Boys Soccer: Baldwin Park, Mountain View, Rosemead win; Sierra Vista sent home

Boys Soccer
Friday’s quarterfinals

Division IV
Pacifica 4, Sierra Vista 1
Division V
Baldwin Park 2, La Canada 2, BP wins on PK’s, 5-3
Salesian 4, Monrovia 2
Division VI
Mountain View 2, L.A. Baptist 0
Rosemead 5, Barstow 2

Pregame Preview: These are very winnable games for local teams. Let’s start with the locks, I have no problem saying Mountain and Rosemead will not only win, but meet in next week’s Division VI championship. To be honest, they don’t belong in this division, they’re much better than this. Unless they totally stumble, they should both be in the semifinals. But who knows, stranger things happen in soccer. Baldwin Park could have a tough time at La Canada, especially since they’re still missing three starters because of injuries. But La Canada does have field turf like B.P., which should play into the Braves’ hands. Sierra Vista has the toughest task against Pacifica, normally a physical team and a long trip. That’s a toss-up.

Above: Sorry Lad, this is what happens when you go up against the Eastside’s finest.

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