King City Mustangs soccer
King City Mustangs claimed the Mission Division boys’ soccer championship last week. The Mustangs will be seeded into the CCS tournament on Thursday. (Ivan Garcia)

KING CITY — Five straight losses in pre-season did not discourage the King City Mustangs boys’ soccer team from continuing to work hard, believe in themselves and strive success.

The Mustangs rebounded from the 0-5 start and finished with nine wins, one loss and four ties to claim the Pacific Coast Athletic League’s Mission Division championship.

King City finished the division season with a 7-1-4 record and were 9-6-4 overall.

“Every starter was strong in their positions,” said Mustangs head coach Jaime Cortes. “The championship was a group effort more than the dependency on a single player or group of players.”

Some of the players that stood for the Mustangs during this season were midfielders Gerardo Quintana, Esteban Acosta, Deon Rodriguez; striker Victor Medina; defenders Angel Romero and Angel Moreno; and goalie Jesus Montoya.

In the final regular season games of the division schedule, the Mustangs finished in a 1-1 tie in Monterey and a 4-1 win at home on Senior Night against Pajaro Valley.

The Mustangs will be waiting to find out who they play in the Central Coast Section playoffs that will start this Saturday after Thursday’s CCS seeding meeting.

King City will also find out what division they will participate in after the CCS meeting.

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