San Dimas won the Valle Vista League title with a 5-3 victory over Northview on Tuesday. Ariel Shore, Erika Kalmar, Rachel Quaternik and Shannon McKee each scored in the second half Tuesday as the Saints secured a rare come-from-behind victory. The Saints, who also received a first-half goal from Quaternik, improved to 16-4-4 overall and 9-0 in league. Northview, receiving goals from Natalie Barbera, Marissa Cross and Alyssia Fuentes, slipped to 12-10-2 and 6-3.
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Los Altos 3, Charter Oak 2: — Los Altos girls soccer coach Chris Reeder knows his team is young and inexperienced, but he never stopped preaching will over skill, and on Wednesday the Conquerors’ gutty effort prevailed, just as it has all season long. After falling behind twice, Los Altos rallied for a 3-2 victory over host Charter Oak, and can clinch the Miramonte League title outright with a victory over Wilson Thursday, which would be the Conquerors’ first league title since 1993 — also the last time the Conquerors won a CIF-SS divisional title. The Conquerors improved to 15-7-2 and 4-1-2 while the Chargers dropped to 15-7-2 and 3-3-1.
“To be honest I really didn’t expect this from us,” Reeder said. “We pretty much got outplayed on the field today. Charter Oak is a great team but our energy picked up in the second half and we started winning 50-50 balls and giving ourselves chances in front of the goal.”
After Conquerors’ forward Tara Coffer narrowly beat an offside trap and finished on a breakaway to level the match 2-2 in the 68th minute, sophomore midfielder Lauren Stupin delivered the knockout minutes later.
Running down the left flank looking for someone to cross the ball into, Stupin curled a shot toward the far post that kept on curling. It seemed to confuse Chargers goalkeeper Elvia Gonzalez, who back-peddled quickly to get finger on it, but she couldn’t stop it from sneaking in, giving Stupin and the Chargers a 75th minute game winner.