Highlights, interviews of Baldwin Park’s 2-1 win over Diamond Bar by the Inland Insider, Tom Kiss
Sierra Vista 3, Ontario 0
Lakeside at Cathedral, 3 p.m.
Sierra Vista at Oak Hills, 3 p.m.
Santiago 3, Northview 2
Baldwin Park 2, Diamond Bar 1
Santiago at Marshall, 3 p.m.
Baldwin Park at Estancia, 3 p.m.
Baldwin Park wins late– Baldwin Park is a game away from playing for its second championship in four years after outlasting host Diamond Bar 2-1 in the CIF-Southern Section Division 5 boys soccer playoffs on Thursday, getting a 75th minute goal from junior Cesar Medina for the game winner.
Diamond Bar, which scored a goal in the final minutes against second-seed Monrovia to tie it and eventually win in penalty kicks, nearly sent the game to overtime again.
On a 20-yard free kick with less than a minute remaining, Brahmas senior Andre Gamboa ricocheted his shot off the post, and Baldwin Park was celebrating shortly after.
Sierra Vista moves on: Possession might be nine-tenths of the law in real life, but in soccer possession is not everything, or even 90 percent.
On Thursday afternoon, Ontario had the majority of the possession, but it was Baldwin Park Sierra Vista that had the better chances and better results.
Michael Flores scored two goals and the Dons downed defending CIF-SS champion Ontario 3-0 in a Division 4 boys soccer quarterfinal game at Ontario High School.
Northview rally comes up short: The best season ever for the Northview High School boys soccer team will not include a CIF-Southern Section championship, but the Vikings died hard Thursday.
Jorge Cardenas had two assists and top seed Santiago, of Garden Grove, held off Northview’s second-half charge to score a 3-2 victory in a Division 5 quarterfinal game at West Covina High School.
The Cavaliers, getting goals from Derian Lopez, David Yepez and Israel Espinoza, improved to 18-4-4 and will face Marshall, which beat Godinez on penalty kicks, in Tuesday’s semifinals.
Northview, getting goals from Carlos Maya and Robert Munoz, both in the second half, finished 17-5-2. It was the Vikings’ first trip to the quarterfinals.