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PREPS: Fremont prevails in OT

3/4/2012

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.

The Conqustadores will get some real competition in the CIF Southern California Regional championship, which also includes schools from the Southern, San Diego and Central Sections.

Sun Valley 2, East Valley 1: Jose Aaron Vasquez and Jason Morales scored second-half goals to lead the Wildcats (18-0-3) to the boys Small Schools title, their first section championship in any sport. Morales curled in a corner kick in the 52nd minute, Vasquez tallied from Noe Flores' assist in the 63rd. Jorge Rivas tallied for East Valley (16-6-5), from North Hollywood, just before halftime.

Los Angeles Center for Enriched Studies 2, Port of L.A. 1: Freshman Emma Katz scored just before halftime and Lily Brodey netted the winner in the 53rd minute as the Unicorns (14-5-1) won their second girls Small Schools title in three years. Alyssa Bristol tallied for San Pedro's Port of L.A. (17-1-0), which had shut out its previous 12 opponents and conceded just one goal all season.