Sam Nieves provided the game’s only goal as Ontario (11-4, 1-0) defeated Chaffey, 1-0, in the Mt. Baldy League opener.
After finishing the 2014-15 season at 1-9 in league play, the win against the Tigers is yet another stepping stone to what has already appeared to be a turnaround season for the program.
“This is a good one for us,” said Art Robles, head coach of the Jaguars. “This is the first time we beat (the Tigers) in a few years.”
Chaffey has won the last six meetings against the Jaguars, including last season’s league finale that end at 3-2 in overtime.
“The girls have been thinking about this game for a bit,” Robles explained. “We even had some alumni come back to watch the game.”
Goalkeeper Andrea Banuelos shutout the Tigers’ scoring attack at the net with six saves including a second half penalty kick.
Ontario will continue league play on Wednesday at 3:15 p.m. against Colony.
“We are very confident at this point in the season,” Robles said. “It is a good time to play (Colony.)”