Baldwin Park’s Danny Vega scores twice to lead Braves over Northview 2-0; Vikings question call that would have tied it 1-1 in final minutes

Below: Baldwin Park’s Danny Vega, the Valley’s leading scorer with 31 goals, scores twice in 2-0 win over Northview.

IS THIS A FOUL? Northview’s Robert Munoz appeared to tie the score in the 75th minute, but a mystery call denied it. You be the judge. “It was a pretty tough call,” said second-year Northview coach Miguel Chavez. “You can never rely on refs, you get good refs and bad refs, but it doesn’t matter. I always tell the boys to never rely on the refs, it was just an unfortunate day for us. We were playing with heart, playing well, it was back and forth and there was really no threat from either team except for the free kicks.”

GOAL SCORER: Baldwin Park’s Danny Vega scores his area leading 30th and 31st goals of the season. Check out his free kick in the 75th minute that gave the Braves a 1-0 lead.

Interviews from Northview coach Miguel Chavez, Baldwin Park forward Danny Vega and Baldwin Park coach Ricardo Mira.

By Fred J. Robledo
COVINA — Northview did all it could to deny the East San Gabriel Valley’s leading scorer, shadowing Baldwin Park striker Danny Vega and limiting his opportunities in the final third.
But Northview was helpless against Vega on two second-half free-kicks at the top of the penalty area, watching the senior bury both in the 60th and 78th minutes to lead the Braves to a 2-0 victory to clinch at least of share of the Valle Vista League title, which they can win outright with a victory over Wilson in the league finale on Thursday.
Vega picked his spot on both shots, darting one to the left corner and the other to the right to raise his area-leading goal-scoring total to 31.

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  • Soccer Fan

    This game is going to be intense!!! Hope the boys show up to play soccer and not run their mouths and ruin the game!!

  • FredJ

    I just love being a promoter

    • Soccer Fan

      Makes things more interesting thats for sure!!

    • 12th man

      Promote Bishop Amat Football!!

      Amat will probably have the toughest non-league schedule than in recent years..They will travel to Texas to take on Defending Class 4A champion Aledo (Texas) High..not too mention Corona Centennial & Santa Margarita Oh! forgot Chino Hills also..sounds like a pretty good non league schedule hugh Fred?

  • Soccer Fan

    Great Game!! Both teams fought it out. Northview had their chances as did BP. As for the foul i didn’t see it, but thats what happens when you have 2 officials that could barely cover the field. This game was way too fast for them. The officials programmer has to do a better job in sending his top officials for games like these. Northview coach said right though you can’t rely on the officials in high school soccer.

  • Wells

    Fred — That foul was very soft. There was contact, but soccer is a contact sport. If you watched the video of the Claremont – Chino Hills game, there was a far worse foul that went uncalled that led to a goal.