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Crescenta Valley 9, Newbury Park 7: The Falcons kicked off the new season much the same way they concluded 2012-13, which is to say winning titles.
The Falcons (5-0) led, 7-6, heading into the final quarter and relied on a stout defense to deny Newbury Park.
Ashley Taylor and Any Aghakhanian both scored three goals apiece to pace the Falcons, who began the day with a 14-5 victory over Buena in the semifinals.
Crescenta Valley 3, Cesar Chavez 1: Justin Wright, Matt Ryan and Jason Winicki each scored a second-half goal to help the Falcons (3-0-1) pick up a pool-play win in the Lancaster Eagle Cup on Saturday at Lancaster National Soccer Complex.
In an earlier tournament game, the Falcons recorded a 1-1 tie with Highland. Ryan scored for the Falcons and was assisted by Tony Royer.
St. Francis 2, San Fernando 2: The Golden Knights rallied from a 2-1 halftime deficit to forge a tie on Saturday evening in Ralph Brandt Tournament action.
Carlo Tagloretti and Jason Carmody scored a goal each for St. Francis (1-1-1).
St. Francis 61, St. Anthony’s 57: Kyle Leufroy poured in 18 points, while Evan Crawford had 15 to lead the Golden Knights to a fifth-place victory in the Rose City Classic at Maranatha High on Saturday.
St. Francis is now 3-1.