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Birmingham, Granada Hills win City Section Division I soccer championships

Birmingham defeated San Fernando 3-0 to win the title.

Birmingham and Granada Hills have risen to the top in City Section boys and girls soccer.

The Patriots received first half goals from Charlie Cazares, Anthony Miron and David Diaz en route to a 3-0 victory over San Fernando to win the boys’ title.

West Valley League girls’ soccer rivals Granada Hills and El Camino Real fought to a 2-2 draw through regulation and two 10-minute overtime periods on a chilly Friday night at Valley College.

It came down to penalty kicks, and Granada Hills prevailed 2-1 to win the City title. Goalie Alani Mexia came through with a couple stops but also ECR just missed on several goal attempts.

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El Camino Real was hurt by a red card and far more yellow cards handed out than during the regular season. And yet, the Conquistadores went up 2-1 on a goal by Zoi Lerma. But Granada Hills tied it in the 77th minute on a goal by Crystal Earl off a penalty kick.

Birmingham dominated from start to finish and should be a strong representative for the City Section in next week’s state regional competition.

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