Girls Soccer: Los Altos gets the best of Diamond Bar, 1-0, behind Samantha Verduzco’s game winner

Tuesday’s girls soccer score: Claremont 2, South Hills 1

By Fred J. Robledo
It has been a few years since the Los Altos girls soccer team three-peated as league champions, so coach Chris Reeder didn’t mind the gatorade shower following the Conquerors’ 1-0 victory over visiting Diamond Bar to inch closer to their first league title since 2010.

Los Altos (14-2-3, 7-0-1), ranked fifth in CIF-Southern Section Division 3, is a full two-games ahead of ninth-ranked Diamond Bar (13-4-3, 6-2-1) with five to play, and owns the tiebreaker over the Brahmas, the two-time defending league champs.

Los Altos tied Diamond Bar 1-1 earlier in the season.

“We’re two games ahead at this point and there are some good teams left to play, but it’s nice to put this space between us and everyone else,” Reeder said. “I told the team, we don’t have any Laurin Stupin’s or Tara Cofer’s (from past championships teams) on this (squad), but this might be the best team I’ve ever coached. Top to bottom we don’t have a lot of weaknesses. And we don’t have that crazy star player, but we’re a complete team and the girls really believe and work hard.”

VIDEO of Los Altos’ Samantha Verduzco scoring the game-winner in the 29th minute ..

VIDEO of Los Altos celebrating and coach Chris Reeder getting a shower afterward …

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  • Soccer Fan

    Boys
    MV beats El Monte 2-0
    Arroyo ties Gabrielino 1-1
    SV inches closer to a league title by beating Bassett 4-1

    Girls
    SD clinches league with win over Nogales 4-1
    SV clinches league with win over Bassett 9-0
    SEM half a game behind Gabrielino with win over Rosemead 2-0

  • Brahma Fan

    Congratulations Los Altos on your hard fought victory.