LA CRESCENTA — The Crescenta Valley High boys' soccer team would like to prove something for the remainder of the season — that it's capable of playing a complete match.
In the first month of the season, the Falcons have developed a pattern where they've struggled in the first half before regrouping in the second half.
On Tuesday afternoon, the Falcons wasted little time proving they could virtually dominate an entire match.
Crescenta Valley got a goal apiece from Erick Trejo and Vahe Nalbandian in the first two minutes to record a 3-0 Pacific League home win against rival Hoover.
Crescenta Valley second-year Coach Kiel McClung, who guided the Falcons to the program's first league championship last season, couldn't have scripted a better start.
"I think one of the things that we have struggled with this year is our first-half performances," said McClung, who also received a second-half goal from Pavle Atanackovic that helped the Falcons improve to 4-2-3 and 2-0-1 in league. "We've come out sluggish in the first half a lot and then played well in the second half.