March 5, 1986 |
Joy Biefeld scored off a corner kick late in the second half to give Edison a 1-0 victory over Laguna Hills in a Southern Section 4-A girls soccer semifinal playoff game Tuesday afternoon at Edison. The victory sends the top-seeded Chargers (25-0-2) into Friday's championship game at 6 p.m. at Gahr High in Cerritos, against Mission Viejo. The win, Edison's 19th shutout of the season, also extended the Sunset League champions' unbeaten streak to 27 games.
July 23, 1987 |
Mark Maizel of Villa Park and UC Irvine, who is considered the best goalkeeper in the water polo competition here and probably the best in the National Collegiate Athletic Assn., made 14 saves as the South defeated the East, 10-7, to win the U.S. Olympic Festival water polo gold medal Wednesday at Koury Natatorium. Greg Wilson of Laguna Niguel and UCI also played for the South. Jeff Oeding of Newport Beach and Stanford scored three goals for the silver-medal winning East.
July 6, 1990
BASEBALL Shawn Green, Tustin BADMINTON Hoang V.
June 10, 1995 |
The forward sprints down the wing, cuts inside, feints one way and heads the other--and is stripped of the ball. The midfielder charges through the center, her eyes fixed on the goal. She unleashes a stinging shot--and it is blocked. The ball is fired from long range, dropping dangerously into the goal area, where strikers wait to pounce--and it is headed clear. Once again, just as they did in China in 1991, opponents are finding that Joy Lynn Fawcett is virtually impossible to beat.
April 19, 1996 |
From her usual spot on the grass, Katelyn Rose Fawcett sits eye-level with thundering cleats and muscular legs. This perspective gives her an interesting take on what "mommy" means. Fawcett is 2 and the daughter of Joy Fawcett, a U.S. national soccer team member and coach at UCLA. Fawcett, originally from Huntington Beach, embodies an issue that is rarely discussed in athletics--motherhood.
January 31, 1993 |
Small crowds at women's soccer games are a familiar sight for Carrie Schmidt. But like most female soccer players, Schmidt, the 29-year-old captain of the Manhattan Beach club team Ajax, doesn't play for the roar of a crowd or fan adulation. Schmidt has been playing for 20 years, 11 for Ajax, because she loves the competitive environment. "I really enjoy the sport," she said. "It's a good way to stay fit. I've met some of my best friends on the team and it's a good way to socialize."
October 5, 2003 |
For Germany, the road to the Women's World Cup final runs right through, over or around Joy Fawcett. Those who think Fawcett is worried about that should think again. "She doesn't get rattled," midfielder Julie Foudy said Saturday. "She's been the best defender in the world for several years, but it's only now that she's getting the recognition," added former coach Tony DiCicco. "When she speaks, we listen," said teammate Catherine Reddick.
July 1, 1999 |
Ask Michelle Akers where her gold medals are and the answer you'll get might be surprising. "The '91 one is framed with my jersey," she said, "and the gold Olympic one is just sitting in a drawer. When people ask me for it, I get it out, but otherwise that's just past. The memories are there."