First published in the Dec. 29 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.
The Polytechnic varsity boys’ soccer team collected its second straight nonleague win after edging host Castaic, 2-1, last Tuesday, as senior goalie Jonah Goldstein racked up five saves, including one on a penalty kick.
Senior James Gomez recorded one goal and one assist, junior Jared Gray scored one goal and senior Dario Soatto was credited with an assist.
The Panthers previously defeated visiting Alhambra in a nonleague game, 3-1, as Gomez scored a penalty kick and added a pair of assists. Junior Jessie Benitez and Gray each scored once while senior goalie Nathaniel Marko collected three saves.
Poly (5-3 overall, 2-0 in league) will host Monrovia in a nonleague game on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 3:15 p.m. before hosting Mark Keppel High of Alhambra in a nonleague game on Friday, Jan. 6.
The Wolves edged host Maranatha, 2-1, in a nonleague game recently. Seniors Henry Brookbanks and EQ Willis each scored one goal while junior Rafi Fermanian was credited with an assist.
Flintridge Prep (2-2-1 overall, 0-0-1 in league) finished competing in the La Cañada tournament this week and will continue Prep League action at Providence High in Burbank on Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 3:30 p.m.
The Minutemen lost to visiting Flintridge Prep, 2-1, in a nonleague game. Sophomore Aren Tatevossian scored one goal while junior Lorenzo Rodriguez registered eight saves against 10 shots on goal.
Maranatha previously secured a third-place finish in the Monrovia tournament after blanking Rowland High of Rowland Heights in double overtime, 1-0. Junior George Peterson scored the game-winning goal on a penalty kick while Rodriguez was 7-for-7 in save opportunities.
The Minutemen (6-5-1 overall) finished competing in the Ontario Christian tournament this week and will open Olympic League action by hosting Village Christian High of Sun Valley on Tuesday, Jan. 3, at 5:30 p.m.
The Lancers had their eight-game win streak end after losing at Pasadena, 2-0, in a nonleague game on Dec. 20.
La Salle previously blanked host Blair High in a nonleague game, 2-0, as Caden Brown registered one goal and one assist. Ryan Wu posted 10 saves, Thomas Espinoza scored one goal, Jeffrey Donaldson had one assist, and Julian Gomez made a pair of saves.
The Lancers (8-1 overall) finished competing in the Ontario Christian tournament this week and will open Camino Real League action by hosting Paraclete High of Lancaster on Wednesday, Jan. 4.
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The Golden Knights were edged by visiting rival Loyola High of Los Angeles, 1-0, in a Mission League game last Friday. SFHS previously lost a league game at Harvard-Westlake High in Studio City, 5-0.
St. Francis (1-4-1 overall, 0-2 in league) will finish competing in the Nike High School Classic this week before continuing league action at Alemany High in Mission Hills on Wednesday, Jan. 4.