The 2018 Cal South Adult State Cup Men’s Open Division Championship has a new owner as Chula Vista clinched the title when they defeated San Nicolas FC last Saturday at Cal State Fullerton’s Titan Stadium. Click here to watch the match.
Chula Vista struck first against San Nicolas in the first half when an unmarked Alberto Diaz made his way to goal, defeating the goalkeeper, and with a right-footed shot, buried the ball into the back of the net.
San Nicolas, who finished in Fourth Place in the 2017 Cal South Adult State Cup Men’s Division, came back into the second half looking for the win, with Abraham Villon knocking in the equalizer. However, Chula Vista’s Diaz would bring the team back to life with his second goal of the night for the 2-1 final score.
Chula Vista clinched the championship title, as well as the $7,500 cash prize. San Nicolas also took home a Finalist trophy, along with a $4,000 cash prize. Aside from the championship and prize money, both teams will now advance to play in the 2018 USASA Region IV Amateur Cup, location to be determined.
Prior to the championship match, the CaliGators earned the Third-Place trophy after defeating Lionside FC 1-0. Click here to watch the match.