Emilio Flores opened the scoring with this spectacular goal just minutes into the contest. (Photo: Lunch)
Makes school history with 3-2 win against West Shores on Tuesday
Mammoth High School’s Varsity Soccer Team had already come a long way during its 2010-2011 season, but had to put its best feet forward this week to keep its winning streak alive and continue post-season progress. MHS squared off against West Shores H.S. from Salton City in the CIF Division VII Playoffs Semi-Final Match Tuesday afternoon in Bishop.
The Huskies, 21-2-3 overall and 10-0-2 in Desert League, took the close game 3-2 against a fierce Wildcats team, which came into the match 20-6-1 overall and 13-2-0 in League. The Huskies have won their last 4 straight games.
Mammoth held West Shores scoreless in the first period, posting a goal fired in by Emilio Flores during the opening minutes. Before the half was over, Jesus Leon and Juan Maldonado both kicked in goals to put the Huskies up 3-0. Mammoth didn’t score in the second period, but the defense held the Wildcats to just 2 goals. Key assists were contributed by Maldonado, Flores and Hector Villalpando, the game’s MVP.
This is the first time in school history that the Huskies have made it to the CIF Finals, which will be played this Saturday, March 5, at 2:30 p.m. against the Cate School Rams from Carpinteria at Warren High School in Downey.