LOS ANGELES — Emerging from the gauntlet that is the Mission League with an outright title is no easy task, no matter how talented the team.
Thus, a few fortuitous bounces certainly help.
And on Monday evening at Occidental College, the Tologs showcased the eye-popping skill that has had them ranked among the top teams in the country all season and got a bit of a lucky bounce to help them along to wrapping up an outright league title with a 2-1 win over visiting Chaminade.
"It feels more like a relief," said Sacred Heart co-Coach Kathy Desmond, whose team won the program's second league title after claiming its first in 2009. "Mission League's tough. … The league's tough and it prepares us for playoffs.
"We have three goals for the season, so one of them has been accomplished."
The next step toward reaching a second goal is the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs and the quest to win a program-first division title, as well as earning a repeat trip to the CIF Southern California Division III Regional Championships and the hopeful defense of last year's title. Playoff pairings will be released by the CIF offices on Monday, with the Tologs assured of hosting a first-round match later in the week.