Inland Insider: Chino Hills beats rival, 2-1

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.

Tom Says: Chino Hills Soccer Coach Kyle Shuler knew what his team had to do at Chino High School on Wednesday Night, win and you have a shot at your third straight Sierra League Championship, lose and you may limp into the play-offs as the 3rd place team. Fortunately, Coach Shuler’s team was able to overcome a pesky Cowboy team that was honoring its seniors for their last home game of the season, 2-1. (To continue click thread)

BTW: For those who don’t know Tom, watch how I X’d him on the Jamie Kennedy experiment .. He’s in blue, I’m in red, the last 30 seconds I get him.

The Cowboys were led by a tenacious defense and Senior Goalkeeper Milton Rodriguez, who was only told he would start just before the game, it was only 8 minutes old when Senior forward Danny Garcia hit a left foot shot from 12 yards out that eluded Husky goalkeeper Bryce Chamberlain for a 1-0 lead. The lead only held up for 6 minutes for the Cowboys when Husky Junior Kris Korich was taken down in the penalty area and the foul was quickly called, up stepped UC Riverside bound Senior Tarek Morad who converted the spot kick to tie the score 1-1.
The game stayed that way with play going back and forth with both teams having their chances, and both keepers making key saves, but the game turned with the Huskies attacking late in the game, a thru ball for Senior Cesar Pompa Guerrero, allowed him to get a nice shot off, only to have Cowboy Goalie Rodriguez come up with a big save, when asked about it he said “I was just glad I got it out of there, it was a close one” It led to a Husky corner kick, by Freshman Alex Sanchez, the ball bounced around a few times in front of the goal, and right onto the head of Pompa-Guerrero, who was determined to not let this chance get away, his header found the back of the net and the Huskies took their first lead of the game. “I was praying to God that the ball would come to me, because I knew I was going to finish”, when Pompa-Guerrero was asked about his game winning goal.
The win give Chino Hills (7-2-1, 12-7-5 ) first place in the division, while Chino fell to 3-7-1, 11-10-3, but there are still other important games that need to be played, so the Huskies have to take a wait and see approach to the rest of their season. When asked about the league race and CIF, Coach Shuler replied ” Who knows, its out of our hands right now, I like our chances, if we get 2nd place, we will go on the road that will be fine”.

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  • Wondering

    Are they still going to CIF even though they got caught using ineligible players?

  • Chino Hills Tom

    I asked the Chino Hills coach about that and there was only 1 player who is in question, they filled out paper work late this year and have to forfeit their first win, the game where they beat Walnut 3-0, as their penalty.

  • Fredfan

    Fred, you have too much fun, nice video

  • bsmty

    How many players from Chino Hills High soccer actually live in Chino Hills? I hear there are several from Corona and Chino. Interesting there is no roster anywhere for CHHS. On the ineligible player, has ANY paperwork been submitted showing the player was academically eligible, and that he moved since he played Varsity soccer for a different high school last year?