The Irvine Valley men's soccer team bounced back from a tough Orange Empire Conference opener on Tuesday with a solid 2-0 victory at Santiago Canyon Friday afternoon.
The Lasers improved their record to 5-6 overall and 1-1 in conference.
Abdelkader scored his second goal of the season and Darke knocked in his first goal as a Lasers.
Irvine Valley is back in action on Tuesday, hosting a tough Golden West squad at the OC Great Park at 3 p.m. on Field 18. Fans are welcome with social distancing.
Golden West was ranked seventh in this week's state poll.