PASADENA — Firmly entrenched in a chase for first place and a repeat as Prep League champions, the Flintridge Prep girls' soccer team's title hopes remained intact on Tuesday afternoon.
Sustaining a lackluster first half, before showcasing their offensive might in the second half, the Rebels saw standout senior forward Brooke Elby score twice and tally an assist, as Prep fended off Mayfield, 3-2, at Jackie Robinson Park.
"We're in a good position and we can't give that up," said Elby, whose performance led the Rebels to improving their record to 13-3-2 overall and 5-1-1 in league to move them into first place with a point advantage over an idle Pasadena Poly. "We're the team that everyone wants to get. There's definitely pressure on us. Being on top, everyone wants to get you."
Mayfield (5-6-3, 2-3-2) had gotten to Prep once before in a nonleague tournament matchup, but the Rebels, who were short-handed in the teams' first encounter, swept the league series to emerge with 11 points, while Poly, which will play Chadwick in a pivotal match today, sits at 4-1-2 with 10 points.