GLENDALE — The following are odds and ends from the local sports scene.
STRONG DEBUT FOR FSHA SOCCER TEAM
A few months removed from a second-place Mission League finish, the Flintridge Sacred Heart girls’ soccer team continues to stride forward.
The Tologs began their summer on Sunday in Torrance at the L.A. Watts Summer Games, winning all three opening-round contests.
Sacred Heart won its first two matches by identical 6-0 scores over Venice High and Garey. In their third game of the day, the Tologs met up with Royal. With less than a minute remaining in the first half, Alyssa Conti converted a pass from Sinead Fleming for the only goal of the game in a 1-0 victory.
Offensively, the Tologs were paced by Katie Johnson, who had a goal and five assists.
Pip Harragin and Danielle Molina each had three goals on the day.
Audra Krake and Conti chipped in with two goals while Sam Norton and Bianca Garolian each added a goal and an assist.
Fleming, Norton and Isabelle Johnson led the defensive effort. Dominique Oro was credited with the shutout against Venice and Royal, while sharing duties with freshman goalkeeper Lindsay Espe.
Sacred Heart returns to the Watts games on Saturday, beginning single-elimination play.
FAIETA GETS BACK ON WINNING TRACK
After a pair of poor races in the International Motor Sports Assn. Challenge GT3 Platinum Cup series knocked Bob Faieta out of first place in the points standings, he responded with two spectacular races on Saturday and Sunday at the Canadian Grand Prix in Montreal.
The 1984 Glendale High grad finished second in Saturday’s race and then followed that up on Sunday with a first-place finish. The victory by Faieta, who is the defending series champion, was his third in six series races this season.
Faieta scaled to No. 2 in the season points standings with 90 points, trailing only Dino Steiner (112 points).
It was Steiner who captured Saturday’s race and then was leading Sunday’s race until a mistake in a hairpin turn allowed Faieta to scoot by and never look back.
“I was close enough to see him go in there and come around,” stated Faieta in a press release. “I knew I had a good opportunity to get by.”
Faieta and the Platinum Cup series will be off until resuming action at the Acura Sports Car Challenge in Lexington, Ohio on July 17-18.
LOCAL YOUTH SET TO BE RECOGNIZED
The Diamonds in the Rough program, an annual baseball-themed community program, will host a special Recognition Event for its Los Angeles winner today to honor a local resident.
La Crescenta resident Scott Vinceri, 8, recently wrote an award-winning essay about how he has learned a valuable lesson of confidence building that helped him improve his reading skills in school. The essay earned $5,000 for his baseball field, a new lawnmower and a variety of gifts that will be presented to Vinceri at a recognition event.
The program recognizes children who have used lessons learned from playing baseball to overcome challenges on and off the field.
The event will take place at 4 p.m. at the Baseball Field, 3529 Clifton Place, Glendale.