Roundup: Merrick Cook comes through to help Servite win Division 1 soccer title
Goalies usually don’t get noticed until it’s time for penalty kicks. And Merrick Cook of Servite became the center of attention Friday, delivering a Southern Section Division 1 soccer championship for the Friars.
Cook was dominant as Servite outscored JSerra 3-0 in penalty kicks to claim the championship.
JSerra sent the game into overtime with a late goal from Gavin Allegaert tying the match at 1-1.
Cleveland 4, El Camino Real 2: The Cavaliers won the City Section Division I championship, beating their West Valley League rivals.
Venice 3, Sherman Oaks CES 2: The Gondoliers won their fourth consecutive City title, this time in Division II. They previously won Division V, IV and III championships.
Village Christian 78, Long Beach Poly 69: Sophomore Noah Williams turned in a big performance to help the Crusaders win the 2AA championship.
Birmingham 51, Westchester 46: Janna Holley scored 18 points in the City Section Open Division final.
Orange Lutheran 2, Texas Southlake Carroll 0: Oliver Santos and Louis Rodriguez combined for 13 strikeouts and the shutout for No. 1 Orange Lutheran.
L.A. Roosevelt 2, Chatsworth 0: Lino Zepeda struck out 13 with no walks for Roosevelt. Matias Nalasco had a home run.
Claremont 6, Beckman 5: Ashton Kanegae had three hits in defeat.
Palos Verdes 3, Valley Christian 0: Jamie Robertson had two hits, including a home run, for Palos Verdes.
Orange Lutheran 10, Yucaipa 2: Freshman Kai Minor finished with three hits and four RBIs in the win.
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