Local Teams Ready for League Play in 2022


First published in the Dec. 30 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.

Flintridge Preparatory’s varsity girls’ soccer team is one of two remaining unbeaten Prep League teams after finishing 1-0-1 in the Best of the West Tournament at Tustin High School recently.
The Wolves (6-0-2 overall record) opened tournament play with a scoreless tie against Downey before a dominant 5-0 shutout over California High of Whittier later that afternoon. Junior midfielder Sage Shurman recorded a hat trick while junior midfielders Presley Nevadomsky and Chayse Lim-Ying each scored once. Lim-Ying had two assists, while Shurman and freshman midfielder Dagny Marion each had one. Junior goalie Ana Bozzi-Mackay earned the shutout victory.
Flintridge Prep will seek to remain unbeaten as it resumes league action at Westridge School on Tuesday, Jan. 4, at 3:15 p.m.


The Cubs recently earned a Prep League-best seventh overall win after sweeping the competition in the Best of the West Tournament on Dec. 18.
In its tournament finale, Mayfield improved to 7-1-1 overall after shutting out Marshall High, 2-0. Sophomore Mia Cunnigham did all the damage by scoring two second-half goals, while junior Kaitlyn Gomez added one assist. Junior goalie Francesca Agliolo earned the shutout victory.
Earlier that day, the Cubs dominated Grace Brethren of Simi Valley, 4-1. Cunnigham scored twice, and senior Sonja Smeritschnig and junior Ella Gallo each added one goal.
Before the weekend tournament, Mayfield earned a clean 1-0 shutout victory in a nonleague game at Monrovia on Dec. 14. Gomez etched the deciding goal while Agliolo and sophomore Ellery Potter split time tending goal to combined for a shutout victory.
The Cubs will host La Cañada in a nonleague match on Tuesday, Jan. 4, at 3:30 p.m.

The Lancers kicked off their season by competing in the two-day Thousand Oaks tournament last week.
La Salle (1-1-1 overall) opened with a nice 1-0 shutout win over Oxnard Rio Mesa before tying Atascadero High 1-1 later that afternoon. On the final day of tournament play, the Lancers fell to Valencia West Ranch, 6-0. No individual statistics were reported to the Outlook.
La Salle will open Del Rey League play at La Puente Bishop Amat on Thursday, Jan. 6, at 3:15 p.m.

The Tologs are on a two-game losing streak after falling to La Cañada, 2-0, recently. No individual statistics were reported to the Outlook.
FSHA (2-3-1 overall) will open Mission League play by hosting Mission Hills Alemany High on Thursday, Jan. 6, at 5 p.m.

The Panthers have been idle since their scoreless tie with visiting Santa Ana in the Best of the West Tournament. Poly (3-1-1 overall record) will open Prep League play at Flintridge Prep on Saturday, Jan. 8, at 11:00 a.m.

The Tigers earned their first victory of the season with a 4-0 shutout over visiting Sun Valley Village Christian in a nonleague match on Dec. 16. No individual statistics were reported to the Outlook.
The win snapped a seven-game losing streak dating back to May 3 of last season while also recording Westridge’s first home win since April 29.
The Tigers (1-5 overall) will host Flintridge Prep on Tuesday, Jan. 4, at 3:15 p.m.


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