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Chatsworth Shows It's Still Boss, 5-1

January 16, 1998

The last time Chatsworth High and Granada Hills played in girls' soccer, Chatsworth beat the Highlanders in last season's City Section 4-A Division championship game behind three goals from Jackie Fodor.

On Thursday, the teams renewed acquaintances in a Coast-Valley League game and the Chancellors waltzed again, 5-1, as Fodor had three assists.

Chatsworth (13-1-1, 2-0 in league play) has not lost a league game in the program's 10-year history and has won section titles in seven of nine seasons.

Despite a muddy field, the Chancellors continued their dominance, holding a 17-2 advantage in shots.

Heather Collins staked Chatsworth to a 2-0 halftime lead with goals in the 34th and 39th minutes.

The Chancellors took more than a dozen corner kicks in the half before connecting on one with Collins' second goal.

Granada Hills scored in the 73rd minute when Michelle Vega took the Highlanders' only corner kick of the game and it deflected into the net off teammate Amber Dattilo.

Chatsworth scored three goals in the final three minutes, leaving little doubt as to the gap that remains between the teams.

"They still have an edge over us in ball control and passing," Granada Hills Coach Tom Harp said.

"They just keep coming at you."

Fodor said the Chancellors' late rally sent a message.

"I think they got excited [after the Granada Hills goal] because you know anything can happen in this weather," Fodor said.

"We got a little pumped up and said let's go out hard and put it away."

Buena 2, Rio Mesa 1--The Bulldogs (9-2-4, 4-0-2) moved into first place in the Channel League, powered by a first-half goal from Shannon Morton and a second-half score by Natalie Sanderson at Buena.

Ventura 3, San Marcos 0--Kitty Sexton scored her 14th goal for the Cougars (9-7, 4-2) in a Channel League game at Ventura.


Buena 0, Rio Mesa 0--The Spartans (7-4-3, 0-3-2) ran their unbeaten streak against Buena to four games with a Channel League match at Rio Mesa.

Sylmar 1, Grant 0--Carlos Vargas scored midway through the second half to give the Spartans (2-4, 2-4) a Valley Pac-8 Conference victory over the Lancers (0-4-2, 0-2-2) at Sylmar.

Van Nuys 2, Canoga Park 2--Trailing, 2-0, at halftime, the Wolves (0-3-3, 0-3-3) got goals from Jose Arroyo and Victor Reyes in the first 10 minutes of the second half in a Valley Pac-8 Conference game at Canoga Park.

North Hollywood 1, Poly 0--Renaldo Medrano scored 10 minutes into the second half to boost the Huskies past the Parrots (3-1-2, 3-1-2) in a Valley-Pac 8 Conference game at Poly.

Goalkeeper Vartan Hovsepyan of North Hollywood (5-1, 2-0) stopped a penalty kick for the second consecutive game.

Reseda 3, Monroe 0--Rocky Monzon scored two goals and Hector Romero also scored for the Regents (8-0-2, 5-0-1) in a victory over the Vikings (6-1-3, 3-1-2) in a Valley Pac-8 Conference game at Reseda.

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