There were a few boys’ soccer teams that decided to play their CIF Southern Section playoff games on Monday instead of Saturday, and one was a Division 4 pitch affair between fourth-seeded Pasadena, and host Ganesha, just a year after the Giants celebration. a regional CIF State Southern California title.
But Monday, undefeated Pasadena (11-0) was just too many.
The Bulldogs won 3-0, scoring all of their goals in the first half, then qualifying to advance to the quarter-finals on Wednesday, where they will be on the road in Santa Monica (8-6).
Pasadena’s Daniel Munoz scored on a breakaway for a 1-0 lead, and Osmar Rojas added a goal shortly later and the Bulldogs never looked back.
“We played in an incredible way,” said Pasadena coach Cherif Zein. “We played so well the first 20 minutes that we put it aside and settled in afterwards. We don’t train a lot, we haven’t had the time and we’re not the fittest team, but we love to play together and we’ll see how far it goes.
In other games, La Mirada beat Westlake in a Division 3 second round match. La Mirada (14-2) advance to face seeded Norte Vista (13-1-1) in the quarter-finals on Wednesday. .
Rosemead saw his season end in a 2-1 loss to University Prep in the second round of Division 7.
– Fred Robledo
Flintridge Prep 47, La Canada 39: Wolves (11-0) won bragging rights as the best team in La City of Canada with a professional victory over the visiting Spartans. It was the type of victory Wolves coach Kevin Kiyomura was looking for as La Canada was the best Flintridge Prep had seen this season.
“I discovered that we have guts and that we know how to hold onto it,” Kiyomura said. “We keep telling the girls to trust the process and right now we’re in the middle of the process but where we’re a team I just don’t know. But I know we are growing every day.
The Wolves were led by junior Ashlyn Zhang with 16 points and nine rebounds. The junior has been biding her time for the past few years watching and learning from former Flintridge Prep star Kaitlyn Chen. On Monday night, it was Zhang, who plays for the Cal Swish club basketball team, who converted the scoring games behind the 3-point line.
“I had to play a bigger role this year and jump into action,” said Zhang, who converted a key 3-point play in the third quarter finals that gave Wolves a 38- lead. 29. “I grew up playing and watching (Chen) and learned a lot about his style.”
Senior Sofia Gonzalez, who had a double-double with 11 points and 14 rebounds, saw her role shift from playing guard to Chen’s former position as a center. “I’m technically the greatest player on the team,” said Gonzalez, who will play college basketball at Tufts University in Boston. “I’ll play where they need me. If they need me to play center, I will play center. “
Canada (8-3) was led by senior Lauren Scoville with a record 17 points, six rebounds and six assists. She also scored her 1,000th career high school point in the first quarter and rose to fifth place as the all-time leading scorer in program history.
–– James Escarcega
Saint Paul 53, Bishop Amat 43: Sunshine Huerta scored 26 points and Fyona Haile added 14 as the Swordsmen beat the host Lancers in a Del Rey League game.
Glendora 56, Ayala 48: The Tartans beat the Bulldogs 19-4 in the fourth quarter to claim a huge victory in the Palomares League. Austin Clark led the Tartans’ offense with 20 points and nine rebounds. Noah Smith tallied 13 and freshman Luke Jacobson tallied 12
West Covina 55, Diamond Ranch 41: Jordan Nacpli and Kevin Baroi each scored 10 points to help the Bulldogs win the Hacienda League.
La Canada 73, Monrovia 46: Ty Reynolds scored 17 points, the team’s top, and Andrew Han added 14 as the Spartans beat the Wildcats in the Rio Hondo League game.
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Arcadia 13, Harvard-Westlake 5
Preparation Flintridge 13, Sierra Canyon 5
Quartz Hill 14, San Dimas 4
JW North 10, Santa Fe 8
La Salle 13, Ramona 5
Bishop Amat 3, cathedral 0: Izeah Muniz pitched a batter in the Lancers’ home Del Rey League win over the Phantoms. Cal State Signer Fullerton struck out 14. Tyler White had two doubles and Jose Marquez had two hits. With the win, the Lancers have a three-game lead in the league standings.
Glendora 6, Los Altos 1: In a clash between two of the region’s top teams, the Tartans scored four points over Conquerors starter Joseph Rangel, and Carson Collett had two points in the non-league victory. Tartan pitcher Josh Verkulien allowed one earned run on four hits and stoked two for the win.
Chino Hills 5, Damien 0: It was a tough day for Spartans fans as the offense could only handle three hits against the Huskies in a Base League road loss. Alec Beck, Kaden Moeller and Christian Grino were the only hitters for Damien to get hits. With the loss, the two teams are tied atop the league table and will face each other again on Wednesday at Damien.
Montebello 7, Savane 3: Alex Santoscoy had two hits, including a double, and led in three points as the Oilers won in a non-championship road game.
Sonora 7, Fullerton 4: The Raiders opened up a 5-0 lead and withstood a late Indian charge to win in a Freeway League game. Austin Heller connected on a two-run home run.
La Habra 6, Sunny Hills 0: Matthew Coats sparkled on the mound for the Highlanders throwing a one-shot shooter and knocked out eight in a Freeway League home win over the Lancers. Coats also rode in two innings.
South Pasadena 3, Marshall 2: The Tigers scored two key runs in the third inning and held on to defeat the Eagles in a non-league affair in the Pasadena area. Ivan Becerra won the eventual winning race with a sacrificed fly that marked Dillon Hugasian.
Ontario 6, Baldwin Park 1
Rio Hondo Prep 1, South Pasadena 0: Tatianna Foor shone in the circle for the visiting Kares, throwing a full play to five hitters and striking out eight. Grace Pollock led Raegan Johnson with the lone inning of the match in the third inning.
El Rancho 12, Arroyo 5: Samantha Cervantes went 3 for 4 with a home run and led in two for the Dons in their home win over the Knights.
Ramona Convent 18, Mission San Gabriel 3
Claremont 3, Bonita 2