The Southwestern League Champions need just one more victory to get to the CIF Southern Section Division 3 Championship game. Standing in the Nighthawks way is Montebello. The Oilers are the Almont league Champions with a record of 17-8.
More significantly, the Oilers are the same team that ended Murrieta Valley’s season in last year’s semifinal game. The Nighthawks lost 12-11 a real heartbreaker that went into triple overtime.
If the Nighthawks beat Montebello, they will reach the final game for the first CIF SS since 2009. The match is at Irvine’s Woollett Aquatics Center and will be played at 3:30 pm.
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