The San Bernardino Valley College men’s soccer team blanked Chaffey 3-0 this afternoon to secure the first Foothill Conference championship in history.
The title is all the more noteworthy given that the Wolverines won just three games a year ago.
All say team chemistry and lack of work ethic were the major issues that held back what looked to be a talented team, at least on paper.
SBVC got first half goals from Ricardo Sigala and Daniel Topete with Stephen Campos adding an insurance goal in the second half.
Sophomore Daniel Angulo was the usual rock in goal. He collected 12 saves, one of them coming on a penalty kick by Edgar Llamas in the second half. It was his 10th shutout of the season.
There were a few congratulatory handshakes and the obligatory pictures but the celebration was pretty low-key, especially considering it was a first for the team. But that goes to show that this team has more than just a conference title in mind.
Chaffey has a quality team as well. It won the conference title last year and had a lot of those players back. So the Panthers could give other teams a run if they make the field for the playoffs as an at-large qualifier.