Granite Hills wins regional soccer title

What a difference a week makes. After losing to Sultana in the CIF-SS Division 4 title game, Granite Hills captured the Division II Southern California Regional championship with a 2-1 victory over Irvine Beckman.

Correspondent Brian Baiotto was on the scene at Warren High School and reported that Kristine Pasek scored two early goals to pave the way for the Cougars, who finally broke through in a title game after several near-misses in CIF and regional championship games in recent years.

Granite Hills defeated both the CIF-SS Division 2 champion (Harvard-Westlake) and runner-up (Beckman), along with the CIF-Central Section Division III champion (Clovis North) to grab the title.