Downey soccer team on 5-game winning streak

DOWNEY - The Downey High School boys' soccer team currently has an overall record of 5-2-2 and scheduled to begin league play in two weeks.The Vikings are competing in the North Orange County Classic over the Christmas Break. They previously defeated Santa Fe at Santa Fe 1-0 on Dec. 7, defeated Lakewood at Downey 1-0 on Dec. 12, tied Firebaugh 1-1 at Downey on Dec. 19 and defeated Pacifica at Pacifica 1-0 on Dec. 21. The Vikings are currently on a five game unbeaten streak as they approach league play. The Vikings will finish their preseason schedule by playing Schurr at Downey on January 3 and will then open league play against Warren at Downey on January 8. Coach Barber and his team are gearing up for what looks to be a very competitive S.G.V.L. season. The Downey High School girls' soccer team currently has an overall record of 6-2 . The Lady Vikings are also competing in the North Orange County Classic over the Christmas Break. The Lady Vikings defeated Valley Christian at Valley Christian 2-0 on Dec. 6, defeated Bishop Montgomery at Downey 3-0 on Dec. 8 and defeated St. Margaret's at Downey 1-0 on Dec. 11. The Lady Vikings defeated Palos Verdes 2-0 and lost to Lancaster 1-0, both on Dec. 15 in the South Torrance Tournament, and defeated La Mirada at Downey 1-0 on Dec. 20. Downey has won five of the their last six games in preparation for league play. The Lady Vikings will play at St. Joseph's in a final non-league game on January 3 and will begin league play on January 8 against cross-town rival Warren at Warren. Coach Godfrey and her team are poised and ready to compete in S.G.V.L. play.

********** Published: December 27, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 37