Northridge tops Guerin in Class 1A boys soccer regional final

Northridge 3, Guerin 0


The Northridge boys soccer team was not able to score on its first 16 shots of the match Saturday, but the Knights scored twice in five minutes early in the second half to win the Class 1A Guerin Regional championship. Northridge advanced to play in the Guerin Sectional semifinal at 4 p.m. Wednesday.


In the 50th minute, Knights senior forward Mike Kane dribbled past a defender, then tucked a right-footed shot just inside the front post to give Northridge a lead it would never relinquish.


In addition to his goal, Kane assisted on the second goal of the match, a one-touch finish by senior midfielder Pedro Acosta. Kane took five total shots, including four on goal. Junior Antonio Galindo scored Northridge’s third goal on a header in the 74th minute.


Northridge took 22 shots in the game, with 10 being on goal. Guerin’s lone shot on goal came with less than 10 minutes remaining in the contest.


“The most important thing is choosing when to shoot, because a lot of our shots were from far out and not from good angles. Basically the key is finding the best places to shoot.” — Acosta on the Knights’ first-half scoring opportunities

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