After their win against Hope Academy on September 26, the Cristo Rey boys varsity soccer team has won the title of Conference Champs! It was an emotional night that started with Hope Academy and Cristo Rey joining together to honor a Hope alum who had lost his life to gun violence.
The Cristeros won the regular season title with 8 wins, 1 tie, and 0 losses in conference play. The Hope Eagles put on a tremendous amount of pressure in the first half and it took a great effort and a diving save by Cristo Rey keeper Leandro T. to hold them scoreless. Senior Brian R. put in the first goal for the Cristeros, perfectly placing a poorly cleared ball by Hope defenders into the far left corner. Then, junior Fernando A.'s swift moves drew a foul just outside of the box. Senior Brandon P. pushed the free kick through the wall and into the net. Cristo Rey won the game at 2-0.