Soccer thread: Los Altos wins, 2-1

After forfeiting a game because of an ineligible player to fall out of first place, Los Altos was forced to win the Miramonte League boys soccer title the hard way, going through rival Wilson
and securing a 2-1 victory behind first-half goals from Alan De La Rosa and
Kevin Martinez. Wilson tried to come back in the final minutes, getting a 76th minute
goal from Gary Quintero, but their rally fell short.
When Los Altos beat Wilson 3-2 in their first meeting, Martinez was sent off with a double-yellow red card, but played in their next game against Bonita, a Conquerors’ victory. Players must sit out their next games after red cards, but Conquerors coach Jeff Hess was under the impression Martinez could play because he received a double-yellow instead of a straight red card.
Hess was wrong, Wilson officials called him on it, and they had to forfeit, adding fuel to an already intense rivalry. That made winning Thursday’s Miramonte League title even more
meaningful for the Conquerors, who improved to 12-5-3 and 5-1-2. Los Altos (17-5-2, 5-3), needing just a tie to win the league title, finished in second.
“We’re the only team in league that hasn’t lost a game on the field,” Hess said. “We deserved this win, we won it on the field. This is my first league title in five years as the head coach. Last year we won our first CIF game in school history, and this is just our second league title ever, so I couldn’t be more prouder.”


Above: Wilson’s Mira Valdez couldn’t stop Los Altos from winning again, 2-1, to secure the Miramonte League title.

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Boys Soccer schedule
Miramonte League

Los Altos at Wilson, 3:15 p.m.
Bonita at Charter Oak, 3:15 p.m.
Mission Valley League
Mountain View at El Monte, 3:15 p.m.
Arroyo at Gabrielino, 3:15 p.m.
Montview League
Sierra Vista at Gladstone, 5 p.m.
Duarte at La Puente, 3:15 p.m.
Bassett at Azusa, 3:15 p.m.
San Antonio League
West Covina vs. South Hills at CDF, 5 p.m.
Rowland at Walnut, 3:15 p.m.
Sierra League
Chino Hills at Glendora, 3:15 p.m.
Valle Vista
Ganesha at San Dimas, 3:15 p.m.
Northview at Pomona, 3:15 p.m.
Baldwin Park at Covina, 3:15 p.m.

Girls Soccer
Miramonte League
Wilson at Los Altos, 3:15 p.m.
Charter Oak at Bonita, 3:15 p.m.
Mission Valley League
El Monte at Mountain View, 3:15 p.m.
Gabrielino at Arroyo, 3:15 p.m.
Montview League
Gladstone at Sierra Vista, 3:15 p.m.
La Puente at Duarte, 3:15 p.m.
Azusa at Bassett 3:15 p.m.
San Antonio League
South Hills at West Covina, 5 p.m.
Walnut at Rowland, 3:15 p.m.
Valle Vista
San Dimas at Ganesha, 3:15 p.m.
Pomona at Northview, 3:15 p.m.
Covina at Baldwin Park, 3:15 p.m.

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