California PDL Weekend Recap: San Diego Zest and Frenso Fuego Are On Fire

California PDL Weekend Recap: San Diego Zest and Frenso Fuego Are On Fire

The Frenso are running away with the Central Pacific Division and the Zest have really come on as of late are looking to make a push for a first-place finish in the Southwest Division.

Below are recap from last week’s action.

Central Pacific Division

#1 Fresno Fuego
Barring an epic colapse, the Frenso have all but won the division this year after picking up their seventh victory in a row with just five games left to play. They have built a five point lead with two games in hand over BYU who sits second with 15 points. This past weekend Fresno defeated Las Vegas Mobsters 1-0 with the goal comign from Christian Chaney. He leads the league with 12 goals. 

#3 Burlingame Dragons FC
Tough weekend for Burlingame who looked within striking distance of Fresno before their 1-0 loss to the BYU Cougars at home.

#5 San Francisco City FC
San Francisco’s strong start to the season feels like ages ago. The team in now winless in four after suffering a 1-0 loss to the BYU Cougars.

Southwest Division

#2 San Diego Zest FC
The Zest have really come on as of late and picked up two big victories this past weekend. On Wedneday, the Zest smashed FC Golden State 5-1 with two goals efforts from Matthew Hurlow-Paonessa and Patrick McGrath. Blake Homan scored as well for the Zest. Against LA Laguna FC on Saturday, the Zest picked up a 3-0 victory with anothe rtwo-goal effort from Mattheew Hurlow-Paonessa and a lone goal from Merlin Hoeckendorff.

#3 Ventura County Fusion
Ventura has had a quiet season and with multiple games in hand the team has a chance to overtake the Zest or maybe even FC Tucson. Ventura picked up a 4-1 win over the OC Blues on Saturday with a brace from Joseph Holland and single goals from Reed McKenna and Randy Mendoza.

#4 OC Blues U23
Up and down weekend for OC Blues who suffered a 4-1 loss to Ventura and then bounced back and picked up a 3-1 win over FC Golden State on Sunday. Scoring the lone goal in the Ventura match was Justyn Peeples. In the FC Golden State match, Jose Carrera-Garcia scored a brace while Mark Verso added a long goal.

#5 FC Golden State Force
FC Golden State has really fallen off as of late suffering two more losses this past week. The first to the Zest in a 5-1 loss on Wednesday and the second to OC Blues on Sunday.

#6 Southern California Seahorses
The Seahorses ran into first-place FC Tucson on Saturday and suffered a 2-0 loss.

#7 LA Laguna FC
The lone winless team in California, LA Laguna FC suffered a 3-0 loss to the Zest.