Downey boys soccer facing Montbello in playoff opener

DOWNEY –   The Downey High School boys’ soccer team finished their regular season with an overall record of 16-6-2 and a S.G.V.L. record of 7-1-2. 

The Vikings will travel to Montebello (11-9-3, 8-1-1) to face the Oilers. Montebello is the Almont League champion and top league entry for postseason play. 

The winner of this C.I.F. Division One first round game will play the winner of the Palos Verdes at Millikan game.

Downey entered their final league game against Paramount with an undefeated record of 7-0-2. If Downey won that game, they would have been S.G.V.L. champions. The Vikings played hard but conceded a second half goal to the Pirates and fell to defeat 1-0. 

As a result, Paramount (8-0-2) is the S.G.V.L. champion and top league entry for postseason play. Downey is the second entry and cross-town rival Warren is the third entry, respectively. 
Coach Mires, his staff and players are all looking forward to postseason play.

■ The Downey High School girls’ soccer team finished their regular season with an overall record of 10-10-2 and a S.G.V.L. record of 7-3. 

Downey was the second place team from the S.G.V.L. behind cross-town rival Warren. The Paramount Lady Pirates finished third in S.G.V.L. play and also qualified for C.I.F. Division Three postseason play.

The Lady Vikings traveled to El Modena (9-7-5, 4-2) yesterday to play the Lady Vanguards in the first round of the C.I.F. Division Three playoffs. El Modena was a co-champion from the North Hills League with El Dorado.

The winner of the Downey/El Modena game will most likely play Bishop Amat (21-3) in the second round. Bishop Amat is the Del Rey League champion and top league entry for postseason play. The Lady Lancers will play the winner of the Lancaster at North Torrance wild card game in their first round game. 

Coach Fresquez, her staff and players are all looking forward to postseason play.

■ The Warren High School girls’ soccer team finished their regular season with an overall record of 12-8-3 and a S.G.V.L. record of 8-1-1. 

The Lady Bears are the 2017 San Gabriel Valley League champions. Cross-town rival Downey and Paramount finished league play in second and third places, respectively.

The Lady Bears hosted Newport Harbor (14-5-3, 5-5) in the first round of the C.I.F. Division Two playoffs yesterday (score unavailable at press time). Newport Harbor is a Sunset League at-large team. The winner of this game will play the winner of the Lakewood at Moorpark game in the second round. 

Coach Dussan, her staff and players all look forward to postseason play. 

■ The Warren High School boys’ soccer team finished their regular season with an overall record of 10-8-5 and a S.G.V.L. record of 6-3-2. 

The Bears qualified for C.I.F. Division One postseason play as the number three entry from the San Gabriel Valley League behind league champion Paramount and second place finisher, Downey.

Warren will travel to Edison of Huntington Beach later today. The Chargers finished their regular season with an overall record of 18-4-1 and a Sunset League record of 8-2. Edison was the Sunset League champion and top league entry for postseason play. 

Coach Pena, his staff and players are all looking forward to postseason play and making another run at a C.I.F. title.

■ The Warren High School girls’ basketball team finished their regular season with an overall record of 14-12 and a S.G.V.L. record of 5-5. 

The Lady Bears received an at-large bid to compete in the C.I.F. 2A playoff bracket. Warren finished league play tied for third with Gahr and behind cross-town rival Downey and Lynwood, respectively. 

Warren traveled to Garden Grove yesterday in their first round playoff game (score unavailable at press time). Garden Grove finished their regular season with an overall record of 17-9 and a Garden Grove League record of 7-3. The winner of the Warren/Garden Grove game will play the winner of the Carter at Lawndale game in the second round. 

Coach Palmer, her staff and players look forward to postseason play.

■ The Warren High School boys’ basketball team finished their regular season with an overall record of 10-16 and a S.G.V.L. record of 3-7. 

The Bears finished league play behind Dominguez, Gahr and Lynwood, respectively. Warren tied cross-town rival Downey for fourth place but did not qualify for postseason play. Coach Leflore and his staff will begin preparing for next season.

■ The Warren High School girls’ water polo team finished their season with an overall record of 13-9 and earned the San Gabriel Valley League championship. The Lady Bears hosted Westridge on Wednesday in the first round of the C.I.F. Division 3 playoffs (score unavailable at press time). Westridge finished their regular season with an overall record of 19-7 and were co-champions with Poly in the Prep League.  

Downey (14-9) and Cerritos (15-11) both qualified for postseason play as well from the San Gabriel Valley League and are competing in Division 6. Downey hosted Hacienda Heights Wilson (13-15) yesterday (score unavailable at press time). Hacienda Heights Wilson was the number two entry from the Valle Vista League. 

Coach Villa, his staff and players look forward to postseason play.

■ The Downey High School boys’ basketball team traveled to San Clemente Wednesday night to compete in the first round of the C.I.F. 1A playoffs (score unavailable at press time). 

The Vikings finished their regular season with an overall record of 14-13 and a S.G.V.L. record of 3-7. The Vikings finished league play tied for fourth place with cross-town rival Warren. Dominguez, Gahr, and Lynwood finished in first, second and third places, respectively. Downey received an at-large bid for postseason play.

The San Clemente Tritons finished their season with an overall record of 19-8 and a South Coast League record of 7-1. The Tritons entered Wednesday’s game on a seven game win streak. Downey defeated San Clemente last season at Downey 55-49 in the second round of the C.I.F. 1AA playoffs. 

■ The Downey High School girls’ basketball team finished their season with an overall record of 21-6 and a S.G.V.L. record of 9-1. 

The Lady Vikings earned the top overall S.G.V.L. seed due to their second round league win against Lynwood at Downey.

The Lady Vikings will host the winner of the Beckman at Arroyo Valley game on February 18. Beckman finished their regular season with an overall record of 13-13 and are the Pacific Coast League’s at-large entry. Arroyo Valley finished their regular season with an overall record of 24-2 and a San Andreas League record of 10-0. The Lady Hawks are the San Andreas League champions and number one league entry.

Downey enters postseason play on a nine-game winning streak and are currently ranked 104 in California. The Lady Vikings defeated Paramount 85-30 in their postseason finale last week. Downey’s Naelene Garcia set a school record when she made ten three-point field goals in that game.