The Tarbut V'Torah boys' soccer team defeated Saddleback Valley Christian, 4-0, on Tuesday, capping an undefeated San Joaquin League season and claiming the first outright league crown in program history.
Dan Friedman and Zev Gollis each scored twice for the Lions, who finished 12-0-2 in league. Friedman's second goal was assisted by freshman Aaron Berdy. Friedman has a league-best 33 goals this season.
Gollis' second goal came midway through the second half on a breakaway, putting the game out of reach. He has 22 goals this season.
Jordan Leberman, Julius Herzlinger and goalie Jonas Hassan anchored Tarbut's defense. Evan Bozanic, Amit Silverstein and Gollis controlled the center midfield area.
"I'm very proud of the boys," first-year Coach Darren Spicer said after the victory. "They showed a lot of character today, playing hard in tough conditions after a difficult game [Monday] at Avalon. But they deserve this league title and every player on the team has contributed to our success. I'm looking forward to seeing what we can do in CIF."
Tarbut V'Torah will learn its first-round playoff opponent Monday, with the CIF Southern Section Division VI playoff brackets are released.
— From staff reports
Baldoni is Player of Week
Corona del Mar High alumna Kate Baldoni has been named the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation Player of the Week after leading Stanford women's water polo to its third straight Stanford Invitational title.
Baldoni, a junior goalie, had 15 saves as the top-ranked Cardinal defeated UCLA, 9-5, in the tournament title match Sunday. She made a total of 36 saves in Stanford's four wins in the tournament.
It is the first MPSF Player of the Week honor for Baldoni, who split time in goal last year for the defending national champion Cardinal.
— Matt Szabo
UCI's Cardey honored
UC Irvine junior Jessy Cardey has been named Big West Conference Player of the Week in women's water polo.
Cardey, an attacker, posted nine goals in two weekend matches, including a six-goal game to open the Cal Baptist tournament against Hartwick.
Through Wednesday, she leads the Anteaters with 19 goals and has scored in 23 straight games, dating back to last season.
UCI opens the UC San Diego tournament Saturday against Marist at 8 a.m.
— From staff reports