GLENDALE — The CIF Southern Section and Southern California Regional playoffs held some of the toughest matches the Flintridge Sacred Heart Academy soccer team played all season. The nonleague portion of the Tologs' season was no cakewalk either.
But the month-long stretch of Mission League games in which the Tologs suffered their only regular-season loss, recorded their lone tie and won four matches by one goal or less, was likely as challenging as any this season. And, by the end of a season packed with triumphs, the achievement of winning the league title for the second time in three seasons stood as tall as any.
"Over a 10-game [league] season, to win that league, that's always what we measure the success of our year by," said Sacred Heart co-Coach Frank Pace, whose team went 23-2-1 with an 8-1-1 league mark and went on to win the Division I section crown and place runner-up in the Division III regional tournament.