Going into the final day of Suburban League action, the boys soccer team needed a lot to happen to claim a share of the league title. In an unlikely turn of events, everything fell into place. One year removed from a 2-9-1 league season the Monsoons finished tied at 8-4 with Bellflower and Norwalk to claim a share of the league title.
First, Esteban Camacho came up with one of his best performances of the season as the Monsoons capped off a resurgent Suburban League season with a 4-0 win over the John Glenn Eagles on Thursday afternoon.
The senior midfielder had a part in all four goals, recording a hat trick and assisting on the fourth goal.
Not to be outdone, junior midfielder Carlos Perez was on the receiving end of Camacho’s assist and returned the favor by assisting on two of Camacho’s goals.
The two have been key throughout the season, especially of late, as facilitators in the middle of the field.
Omar Navarro and Nelson Avalos combined for another shutout, their second in a row.
In other Suburban League action, Norwalk and Bellflower, both a game up on Mayfair, each needed a win to claim at least a share of the title However, Norwalk fell to La Mirada and Artesia pulled an overtime upset of the Buccaneers, putting Norwalk, Bellflower, and Mayfair all at 8-4.
This is the first league championship since 1988 for a Monsoon boys soccer team. They will enter the CIF-SS Division 5 bracket as a league champion while Norwalk will enter the Division 4 bracket as a league champion and Bellflower will be the number two team out the league in Division 4.