Valencia center midfielder Ian Young scored in the 27th minute, giving his team a much-needed offensive boost. After an Evan Ross throw-in, Ethan Alvarez bounced the ball over to Young, who volleyed it with his left foot on a second touch with traffic in front of the net. “From there it was just awesome,” Young said. “It was an awesome feeling. I just think it was a team effort, that tie, too bad it didn’t become a win.” The Centurions (8-5-5, 2-2-2) evened the score late in the second half on a penalty kick. Anthony Landeros buried the ball to give Saugus a late jolt of energy. Before Friday evening’s Foothill League boys soccer action began, Saugus sat in third place in the league standings. Valencia was in fifth – and eyeing a playoff berth. “We want to try to continue to get some results,” Scalercio said. “I liked today. Coming into Saugus and scoring … tying Saugus 1-1 at home is nothing to be ashamed of. “Every game we’re just going to try to improve and our focus will be to get into the playoffs.”
Ian Young, who had a goal for Valencia today, talks about the progress the Vikings have made this season. pic.twitter.com/VnWNihLiiu— Haley Sawyer (@haleymsawyer) January 27, 2018
Hart 3, Golden Valley 0Jose Leon scored within the first five minutes to give the Indians (12-6-1 overall, 6-0 in Foothill League) an early lead. Jaden Nguyen added two more goals: one in the 15th minute and another in the 35th minute. Hart next plays at Valencia on Tuesday, Jan. 30 at 3:15 p.m. and the Grizzlies (3-10-1, 0-6) play at Canyon on the same day at 5 p.m.
Canyon 0, West Ranch 0The Cowboys (4-12-3, 2-3-1) host Golden Valley on Tuesday and the Wildcats (8-2-3, 4-1-1) host Saugus on the same day.