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Post-season play begins for Yucaipa Girl’s Soccer

Tuesday, February 16th, 2010

The Yucaipa Lady Thunderbirds embark on their journey through the CIF-Southern Section Division II Playoffs with a home game against the Colony Titans, Friday.
Photos By BOB OTTO

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YUCAIPA, CA – A 20-5-1 record and a second-place finish in the tough eight-team Citrus Belt League with a 12-2 record would have most of the league’s girl’s soccer coaches and teams absolutely beaming. Absolutely giddy with pride.

Well, that’s not the way things work at Yucaipa High School.

Over the past several years, the bar has been set high for the Lady Thunderbirds. They expect to win league every year. And they expect to go far in the California Interscholastic Federation post-season playoffs.

Anything less leaves them with a bit of an empty feeling. Sort of like a hungry lumberjack sitting down to a kid’s meal at Denny’s.

This year the Lady Thunderbirds finished second in the CBL to their long-standing rivals from down the hill – the Redlands East Valley Wildcats – which sealed their fate as the CBL’s second place team and the number two seed in the CIF-Southern Section, Division II Playoffs.

Last year the team won its second-consecutive league championship with an 11-0-3 mark, 25-3-4 overall, and Yucaipa won three games to advance to the semi-finals of CIF playoffs where they lost to Harvard-Westlake of North Hollywood, 2-1.

How does Yucaipa coach, Sheila Huggins feel about her 2009-2010 Lady Thunderbirds versus last year’s model?

“Last year, I think we were a tad bit stronger because we had great senior leadership from people like April Moreno and Kellie Bohner,” Huggins said. “Plus the speed and heart of Braelyn Tirella kept us in every game.

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The Fontana Steelers girl’s soccer, aiming for CIF playoffs

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2010

A Claudia Garcia throw in during the Steelers soccer match with Redlands East Valley.

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REDLANDS, CA – The Redlands East Valley Wildcats scored three goals in the first 15 minutes and were never headed in a 5-0 defeat of the Fontana Steelers, Friday, in a Citrus Belt League girl’s soccer match up.

“We knew it would be tough, they’re a great talent and probably the best team in league this year,” said Fontana coach, Armando Fresquez.

After the Steelers gave up the three early goals, the defense toughened the rest of the way. Fresquez especially lauded his goalkeeper, Edith Brito.

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Knepper’s game winner sends Yucaipa to victory over Redlands East Valley

Wednesday, December 16th, 2009

The Yucaipa Thunderbirds rebounded from a 1-0 first half deficit to score to second half goals to down the Redlands East Valley Wildcats, 2-1, Tuesday in the opening match for both teams in the Citrus Belt League.
Photos By BOB OTTO

REDLANDS, CA – Kobe Bryant shoots game winning baskets. Brett Favre throws game winning touchdowns. Derek Jeter hits game winning home runs.

And Nicolle Knepper? She kicks game winning goals.

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