Falcons land in title game vs. Lions | TheUnion.com

Falcons land in title game vs. Lions

Forest Lake Christian's Logan Ray charges down the field. FLC beat Sierra Ridge/Rite of Passage High School of San Andreas, 5-0.
John Hart/jhart@theunion.com | The Union

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What: Sac-Joaquin Section Division-VII championship

Who: No. 1 Forest Lake Christian vs. No. 2 Faith Christian

When: 10 a.m. today

Where: Cosumnes Oaks High School

The Forest Lake Christian boys soccer team is just one win away from claiming the Sac-Joaquin Section Division-VII championship. The only thing in the way are the Lions of Faith Christian (Yuba City).

The Falcons (16-5-1) come into the title match as Central Valley California League champs, the No. 1 seed and having thumped their first two playoff opponents by a combined score of 8-1, which included a 3-1 victory over reigning section champ Sac Country Day.

The Lions (17-6-1) are the No. 2 seed after winning the Sacramento Metropolitan Athletic League. Faith Christian earned its way into the title game with a shootout victory over Ripon Christian in the semifinals. The Lions average more than four goals a game and get most of their offense from seniors Sun Lee (28 goals) and Lorenzo Jiang (27 goals) and sophomore Luke Bicknell (16 goals).

Forest Lake Christian’s offense isn’t without its weapons with seniors Logan Ray (20 goals, 13 assists) and Hunter Seman 16 goals, 12 assists) and junior Scott Gauthier (seven goals, seven assists).

The Falcons have been dominant on the defensive side, allowing just 16 goals all season and just one throughout the postseason.

Faith Christian has allowed 28 goals this season but just one in the postseason.

The Falcons will take flight with their sights set on a third section title since 2002 and first since 2006. Faith Christian has never won a section title in boys soccer.

The title will be decided after 80 minutes of play that get started at 10 a.m. today at Cosumnes Oaks High School in Elk Grove.

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