St. Lucy’s pulled off the shocker of the soccer season so far, beating ESPN’s No. 1 ranked team in the nation, Flintridge Sacred Heart, 1-0, at Occidental College on Saturday. The Regents’ Shannon Kent scored the lone goal in the 70th minute on a pass from Victoria Camaj. The Tologs were without starting defenders Alexa Montgomery and Katelyn Almeida for the first half of Saturday’s game because of missing practice, but even so, FSHA is so deep and talented that making excuses is meaningless. from what I hear St. Lucy’s had them rattled. FSHA had a red-card and some yellow’s to go with it. I don’t care who they were missing, FSHA has NINE players going D-1. Even if two starters didn’t start, they still field a stacked team of D-1 prospects. For St. Lucy’s, Camaj is a super player, she was injured last year but her return will mean great things for St. Lucy’s the rest of the way.
FSHA celebrating one of their many titles ..
Here is what ESPN wrote while tagging FSHA No. 1:
The stats are simply staggering. Flintridge-Sacred Heart returns almost its entire starting lineup from last year’s 22-2-2 team that came one win shy of a POWERADE FAB 50 national title. Nine players have already committed to NCAA Division I programs, highlighted by Katie Johnson (Southern Cal), Breanna Koemans (Northeastern), Tera Trujillo (New Mexico) and junior Kayla Mills (Southern Cal). Johnson, Mills and Trujillo have U.S. Youth National Team experience. Koemans was the local player of the year in 2009 and Johnson, following a 23-goal, 12-assist season, won the honor in 2010. To put this team’s talent in perspective, Flintridge-Sacred Heart will have more Division I signees in the starting lineup than the winter-playing states of Hawaii, Louisiana and Mississippi – combined! That said, three of those signees, including Johnson, who is recovering from an ACL injury, will be sidelined by injury to start the season.