San Marino 4, Monrovia 1: For the first time since 2009, the Titans are Rio Hondo League champions after concluding their season with a league road victory Thursday afternoon.
“This championship means a lot because we worked hard for it,” San Marino Coach Jaime Acuna said. “This is a tough league, so to win it definitely prepares you for the playoffs.”
Senior forward Hope Welder paced the Titans with two goals, with one coming in each half. Teammates Quinta Addis and Alex Schuster added goals, while goalie Elizabeth Hannan finished with five saves for the Titans, who await the CIF Southern Section divisional pairings to be released Monday.
Marshall Fundamental 2, Campbell Hall 0: The Eagles capped their regular season with a Delphic League road win Thursday afternoon.
With the victory, CIF Southern Section Division VII third-ranked Marshall finished the regular season with a 16-4-3 mark and the program’s first-ever Delphic League title.
“To turn around and look at the players’ faces and rejoice is special. They understand what’s going on and this title was a long time coming for these kids,” Marshall Coach Esteban Villanueva said. “They worked hard for it and to win today, against Campbell Hall, the team that took it from us last year was extra special.”
Sophomore defender Jennifer Lopez scored an unassisted goal in the 30th minute, which was followed by a goal from Erica Perez, who was assisted by defender Quetzali Del Villar, in the 70th minute that iced the contest.
Eagles goalie Ariel Martinez finished with four saves.
Pasadena 2, Muir 1: The Bulldogs took a 2-0 lead through 58 minutes and held on for a Pacific League home victory Thursday afternoon.
Alejandro Loeza scored in the 17th minute off a free kick and Raymundo Alcaraz added a score in the 58th minute for the Bulldogs (14-5-2, 8-4-2), who received three saves from goalie Jimmy Castillo.
Senior forward Luis Ramirez scored on a penalty kick in the 80th minute for the Mustangs (8-6-6, 3-4-5).
Pasadena Poly 1, Chadwick 1: A 72nd-minute goal from freshman forward Jack Queen preserved a Prep League home tie for the Panthers on Thursday afternoon.
Goalie Brian Ward finished with four saves for Poly (8-8-5, 3-2-3), which finished third in league.
Marshall Fundamental 5, Paraclete 0: The Eagles capped a successful regular season with an Alpha League victory road victory Thursday afternoon.
With the win, the Eagles finished 16-4 overall and 9-3 in league in finishing second in league.