Condors’ late goal ties up Lancers

first_imgThe Condors (10-1-2) got a late second-half goal from Luis Segovia to force a tie in a game that was played primarily on the Lancers’ side of the field. La Serna scored on a corner kick just before halftime when C. J. Villalobos headed in a kick from Jose Hernandez. WHITTIER – In rivalry games, records usualy get thrown out the window, and Tuesday’s boys soccer game between Del Rio League foes La Serna and California high schools was no different. The visiting Lancers, despite bringing a 3-9-2 record into the game, were less than seven minutes from a win before settling for a 1-1 tie. “He’s definitely a motivator. He is extremely positive with his teammates,” Savala said. “The second half, I think the ball was on our side of the field 80 to 85 percent of the half. Steven was the difference in the game.” Mario Escorcia played well in goal for California. Escorcia had six saves, the biggest coming in overtime when he stopped a shot from point-blank range to preserve the tie. Segovia’s goal helped California remain unbeaten in league play at 2-0-2. “Any time you can get a draw from a team of that caliber, you have to feel good,” Savala said. “It was bittersweet though.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded cardThe Condors still had an aura of confidence about them that they weren’t going to lose, despite trailing very late in the second half. “I think once we scored, they (California) realized we could beat them,” fifth-year La Serna coach Jerrod Savala said. The star of the game was Condors’ goalie Steven Goetzinger, who had 15 saves and was continuously denying the Lancers shots on goal. “Without him, (Goetzinger) we wouldn’t have been in the game,” Savala said. Not only was Goetzinger tough in goal, he was also La Serna’s source of inspiration. last_img

first_imgThe Condors (10-1-2) got a late second-half goal from Luis Segovia to force a tie in a game that was played primarily on the Lancers’ side of the field. La Serna scored on a corner kick just before halftime when C. J. Villalobos headed in a kick from Jose Hernandez. WHITTIER – In rivalry games, records usualy get thrown out the window, and Tuesday’s boys soccer game between Del Rio League foes La Serna and California high schools was no different. The visiting Lancers, despite bringing a 3-9-2 record into the game, were less than seven minutes from a win before settling for a 1-1 tie. “He’s definitely a motivator. He is extremely positive with his teammates,” Savala said. “The second half, I think the ball was on our side of the field 80 to 85 percent of the half. Steven was the difference in the game.” Mario Escorcia played well in goal for California. Escorcia had six saves, the biggest coming in overtime when he stopped a shot from point-blank range to preserve the tie. Segovia’s goal helped California remain unbeaten in league play at 2-0-2. “Any time you can get a draw from a team of that caliber, you have to feel good,” Savala said. “It was bittersweet though.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded cardThe Condors still had an aura of confidence about them that they weren’t going to lose, despite trailing very late in the second half. “I think once we scored, they (California) realized we could beat them,” fifth-year La Serna coach Jerrod Savala said. The star of the game was Condors’ goalie Steven Goetzinger, who had 15 saves and was continuously denying the Lancers shots on goal. “Without him, (Goetzinger) we wouldn’t have been in the game,” Savala said. Not only was Goetzinger tough in goal, he was also La Serna’s source of inspiration. last_img

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