First published in the Feb. 24 print issue of the Outlook Valley Sun.
The St. Francis high school varsity boys’ soccer team lost at San Marcos High in Santa Barbara, 6-2, in a CIF-SS Division 1 first-round match on Feb. 11.
SFHS found the net a second time in the 62nd minute when junior Colin Gibbs passed a bullet from the 40-yard line to senior Tyler Mallett at the 10-yard line, who scored.
Earlier, senior Derik Stepanians scored SF’s first goal in the 23rd minute. Senior goalie Ryan Guzman added four saves.
It was a terrific season for the Golden Knights (14-2-4 overall), as their only two losses came against Division 1 schools — Del Rey League champion Los Angeles Cathedral and the aforementioned Channel League champion San Marcos.
The Wolves were eliminated from CIF-SS Division 5 playoffs after falling at West Covina South Hills in a first-round match, 5-1, on Feb. 11.
Junior Wyatt Fishman scored Flintridge Prep’s lone goal as its season ended.
The Wolves, who finished second in the Prep League standings with a 3-1-2 record, concluded the campaign with a 7-6-6 overall record.