2.17.15: Eagles #9 in final Daily News Top 10
2.9.15: Eagles stay at #9 in latest CIF D4 Poll Daily News: Eagles rise to #2
2.6.15: Message to our 2015's on SENIOR NIGHT
2.2.15: Eagles 2nd league loss in 3 games drops them to #9 in D4
2.2.15: Daily News drop Eagles to #9 in regional top 10
1.29.15: VC Star Top 5 News and Notes
1.25.15: Eagles loss drops them to #5 in the D4 rankings!
1.25.15: Daily News Updated Top 10
1.22.15: VC Star talks Eagles soccer and ranks the team #3 in all of Ventura County
1.22.15: The Acorn talks Eagles Soccer..."Everything in its right place"
1.20.15: Eagles soaring up the CIF Coaches rankings as they Move up to #2 in D4!
1.7.15: VC Star: Re-leaguing spices up girls soccer
2.26.15: Eagles knocked out of the playoffs by the Vikings 4-2 at SMHS.
The Eagles traveled down the coast to take on the Santa Monica Vikings in a qtr final game in the D4 CIF Playoffs and the game didn't go the Eagles way.
The first 15 minutes the Eagles were all over the Vikings which created several scoring chances. However all of their shots were turned away. And then all of a sudden SHMS counter attacked and it was 0-1 Vikings. The goal turned the game into a more balanced affair with both teams moving the ball and creating scoring chances. But by the end of the 1st half it was 0-3 SMHS, as they were able to score on 2 more counter attacks.
The Eagles hopes of advancing to the semi-finals looked very dim.
The 2nd half started and your never say die Eagles came out and battled and played as hard as they have all season. They were able to cut the lead down to 1-3, and followed that up with several more chances but another long counter attack led to the 4th goal for SMHS and a 1-4
lead sealing the Eagles fate. And still the Eagles didn't quit, they continued to play hard and display pride in
who they are and they were able to score again making it 2-4. It was a rough way to get knocked out of the playoffs, but this team battled through numerous injuries and never stopped believing in each other or their dreams. While the ultimate prize was not obtained, this team should hold their heads high and be extremely proud of what they accomplished and the legacy they leave for future teams to live up too.
GREAT JOB LADIES!!!
2.24.15: Eagles defeated the #3 seeded Alemany Warriors at OPHS 2/1.
Your Eagles Move on to the QTR Finals.
The Eagles hosted the Warriors tonight and from the start they displayed their speed, talent and aggressiveness. The Eagles were dominant and controlled the entire 1st half. The Warriors (17-1-3) on the season, couldn't break through the defensive line while the Eagles offense was pounding away on the Warriors.
However, the score was still tied late into the half, and with just under 2 minutes to go, the Eagles were awarded a free kick, which led to a corner kick which then led to a beautiful header goal, and a 1/0 Eagles half time lead. The 2nd half started a bit rough for the Eagles, as the Warriors came out fast and furious, and scored the tying goal just minutes in. The goal energized the Warriors and with that the game became very physical and intense as the Alemany side felt the momentum had turned in their favor.
However, it was the Eagles defense that turned the tide back in the favor for OP, which allowed the Eagles to do what they do best, and that is ball control. The Eagles went to their ground game and dominated possession, and 10 minutes later the Eagles earned yet another free kick and once again capitalized and scored the go ahead goal.
Now it was time for the defense to protect their house. They had to withstand an all out assault by the Warriors who created several scoring chances but the defense was stout and it was able to preserve the lead and the win. This victory puts the Eagles in the ELITE 8!!!
SIDE NOTE: Your Eagles, along with Moorpark and Royal from the Coastal Canyon league are 3 of the teams in the final 8. Well done to the CCL!
2.19.15: Eagles defeated the Valley View Eagles in a hard fought game 3-2.
Watch the Eagles Score (CLICK HERE)
On a perfect day in a land far far far far away the Eagles started their playoff run with a game against the Eagles of Valley View High School. OP started off strong and just missed a chance to score in the opening minute. VV countered and against the run of play scored to take a 0-1 lead over OP. However, your Eagles, stepped up and played an inspired 1st half, and scored a couple spectacular goals to take a 2-1 half time lead. The 2nd half was a back and forth affair with both teams having several good chances to score but both defenses held tight to keep it 2-1 OP. With about 8 minutes to play the hosts broke through with a goal to tie the game 2-2 and the home stands went crazy. OP wouldn't be denied and with just over 5 minutes to go, they put together a string of passes that lead to another spectacular goal putting OP up 3-2 with just minutes to play. VV didn't go quietly and had a couple strong offensive pushes but the Eagles D stood up to the challenge and with the whistle, the Oak Park Eagles had endured a long road trip and a tough 1st round game and came out on top 3-2.
The only bright side to traveling in RD 1 is the Eagles now host the 2nd round playoff game against the #3 seeded Alemany Warriors.
2.11.15: The Eagles traveled to Moorpark HS for the final game of the regular season. Both the F/S and JV played back and forth games that ended up in draws, 0-0 and 1-1 respectively.
The Varsity's mission was straight forward, win and become league champions for the 2nd straight year, tie or lose and finish 3rd. The stadium was buzzing with energy as it was senior night a MHS, and most importantly, both squads new what was at stake. The Eagles once again came out a bit flat and dug themselves a hole going down 0-2. The Eagles battled back and cut the lead to 1-2 and stole momentum. The Eagles pressured the Musketeers and created several scoring chances, but they couldn't find that tying goal. Then Moorpark struck hard and fast, adding 2 goals within 5 minutes of each other to extend the lead to 4-1 and effectively putting the game out of reach. The 2nd half the Eagles played hard but couldn't cut into the lead, and as the clock hit 0:00 with a final score of 5-1 it was the Moorpark Musketeers who were crowned CCL Champions. The Eagles are in the playoffs, but having lost 3 of their last 5 games, this team, that has the talent and experience to win it all, must regroup and find that swagger, commitment and drive to make a deep run in the playoffs.
The Eagles will know their playoff road Monday when the CIF playoff brackets are released.
2.6.15: It was Senior Night as the Eagles hosted the Pioneers from Simi HS. It was the Eagles final home game of the regular season and a chance to thank the 2015 Eagles for all they have done for the program.
The F/S played hard but came up short by a final of 4-1. The JV, with a strong effort came out of the match with a 0-0 draw.
The Varsity was looking to send out their 8 seniors with a win and it appeared it would go the Eagles way early in the match as they scored quickly to take a 1-0 lead. Controlling the ball for most of the 1st half it seemed as if the Eagles would build on that lead, but against the run of play, a quick counter attack late in the half by Simi tied the game up 1-1. The 2nd half saw an energized Simi squad as the Pioneers pressured the Eagles on both sides of the ball which allowed them to take control of the match. The game turned on the Eagles and once again the Pioneers capitalized on a mistake and scored their 2nd goal of the game to take a 2-1 lead. The Eagles chances of taking the CCL title looked grim as a tie or a loss would ruin any chance they had to capture the league crown. With the clock working against the Eagles, the team that never gives up, had enough of being pushed around on their home turf, and upped their game and outplayed Simi down the stretch. The Eagles offense was pounding away on the goal as shot after shot just missed, or hit the cross bar, but with time quickly running out on their title hopes, the Eagles earned a CK and with the ball bouncing around in the box, the Eagles wouldn't be denied and banged home the tying goal to make it 2-2 and sending the home team crowd into a frenzy. Their title hopes and a Senior Night Victory, were once again alive as the game went into OT.
In OT it was all Eagles, and their determination and never say die attitude created a number of scoring chances. The Eagles scored in the 1st OT to take a 3-2 lead, and with that lead the defense shut down the Pioneers and the Eagles came out on top. It was a terrific send off for the seniors, albeit, a stressful one.
This dramatic come from behind win sets up a rematch Wednesday night at Moorpark.
It is this simple...the Winner takes the league title and earns a top seed for the playoffs.
1.30.15: Eagles traveled to Royal HS Friday night and the hosts took 2 out of 3 from the Eagles. The FS team won their match 2-0 as they controlled both sides of ball. Final score 2-0. the JV were in a dog fight all game as both teams played hard but in the end the Highlanders were able to make their 1-0 lead stand up handing the Eagles the loss. The Varsity rolled in top of the table in the Coastal Canyon league and left tied for 2nd place with Royal. The Eagles had several early chances before the game settled into a back and forth affair and at the end of the 1st half the Eagles once again had a couple opportunities to put themselves up at half but none of their shots found the back of the net. The 2nd half saw the play get a bit chippy with both teams playing physical. However it was the Highlanders that seized control of the game by capitalizing on mistakes by the Eagles. At 2-0 the game appeared to be all but over, but the Eagles rallied and hammered away over the final 5 minutes scoring a late goal to make it 2-1 and with just over 3 minutes to play the Eagles had new life and were re-energized for a final push. They were able to create a couple scoring chances but all efforts were turned away by the Royal defense. Final 1-2.
The league title is still up for grabs as 3 teams have a chance to claim it. The Eagles can assure themselves of at least a co-champion title by winning their last 2 games (Simi and Moorpark) and sole possession by winning their last 2 and getting help from someone else.
1.28.15: On a perfect evening in Oak Park the Eagles hosted the Scorpions from Camarillo HS. The F/S played a hard fought match that resulted in a 0-0 draw. The JV, trailing late in the 2nd half, scored the tying goal to make the game 2-2 and as time was running out, their pressure on the offensive end created a corner kick with just seconds remaining. The kick was well placed and with the offense crashing hard to the goal the Eagles got their head on it but the ball sailed just over the cross bar, and the game ended in dramatic fashion as a 2-2 draw. The Varsity, which was looking to rebound from their poor performance against Moorpark last week, came out firing on all cylinders. They dominated the pace of play and created numerous chances and quickly went up 2-0. A PK gave the Scorpions a chance to cut the lead down to 2-1. The Eagles regrouped and scored 2 more goals for a convincing half time lead of 4-1. The 2nd half saw the Eagles take their foot off the gas which allowed Camarillo to score 2 goals, but once again the Eagles found their rhythm and scored their 5th goal of the game! Final score 5-3.
The Varsity now stands alone in 1st place at 4-1-0 in the Coastal Canyon League, with a key game coming up Friday night vs. Royal.
1.23.15: The Eagles hosted the Musketeers from Moorpark HS this Friday night and went 1-1-1. The F/S came out fast and furious and built up a 2-0 lead in the 1st half. Then their defense stood the test making the lead stand up with a 2-1 victory. The JV played a back and forth game with each team having opportunities but in the end the two sides settled for a 0-0 draw. The Varsity once again fell behind early and went into half down 0-1. The 2nd half, which has been the Eagles play ground for scoring goals this season, wasn't kind this time around as the Eagles were held scoreless in a loss for the first time in 37 games and it was their first loss in their last 18 league games. Final tally Eagles 0 - Musketeers - 2.
While the loss drops the Eagles into a 1st place tie with Royal, the Eagles still control their own destiny as they have a rematch with Royal Jan 30th and with Moorpark Feb 11th. Both are road games.
1.16.15: The Eagles traveled out to the eastern part of Simi Valley to take on the Pioneers from Simi HS, in their 3rd Coastal Canyon League game of the year. The F/S and JV both dropped their matches, 2-4 and 1-2 respectively.
The Varsity rolled in having won 4 straight and 12 of 13. The Eagles scored first which hasn't happened in 5 games, and went into half time up 2-1. The 2nd half saw the Eagles control every aspect of the game which in turn lead to 2 additional goals and a final score of 4-1.
1.13.15: The teams headed up the 101 to take on the Cougars from Ventura HS. And while this wasn't a league game there was a strong sense that all 3 contests would be fast and physical.
The F/S and JV dropped their matches by a final score of 2/1. The Varsity for the 3rd game in row started off slow. Ventura jumped out to a 1-0 half time lead and scored again about 10 minutes into the 2nd half. The Eagles made a few adjustments and once again the cardiac kids didn't panic even though they were down 2-nill for the 2nd game in a row. The Eagles played the 2nd half with far more determination and intensity and it showed in both possession and the score. With 20 minutes to go they found the back of the net to make it 2/1 Ventura, and 5 minutes later scored again on a PK. All of a sudden the game was tied and the Cougars were on their heels. The Eagles were able to find the net for the 3rd time in the half and then locked it down defensively to cap of another come from behind victory by a final score of 3-2. In the last 4 games the Eagles have outscored their opponents in the 2nd half by a margin of 11-2.
1.9.15: Playing in the 2nd game of their newly formed league, Coastal Canyon, the Eagles welcomed Royal, who were last years D2 Marmonte League Champions. All 3 teams were in action at OPHS with the F/S battling it out to a 0/0 draw. The JV took control of their league race with their 2nd win in as many league games with a strong effort leading to a 3/1 victory.
The Varsity despite controlling the pace of play and time of possession, decided to be nice hosts, and spot the Highlanders a 2-0 lead, but with a late goal in the 1st half the Eagles were able to cut the lead to 2/1. The 2nd half saw the Eagles dominate both possession and scoring as they put 3 more in the back of the net for a convincing 4/2 come from behind victory, and like the JV, they have taken control of the league race.
1.7.15: Under a picturesque sunset on a manicured pitch all 3 teams played their first league games in the Coastal Canyon League at Camarillo HS. F/S played hard but game up short in a 2-0 loss.
JV won their 6th game in a row with a 2-1 victory. And the Varsity (ranked #3 in D4) reached the 10 win mark in a tightly played defensive battle over the (#10 ranked) Scorpions. Final score 5-3.
2.24.15: OAK PARK 2, ALEMANY 1
CIF-SS Div. 4 playoffs, second round
At Oak Park
Oak Park: Hannah Adler scored both goals off assists from Lauren Bay. Molley Agapiou, Julia Gilliam, Paige Harrington, Kathryn Kim and Devon Medina led the defense. Brittany vonSchneidau, Bay and Adler were standouts in the midfield. Forwards Rachel Mach, Jordyn Bradbury and Allyson Spooner kept the pressure on the keeper all game. The Eagles play at Santa Monica on Thursday in a quarterfinal game.Record: Oak Park 17-4.
2.19.15: OAK PARK 3, VALLEY VIEW 2
CIF-SS Div. 4 playoffs, first round
At Valley View
Oak Park: Paige Harrington scored off an assist by Hannah Adler. Jordyn Bradbury scored off an assist by Rachel Mach. Julia Gilliam scored the game-winning goal off an assist by Lauren Bay. Harrington, Katherine Kim, Molley Agapiou, Gilliam and Devon Medina played well. The Eagles will play Alemany on Tuesday.
2.7.15: Oak Park 3, Simi 2 At Oak Park
Oak Park: Paige Harrington, Rachel Mach and Jordyn Bradbury scored goals. Lauren Bay, Julia Gilliam and Hannah Adler played well.
Record: Oak Park 15-3, 5-2 Coastal Canyon League.
1.28.15: Oak Park 5, Camarillo 3 at Oak Park
Oak Park: Hannah Adler and Jordyn Bradbury both had two goals and an assist. Jianna Zeolla scored a goal and Lauren Bay had two assists. Paige Harrington had an assist. Record: Oak Park 14-2, 4-1 Coastal Canyon League
1.16.15 Oak Park 4, Simi 1 at Simi
Oak Park: Lauren Bay, Jordyn Bradbury, Katherine Kim and Jianna Zeolla scored goals. Hannah Adler, Lauren Bay, Bradbury, Brittany vonSchneidau and Julia Berman had assists. Record: Oak Park 13-1, 3-0 Coastal Canyon League.
1.13.15 Oak Park 3, Ventura 2 at Ventura
Oak Park: Rachel Mach had two goals and an assist. Lauren Bay scored a goal. Hannah Adler and Jordyn Bradbury had assists. Julia Gilliam, Devon Medina, Julia Berman and Paige Harrington played well on defense.Record: Oak Park 12-1.
1.9.15 Oak Park 4, Royal 2 at Oak Park
Oak Park: Hannah Adler scored two goals as the Eagles scored four times after trailing 2-0. Devon Medina and Julia Gilliam had goals. Jordyn Bradbury and Lauren Bay had assists. Paige Harrington, Molley Agapiou, Medina and Gilliam led the defense.
Royal: Ambria Pogue and Haley Navari scored the goals. Megan Henderson and Brea Pilkington had assists.
Records: Oak Park 11-1, 2-0 Coastal Canyon League; Royal 11-4-2, 1-1.
1.7.15 Oak Park 5, Camarillo 3 at Camarillo
Oak Park: Jordyn Bradbury scored two goals. Rachel Mach, Hannah Adler and Devon Medina had goals. Lauren Bay and Julia Berman had assists. Brittany vonSchneidau, Molley Agapiou and Julia Gilliam led the defense. Record: Oak Park 10-1, 1-0 Coastal Canyon League.
1.5.15 Oak Park 2, Agoura 1 at Oak Park
At Oak Park: Brittany vonSchneidau and Lauren Bay each scored. Hannah Adler had an assist. Jordyn Bradbury, Rachel Mach and Devon Medina passed and controlled the ball well. Julia Gilliam, Paige Harrington and Molley Agapiou played well defensively. Goalie Lauren Bernstein had three saves. Record: Oak Park 9-1.
12.9.14 Oak Park 2, Saugus 0 at Oak Park
Oak Park: Rachel Mach scored off an assist by Jordyn Bradbury in the first half. Bradbury scored off an assist by Lauren Bay in the second half. Liliana Fendler, Molley Agapiou, Julia Gilliam, Paige Harrington and Devon Medina led a strong defensive effort. Record: Oak Park 4-0.
12.8.14 Oak Park 2, Malibu 1 at Malibu
Oak Park: Devon Medina scored both goals. Aly Spooner and Lauren Bay had assists. Hannah Adler played well on offense. Julia Gilliam and Brittany vonSchneidau were standouts defensively. Goalie Coco Lozito secured the win with three key saves in the second half. Record: Oak Park 3-0.
12.4.14 Oak Park 4, Louisville 0 at Crespi
Oak Park: Sarah Howard scored two goals. Rachel Mach and Katherine Kim had goals. Lauren Bay had two assists. Hannah Adler and Katherine Kim each had an assist. Lauren Bernstein and Coco Lozito combined for the shutout in net. Record: Oak Park 2-0.
The Varsity are now BACK TO BACK CHAMPIONS of the Grace Brethren Tournament.
In an exciting game played against the Sierra Canyon Trailblazers the Eagles took a 1/0 lead in the 1st half, but couldn't put the game away despite controlling possession and the pace of play. Sierra Canyon was able to push over the tying goal late in the 2nd half. With the score tied 1/1 the
clock hit 0:00 and the game would be decided by PK's.
After 5 rounds the two teams were tied at 4 goals each.
The teams headed into sudden death, with the Eagles winning it on the 7th shot.
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Lauren Bay was named Tournament MVP.
Julia Gilliam, Rachel Mach, Jordyn Bradbury, and
Hannah Adler were named to the All Tournament 1st Team.
12.13.14 is Championship Saturday for Varsity and JV at the Grace Brethren Tournament!
The JV were also crowned Champions today, winning their bracket in the Grace Brethren Tournament.
FS are Finalist as they advanced to the Championship game of the Buena Tournament but came up a bit short losing in PK's.
The Varsity Team's regular season unbeaten streak from 1.28.13 to 12.16.14 that spanned parts of 3 seasons and covered 34 games ended.
During this incredible run the Eagles complied an overall Record of 29 - 0 - 5. (W-L-T).
The Streak Highlights:
Undefeated Tri Valley League Champions (2014)
Back to Back Grace Brethren Tournament Champions (2013 / 2014)
Posted a record 24 Clean Sheets and Outscored their opponents 116 - 11.
Varsity is 15.4.0 overall with a 5-3-0 CCL record
JV is 10-4-3 overall with a 2-3-3 record in CCL
FS is 10-6-4 overall with a 2-3-3 record in CLL