Warren women's soccer stays undefeated in league competition

Warren High senior Nayeli Carcamo will play soccer for Cal State Fullerton after signing a letter of intent last week.  The signing ceremony was attended by Nayeli’s coaches and teammates. Photo courtesy Warren High soccer.

Warren High senior Nayeli Carcamo will play soccer for Cal State Fullerton after signing a letter of intent last week.

The signing ceremony was attended by Nayeli’s coaches and teammates. Photo courtesy Warren High soccer.

DOWNEY – The Warren High School girls’ soccer team currently has an overall record of 15-5-3 and are 7-0 in San Gabriel Valley League play.

Warren defeated Dominguez at Dominguez 5-0 on January 15th and defeated Lynwood at Lynwood 1-0 on January 17th. The Lady Bears are still undefeated in league competition.

The Lady Bears defeated Paramount at Paramount 4-1 on Tuesday night and hosted Gahr at Warren yesterday (score unavailable at press time). Warren will travel to cross-town rival Downey for their highly-anticipated rematch on Monday and will host Dominguez at Warren next Wednesday in their league finale.

At the time of this writing, Warren is 7-0 in league and 15-5-3 overall, Downey is 5-1 in league and 11-5-4 overall and Gahr is 4-3 in league and 7-8-2 overall. Lynwood is 3-4 in league and 8-13-4 overall, Paramount is 1-5 in league and 8-10-1 overall and Dominguez is 0-7 in league and 4-9-0 overall.

Coach Dussan, her staff and players are all looking forward to the last week of league play and clinching a league championship. The Lady Bears are also looking to make a deeper run in postseason play. Last season, Warren was defeated by San Luis Obispo at Warren 2-1 in the second round of the C.I.F. Division 2 playoffs.


WARREN BOYS SOCCER:
The Warren High School boys’ soccer team is currently 5-13-2 overall and 2-5 in San Gabriel Valley League play.

The Bears defeated Dominguez at Warren 3-1 on January 15th, were defeated by Lynwood at Warren 2-1 in double overtime on January 17th and were defeated by Bell Gardens at Warren on Saturday, January 19th, in a non-league game.

The Bears were defeated by Paramount at Warren 2-1 on Tuesday night and hosted Gahr at Warren on yesterday (score unavailable at press time). Warren will travel to cross-town rival Downey for their rematch against the Vikings next Monday and will travel to Dominguez to play the Dons in their league finale next Wednesday.

At the time of this writing, Paramount is 5-0-1 and 13-3-3 overall, Downey is 4-0-1 and 14-4-3 overall and Lynwood is 5-2 and 15-5-5 overall. Dominguez is 2-4 and 3-10-1 overall, Warren is 2-5 and 5-13-2 overall and Gahr is 0-7 and 0-12-1 overall. A lot will certainly be determined in league play during the next week.

Coach Pena, his staff and players are all looking forward to finishing league play on a strong note and making a push for C.I.F. postseason play. Last season, Warren was defeated by San Clemente at Warren 1-0 in the quarterfinal round of the C.I.F. Division 1 playoffs.


DOWNEY GIRLS WRESTLING
: The Downey High School girls’ wrestling team defeated Paramount at Paramount last Thursday night 37-24.

With the win the Lady Vikings have now defeated their two toughest opponents, Warren and Paramount, and are now a dual meet against Dominguez away from a San Gabriel Valley League championship.

In the Downey/Paramount match, Downey took an early 6-0 lead with a pin against the Lady Pirates at 106 pounds. Paramount answered back with a win at 113 pounds, but still trailed 6-3. Paramount pinned at 116 pounds and took the lead at 9-6. The Lady Vikings secured a four-point win at 121 pounds and took the lead back at 10-9.

Downey earned six points at 126 and extended their lead to 16-9. The Lady Vikings then won a decision at 131 pounds and led 19-9. Downey earned six more points at 137 pounds and started to pull away at 25-9. At this point in the match, seven of 13 matches had been completed.

The Lady Vikings were defeated at 143 pounds and Paramount brought the score to 25-12. The Lady Vikings earned six point wins at 150 and 160 pounds, respectively, to all but win the match at 37-12. The Lady Pirates earned six points at 170, both teams forfeited the 189 pound weight class and Paramount pinned at heavyweight to close out the match at 37-24.

Coach Rios and his staff are extremely proud of how well his wrestlers competed. The Lady Vikings were scheduled to compete at John Glenn High School in Norwalk on Saturday (results will be available in next week’s Patriot).


DOWNEY BOYS BASKETBALL:
The Downey High School boys’ basketball team currently has an overall record of 18-6 and are 4-2 in San Gabriel Valley League play.

The Vikings defeated Gahr at Downey 61-47 on January 16th and defeated Paramount at Downey 62-58 on January 18th in their last two league games. Downey is on a modest two game league winning streak after starting their season 12-0.

Downey traveled to Dominguez on Wednesday (score unavailable at press time) and will host Lynwood at Downey later today. The Vikings will travel to cross-town rival Warren next Tuesday for their highly-anticipated rematch and will conclude their regular season when they travel to Gahr next Thursday night.

At the time of this writing, there is a three-way tie for first place in the S.G.V.L. standings. Warren is 4-2 (14-6 overall), Downey is 4-2 (18-6 overall) and Dominguez is 4-2 (13-11 overall). Lynwood is 2-4 (8-15 overall), Gahr is 2-4 (13-11 overall) and Paramount is 2-4 (11-13 overall). Two games separate all six teams.

Things are certainly tight in league play and the next week will determine who qualifies for postseason play and who does not. Coach Shelton, his staff and players are all looking forward to the final week of S.G.V.L competition and qualifying for the C.I.F. playoffs.

SportsMark Fetter