The Santa Barbara High boys soccer team entered today’s quarterfinal match of the South Torrance Tournament against Peninsula undefeated.
When the match was over, the Dons were still undefeated.
Miguel Alvarado and Cason Goodman scored two goals apiece to lead Santa Barbara to a 6-3 win over Peninsula. Both teams entered the match with 9-0-1 records, but after the first 15 minutes and three goals scored, it would be the Dons who would remain unbeaten through 11 matches.
Juan Carlos Torres also scored for Santa Barbara, while the Dons’ other goal came on an own goal by Peninsula off a corner kick.
Santa Barbara plays Channel Islands in a semifinal match on Monday at 11 a.m.
San Marcos, also playing in the South Torrance Tournament, defeated Culver City, 2-1, but lost in the quarterfinals, 7-0, to San Clemente. Isaac Estrada and Leo Olivo scored the Royals’ two goals in their victory over Culver City.
San Marcos (5-3-3) plays Sergestrom on Monday at 12:30 p.m.
SAN MARCOS 53, ST. BONAVENTURE 51
Tony Njia hit a jump shot at the buzzer to give the Royals the victory. Njia finished with 12 points while John Connolly led San Marcos with 19.
The Royals made the most of the second half after they trailed by nine at the break. Jeroe Bidlow, Will Pace and Gideon Van Bogelen also played well in the post for San Marcos, which plays in the Damien Classic Tournament after Christmas.
OAK PARK 75, SANTA BARBARA 56
Bryce Warrecker had a big game for the Dons with 32 points, but it wasn’t enough to combat a strong offensive performance by the Eagles.
Jackson Gonzales also had 10 points for Santa Barbara.
SANTA BARBARA 61, BREA 54
Athena Saragoza finished 14-for-30 and had a game-high 34 points to lead the Dons to a seven-point win over Brea in the Santa Barbara Tournament of Champions.
Jaeda Spence also had 15 points on 7 of 10 shooting for the Dons, while Caia Trimble had nine points. Santa Barbara finished in seventh place in the 16-team tournament.
ARIZONA 61, UCSB 42
Despite another double-double from center Ila Lane, the UCSB women’s basketball team fell to No. 18 Arizona in Tucson, Az.
Lane finished with 13 points and 14 rebounds and Tal Sahar had nine points to lead the Gauchos (4-8). Aari McDonald led the Wildcats (11-0) with 21 points, seven rebounds and seven assists. McDonald, coincidentally, was also the only Arizona player to shoot free throws. She finished 4-for-6 from the free-throw line. UCSB attempted only six free throws, and made five of them.