First published in the Dec. 15 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.
The Mayfield Senior varsity girls’ soccer team picked up a pair of wins in the Best in the West Tournament last weekend to advance to the upcoming semifinals against Pico Rivera El Rancho on Saturday, Dec. 17.
The Cubs routed Liberty High of Winchester, 6-1, to end the first day of tournament play last Saturday. Senior captain Kaitlyn Gomez registered two goals and one assist while seniors Rhea Gerontides and Sade Falese each finished with one goal and one assist. Junior Mia Cunnigham and freshman Mimi Vanis each scored once, senior captain Ella Gallo tallied two assists and junior Ellery Potter had one assist.
Mayfield defeated Castaic, 3-1, to open tournament play last Saturday. Gallo scored a pair of goals while Gomez produced one goal and two assists.
The Cubs saw their four-game win streak end after tying host South Pasadena, 2-2, in a nonleague game last Thursday. Gomez recorded two goals while senior Cami Pidoux and Falese each had one assist.
Mayfield defeated visiting Flintridge Sacred Heart of La Cañada Flintridge, 3-1, in a nonleague rivalry matchup last Tuesday, as Falese tallied one goal and one assist. Gallo and Cunnigham each scored once while senior captain Liz Goethals and Gomez were each credited with an assist.
The Cubs edged visiting La Cañada, 3-2, in a nonleague game. Gallo registered one goal and one assist while Gomez and Falese each scored one goal.
Mayfield previously blanked visiting Campbell Hall High of North Hollywood in a nonleague game, 3-0. Gomez recorded a pair of goals, Falese had one goal, and Cunnigham and Goethals were each credited with an assist.
Following the conclusion of the Best in the West Tournament, the Cubs (6-1-1 overall) will be idle until they visit La Cañada on Thursday, Jan. 5, at 5 p.m.
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The Tologs edged visiting Immaculate Heart High of Los Angeles, 2-1, in a nonleague game last Thursday.
FSHA lost a nonleague game at Mayfield Senior, 3-1, last Tuesday. Sophomore Julia Vazquez scored the lone goal while senior Josie Perkins and freshman Sophia Tovar were each credited with an assist.
The Tologs swept their opponents at the Back Bay Invite, finishing with a 3-1 victory over Madera South High of Madera. Junior Sachiko Kaneko-Grun finished with a goal and an assist while freshmen Mika Kaneko-Grun and Ave Jones each scored once. Junior goalie Morgan Birkett registered 15 saves while senior Therese Daniels was credited with an assist.
The Tologs edged Morro Bay, 4-3. Julia Vazquez led with a pair of goals while Birkett had 10 saves. Sachiko Kaneko-Grun tallied a goal and a pair of assists, senior Erika Caballero scored once and senior Annamaria Vazquez was credited with an assist.
FSHA blanked Montgomery High of Santa Rosa, 1-0, in its tournament opener. Julia Vazquez scored the deciding goal while Sachiko Kaneko-Grun was credited with an assist on the play. Birkett made five crucial saves in the cage to earn the shutout.
The Tologs previously routed host Monrovia, 4-1, in their season opener, as Julia Vazquez registered a pair of goals and an assist. Junior Francesca Anderson finished with a goal and an assist while Sachiko Kaneko-Grun was credited with three assists. Caballero scored once while Birkett posted three saves.
FSHA (5-1 overall) will visit La Salle College Preparatory for a nonleague game on Friday, Dec. 16, at 3:30 p.m.
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The Wolves competed in the Best in the West Tournament last weekend and finished with a 1-0-1 record.
Flintridge Prep blanked Redlands East Valley High, 2-0, to finish the first day of tournament play on Saturday. Senior Chayse Lim-Ying registered two goals, seniors Presley Nevadomsky and Sage Shurman each had one assist, and senior goalie Ana Bozzi-Mackay earned a shutout win.
The Wolves tied a game for the second time in as many days after opening tournament play with a scoreless draw against Canyon High of Canyon Country on Saturday.
Flintridge Prep tied visiting Palos Verdes Chadwick, 1-1, in a Prep League game last Friday. Sophomore Valentina Mancilla scored the tying goal in the second half while freshman Scarlett Coombes was credited with an assist.
The Wolves routed visiting Westridge School, 8-0, in their league opener last Wednesday. Shurman amassed three goals and two assists while Mancilla registered a hat trick. Lim-Ying produced one goal and one assist while Coombes scored once. Senior Miranda Thomson finished with two assists while Nevadomsky, freshman Valentina Ronga and freshman Story Lim each tallied one assist.
Flintridge Prep previously pulled off the comeback victory in their season opener over visiting Temple City, 2-1. After falling behind in the first half, Shurman and Coombes each scored one goal to help propel the Wolves to victory. Shurman was credited with an assist on Coombes’ goal while Bozzi-Mackay earned the win after spending 80 minutes in the cage.
Following the conclusion of the Best in the West Tournament, Flintridge Prep (3-0-2 overall, 1-0-1 in league) will host Granada Hills Charter in a nonleague game on Tuesday, Dec. 22, at 11 a.m.
The Panthers competed in the Best in the West Tournament last weekend, ending the first day of tournament play with a 5-0 loss to Fairmont Prep of Anaheim.
Poly opened the first day of tournament play by blanking Montebello, 2-0, earlier on Saturday, as senior Amy Sessions scored both goals.
The Panthers routed visiting Providence High of Burbank, 5-0, in their Prep League opener last Wednesday. Sessions amassed four goals while freshman Maggie McDonald scored once.
Poly was previously edged at South Pasadena, 1-0, in a nonleague game after opening the regular season with a 2-2 draw against visiting La Salle College Preparatory. Senior Natalia Mathias and junior Bianca Howitt each scored one goal in the season opener.
Following the conclusion of the Best in the West Tournament, the Panthers (2-2-1 overall, 1-0 in league) will be idle until they visit Westridge School in Pasadena for a nonleague game on Friday, Jan. 6.
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The Tigers were shut out for a second time in as many games after losing to visiting Ramona Covent of Alhambra, 2-0, in a nonleague game last Friday.
Westridge lost its Prep League opener at Flintridge Prep in La Cañada Flintridge, 8-0, last Wednesday.
The Tigers collected their first win of the season after beating host Glendale, 3-1, in a nonleague game on Dec. 1. Senior Isabella Ayala, senior Gabrielle Carre and sophomore Ximena Alvarado each scored one goal.
Westridge previously lost a nonleague game at Brentwood School in Los Angeles, 6-0.
The Tigers (1-4 overall, 0-1 in league) will host Blair High in a nonleague game on Thursday, Dec. 15, before resuming league action against visiting Polytechnic on Friday, Jan. 6.
The Lancers finished with a 1-1 draw against visiting Campbell Hall High of North Hollywood in a nonleague game last Thursday.
La Salle finished in a scoreless draw with La Cañada in a nonleague game last Tuesday. The Lancers collected their first win of the season after routing host Mark Keppel High in Alhambra, 6-0, in a nonleague game. La Salle previously tied its season opener at Polytechnic, 2-2. Individual statistics were not reported to the Pasadena Outlook.
The Lancers (1-0-3 overall) will host Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy of La Cañada Flintridge in a nonleague game on Friday, Dec. 16, at 3:30 p.m.
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The Minutemen lost their season opener at South Pasadena, 11-0, last Tuesday.
Maranatha (0-1 overall) will open Olympic League action at Village Christian in Sun Valley on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 3 p.m.