Soccer/ Jan 20 2022

After Slow Start Offensively, West Covina Scores Three Times in Second Half to Defeat Covina, 3 -1, in a VVL Showdown

Boys Soccer: Trailing 1-0 in the second half of its Valle Vista League showdown with Covina, West Covina erupted for three goals and picked up a 3-1 victory. The Bulldogs got even with the Colts when Isaac Baez was able to head in a corner kick. Jared Sanchez gave WCHS its first lead of the […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer,Top Stories/ Jan 20 2022

Maranatha Gets Two Goals From Whit Wilder in Tuesday’s 5-1 Victory Over Village Christian; Minutemen Improve to 2-1 in Olympic League

Photo by Mitsi Yamashita: Boys Soccer: Maranatha moved into second place in the Olympic League on Tuesday. The Minutemen controlled Village Christian, 5-1, and leapfrogged the Crusaders in the league standings. Whit Wilder scored twice, and the first came off an assist by Sawyer Throop. George Peterson scored on a penalty kick, and Peterson had […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer/ Jan 12 2022

Arden Benitez & George Peterson Score Two Goals Each in Maranatha’s 5-0 Victory Over NVMI on Tuesday

Photo by Mitzi Yamashita Boys Soccer: Maranatha jumped on the North Valley Military Institute for four goals in the first half and the Minutemen cruised to a 5-0 nonleague victory. Arden Benitez and George Peterson scored two goals apiece in the win. Whit Wilder scored once for MHS. Wilder and Peterson each had an assist […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer/ Dec 11 2021

Marshall Fundamental Blanks La Salle, 3-0, in Friday’s Nonleague Battle of Pasadena Schools

Boys Soccer: Marshall Fundamental got one final tune-up before starting league next week. The Eagles shut out La Salle, 3-0, to improve to 4-1-1. Eduardo Reyes, Adrian Ramirez Moreno and Iori Santiago scored goals in the win. Up next: The Eagles travel to Arroyo in the Mission Valley League opener. Box Score: LS: 0-0-(0) MF: […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer/ Dec 10 2021

Jared Sanchez Scores Four Goals in West Covina’s 5-0 Victory Over Edgewood

Boys Soccer: What a day it was for West Covina junior, Jared Sanchez. Sanchez scored four goals in the Bulldogs’ 5-0 victory over Edgewood. Omar Hernandez, making his varsity debut under the three posts, finishes with a clean sheet. Senior Hector Frausto scores his first goal of the season. Hector is also the starting goal […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer/ Dec 09 2021

Jose Miguel Gomez & Arthur Arakelyan Combine For 5 Goals in Marshall Fundamental’s 5-0 Victory Over Blair

Boys Soccer: Marshall Fundamental improved to 3-1-1- after Wednesday’s 5-0 victory over Blair. Jose Miguel Gomez had three goals, including two in the first half. And Arthur Arakelyan added a pair of second-half scores. Rayshon Robert and Eric Cabrales had two saves apiece in goal for the Eagles. Up next: Marshall will host La Salle […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer/ Nov 17 2021

West Covina Opens 2021-22 Season With 2-1 Victory Over Chino

Thanks to West Covina soccer for this report Boys Soccer: West Covina opened the 2021-22 season with an exciting and drama-filled 2-1 victory over visiting Chino High. The first goal came by way of penalty kick taken by junior Andy Velasco after a clear foul on Leo Ponce de Leon. Sean Seaman had several excellent […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer/ May 17 2021

Brandon Soto & Joshua Dinh Score in Ayala’s 2-1 Victory at Montclair in the Second Round of the D-4 Playoffs

Photos by Josh Thompson Boys Soccer: Ayala seems to be peaking at the perfect time. The Bulldogs won the Palomares League championship, and this past Thursday, they opened the CIF-SS Division 4 playoffs with a 5-1 beatdown over Bishop Amat. Ayala headed to No. 3 seeded Montclair on Saturday afternoon. And they got a first-half […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer/ May 14 2021

Miguel Jaramillo Scores Both Goals in Northview’s 2-0 Victory Over Top-Seeded Nuview Bridge in CIF D-6 Opener

Boys Soccer: Apparently Northview wasn’t intimidated by having to face the No. 1 seed in the first round of the CIF-SS Division 6 playoffs. And they didn’t whine about having to take a 57-mile bus ride. Instead, they went out to Nuevo and ended the Nuview Bridge season with a 2-0 victory. Miguel Jaramillo scored […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer/ Apr 28 2021

Marshall Fundamental Defeats South El Monte, 4-1, on Senior Night

**Thanks to the Marshall Fundamental soccer program for sending in this report: Boys Soccer: Marshall Fundamental’s senior night was highlighted by yet another opportunistic win. This time it was a 4-1 victory over South El Monte. Based on the latest scores, Marshall Fundamental keeps its solid second place in the Mission Valley League and, more […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer/ Apr 23 2021

Marshall Fundamental Defeats Rosemead, 3-1, in Thursday’s Mission Valley League Game

Thanks to Marshall Fundamental soccer for sending in this game report: Boys Soccer: The resilient Marshall Fundamental Eagles soccer team notched another win Thursday against visiting Rosemead. A reinforcement of their continued efforts learning the game helped provide a 3-1 win against their latest Mission Valley League rival. The first half was a tale of […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer/ Apr 21 2021

Marshall Fundamental Shuts Out El Monte, 3-0, in Tuesday’s Mission Valley League Showdown

Boys Soccer: **Thanks to the Marshall Fundamental boys soccer program for sending in this game report: Marshall Fundamental’s inexperienced soccer team had tough week last week with two losses. This week, we are looking to continue to find our winning ways and making the CIF-Southern Section playoffs. Today was a better day with a 3-0 […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer/ Apr 13 2021

Max DeAnda Scores One Goal, Assists on Another; West Covina Defeats San Dimas, 3-1, on Monday

Boys Soccer: West Covina won its fourth consecutive game to start the 2021 season. Max DeAnda got the Bulldogs on the board when he took an assist from Andy Velasquez. DeAnda would then set up Chris Alvarado and West Covina took a 2-0 lead. San Dimas pulled to within 2-1 when Raul Burris punched it […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer/ Apr 09 2021

Eduardo Reyes & Victor Camacho Score in Marshall Fundamental’s 2-1 Victory Over El Monte

Boys Soccer: Marshall Fundamental looked to stay unbeaten on Thursday afternoon. But the Eagles trailed 1-0 at home against Mission Valley League foe, El Monte. Not to worry. Eduardo Reyes scored on a breakaway and Victor Camacho punched in a penalty kick, and Marshall Fundamental claimed a 2-1 victory. Tex Bonham saved eight shots in […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer/ Apr 07 2021

Marshall Fundamental & Gabrielino Settle for 2-2 Tie; Logan Davis & Victor Camacho Score for Eagles

Thanks to Marshall Fundamental for sending in this game report: Boys Soccer: Marshall Fundamental’s contest this week pitted a set of coaches that are familiar with each other, and are longtime friends. Gabrielino coaches, Miguel and Eric, saw their tactics payoff by taking a 2-0 first-half lead. In the second half, Eagles’ coaches Erick, Freddy […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer/ Apr 02 2021

West Covina Mounts First Half Lead & Never Looks Back; Bulldogs Claim 4-1 Victory Over Covina

Boys Soccer: Thanks to West Covina for sending in this report for Thursday’s 4-1 victory over Covina: WCHS goalie Hector Frausto was not tested in the first half of Thursday’s game. The Bulldogs had control of the game, aside from a corner kick that Covina scored from. Our first goal came by way of  Leo […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer/ Apr 02 2021

Reyes & Camacho Score Second-Half Goals; Marshall Fundamental Stays Unbeaten With 2-1 Victory Over Arroyo

Boys Soccer: After being shut out in the first half of their home opener, Marshall Fundamental got second-half goals from Eduardo Reyes and Victor Camacho to defeat their MVL visitors from Arroyo, 2-1, on Thursday. The Eagles are now 3-0 in 2021. Tex Bonham had 13 saves in goal for Marshall, including three one-on-one challenges. […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer/ Mar 30 2021

Martinez & De Anda Score Goals, Frausto Blocks 10 Shots; West Covina Edges Northview, 2-1, on Monday

Boys Soccer: West Covina edged Northview, 2-1, to improve to 2-0 in 2021. Kimson Martinez got a pass from Max De Anda in the first half and scored from about 20 yards out. In the second half, De Anda scored a goal of his own. Hector Frausto was huge in goal for the Bulldogs. Frausto […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer/ Mar 26 2021

Marshall Fundamental Gets Balanced Offensive Attack in Thursday’s 5-0 Victory Over South El Monte

There were a number of reasons the Marshall Fundamental boys soccer program wanted to get back on the field in the worst way. It begins with an unpleasant end to their remarkable state playoff run last year, and then, the Eagles had to wait two extra days to kick off the 2021 season, because Rosemead […]

By Brian Baiotto

Soccer/ Mar 24 2021

Max DeAnda Scores Two Goals in West Covina’s 3-0, Season Opening Victory Over Walnut

In the best of times, it’s always great to open a season on the winning side of the ledger. But after being sidelined for almost a year due to COVID-19, it makes that feeling even better. West Covina got a pair of first-half goals, one more in the second, and cruised to a 3-0 victory […]

By Brian Baiotto