The Mt. San Antonio men’s soccer team left little doubt as to who is the best team in the state. The Mounties throttled host College of the Canyons 4-0 on Sunday to repeat as California Community College Athletic Association champions.
The game wasn’t even that close as the Mounties finished with 24shots to 7 for the Cougars. It was only 1-0 at the half on a penalty kick goal by Luis Fuentes.
Mt. SAC (19-1-4) came out the aggressor early in the second half and took control. Fuentes’ second goal game eight minutes in off a pass from Javier Castro. The third on wild possession in which the Mounties got off four shots on goal, three of those by Fuentes who converted the last rebound.
The game got chippy late with Canyons (17-6-2), making its first trip to the state tournament, being dominated and frustrated. It got the first of three red cards with eight minutes left and was never in contention again.
The game was actually called 40 seconds early with a four-goal differential and Canyons down three players.
Fuentes was named Most Valuable Player.
The Mounties appear to have a good chance at a three-peat with just five players departing.