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The Times' Rankings

January 10, 2002


A look at the top 10 girls' soccer teams in the Southland:

1. Santa Margarita

(11-1-2, SS-Div. III)

Defeated Carondelet in a nonleague game and St. Joseph in Serra League opener. (No. 1 last week)

2. Capistrano Valley (8-0-1, SS-Div. I)

Topped Trabuco Hills in a South Coast League opener. Today, the Cougars try to stay on course against San Clemente. (2)

3. Harvard-Westlake

(12-0-1, SS-Div. IV)

Tracy Lansing came through for Wolverines against defending Mission League champion Chaminade. Flintridge Sacred Heart up next. (3)

4. Esperanza (14-2, SS-Div. I)

Allison Zack and Cynthia Pinkney provided offensive punch this week and Christina Fernandez has 11 shutouts. (4)

5. Aliso Niguel (12-3-0, SS-Div. I)

The Wolverines escaped with a 1-0 victory in a Sea View League game Tuesday on a goal by senior Raleigh Zoakley. (5)

6. Edison (13-1-2, Div. II)

Keeper Jenna Huff blocks Charger opponents' path to the goal. She has 13 shutouts in 16 games. (8)

7. Newport Harbor (7-6-1, SS-Div. II)

Tory Manchester gave Sailors a victory over Corona del Mar. Excalibur tournament finalist jumps into the rankings despite loss to Aliso Niguel in league opener. (NR)

8. Corona del Mar (8-1-4, SS-Div. IV)

The Sea Kings handled Laguna Beach in a Pacific Coast League game Tuesday and will face Estancia today. (6)

9. St. Lucy's (10-3-2, SS-Div. III)

The Regents, who haven't played since winning the Claremont tournament, should be rested for the start of league play. (9)

10. Mater Dei (12-3-2, SS-Div. III)

Senior fullback Angela Chavez leads the Monarchs in scoring with 10 goals. Katy Dowling has returned from a knee injury and has three goals and an assist. (10)

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