FAIRFIELD — The Vanden High boys soccer team took a step closer to its first league title with an 8-0 Solano County Athletic Conference win over Fairfield at George A. Gammon Field, Monday.
The Vikings (13-0, 10-0 SCAC) took the lead with a goal by Santino Atanasov that was assisted by Jando Lara in the fifth minute and never looked back.
Vanden also got first-half goals by Youcef Rezagui in the eighth and 24th minutes, by Steward Pimienta in the 11th and 17th minutes, by Dominiq Laird in the 20th minute and by Jard Vitug in the 35th minute.
Jando Lara rounded out the scoring with an unassisted goal from 35 yards out in the 58th minute.
Vanden got assists from Lara, Pimienta, Rezagui, Riley Pedro, Eddie Torres, Brandon Gajeski and Patrick Dazo as well as solid defense from Enrique Vega.
The Vikings take on defending SCAC champion Benicia on Wednesday and can all but lock up the conference title with a victory.
Vanden won the JV game 5-0, getting two goals in the first half, three in the second.
Gabe Zepeda got the first goal for the Vikings off an assist by Jake Sheppard. Joey Mesa made it 2-0, scoring off a Roel Rafael pass.
In the second half, Louis Solis scored from 45 yards out following a pass by Paul Peña, Devin Times scored on an assist by Mesa and Gabe Zepeda netted the final goal in last 10 minutes unassisted.
Wood 2, Rodriguez 1: At Fairfield, the Mustangs (1-14, 0-11) got a second-half goal from Eduardo Nuno in suffering their 26th straight MEL loss. Ryan Cunning and David Frazer scored for the Wildcats, with Adam Cunning getting an assist.
Rodriguez is at Napa on Wednesday, while Wood (4-9-1, 4-7 MEL) hosts Vintage.