Local Schools in Midst of League Action

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Photos by Sebastian Moore / OUTLOOK

First published in the Jan. 27 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.

Flintridge Preparatory’s varsity boys’ soccer team opened Prep League action with a win, followed by a competitive tie with their crosstown rival Polytechnic.
Flintridge Prep (6-4-4 overall, 1-0-1 in league) visited Poly that resulted in a scoreless tie last Friday.
Wolves goalie Jiashu Wang registered a game-high seven saves, including four in the final half.
“I think with games like this, especially when it’s very evenly matched, goalkeepers are a big part and for Jiashu to have a performance like this gets us a point on an away game. I thought that was very critical,” Flintridge Prep head coach Stanley Curiel said.
The Wolves began league play earlier in the week by dominating visiting Burbank Providence, 4-0, last Tuesday. No individual statistics were provided to the Outlook.
Flintridge Prep is scheduled to visit Providence for a rematch on Friday, Jan. 28, at 3:45 p.m.

POLY

Polytechnic’s varsity boys’ soccer team is undefeated in Prep League play with a 1-0-1 record (6-0-2 overall.) Pictured are (front row, from left) Ethan Abel, Junaid Bhatti, Jared Gray, Jackson Calichman, Grayson Gooden, Jessie Benitez, Echo Puga Graney and James Onderdonk. Back: Jack Marion-Sims, Robert Castro, James Gomez, Desmond Rhon, Robby Marion-Sims, Theo Demetriades, Nathan Quinones, Oliver Moltz and Mikel Rhone-Collins.

The Panthers hosted Flintridge Prep for a crosstown rivalry Prep League match which resulted in a scoreless tie on Friday.
Panthers goalie Robby Marion-Sims posted three saves.
Earlier in the week, undefeated Poly (6-0-2 overall, 1-0-1 in league) visited Chadwick of the Palos Verdes Peninsula Chadwick and won the league opener, 3-2, last Wednesday. No individual statistics were reported to the Outlook.
Poly is scheduled to host Chadwick in a league rematch on Friday, Jan. 28, at 3:30 p.m.

MARANATHA
The Minutemen won consecutive games by outscoring their opponents 10-1 but were most recently edged by visiting Cerritos Valley Christian, 2-1, during an Olympic League match last Friday.
Previously, Maranatha (6-8 overall, 2-2 in league) routed visiting Sun Valley Village Christian, 5-1, during a league game last Tuesday, Jan. 18, as senior Whit Wilder scored a game-high two goals.
The Minutemen also recently shut out visiting Sun Valley’s North Valley Military Institute, 5-0. Senior Arden Benitez and sophomore George Peterson each scored twice while Wilder added one goal. Sophomore Adam Shin, junior Anthony Hernandez and junior Jay Lee each registered one assist. Senior goalie Isaiah Crowell recorded five saves to preserve the shutout.
Maranatha is scheduled to visit Village Christian for a league rematch on Friday, Jan. 28, at 3 p.m.

LA SALLE
The Lancers opened Camino Real League action by edging visiting Los Angeles Verbum Dei, 2-1, recently. Junior Mak Hadziomanovic and sophomore Christopher Bahou each scored once while junior Caden Brown and Mario Cassina each had one assist. Goalie Julian Gomez finished with three saves while Andrew Barrera added one.
La Salle College Prep shut out host Bosco Tech of Rosemead, 4-0, on Jan. 17 as Miles Pryor-Gainey led the Lancers with two goals. Junior Tomas Posada-Awad and Hadziomanovic each tallied one goal, while Brown had a game-high three assists.
La Salle fell to visiting San Pedro Mary Star of the Sea, 4-0. Gomez and Barrera posted three and two saves, respectively.
The Lancers (2-1 league record, 4-7 overall) are scheduled to visit Verbum Dei for a league rematch on Monday, Jan. 31, at 3:30 p.m.

ST. FRANCIS
The Golden Knights have been the definition of consistency over their past three games, defeating each of their opponents by identical 2-0 scores. St. Francis has been terrific on the field, recording eight shutouts in 14 games while limiting the damage to only eight goals against.
Last week, the Golden Knights (12-1-1 overall, 6-0-1 in league) shut out visiting Sherman Oaks Notre Dame, 2-0, during a Mission League game on Friday. Senior Andre Kabadayan scored the opening goal on a 20-yarder while junior Evan Barber added one goal as senior Paolo Mah y Busch earned an assist. Senior goalie Ryan Guzman tallied three saves.
Earlier, SFHS hosted Encino Crespi and won the league matchup, 2-0 on Jan. 19. Kabadayan had one goal and one assist, senior Julian Carrillo scored once and senior Derik Stepanians recorded one assist.
The Golden Knights shut out visiting Mission Hills Alemany, 2-0, in a league contest last Monday as Guzman registered four saves. Sophomore Michael McCarthy opened the scoring for the Golden Knights while Stepanians notched the second goal on a cross assist from Carrillo.
St. Francis tied visiting rival Loyola High of Los Angeles, 2-2, in a league match on Jan. 15. Junior Giovanni Nieves and senior Tyler Mallet each scored goals, while Guzman had five saves to help St. Francis remain unbeaten in league play.
The Golden Knights will attempt to complete the season sweep over Studio City Harvard-Westlake when they host the Wolverines on Friday, Jan. 28, at 5 p.m. St. Francis shut out Harvard-Westlake in a previous matchup, 2-0.

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