NORTHWEST GLENDALE — As raindrops finally began to shower from the dark, threatening storm clouds that had hovered over the field all afternoon, the lead the Hoover High boys' soccer team held over Arcadia for most of Friday afternoon's Pacific League match became slippery late in the second half.
Diego Gonzalez' 66th-minute goal put the Apaches right back in the match, down just one goal, and Hoover spent the rest of the match on the defensive, but in the end made sure Argin Haghoubian's two first-half goals were enough to secure a 2-1 win.
"In the first half, we had the tempo, we knew what we were doing. In the second half, we got a little desperate, gave up a goal and we lost our heads a little," said Hoover Coach Kevin Cadenas, whose team evened its overall record at 3-3, as well as its league mark at 1-1. "But I'm happy with the win. In this weather, you can't really have beautiful soccer.