Glendale 2, Summit 0: In what may very well be the first postseason victory in program history, the Nitros picked up a win in the wild-card round of the CIF Southern Section Division V playoffs Tuesday afternoon in Fontana.
Pearl Navarro scored both goals for Glendale (9-8-3), which finished fourth in the Pacific League and earned advancement to the postseason for the first time since 2004.
"What I told the girls before the game was that we already met our goal this year in making it to the playoffs for the first time in many years," Glendale coach Victor Aquino said. "I said let's go out now and see if we can win one game or maybe two now."
Navarro scored in the fifth minute on a penalty kick and blasted a free kick in the 65th minute to account for the scoring. Glendale goalie Ani Krikorian finished with eight saves in the victory over Summit (9-11-2), the Sunkist League third-place finisher.
Glendale's victory earned the squad advancement to the first round of the playoffs, where the Nitros take the short trip to Rio Hondo League champion South Pasadena (15-3-3) on Thursday at 5 p.m.
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San Dimas 8, Glendale 4: Visions of a sizable postseason run ended for the Nitros in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division VI playoffs at Covina Charter Oak High.
Glendale received two goals each from senior driver Mondana Nassipour and sophomore utility Jamie Fritz as the Nitros concluded a season in which they finished 12-13 and took third in the Pacific League.
The Nitros have now lost seven straight playoff games and haven't bypassed the first round since 2011.
"It was a tight game until the third [and] then they just pulled away from us," Glendale coach CaseySripramong stated via a text message. "Tough loss, but we played our best."
L.A. Mission College 4, Glendale Community College 1: Glendale (7-3) dropped a nonconference road contest Tuesday, ending a five-game winning streak..
On Saturday, Glendale posted an 8-3 win against visiting Oxnard at Stengel Field. Jacob Gribbin hit a gand slam in the sixth to give the Vaqueros a 6-2 lead. Gribbin, Thad Wilson and Tom Tabak each scored two runs.
Moorpark College 9, Glendale Community College 5: Glendale fell Tuesday in a nonconference road contest. The Vaqueros (3-8-1) took a 5-0 lead in the first inning, but couldn't hold on. Lilia Montenegro and Eve Ramirez each drove in a run with a double.
Riverside City College 9, Glendale Community College 0: Glendale (0-6) suffered a nonconference home defeat Tuesday.