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.
Cypress, CA - While most of the world were still in bed at 7AM on a Saturday morning, the Lady Chargers were in the pool facing off with Ventura in the second day of the Battle at the Beach tournament. The Pirates beat the Chargers 11-8 at their tournament two weeks ago and Cypress was ready to avenge. Sure enough the Chargers (9-15, 2-4) had a dominated game on both end of the pool to beat the Pirates 10-6. Jen Preciado carried the offense with an 8-goal effort while GK Kelsey Kendall had 13 saves. Kendall had 5 saves on Ventura's power play. The win snapped a 7-game skid for the Chargers, a much needed momentum in preparation for the OEC Championships in two weeks.
The Chargers are closing off the tournament by facing Chaffey this afternoon at 2:35PM at the Aquatic Center.
Long Beach, CA - The Chargers cranked up their defense and allowing the lowest output by an opponent this season, however the offense did not crack. In the end the Chargers lost 5-3. Palomar's defense concentrate well and shut out Monique Dorado from scoring. Jen Preciado, Markee Budd and Kim Pedregon scored for the Chargers. Kelsey Kendall had 8 saves and Brittany Noss had 7.
Long Beach, CA - The Chargers had to wake up at the crack of dawn and played a 7:00AM match against Long Beach City to open the 15th Annual Battle at the Beach tourney. Despite the effort, the Chargers fell to the Vikings 7-5. Monique Dorado scored 2 goals to lead the team while Kelsey Kendall had 5 saves in the goal. The Chargers will face Palomar later this morning.
Cypress, CA - The Chargers hosted the #5 team that the Chargers played at the Ventura Tournament only less than two weeks ago. In that game, the Chargers competed well but lost 13-6. Unfortunately the Hornets proved to be too much once again in defeating the Chargers 14-4 at the Aquatic Center. The Chargers played tough defense to end with a scoreless first quarter and only down 4-1 at the half. However the Hornets (18-3, 3-1) played pressure defense and forced the Chargers (8-13, 2-4) to turnovers and capitalized on them.
Cypress, CA - The Pirates beat the Chargers 10-4 at the Cypress Aquatic Center in an Orange Empire Conference water polo game. OCC's defense was key to prevent Cypress to take good shots. The Chargers drop 8-12 and 2-3 in conference.
Ventura, CA - The Chargers took part in the Ventura Tournament over the weekend and opened with a 13-8 victory over El Camino. In the night cap, Cypress lost 13-8 to Chaffey in a tight battle. Going against the host team Ventura, the Chargers lost another close one 11-8 after trailing 11-7 after 3 periods, but could only cash in 1 goal in the final period. In the last game against Fullerton, an OEC foe, Cypress could not overcome the 8-1 deficit at the half and lost 13-6. Monique Dorado scored 12 goals in the toruney, Jennifer Preciado led the pack with 14 goals. Kelsey Kendall had 24 saves for the weekend.
Riverside, CA - Riverside defeat the Chargers 13-3 in a conference game that drop the Chargers record to 2-2. The Chargers are still in contention to have a good seed at the OEC Championships next month. The Tigers' offense was being carried by Megan Guertz who took 11 shots on goals and scored five times to lead her team. Monique Dorado led the game with 13 shots on goals but only converted two nets. Goalie Kelsey Kendall played a significant role by having 10 saves in which two were 5M shots. The game was relatively close at the half which the Tigers led only 3-0. After three periods, the Tigers held 7-2 lead but broke the game open in the 4th with six goals. The Chargers are 7-8 overall.
Next up: The Chargers are traveling to Ventura to participate in the Ventura Tournament during the weekend of October 6.
The Women's Water Polo team traveled to Miramar College in San Diego for the weekend to participate in the Jet Classic. In the first game, the Chargers beat Grossmont 8-6 behind Monique Dorado's 2 goals and Jennifer Preciado's hat trick. In the second game, the Chargers defeat Mt SAC 10-6, behind Preciado's hat trick once again. The next day, the Chargers started with OMBAC, a club team. OMBAC defeat the Chargers 16-6, in a game which goalies Kelsey Kendall and Brittany Noss combined for 9 saves. In the last game of the tournament, the Chargers faced Chaffey and played close trailing only 3-2 at the half. Chaffey started the second hald with two quick goals and the Chargers played catch-up from that point, falling to the Panthers 9-6. Kendall had 15 saves in the losing effort.
For the tournament Kendall collected 33 saves. On offense Dorado had 6 goals while teammate Preciado had 8 goals. The Chargers are currently 7-7 overall and 2-1 in conference play. The Chargers travel to Riverside on Oct 3 for a conference matchup.