie again and the thrill went back and forth until 25 seconds to go. Grossmont with the ball and looking for the win, but Hernandez came up with another big play by stealing the ball and charging toward the Grossmont's net and dished to Preciado who burnt the net with 7 seconds laft to put the Chargers up 5-4 and eventually the final score.

The Chargers meet top-seeded Golden West at 10:15 Friday morning in the second round.

Notes: it is the first time in the Charger Water Polo history that the team was ranked 10th and the first time that the team won a Regional game.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Chargers meet Grossmont in opening round

Preciado scored hat trick
against Grossmont and
help the Chargers to a
8-6 victory

Cypress, CA - The Lady Chargers will meet the Grossmont Griffins in the opening round of the 2012 CCCAA SoCal Regionals tournament at Fullerton College on Thursday. The Chargers (11-16) defeat Grossmont (15-11) 8-6 on September 28 at the Jet's Classic. In that game, Monique Dorado scored 2 goals and Jen Preciado had a hat trick. Kelsey Kendall came up with 7 saves.

The Chargers are 3-1 in the last 4 games, outscoring their opponents 37-19.  Cypress is one of the five OEC teams in the SoCal Regionals field of ten. The OEC teams represent half of the field.

Should the Chargers win the opening round, they will meet the top-seeded team Golden West College (24-0) on Friday.

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Chargers beat SAC 17-4, qualified for Regionals

Cypress, CA - The Lady Chargers defeat Santa Ana 17-4 in the Saturday bracket to finish 5th in the OEC Championships. The victory awarded the Chargers an 8th seeded position out of ten teams in the Regionals at Fullerton starting Thursday.

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Friday, November 2, 2012

OCC defeat Chargers 5-4 at buzzer in opening round

Dorado scored tying goal at the 4:54
mark for the Chargers
Cypress, CA - In the opening round of the OEC Championships at the Cypress Aquatics Center, the Chargers grind out the press defense and it worked for 31:57 of the 32:00 game clock. OCC scored with 9 seconds left in the 3rd period to take a 4-3 lead into the 4th. The Chargers tied the game on an outside lob shot by Monique Dorado to tie it at 4-4 with 4:54 to go in the game. The Pirates took some speedy shots at Cypress Goalkeeper Kelsey Kendall who made some spectacular stops to give her team a chance to advance into the winner's bracket. The Chargers had possession of the ball with 49 seconds to go, Sandy Hernandez made a slap shot to left side of the goal but OCC's goalie Anna Venturini made a specular save and giving the Pirates the ball with 19 seconds to go. Alyssa Thomas took a shot from the middle with Charger Sarah Oh's tight defense but managed to get the ball pass Kendall with 3 seconds to win 5-4.

The Chargers must not fighting their way out of the loser bracket on Saturday. Time will be TBD.

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Chargers beat Chaffey 6-4 with defense

Noss made a tough save
early in the game.
Cypress, CA - The Chargers avenged two earlier close losses to Chaffey to beat the Panthers 6-4 and closing out a positive note at the Battle at the Beach. The Chargers (10-15, 2-4) will have the week off and preparing for the OEC Championships in two weekends. Monique Dorado and Sandy Hernandez each scored two goals to preserve a sweet victory. It was defense that was key to the victory and captured the them for this weekend. The Chargers allowed only 22 goals in the four games this weekend.

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