SOCCER : Hernandez, Alvarado Keep Belmont Unbeaten, 3-1


Belmont continued to dominate the Northern Conference with a 3-1 win over Marshall on Wednesday.

Belmont forward Eric Hernandez capped a slow-moving first half with his eighth goal of the season on a crossing pass from Jose Juarez.

Marshall (2-4-2) tied the score early in the second half, but Hector Alvarado put the game out of reach with two goals in the last 30 minutes.

Belmont (9-0) won the City Section title last season, but vacated the championship for using an ineligible player.


Bell 3, Locke 1--Jose Flores scored two goals as the unbeaten Eagles won a tough battle over the Saints in a Southeastern Conference game Thursday.

Jaime Benitez scored in the 30th minutes to give Locke (1-5-1) a 1-0 lead at halftime.

But Flores notched two goals and Jose Huarta added one for the Eagles (6-0-3).

Jefferson 2, South Gate 1--The Democrats took a close Southeastern Conference matchup from the visiting Rams on Thursday. Eric Lozan and Juan Corona had goals for Jefferson (4-2-2) while Alvaro Dubon scored for the Rams (0-8-0).


Huntington Park 2, Jordan 1--Carlos Jimenez and Juan Cortez had goals as the Spartans (2-5-1) recorded their second win over the Bulldogs (0-8) in a Southeastern Conference game Thursday.

Fremont 1, Roosevelt 0--Francisco Jimenez scored the lone goal on a beautiful pass from Mario Moreno as the Pathfinders (6-1-1) beat Roosevelt (3-2-2). Gabriel Peregrina recorded his fourth shutout.

Dorsey 2, Gardena 0--The Dons (3-2-1) rode a shutout by goalkeeper Francisco Figeroa over visiting Gardena (0-5-1) in a Southern Pacific Conference matchup Thursday.

Jorge Ortega and Anderson Melendez scored for the Dons.


Los Angeles 3, Palisades 1--Revenge was sweet as the visiting Romans (6-1-1) atoned for an early season loss to Palisades on Wednesday. Los Angeles got two goals from Eric Hernandez and one from sophomore Brook Berhanu, his 12th, to move atop the Coastal Conference.