The Dos Pueblos High boys soccer team was on the road for its CIF-SS Div. 2 first-round match against Valencia.
The Chargers fell behind early, trailing 2-0 about 20 minutes into the contest but goals from Leo Rubio and Seba Dupont helped DP level the match before halftime.
To open up the second half, the Chargers were the team in control and in the 62nd minute, Dupont flicked the ball to Aldo Becerril who put it home and gave DP its first lead of the match.
With about two minutes remaining in the contest, the Chargers were looking to clear a ball but failed to do so, resulting in a goal for Valencia and sending the match to overtime.
In overtime, seven minutes in, Becerril, a senior captain, again came through for his squad, scoring a golden goal and giving his team the 4-3 win.
“I’m so proud of our boys for how hard they fight all game but I’m most proud for how they battled back from a zero to two deficit on the road in the playoffs. It was a great all-around performance, and we look forward to a match on Friday,” DP coach Matt York said.
DP will host Huntington Beach at 5 p.m. on Friday in the second round.
CATE 3, THACHER 0
The Rams dominated their match against visiting Thacher Wednesday in the first round of the CIF-SS Div. 6 playoffs.
Cate wasted no time getting on the board when Buba Fofanah slotted a perfect cross on the ground that Theo Mack tucked away in the fourth minute. The Rams struck again in the 23rd minute when Fofanah set up Jae Lim for a score. Cate then put an exclamation point on the half in the 33rd minute when Harry Corman found Fofanah for a score.
The Rams (11-0-1) limited the toads to just three shots on target.
Cate will travel to face Valley Christian on Friday in the second round.
CHANNEL ISLANDS 3, SAN MARCOS 1
The Royals saw their season come to an end on Wednesday following a two-goal loss on the road in the first round of the CIF-SS Div. 2 playoffs.
The Raiders took command of the contest by scoring two goals within the final 10 minutes of the first half. San Marcos rallied to get a goal back to start the second half and nearly found an equalizer late in the match.
Channel Islands would score in the final moments to seal its win and move onto the second round.
SANTA MONICA 3, SANTA YNEZ 2
The Pirates saw their season come to an end Wednesday following a golden goal by Santa Monica in the first overtime period, three minutes in, between the two teams in a CIF-SS Div. 4 first-round match.
For the Pirates, Diego Reynoso and Nico Rocha each scored in the loss. Santa Ynez led early, 1-0, but fell behind 2-1.
A penalty conversion by Rocha in the 70th leveled the match but Santa Monica, even with a man down, still found the back of the net first in the overtime period.
DUNN 6, EL MONTE 1
The Earwigs won by five goals at home against visiting El Monte in the first round of the CIF-SS Div. 6 playoffs.
Dunn will advance to the second round with its opponent to be determined.