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It was a cold and rainy afternoon at Chino Hills High school for Friday’s Sierra League Soccer showdown and it was a pair of unlikely heroes that helped the Glendora Tartans keep pace with the first place Huskies and earn a tough 2-2 draw. (To continue, click thread)
Chino Hills opened the scoring when Jacob Chaver’s shot was saved by Tartan Goalkeeper Luke Vogel, (10 saves) but the rebound deflected towards Sophomore Joey Santana, who buried the shot into the back of the net for a 1-0 lead.
In the second half Glendora started to apply more pressure and scored their first goal on a corner kick from Jeremy Bishop to Tanner Whitworth, a fullback who had moved up on the set play, to tie the score 1-1 after 52 minutes. Whitworth, a sophomore has a knack for scoring big goals, Glendora Coach Bill Mair said he scored a goal earlier in the season when they beat Claremont 2-1 back in November..
Chino Hills scored once again in the 56th minute behind Cesar Pompa Guerrero on an assist from Santana, to take a 2-1 lead. But the Tartans came back, off a throw in from Woody Woodward to Moji Ghalambor, who picked a great time to score his first goal of the season and tie the game 2-2. Ghalambor was at the right place at the right time….” I saw Woody (Woodward) throw it in, it deflected around and i just scored”.
Chino Hills coach Kyle Shuler was not too thrilled to see his team let 2 leads slip away at home “I am basically at a loss for words….we have got to preserve the lead, bottom line.”
The tie keeps Chino Hills (6-1-1, 11-6-5), in first place in the Sierra League race and Glendora ( 5-1-2, 14-4-5) was able to keep pace 1/2 a game behind with 2 left for both teams next week. Chino Hills has 2 tough games in Diamond Bar, who they suffered their only league loss to and Chino, who they beat in OT. Glendora will finsh with Chino and Ayala to end the season but after the game Coach Mair was happy with the result on the road ” I would like to have won …and they say a tie is like kissing your sister….but this is much better than a loss”.
Chino Hills beats Tartans again
In all the years Glendora’s Mike LeDuc has been a Basketball Coach, he has run up against every challenge that has ever been presented, at Chino Hills high school Friday night, the challenge was, stop a team that has won 16 games in row, averaging 67 points per game, AND was ranked # 1 in the 1-A division. His plan worked for 3 qtrs, but in the end the better team was able to beat the veteran Coach, as Chino Hills defeated Glendora 43-26.
The Huskies were led by Senior guard Derek Brown, who had 13 points, but he struggled to get good looks in a tough first half that saw the Tartans trail 13-7 at the end of the first quarter, but then use a 10-2 run in the second quarter to take a 17-15 Halftime lead.
Glendora was led by Calvin Smith, who was plagued by foul trouble throughout the game and was only able to score 7 points. At the start of the second half the Huskies were able to get their shots to fall, similar to their last game at Damien, as they took a 26-22 lead at the end of the third quarter. In the fourth quarter, the Huskies used balanced scoring and a 13-4 run, to put the game away, and secure their 17th game in a row.
The Huskies clinched the Sierra league title with the win and improved their record to 8-0, 23-2, while Glendora fell to 3-5, 16-8. Both team will conclude the season next week, Chino Hills will host Diamond Bar Tues and be at Chino on Thurs. Glendora finishes with home games against Chino Tues and Ayala Thurs.