Golden Knights Remain Unbeaten in League

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First published in the Jan.13 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.

St. Francis High School’s varsity boys’ soccer team traveled to Studio City and won a key Mission League match against Harvard-Westlake, 2-0, on Monday, Jan. 10. Senior Andre Kabadayan led the Golden Knights by scoring both goals.
Previously, SFHS (9-1 overall, 3-0 in league) won the Heart High Showcase Tournament in the Super Cup division after shutting out Granada Hills Charter of Granada Hills, 3-0, in the championship match on Wednesday, Dec. 29. Seniors Julian Carrillo, Derik Stepanians and Kabadayan each scored one goal.
St. Francis shut out Valencia, 4-0, on Tuesday, Dec. 28, to advance to the championship game. Stepanians posted two goals while Carrillo and senior Tyler Mallet scored once.
The only goal recorded against the Golden Knights was their 3-1 tournament-opening victory over Quartz Hill on Monday, Dec. 27. Mallet, Stepanians and senior Diego Jimenez each had one goal.

MARANATHA
The Minutemen fell at Cerritos Valley Christian High, 2-0, in their second Olympic League match on Friday, Jan. 7. No individual statistics were reported to the Outlook.
Earlier last week, Maranatha (4-7 overall record, 1-1 in league) returned to action and opened league play by shutting out visiting La Habra Whittier Christian, 3-0, on Tuesday, Jan. 4. Sophomore midfielder Sawyer Throop registered one goal and one assist, while senior striker Arden Benitez and sophomore defender Miles Romero each scored once. Sophomore forward George Peterson tacked on one assist.
Senior Isaiah Crowell recorded two saves en route to earning a shutout victory.
The Minutemen traveled to Northridge Heritage Christian High for a league game on Tuesday, Jan. 11; the result was unavailable by the Outlook’s press deadline.

LA SALLE
The Lancers have been idle since falling 1-0 to Oxnard Rio Mesa High on the final day of the Thousand Oaks tournament on Dec. 22.
Last week, La Salle (2-6 overall record) was scheduled to open Camino Real League play, but two games with Rosemead Bosco Tech and Santa Fe Springs St. Paul were postponed due to COVID-19 health and safety protocols. The Bosco Tech game was rescheduled for Monday, Jan. 17, at 1:30 p.m., and the St. Paul matchup was moved to Monday, Jan. 24, at 5 p.m.

POLYTECHNIC
Poly has been idle for over a month since their scoreless tie with visiting Alhambra in a nonleague match on Dec. 9.
While the tie snapped a five-game win streak, the Panthers (5-0-1 record) will attempt to remain unbeaten when it opens Prep League play at home against Burbank Providence on Friday, Jan. 14, at 3:30 p.m.

FLINTRIDGE PREP
The Wolves have been idle since winning two of three games at the La Cañada tournament between Dec. 27 and 29.
Flintridge Prep (3-3-4 overall) defeated Glendora, 2-1, and La Cañada by the same score the first two days of tournament play before falling to Los Angeles Eagle Rock, 1-0, on the final day. No individual statistics were reported to the Outlook.
The Wolves opened Prep League play by hosting Palos Verdes Chadwick on Tuesday, Jan. 13; the result was unavailable by the Outlook’s press deadline.

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