Boys Soccer Playoffs: Damien’s Big Game Ben Jimenez does a trick on Tesoro in 3-1 win; Los Altos and Claremont also win

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Damien 3, Tesoro 1: After falling behind in the first minute on a bang-bang play in front of the goal, Damien’s Ben Jimenez got the Spartans back in it with a goal in the 30th minute, leveling the action 1-1 at half. Jimenez wasn’t done, he would finish with hat trick after scoring in the 43rd and 60th minute, plus he nearly added a fourth on a spectacular bicycle kick attempt. We talked to him afterward as the Sierra League Spartans (15-3-3) advanced to the second round of the Division 1 playoffs

CIF-Southern Section Boys Soccer Playoffs
Today’s First Round
Division 1
Damien 3, Tesoro 1
Claremont 1, Arlington 0, OT
Division 4
Artesia 2, Azusa 1
Perris 2, Sierra Vista 1
Cathedral 8, Duarte 0
Norwalk 3, Ganesha 0
Oak Hills 2, Bishop Amat 0
Division 5
San Jacinto 1, Baldwin Park 0, 2OT
Los Altos 2, Estancia 0
Granite Hills 2, Arroyo 1
Righetti 4, West Covina 1
Pomona 4, Yucca Valley 1
Silverado 2, Diamond Bar 1
Monrovia 1, Mountain View 1, Monrovia advances on PKs
Saddleback 3, Walnut 1
Arroyo Grande 2, Nogales 0

Wednesday’s second round games
Division 1

Damien at Palos Verdes, 3 p.m.
Redondo Union at Claremont, 5 p.m.
Division 5
Granite Hills at Los Altos, 5 p.m.
Pomona at Marshall, 5 p.m.

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  • Soccer Fan

    What a great first round. We got a lot of action from all of our SGV teams. Looking into the second round we have it tough but I feel Pomona, and Los Altos have a great chance to advance. But don’t fall asleep on Claremont and Damien.

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