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OLA boys soccer team first time champs with 3-0 win

Our Lady of the Assumption boys soccer team won the Catholic Youth Organization league tournament May 21, defeating Holy Angels, 3-0, in the championship game at St Francis High School in La Canada.

The OLA girls soccer team made it all the way to the finals, as well but lost, 3-1, to American Martyrs on May 20 at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks.

It is the first time that OLA has had a championship soccer team according to Athletic Director Joe Pacheco.

Matt Abraham coached the boys to a 6-0 record in the Mountain Division of CYO and an 11-0 record overall. They scored 46 goals this season while only allowing four.

The girls, coached by Mariah Mobley, were also undefeated in the regular season, and had a 10-1 with the only loss being the championship game.

The teams are in the varsity class of the CYO, and most of the athletes are in the sixth, seventh, and eight grades. Students practice twice a week with competitions on the weekends and must meet strict eligibility guidelines in order to play.

“This is huge,” said Mr. Pacheco, “It’s nice that they finally get the recognition.”

—Steven Felschundneff

steven@claremont-courier.com