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Long Beach Poly Soccer

CIF Soccer: Long Beach Poly Shocks Temecula Valley

Playing far from home in their CIF-SS Division 1 opener, the Long Beach Poly girls’ soccer team fell behind 2-0, and things were looking bleak. The Jackrabbits tied it up, fell behind again, tied it up again, and then finally put in the game-winner with 10 minutes left on the clock to shock Temecula Valley, 4-3.

“Awesome game,” said Poly coach Anthony Perez.

The Jackrabbits got two goals and two assists from Aniah Cutler, their Washington State signee forward. Olivia D’Anna had a goal and two assists. The game-winning score came on a free kick from Morgan King to Cutler, whose shot was blocked and fell to Isabella Yakel, who headed in the winner.

Poly will host Los Osos in the CIF-SS Division 1 second round Saturday at 3 p.m.

The game-winning goal!

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Mike Guardabascio
An LBC native, Mike Guardabascio has been covering Long Beach sports professionally for 13 years, with his work published in dozens of Southern California magazines and newspapers. He's won numerous awards for his writing as well as the CIF Southern Section’s Champion For Character Award, and is the author of three books about Long Beach history.