Inland Insider: Diamond Bar boys soccer knocks off Chino Hills; Sierra League title comes down to final games on Wednesday

Chino Hills Tom checks out games all over the I.E., Monday he was at the Chino Hills-Diamond boys soccer game, check it out.

In the quest for their third Sierra League Boys Soccer Title in a row, The Chino Hills Huskies, have found the rest of the league is determined to make things as difficult as possible for them. On Monday night the Diamond Bar Brahmas came to town with both teams going in different directions, Chino Hills was undefeated in their last 5 games 4-0-1 and just ranked # 8 in Division 2, the Brahmas had a 2 game losing streak, after a tough week last week. When it was all said and done Diamond Bar left Chino Hills with a 3-2 victory, that enabled them to get back in the title picture.

The Brahmas opened the scoring when Senior Matt Jean, played a thru ball to Sr Zack Kintz, who found himself one on one with Chino Hills goalie Bryce Chamberlain and the score was 1-0 in the 26th minute. The Huskies had more offensive opportunities in the half but could not find the back of the net, 10 minutes later on a corner Brahmas Jr Adam Camaco doubled the lead from Ernesto Maldonado’s nicely placed ball and that was how the half ended.
In the second half the Huskies moved more players into the Diamond Bar end and it paid off in the 52nd minute when Freshman Alex Sanchez scored off Cesar Pompa Guerrero’s cross, it only took 2 minutes for the equalizer when UCI Bound Marco Franco assisted on Ricky Urrutia’s goal. The Huskies outshot the Brahmas 20-6, but timely goalkeeping by Jr Michael Luzzi, frustrated the Huskies.
With the game tied up Diamond Bar Coach Kemps Wells was thinking “here we go again, like last week”, when the Brahmas let leads and games slip away, in games against Ayala and Glendora. The Brahmas never trailed in the game and scored the winning goal with only 3 minutes left off an indirect free kick by Senior Matt Jean, his strike hit the cross bar and bounced straight down, it was ruled a goal by the official in the 77th minute, when asked about his strike he replied, “in a big game like this, with them in first place, it was big.”
The final few minutes seemed like an eternity to Brahma fans and Coach Wells, who thinks his team can compete with any team, “if we can play 80 minutes, not 20 or 25”
With the win Diamond Bar improves their record to 6-3, 11-7-1, Chino Hills goes to 6-2-1, 11-7-5, this allows Glendora 5-1-2, who was at Chino, back into the league race. In the final games Wednesday, Chino Hills will be at Chino, Diamond Bar is at Damien, and Glendora is at Ayala, each team has to win and then hope someone plays the spoiler.

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