2018 Soccer schedules will be posted after the league meetings.
The FIYA Soccer championship games were held Thursday at Frank Parent School.
In the boys game, two time defending champion Monroe took on Century Community Charter. Monroe came out strong looking for the three-peat and took an early 1-0 lead. Century Community would not go down quietly though and rallied for a 2-1 lead and seemed to be in control. Despite the deficit Monroe kept battling and got the equalizer in the second half. The game would go to overtime, where Century Community got a beauty of a goal on a set piece after a Monroe foul, and held on for the last few minutes for their first FIYA championship.
The girls game saw perennial powers Culver City and New West go head to head. New West won the first two FIYA soccer titles and Culver hoped to even the score and defend their 2014 title. It was a well-played game by both sides but Culver proved too good in the end, winning the game to even the championship tally. In four years of FIYA Soccer, the title count is 2-2 between these two great schools. Perhaps 2016 will prove to be the tiebreaker?
Century Community - Boys Champions
Culver City - Girls Champions
Monroe - Boys Second Place
New West - Girls Second Place
The 2014 D-1 Soccer Finals were held Monday on the beautiful field at Playa Vista Park. In the girls’ game, two time defending champions New West took on Culver City, who were undefeated coming into the game in their inaugural season of FIYA Soccer. New West got on the board first, with a goal reminiscent of their lone score in their semi-final victory– a long, arcing shot from nearly midfield that found the back of the net. The Panthers would not go down easily though, battling back to tie the game and force overtime. After the five minute extra period the teams were still knotted at 1, leading to penalty kicks where Culver City prevailed to take their first FIYA Soccer championship.
The boys had a lot to live up to following such an exciting game but they did not disappoint. Inglewood rivals Crozier and Monroe took the pitch with Monroe looking to avenge a regular season loss to undefeated Crozier. They got off to strong start scoring first, but Crozier would not go down easily and showed why they finished in first place by tying the score. In the closing minutes it looked as if the boys would need extra time to decide the winner as the girls did, but Monroe had other ideas. Knowing a postgame meal at In-N-Out awaited them if they could pull off the win, they scored late and hung on for the victory. It is their second consecutive FIYA Soccer title.
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Culver City - Champions
Monroe - Champions
New West - Second Place
Crozier - Second Place