Valley Christian scored a goal with 15 seconds remaining in regulation to defeat the Cate boys soccer team, 2-1, in a CIF-Southern Section Division 6 second-round match in Cerritos.
The Rams opened the scoring in the sixth minute when Buba Fofanah was taken down in the 18-yard box, which resulted in a penalty kick. Daniel Boateng converted the PK to give Cate a 1-0 lead.
It remained that way until the 60th minute, when Valley Christian equalized on a rebound after Rams goalkeeper Devin Pai had made a save. It stayed 1-1 until 15 seconds remaining when Valley Christian had a free kick deep in Cate territory and converted that into a goal when a Valley Christian player headed the ball just off the bottom of the crossbar and over the goal line for the game winner.
It was Cate’s (11-1-1) first loss of the season.
“Our season ending this way is a bitter pill to swallow,” Rams coach Pete Mack said. “This team has fought through a ton of adversity this season, and I don’t think any of us thought it would end in such heartbreaking fashion.
“I’m remarkably proud of these guys. They came to play every game and we had an extraordinary season by most measures. I’m just sorry that come Monday afternoon, we won’t be back at it.”
DUNN 5, INDIO 0
The Earwigs steamrolled Indio High on the road Friday, earning a 5-0 win to advance to the quarterfinals of the CIF-SS Div. 6 bracket.
Dunn, who was at one point ranked No. 1 in Div. 6, will host Valley Christian, who defeated Cate 2-1, on Tuesday with a time to be determined.
CIF BOYS BASKETBALL
CABRILLO 51, BEACON HILL 31
The Conquistadores defeated Beacon Hill on the road Friday by 20 points.
With the win, Cabrillo will advance to the quarterfinals of the CIF-SS Div. 4A bracket where it will face off against Eastside High. The location and time are to be determined but will take place on Tuesday.
VISTAMAR 59, CARPINTERIA 48
The Warriors saw their season come to a close on Friday following an 11-point loss on the road to Vistamar in the second round of a CIF-SS Div. 5AA playoff game.
UCSB 4, NEBRASKA 0
After clinching the doubles point, the Gauchos got singles wins from Amit Lev Ari, Anastasia Goncharova and Tiffany Legarde to sweep past the Cornhuskers at the USTA National Campus in Orlando, Fla.
The win moved the gauchos to 4-2 on the season. UCSB concludes its seven-match road trip with matches against No. 15 University of Central Florida and TCU on Sunday in Orlando.
UCSB 17, NORTHERN COLORADO 10
The UCSB softball team registered a season-high 24 hits and scored 17 runs to roll over Northern Colorado in eight innings on Friday in its first game at the 2020 Susan Craig Classic.
The Gauchos (2-4) were tied at 9-all with the Grizzlies until the eighth inning when they exploded to score eight runs. Eight UCSB batters tallied double-digit hits on Friday, including right fielder Ally Nodohara, who went 4-5 with two runs scored.
Left fielder Sammy Fabian went 3-6 with a run scored while Rayna Cohen also went 3-6 with three RBIs and two runs scored.
Emily Schuttish earned the win for UCSB, pitching the final two innings of the game allowing just three hits while striking out one batter and allowing no earned runs.