Paramount, St. Augustine take Southern California titles

[HIGH SCHOOL] Paramount and St. Augustine won boys titles at the CIF Southern California boys regional championships. California doesn't organize a state championship for soccer but does organize a regional championship for soccer in Southern California.

Paramount won its second regional title in three years with a 2-1 victory over previously unbeaten Crescenta Valley in the Division I final.

Jesus Alvarez and Miguel Rueda scored for the Pirates. Salar Hajimirsadeghi had the only goal for Crescenta Valley, which finished with a 22-1-7 record.

St. Augustine of San Diego defeated Lindsay, 2-1, on Kostas Kotselas' overtime goal in the Division II final.

Lindsay, a farm town located on the base of the Sierra Nevada Mountains in the San Joaquin Valley, had sent the game into overtime on Abraham Bettencourt's last-minute goal.

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