The Patriots have started their season 1-4-2 while the Falcons are 2-5-2 after that game. Heritage faces BVAL opponent and crosstown rival Liberty on Tuesday. Freedom has a non-league matchup with Berean Christian at noon on Friday and then resumes league play with a home game against Deer Valley on Tuesday.
Deer Valley 2, Antioch 0
Deer Valley started its BVAL season off right, beating defending league champion Antioch on Tuesday night 2-0. Aaron Huang and Marcus Salvador each scored a goal.
“We played some great soccer in the first half and closed the game off,” Wolverines coach Nick Howliston said. “It looked like we could’ve had a couple more.”
After that win, Deer Valley advanced to 7-2-3 and travels to Freedom on Tuesday. The Panthers are now 0-7-2 and will play Pittsburg on Tuesday.
Pittsburg 3, Liberty 2
With goals by senior forward Christian Villa, junior midfielder Bryan Santos and junior forward Jaime Lopez, Pittsburg topped Liberty 3-2 in its BVAL opener on Tuesday night. Junior midfielders Josh Gherasim and Tony Toscano netted goals for Liberty. Two Lions goalkeepers – junior Juan Mena and sophomore Tyler Scott – were each credited with four saves.
The Pirates left the game with a 5-2-2 record. Liberty finished with a 3-5-1 record. Pittsburg travels to Berkeley on Friday and to Antioch on Tuesday. The Lions play Heritage on Tuesday.
Freedom 0, Heritage 0
Like their boys team, the Heritage and Freedom girls varsity soccer teams finished their BVAL opener 0-0. Freedom senior goalkeeper Jessica Deno and Heritage senior goalie Katie Barsanti each made a save. The Patriots (6-1-3) face Liberty on Tuesday while the Falcons (3-2-2) travel to Deer Valley on that same day.
Liberty 5, Pittsburg 0
Defending BVAL champion Liberty thumped Pittsburg 5-0 on Tuesday night. Junior twins Mikayla and Brianna Farber each scored a goal. Kylee Zahn and Paige Dudek also netted goals for the Lions. Pirates sophomore goalkeeper Sandy Padilla managed six saves on the night.
Liberty (8-1-6) travels to Heritage on Tuesday. Pittsburg, at 4-5-2, hosts Antioch that day.
Deer Valley 2, Antioch 1
Deer Valley triumphed over Antioch 2-1 to start league play on Tuesday. Because of subpar field conditions at Antioch, the match was held on the synthetic pitch at Pittsburg’s Los Medanos College.
Junior forward Hayley Wiggins scored both goals for the Wolverines. Senior striker Jessica Huerta found the net for the Panthers. Antioch senior goalie Kaitlyn Mackusick was credited with seven saves. Deer Valley junior goalkeeper Kara Leffle made five.
The Wolverines (6-4-0) host Freedom on Tuesday while the Panthers (8-1-6) travel to Pittsburg.