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Birmingham to play San Fernando for City Section Division I soccer championship

Birmingham to play San Fernando for City Section Division I soccer championship
Anthony Miron scored two goals on Tuesday on penalty kicks in Birmingham's 4-1 win over Cleveland. (Rick Prizant)

It will be top-seeded Birmingham playing No. 5 San Fernando for the City Section Division I boys’ soccer championship on Friday at 7:30 p.m. at Valley College.

Birmingham defeated Cleveland 4-1 in Tuesday’s semifinals. The Patriots broke the match open on two goals from sophomore Anthony Miron off penalty kicks. It was a costly game, though. Leading scorer Noel Ortega picked up a red card and won’t be able to play in Friday’s final.

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San Fernando defeated Palisades 2-0 in its semifinal. Fernando Gonzalez and Anthony Chavez scored goals for the Tigers.

In Division II, South East defeated Banning 2-1 and will face Jefferson, a 3-0 win over Foshay.

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In girls’ Division I, it will be West Valley League rivals El Camino Real and Granada Hills squaring off at 5:15 p.m. on Friday at Valley College.

El Camino Real defeated San Pedro 5-0. Zoi Lerma had a goal and two assists. Granada Hills defeated Cleveland 1-0.

In Division V girls, Venice defeated Locke 3-0. Maywood CES defeated Dorsey 6-0.

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