Griffins turned away by Edison in league opener

The Los Alamitos High girls soccer team had been on a roll heading into Sunset League play. They had won the Mater Dei Invitational and defeated the No. 1 ranked team in the county, in Santa Margarita. However, the road through the Sunset League is rarely without bumps and Edison provided an early bump for the Griffins as the Chargers held off the Griffins 1-0, in the league opener for both teams on Thursday at Edison. “While our league campaign did not begin the way we would have liked, the girls expect to continue to improve our play as league play continues,” Head Coach Mossy Kennedy said. After a win over Foothill and tie against Long Beach Wilson, to open the Mater Dei Premier Invitational, the Griffins won three straight to capture the title of the prestigious tournament. Carley Brown scored the game-winner in a 1-0 victory over Long Beach Poly in the final. The Griffins followed their tournament run with a 2-0 win over Santa Margarita, which had just been ranked No. 1 in the county rankings. Randi Geffrey and Mo Ponce each had a goal in the win over the Eagles. Goalkeeper Taylor Vanis had four saves in the shutout. The Griffins had two ties and a win in the Excalibur Tournament before starting league play. The Griffins will hosted Fountain Valley on Tuesday and will be at Newport Harbor on Thursday (Jan. 14) at 5 p.m. They will host Huntington Beach on Jan. 18 at 5 p.m.

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