The Ontario Christian girls soccer team (11-5-1, 8-0) earned the program’s 300th league victory following the 3-1 Ambassador League win over Linfield Christian on Jan. 22.
— Cary Willborn (@RCHS_Cougars) January 21, 2016
A second half goal by Rancho Cucamonga’s Lauren Perry proved to be the difference in the Cougars’ Baseline League home victory over Los Osos, 2-1.
Devyn Kelsey of the Grizzlies provided the early lead with a goal in the first half but it was Olore Imoohi of the Cougars, who was responsible for tying the game after a successful free kick opportunity.
It was the first league win of the season for Rancho Cucamonga (10-2-2, 1-1-1) while the Grizzlies suffer their third straight league loss.
- Olivia Seddon struck first for Chino Hills in the 2-0 victory over Upland with a shot to the upper right corner. Madeleine Tarin added to the lead with a header off an assist from Jessica Miclat.
- Jordan Tadros had one goal and an assist in the first half for St. Lucy’s in the victory over Etiwanda, 2-1. Tadros was credited for the assist on the goal scored by Nicole Leggio. The only score of the second half came off a penalty kick by the Eagles.
Mt. Baldy League:
- Brooke Kortekaas scored three goals in the Braves dominant performance over the Jaguars, 11-0, in Mt. Baldy League play. Ashlyn Farino and Diana Pineda contributed to the Braves’ shutout victory with two goals apiece. Allison Brossard, Kastel Heinold, Alex Hargrave and Caitlyn Sanchez also scored in the game.
- Colony defeated Chaffey, 3-1. Christine Vandenberg, Caeylee Esquivel and Natalie Treto all scored for the Titans in the second half against the Tigers.
Citrus Belt League:
- Gaby Hinojosa had three goals for Citrus Valley in the 8-0 win over Eisenhower while Valerie Warren added two goals.
- Johanna Mota scored a pair of goals for Carter in the first over Redlands, 2-0.
- Marina Medeiros had eight saves for Redlands East Valley in the Citrus Belt League victory over Yucaipa, 3-1. Hailey Montoya, Brenna Dolen and Aly Olsen each scored for the Wildcats.
- Bloomington remains undefeated this season following its 6-0 victory over Fontana.
Both teams entered the game looking to make an early statement with the start of league play just days away.
It was the Huskies’ 2-0 road victory tonight over Ayala that gave them redemption for last year’s 1-0 loss to the Bulldogs.
A pair of midfielders, Jessica Miclat and Olivia Seddon, proved to be the difference in the game as each scored a goal for the Huskies.
“It meant a lot because of last year’s result,” Miclat said. “We wanted to put that behind us and really focus on our end goal for this entire season. One of the goals was beating Ayala which will help us and push us to becoming a better team and achieving the bigger goals we’ve set for ourselves.”
Chino Hills will host Corona Santiago at 5:30 p.m. Monday before traveling to play Baseline League foe, Rancho Cucamonga, on Jan. 15.
Ayala will host Corona Centennial at 5:30 p.m. Monday before starting Palomares League play at home against Diamond Bar on Wednesday.
Christine Vandenberg and Colony High School defeated Mt. Baldy League rival, Montclair High School, 3-2, in overtime to claim the Ontario Christian Tournament Championship.
Vandenberg scored two goals including the game-winner for the Titans during the overtime period.
“The game plan was just to press Montclair’s back line and score as quickly as we could,” Vandenberg said. “I figured I would get a chance by pressing high. I saw the ball come off the keeper’s hands and the open net was there.”
Jessica Esquivel contributed to the Titans’ victory with a goal of her own.
“I think this win is just what we needed to boost our confidence and drive as we head into league,” Esquivel said. “This tournament has definitely prepared us mentally and physically for a competitive league this season.”
Vandenberg and Esquivel each scored in the first half before the Cavaliers would score two of their own in the second half and forcing overtime.
“There is always something to work on as a team,” Esquivel said. “But in our case I think it would be best if we worked on our consistency throughout the game instead of letting our guard down and conceding goals or our lead.”
The title game victory also served as Colony head coach John Cortez’s 100th win.
“I feel this was a perfect way for coach Cortez to get 100th win,” Vandenberg said.
Colony (7-0-3) is scheduled to play California High School at 3:15 p.m. on Jan 5. The Titans begin open league play at home against Montclair on Jan 8 at 3:15 p.m.
Rancho Cucamonga junior Grace Coelho has verbally committed to play soccer at the University of Toledo.
Coelho will compete with the Cougars this season in a tough Baseline League schedule.
The team will begin its season with a first round game against Carter in the Fontana Summit Tournament.
More to come
Kepple, St. Mary’s Academy, Ontario, Arroyo
Cajon, Alverno, Bassett, Culver City
Temple City, Pomona, Gladstone, San Dimas
Ganesha, Pomona Catholic, Alhambra, Sierra Vista
Grand Terrace (black) and Bloomington battle to a scoreless draw during league play this season.
MVP: Dani Perez, Jr., Grand Terrace
Skylar Cleveland, Jr., Grand Terrace
Jordan Wells, Soph., Grand Terrace
Nissa Inzunza, Sr., Grand Terrace
Anna Fazzino, Jr., Grand Terrace
Cecilia Magana, Jr., Bloomington
Shadie Hernandez, Jr., Bloomington
Andrea Sida, Jr., Bloomington
Alicia Garcia, Sr., Bloomington
Darielle O’Brien, Sr., Summit
Kaitlin Seebaran, Jr., Summit
Elodia Ciprian, Jr., Summit
Esmeralda Garcia, So., Summit
Melanie Lopez, Jr., Colton
Kayla Fortunado, Jr., Colton
Maria-Ximena Vasquez, Jr., Colton
Alondra Gildo, Sr., Fontana
Sonia Ruan, Sr., Fontana
Alejandra, Sr., Kaiser
Kassandra Rodriguez, So., Kaiser
The Baseline’s No. 3 team Los Osos is traveling on the road against Flintridge Sacred Heart while Etiwanda and Upland received at-large bids and will travel as well.
The violation was because of a “two-inch strip on the shoulder of our jerseys on Jan. 3 against Ayala,” said Huskies’ coach Andy Plascencia.
Rules such as the one about the jerseys became effective by the CIF at the start of the New Year.
“The referee (from the game against Ayala) reported it,” Plascencia said. “We thought it would just be a warning at first…it did creep back up on us.”
The team has since ordered new jerseys that comply with the new CIF rules.
Since the Huskies did not have an actual home field until the final two weeks of league play, Plascencia is not worried about having to travel to Long Beach despite still being considered the home team.
“It’s not a factor for us. We have traveled and played on the road all season,” he explained. “We usually would have to travel about 45 minutes for each game so an extra 15 minutes (to Long Beach) should not be a problem.”