Boys and Girls Soccer Win City Finals, Advance To State Playoffs


Isaac Ng and Nicole Rosales

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Boys’ and girls’ soccer have both been crowned city champions on penalty kicks. They now advance to the first round of state playoffs, which begin today. 

Both games will be at 5:00 p.m.

Boys’ soccer will host the 11-4-1 Grace Brethren Lancers while girls’ soccer will take on the 19-4-2 West Warriors.  

According to senior Miles Davies, a starter, the boys will beware of Grace Brethren’s physicality. 

“We’ll be cautious of their strength and height,” Davies said. 

To prepare for today’s match, Davies said that the team has been doing the same drills all season long. 

“We’ve been refining our skills,” Davies said. “We want to play the game our way and not the other team’s way.” 

Boys’ soccer is coming off their first city championship appearance and victory, defeating 18-3 Amino Robinson 1-1 on penalty kicks. 

According to Davies, the game was 0-0 throughout regulation and overtime.

“It was an intense, physical game,” Davies said. “Both teams played well.” 

On being crowned city champions, Davies was in disbelief that the boys actually did it. 

“I felt overwhelming joy, relief, and just disbelief,” Davies said. “It’s all the good emotions.” 

Girls’ soccer won a tight 1-1 game against 14-4-1 Kennedy High School on penalty kicks. The team became city champions for their 4th time. 

“The championship game for City versus Kennedy was an intense game,” said coach Chaka Forman. “We went down early, but stayed with the program and ultimately wore them down over time.”

After that tense game, the team will move on to the first round of state playoffs. Today, they’re up against 19-4-2 West High School from Torrence. 

“State is a different animal for soccer and LAUSD schools,” Forman said “We got a brutal draw in the tournament, and will do our very best to represent our school with pride.”