The Dos Pueblos boys soccer team was down one goal at the end of the first half against Hart High but rallied to put together two scores in the second half and win 3-2 to take home the Hart Tournament title. Hart came into the match undefeated.
The Chargers (8-2-2) were down early after conceding two goals in the first half. Senior CJ Rodriguez converted on a penalty kick to bring DP back within one at halftime.
Out of the break, the Chargers leveled the match when Robert Montalvo won a beautiful ball in the air, passed it down the right flank to Leo Rubio who hit a cross to Kaiser Kurexi who finished it off for a score.
Hayden Carlson scored the game-winner off another cross from Rubio. Carlson was named the tournament MVP.
“This is one step in our journey this year, but it was a great first step,” DP coach Matt York said.
MARY KNOLL 54, SAN MARCOS 40
After being tied through one quarter, the Royals were outscored by 11 in the second frame and could never recover, losing to Mary Knoll of Hawaii by 14 points.
Tony Njia led San Marcos in scoring with 17 points while John Connolly added seven in the loss.
AGOURA 75, DOS PUEBLOS 47
Jed Miller played a fantastic match for Agoura Saturday, leading his team with 29 points, 21 of which came from the three-point line, as it defeated DP by 28.
Baylor Huyck dropped in 15 points to lead the Chargers (4-8) while Alex McCeney added 14 and Joaquin Riker scored 11 in the loss.
CARPINTERIA 82, GRACE BRETHREN 45
The Warriors Dylan O’Neil poured in 34 points Saturday and added nine rebounds and two assists to lead his team to a dominant victory over Grace Brethren.
Carpinteria’s Mateo Handall was the only other Warrior in double figures with 19 points to go alongside his four assists. Gabe Medel and Jojo Gonzalez each had seven points in the win.
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LAGUNA BEACH 15, SAN MARCOS 8
The Royals got hat tricks from Hannah Meyer, Cassidy Miller, and Megan Musick and another two scores from freshman Ava Stryker as they defeated Foothill High in the semifinals to advance to the championship game against Laguna Beach.
In that matchup, San Marcos (10-3) could not keep pace with a Laguna Beach team that is still undefeated at 11-0.
Claire Kronen led the way with two goals in the loss. Goalkeeper Zosia Amberger totaled 17 blocks on the day.
MATER DEI 6, SANTA BARBARA 3
SANTA BARBARA 8, SAN CLEMENTE 7
The Dons split their final two matches at the Holiday Cup, first losing to Mater Dei by three scores. Juju Martinez do amaral had two goals and Elise Power added the other in the loss.
Against San Clemente, however, Allie Bartholomew scored what would end up being the game-winner with two minutes left in the contest. Santa Barbara’s defense held tough from there to eek out the 8-7 win.
Abigail Hendrix had two goals in a half of play while Bella Obando tallied a score and two steals.
Senior keeper Faith Tedesco had 11 saves including a penalty block late in the fourth that proved to be crucial.
MIRA COSTA 12 DOS PUEBLOS 11
THE BISHOP’S 13, DOS PUEBLOS 8
Senior goalkeeper Anna Cable made 13 saves and helped the Chargers jump out to a 7-4 lead at halftime, but it would not be enough as they dropped a contest to Mira Costa by one score.
Shannon Connolly scored five goals to lead the Chargers’ offense in the loss to Mira Costa.
Against The Bishop’s, DP (4-6) again led 7-4 but were outscored 9-1 in the second half to lose by five goals in the end.
Kelly Meckelborg scored three goals and totaled eight steals. Shannon Connolly had two goals and drew five ejections.