Former LC coaches lose to LC
It was a funny scene, La Cañada beating St. Francis to get to the finals of the La Salle Tournament: for many years, co-Coaches Jeff Stephens and Ray O’Brien helped prepare many of the current La Cañada players to achieve success. For the first time since Stephens and O’Brien left for St. Francis last summer, they got to see their former pupils compete up close against the Golden Knights.
The final result didn’t favor St. Francis (7-3), which suffered a 57-46 loss to neighbor La Cañada on Monday night in a semifinal contest of the La Salle/Temple City Holiday Classic at La Salle.
Tologs tie two at Los Tacos
Flintridge Sacred Heart likes to get wins on penalty kicks, but not when they result in ties.
The Tologs entered the Los Tacos Tournament on Monday and played to two 1-1 ties, losing the first one against Pasadena, which they lost on penalty kicks, 5-4. The latter ended on a winning note, when a 1-1 tie with La Salle was settled by a Sinead Fleming goal that clinched a 4-2 advantage in penalty kicks.
Sacred Heart (6-3-2) ended the day with only one point.
SF soccer still undefeated
Back from a two-week hiatus, the St. Francis High soccer squad looked to remain unbeaten.
After shaking off the cobwebs, the Golden Knights left Tuesday afternoon’s nonleague match against visiting West Torrance still undefeated despite missing on some quality scoring opportunities.
Nick Rihn of St. Francis and West Torrance’s Matthew Hazzard exchanged goals within a minute late in the first half to finish in a 1-1 tie at Friedman Field.
St. Francis (5-0-1) controlled the flow throughout the majority of the 80-minute contest, but couldn’t net a match-winning goal in the second half against a quality West Torrance squad that stretched its unbeaten streak to nine.