BSoc: Ildefonso sparks Dons to 3-0 win over Buena

Jason Ildefonso sparked a second-half surge to keep Santa Barbara High’s boys soccer team in first place in the Channel League.

Ildefonso broke a scoreless draw in the 66th minute with a flick of a Jumoke Hutton throw-in and assisted on two more goals in a 3-0 Dons’ victory at Peabody Stadium.

The win keeps Santa Barbara in a first-place tie with Ventura at 5-1.

Santa Barbara, which outshot Buena 22-5, made it 2-0 in the 74th minute on a goal by freshman Brandon Sanchez. Ildefonso fed Sanchez, who ripped a shot from 30 yards that Buena goalkeeper Matt Martinez couldn’t stop.

Matt Medina tacked on the third goal with a minute left in the match. Ildefonso set up the goal with a cross into the box.

Goalkeeper Elvis Mancilla posted his 14th shutout of the season.

The Dons (18-4-1) conclude the regular season with a pair of crosstown matches. They play host to San Marcos on Tuesday and travel to Dos Pueblos next Thursday.