Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Johannsen, Horn made All-Conf First Team

 Cypress, CA - Four Chargers made the All-Conference team for their accomplishments during the season. Making the second team were Luis Garcia and Kristian Puente. Lasse Horn and Milan Johannson were elected to the first team.
Kristian Puente
Luis Garcia
Lasse Horn
Milan Johannsen

Monday, November 12, 2012

OCC spoiled Chargers' Sophomore Day

Cypress, CA - The Pirates coming into the last game of the season at Ray Haas Field displayed their third place strength and outdid the Chargers 4-1.  The Chargers played to a tough 0-0 score in the first half but the Pirates scored four unanswered goals. The Pirates finished third in the conference with a record 11-5-4, 7-4-3 and likely with go to the Regionals. The Chargers ended the season in 6th place with a 7-10-4, 4-9-1 record.

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Chargers lost 1-0 to 3rd-ranked Golden West

Huntington Beach, CA - The Chargers went head to head with the #3 team in the state Golden West College and did not back down in a 1-0 setback. GWC's attack of 16 shots (7 on goals) forced Cypress to work hard on defense.

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Monday, November 5, 2012

Chargers use momentum to victory over Santiago

Engholm scored a
deuce in the 2H
Cypress, CA - Fifteen minutes into the game, Santiago scored on the Chargers and had its momentum stacked up. The Chargers turned their gears at the 38th minute mark, Lasse Horn found the net to tie the game at 1-1. In the second half, the other Denmark Connection, Milan Johansson Engholm found the net twice to finalize the Chargers 3-1 win. The win gave Cypress a conference record of 4-7-1 and a 5th place standing with GWC and OCC remaining on the schedule.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Chargers fell short to Norco 2-1

Cypress, CA - Two goals taken away and two missed shots right in front of the goal cost the Chargers a much needed win to stay in the playoffs race. Lasse Horn was fouled inside Norco's  Javier Prieto, goalie's box which awarded the Chargers a PK. Horn converted and gave the Chargers a 1-0 lead. The Mustangs scored at the 51-minute and 84-minute marks to take the lead 2-1. However the Chargers (6-7-4, 3-7-1) had opportunities late in the game, two goals called back due to offisides.

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Cypress back on winning, beat Fullerton 3-1

Fullerton, CA - The Chargers' offense broke lose after scoring only one goal in the last four games. Luis Garcia, Michael Hodis and and Lasse Horn found the net in a 3-1 victory over Fullerton. Cypress (5-7-4, 3-6-1) is chasing a playoff spot with four games left on the schedule. This was the Chargers' first win since a 2-1 victory over Santiago on October 9th. Tony Roman collected three saves.

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Chargers assessed 30 fouls, lost game 1-0

Cypress, CA - The Chargers were called for 30 fouls and five yellow cards and lost 1-0 to Santa Ana. The goal came at the 75th minute when a foul was called in front of the Chargers' penalty box which awarded the Dons a free kick. Ivan Orozco booted a direct kick that sailed over Tony Roman to put the Dons on the board 1-0 and the eventual final score. Roman had 8 saves.

The Chargers were called for the most foul in a game this season, the Dons were called for 18 fouls and two yellow cards.  The Chargers continue to struggle, having lost three of the last four games.

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Saturday, October 20, 2012

Chargers lost at IVC 1-0

Irvine, CA - The Chargers' struggle continue as they fell into the hands of Irvine Valley on Friday afternoon. Cypress dropped to 5-6-4 and 2-5-1 in conference.  The Chargers struggled offensively scoring only one goal in the last three games. GK Tony Roman had two saves on the day.

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Chargers tied Coast 1-1

Gustafson scored first
goal of season.
Costa Mesa, CA - Brock Gustafson found the net three minutes into the game to put the Chargers (5-5-4, 2-4-1) on top 1-0. Tony Roman played superb in the Goal making nine saves and the Chargers were on the promise of a road victory. However in the 73rd minute, OCC's Jake Little sent a shot that deflected off the post to allow the Pirates (6-4-3, 3-2-2) to get on the board 1-1 and to be the eventual final score.

The Chargers are traveling to Irvine Valley on Friday to play the Lasers which they had beaten 3-0 at Ray Haas Field on September 25.

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Orange Empire Standings after 10-16-12 Games
Golden West 7-0
Santa Ana 5-2
Orange Coast 3-2-2
Fullerton 3-2-2
Norco 2-3-1
Cypress 2-4-1
Irvine Valley 1-5
Santiago Canyon 1-6

Saturday, October 13, 2012

Chargers unable to overcome Rustlers

Cypress, CA -  Golden West has a 9-1 (6-0 in conference) record for a good reason, it is a fast and disciplined team. The Chargers (5-5-3, 2-4) struggled all afternoon in breaking through the Rustlers' defense before they lost 2-0. The Chargers are still looking for a solution in replacing the missing holes due to injuries.  GWC's defense covered the Chargers offensive weapons Milan Engholm and Pedro Sanchez well, unable them to get through the middle.

Brandon Luna (Servite) was added to the roster last week and started in the second half and made a good contribution.\

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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Chargers needed a win desparately, beat Santiago 2-1

Garcia scored a critical
goal to help Cypress
clinching a win.
Orange, CA - The Chargers ran out of option with injuries, so coach Ed Kephart was forced to make adjustments. Josh Cocis was called to play goalkeeper and responded with 5 saves and 1 goal allowed. More importantly the Chargers came away with a much needed win to build back some early season momentum. The Spain Connection of Luis Garcia and Pedro Santos each contributed a goal enough for Cypress (5-4-3, 2-3) to claim its 2nd conference victory over Santiago Canyon. The Hawks dropped to 1-6-1, 0-4 and still in search of its first conference victory.

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Monday, October 8, 2012

Chargers still struggle with injuries

Norco, CA - The Chargers still struggled with the injuries, losing to Norco 2-1 to drop their records to 4-4-3, 1-3. The loss was an improvement from the previous loss to Fullerton 4-1. Cypress is still looking for a formula to overcome some of the injuries to the key players that it is facing.

The Chargers have to travel to Santiago Canyon on October 9th before returning home to host Golden West on October 12.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Fullerton beat Chargers 4-1

Solis scored only goal for
Cypress, CA - The injuries from the Santa Ana game haunted the Chargers. Going against a physical Fullerton team, Cypress was not able to break through. Down 3-0, Danny Solis found the net at the 73rd minute. The momentum appeared to be building but the Chargers continued to miss on opportunities. Sophomore Brett Mackay came back from his ankle injury and contributed substantially. Keeper Tony Roman had 12 saves.

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Friday, September 28, 2012

Chargers face with four major injuries and loses at Santa Ana 2-0

Horn suffers concussion
in a 2-0 loss to Santa Ana
Santa Ana, CA - The Charger Men's Soccer team is still looking for the formula on how to beat Santa Ana in its backyard. On odd years at Santa Ana, the Chargers find a way to tie the Dons: 2-2 in 2011, 0-0 in 2009 and 1-1 in 2007.  Last season, the Chargers had led twice only to see Santa Ana stormed back in the 80-minute mark to score on rebound to tie the game.  This time the Dons ensure that they preserve a victory. Why not, it is an even year after all. The Dons lead 2-0 at the half which eventually becomes the final score. The Chargers have opportunities but unable to cash them in.

Losing the game to Santa Ana is bad enough, but the Chargers face worse things today when Sergio Balbuena breaks his leg and likely out for the season. Chris Berkley has potential broken ribs. Lasse horn has a concussion. Brock Gustafson injures his ankle. All key players and contributors to the success of the team thus far. 

Coach Ed Kephart is left with puzzles which he has to find a quick solution before the team host Fullerton on October 2.

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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Chargers bank on defense in victory over IVC 3-0

Defender Michael McKay
has 3 saves
Cypress, CA - The Chargers (4-1-3, 1-0) play perhaps the best soccer this season in defeating Irvine Valley (3-3-2, 0-1) in the conference home opener 3-0.  Cypress defeat IVC with solid defense: GK Tony Roman has 11 saves, Midfielder Luis Garcia has 2 saves and Defender Michael McKay has 3 saves and some key defensive clears. The defense frustrates IVC from the start as the lasers have to adjust their offense to make long shots.

Pedro Santos gets the Chargers on the board first by finding the net from 10 yards out from Brock Gustafson's pass to the middle at the 57th minute. It turns out that is all what the Chargers need for a victory, however at the 64th minute Midfielder Brandon Lemucchi slap shoots from 35 yards out to burn the net and gives the Chargers a 2-0 advantage. Cypress is not done with business as Forward Milan Engholm finds his way inside the penalty box and slaps the ball into the net unassisted at the 89th minute.

The Chargers travel to Santa Ana on September 28.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Chargers tie after a game marred with yellow cards

Royce Martinez
attacks in the first half.
Cypress, CA - In a game which the Chargers (3-1-3) are assessed 14 fouls and 6 yellow cards, score their own goal, must feel fortunate to come away with a tie. Cypress ties Southwestern (5-1-1) 2-2 in a game that loses composure in the early going.  Southwestern has its share of 8 fouls and 4 yellow cards.

Southwestern comes into the game with a high confidence after outscoring 6 opponents 23-6 and 3 of those are shutouts.  Cypress is playing without its key players Pedro Santos, Christian Obreshkov, Ryan Jara due to injuries, but what it really misses is the leadership of Brett Mackay who is likely to be done with the season after an ankle injury at Cuyamaca. Abdullah Qasi is activated from academic eligibility and contributes with confidence on the offense.  Southwestern gets on the board first with a goal from Sergio Villalva, but Charger Sweeper Sebastian Calderon finds the net at the 36-minute mark to tie the game.

Entering the second half, Southwestern is awarded a corner kick only that Michael McKay mistakenly taps the ball into his own net to allow Southwestern a 2-1 lead. Later on, McKay makes it up by saving a goal from a Southwestern corner kick.  At the 49th minute, Milan Engholm is being fouled inside the penalty box and the Chargers are given a PK which Chris Berkley slaps it into the net to tie the game 2-2.

The Chargers open conference play against Irvine Valley on September 25.

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Monday, September 17, 2012

Chargers suffer first loss of the season

Cypress, CA - The Chargers (3-1-2) host Chaffey (4-2-1) on an afternoon when the temperature almost reaches 100 degrees. A couple of EZ-Ups must be set up over the Chargers bench in order to keep the players away from the heat. Chaffey is a high offensive team and is 3-0-1 when scoring 3 goals or more.
Santos scores 2 goals effort
for the Chargers

Four minutes into the game, Goalkeeper Dennis Bronson mistakenly clears the ball straight up the middle which is intercepted by Chaffey forward Larry Llamas who boots it back to the right side of the goal and finds the net. Llamas who leads the game in shots on goals, finds thenet again at the 26-minute mark, assisted by Carlos Ramos to put Chaffey in the lead of 2-0. Cypress' forward Pedro Romero-Nieva-Santos responds at the 12-minute mark with one of his own boot to cut Chaffey's lead to 2-1. However the Chargers offense seems not to be able click during the second half and Chaffey's Edgar Llamas finds an insurance goal at the 81-minute mark to put Chaffey up 3-1. The Chargers refuse to roll over as Santos was knocked down inside the penalty box at the 89-minute and is awarded a penalty kick. Santos converts and the Charger cut the lead to 3-2 but the referee calls off the game shortly after. Chaffey is still consistent with its goal production and remains undefeated when scoring 3 or more goals.

Cypress suffers its first loss of the season and will host Southwestern next Tuesday.

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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Chargers tie Moorpark and still unbeaten

Lasse Horn passes a Morrpark defender
Cypress, CA - The Chargers are the third OEC team that Moorpark faces. Moorpark did not score against Santa Ana nor Irvine, but they did not score either. Coming into Cypress with a 0-0-2 record a 0 GA and 0 GF, Moorpark certainly shows strength on defense. Indeed its defense comes through once again, not allowing the Chargers to find the net all afternoon. The Raiders find another 0-0 tie with an OEC foe. Cypress outshoots Moorpark 8-1 in goal shots, led by Lasse Horn who has 4 SOG's. Goalkeeper Dennis Bronson saves 6 shots to propel a tie and keep the Chargers unbeaten for the season at 3-0-2.

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Friday, September 7, 2012

Chargers tie Citrus 2-2

Hodis (15) finds the net at the 41st
minute mark
Cypress, CA - Danny Solis scores his fourth goal of the season at the 67th minute mark to help the Chargers rallying from a 1-goal deficit. The tie keeps Cypress from being undefeated at 3-0-1. The game is marred by tension after Brandon Lemucchi is tackled at midfield. Lemucchi is assessed by a yellow card for retaliating before the game is back in order. The Chargers dominate the first half offensively and have six shot on goals for the game. Michael Hodis finds the net at the 41st minute mark assisted by Chris Berkley.  Citrus first shot on goal comes at the 51st minute when Pedro Felix taps in a rebound off the Chargers goalkeeper  Dennis Bronson.

At the 71st minute mark Lasse Horn breaks through the Citrus defense to find the back of the net, but the goal is called off on an offside call. 

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Chargers drop Cuyamaca 3-1 to stay undefeated

Solis scores 2 goals
El Cajon, CA - The Chargers face their first road contest of the season traveling south to face Cuyamaca. The habit seems to stay with them as they come off a 3-1 victory to have the hottest start at 3-0 in recent history of the soccer program. Daniel Solis scores 2 goals to lead the Chargers.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Berkley's 2-goal propel Chargers over Vaqueros 5-1

Berkley scores first two goals
for the Chargers
Cypress, CA - Cypress (2-0) Men's Soccer team finds the scoring groove in a 5-1 win over Glendale. The Chargers and Glendale (0-2) College battle to a scoreless first half. It is apparent that the Vaqueros show no sign of what happened at Irvine Valley on Tuesday when the Lasers beat Glendale 4-1. In the 49th minute, Glendale's Christian Lopez power-kicks from 30-year out to put the Vaqueros up 1-0.  This is when the Chargers shift gears, Chris Berkley finds the net at the 57th minute and again at the 61st minute from Lasse Horn corner kick assist to get up 2-1. The Chargers offense continue to attack with Daniel Solis' rebound shot at the 66th minute. On the 70th minute, Lasse Horn floats a corner kick up the middle and Glendale's own man puts it in the net. Horn is credited with the goal. Then at the 75th minute, Brett MacKay goes up the middle for e 35-yarder power shot and his ball finds its way to the lower left corner of the goal.

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Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Chargers win home opener 2-0

Chargers celebrate Lasse Horn's goal in the 1st Half
Cypress, CA - The Charger Men's Soccer team opened its season in style, beating Victor Valley 2-0. Cypress (1-0) starts the game fast on a goal from Freshman Lass Horn assisted from Sophomore Midfielder Brett MacKay just outside the penalty box. Then with 24 minutes left in the first half, Freshman Forward Ryan Jara is tripped inside the penalty box which prompts a penalty kick. Jara boots the kick to the right side to goal to give Cypress a 2-0 lead and the eventual final score. The Chargers take 11 shots, 5 shots on goals to the Rams' 10 and 1. Freshman Defender Brock Gustafson controls the defensive side and holds Victor Valley to only one shot on goal. 

The Chargers are at home on Friday against Glendale at 3PM on Haas Field.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2012

Barber joins Men's Soccer staff

Tony Barber
Cypress, CA - Charger Men’s Soccer Coach Ed Kephart announces that he adds Tony Barber to his staff.  Barber  coached the women’s program the last six seasons at Fullerton College.  His list of qualifications include Olympic Development Program, Club Coaching experiences and currently coaches one of the best U18 boys teams in California.  He played soccer at Hope International University.  
Tony has a great rapport with his athletes and a fantastic work ethic.  We expect Tony to add to what is already a fantastic coaching staff” said Kephart.
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