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Critical games ahead for Downey soccer
WRITTEN BY :   Mark Fetter, Contributor

DOWNEY – The Downey High School boys’ soccer team currently has an overall record of 7-3-4 and a league record of 1-1-1.
The Viking preseason schedule has certainly prepared them well for S.G.V.L. competition. The Vikings tied cross-town rival Warren 1-1 at Downey on January 8th, defeated Gahr at Downey 2-1 on January 11th and lost to reigning C.I.F. Division III champion Paramount at Paramount 5-1 on Tuesday.
The Vikings will host Dominguez later today and will travel to Lynwood next Tuesday to complete their first round of league play. The Lynwood Knights currently have an overall record of 2-9 and a league record of 1-2. Coach Barber and his team are poised to finish strong in league play and make a run to get into the C.I.F. Division III playoffs.
The Downey High School girls’ soccer team currently has an overall record of 10-3-2 and a league record of 3-0. The Lady Vikings challenging preseason schedule has certainly prepared them well for S.G.V.L. play. Downey defeated cross-town rival Warren at Warren 1-0 on January 8th, defeated Gahr at Gahr 3-0 on January 11th and defeated Paramount at Downey 3-0 on Tuesday. In the Paramount game, the Lady Vikings were led by goals from Cindy Rodriguez, Nicole Flores and Liliana Frasca. Lady Viking goalkeeper Adrianna Salazar had two saves to preserve the shutout.
The Lady Vikings will travel to Dominguez later today to play the Lady Dons and will host the Lynwood Lady Knights next Tuesday to complete their first round of league play. The Lady Knights currently have an overall record of 8-2-2 and a league record of 1-1. Coach Godfrey and her team are looking strong as they are gearing up to make their run at another league championship and potential back-to-back C.I.F. titles.

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Published: January 17, 2013 – Volume 11 – Issue 40



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