GLENDALE — As any squad still playing in mid-March can likely boast, the Oaks Christian High girls' soccer team appears to be playing its best soccer of the season.
But is the Lions' best good enough to beat a much-lauded Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy team also hitting on all cylinders?
That question will be decided today at 10:30 a.m. at Warren High in Downey in the finale of the CIF Southern California Division III Regional Soccer Championships.
The defending-champion Tologs enter with a 23-1-1 overall mark, while the Lions are an impressive 25-2-1. Both teams are riding double-digit win streaks and the euphoria of recently capturing a CIF Southern Section title in their respective divisions.
"We're looking forward to a great game," said Sacred Heart senior forward Alyssa Conti, whose top-seeded team ascended to the No. 1 ranking in ESPN Rise's national poll after beating San Clemente, 1-0, in the CIF Southern Section Division I title game on March 4. "They're coming off a -game [win] streak and that's kind of intimidating, but we're looking forward to playing them. We're coming out guns out.