By virtue of a win and a tie, the Dos Pueblos boys soccer team advanced out of pool play as the No. 1 seed at the Hart Tournament on Thursday.
Ramon Mejia, who was called up to the varsity from the JV side, scored his first varsity goal with five minutes remaining in regulation to give the Chargers a 1-0 victory over Quartz Hill. In its second match of the day on Thursday, DP (6-2-1) finished in a scoreless draw with Granada Hills to earn a point and advance in the tournament.
The Chargers play again today.
SAN MARCOS 64, RANCHO CUCAMONGA 37
The Royals advanced with ease in the Silver Division game of the Damien Tournament.
John Connolly had a big game for San Marcos with 17 points, while Isaiah Hicks had 11 points and Max Sheldon finished with 10 to round out a balanced scoring attack for the Royals.
San Marcos play La Canada in a second-round game today at 6:30 p.m.
SERVITE 68, DOS PUEBLOS 47
The Chargers got off to a slow start on Tuesday, hurting their chances to earn a victory against a tough Servite team.
DP fell behind 22-6 after the first frame but outscored Servite 20-11 in the second quarter to go down just seven at the half. The Friars outpaced the Chargers 35-21 the rest of the way.
Three players were in double figures for DP with Baylor Huyck scoring 11 while Kael Rillie and Alex McCeney each scored 10.
DP (3-7) will face Coastal Christian on day two of the Ventura Tournament.
The San Marcos High game in the Arvin Tournament was postponed after the Royals’ opponent was unable to make it to the game because of the Interstate 5 closure, as well as other highway and freeway closures.
It took the San Marcos team 6 ½ hours to get to the tournament on Thursday due to the Grapevine Closure — which forced a heavy dose of traffic on the 101 and other Southern California roadways.
The Royals are scheduled to play a pair of tournament games today.