Los Angeles Soccer: Jorge Rivas

PREPS: Fremont prevails in OT

March, 4, 2012
Fremont High School won its first CIF Los Angeles City Section boys soccer title in nearly two decades Saturday night, but it took just a little longer than the Pathfinders thought it would.

Emmanuel Corona's bicycle kick seven minutes into overtime gave the South Los Angeles school a 2-1 triumph over San Fernando in the Large Schools final at Contreras Learning Center in downtown L.A.

The game was a rematch of the 2010 final, won by San Fernando.

Fremont (19-4-4), which last won a boys soccer title in 1993, appeared to score the winner with four minutes to play in regulation, when San Fernando goalkeeper Erick Garcia was whistled for a foul in the box, and Jose Alvarez converted the penalty kick. The Tigers (21-3-3) rallied on Omar Vasquez's header with 27 seconds to go.

In other City Section finals:

El Camino Real 6, Palisades 0: The Conquistadores (22-2-2) finished their easy march through the Divisional bracket, claiming their 11th top-tier girls title in a dozen years as Dylann O'Connor, Zoe Fishman and Jackie Hilario scored two goals each. Chatsworth also has 11 titles, most in City girls soccer.

El Camino Real, from Woodland Hills, outscored four playoff opponents, 28-0. Palisades (17-5-0), from Pacific Palisades, gave ECR its toughest battle.

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