Despite taking a 1-0 lead into the locker room at halftime, the Palm Springs boys’ soccer team couldn’t fend off a lethal second half scoring attack from Cathedral City, who netted five second half goals to take a 5-2 victory in both teams’ final regular season game.
Palm Springs’ Edgar Duran connected on an unassisted goal in the 14th minute to give the Indians an early 1-0 lead. The team’s defense held off the Lions for the rest of the first half, but Cathedral City scored in bunches to start the second half and take a comfortable 4-1 advantage.
Gio Vallejo managed to score in the 73rd minute for Palm Springs off a penalty kick to give the Indians some hope, but the Lions fired right back in the 80th minute for the game’s final goal.
Palm Springs finished the season 12-9-2 overall and 6-5-1 in the DVL to finish third. Cathedral City ended the DVL season with a 5-5-2 record to tie for fourth and a 12-10-3 record overall.
Coachella Valley 2, Indio 1: Jorge Bedolla scored the winning goal in the 65th minute for Coachella Valley, which finished second in the DVL with an 8-3-1 record.
Oscar Aguirre scored the first goal for the Arabs, and Jesus Perez had an assist. Keeper Luis Lemus made four saves.
Coachella Valley is 12-8-3 overall.
Coachella Valley 2, Indio 0: The Arabs prevailed in a battle of the basement of the Desert Valley League, taking a 2-0 victory over Indio on the road Friday night. Alexis Garcia scored off a corner kick in the 75th minute, and Leslie Morales also found the back of the net with a shot from 25 yards out off a cross from Valerie Reyes.
Coachella Valley finished with an 8-11-2 overall record and a 2-8-2 mark in the DVL. Indio finished 0-12 in the DVL.
COD splits: College of the Desert continued its tough non-conference stretch by losing to No. 9 College of the Canyons 20-10 before beating LA Harbor 19-11.
La Quinta’s Ali Tuller finished the day 4 for 4 with three runs, two RBIs and a stolen base. Kayla Kobler went 3 for 3 with two RBIs, a stolen base and one run.
La Quinta’s Lauren Ortiz went 5 for 6 with four runs, a double and three RBIs. Kodie Sturm was 3 for 5 with four runs and three RBIs. La Quinta’s Dominique Rivas won her second game of the season.
The Roadrunners (4-7) host Riverside College at 2 p.m. Saturday.
California Winter League
Toronto Rush 4, Oregon Lumberjacks 1: In the second inning, the Lumberjacks jumped out to a 1-0 lead, as Brad Gerig scored on a dropped third strike. The Rush managed to tie the game in the third and then took their final lead on a two-run homer from Alex Johnson. Jeremy Holcombe threw a complete game for the Rush while pushing them to the semifinals, allowing just two hits while striking out eight.
Midwest Haymakers 2, British Columbia Bombers 1: The Haymakers took an early lead in the third inning off an RBi single from Conner McCain, and Brandon Tierney knocked a solo homerun in the sixth. The Bombers managed one run in the seventh to threaten but couldn’t complete the comeback.
Coachella Valley Snowbirds 10, Palm Springs Power 2: The Snowbirds poured it on early, scoring four runs in the first inning agaist the Power’s Michael Fabrizio on the mound. Coachella Valley added two more runs in the fifth and another four in the sixth.
Canada A’s 11, Washington Blue Sox 5: The A’s jumped on the Blue Sox early, pouring on six runs in the first. Although Washington scored runs in the second, fourth and sixth innings, the A’s added five more runs in the fourth inning to put the game out of reach.