The Dos Pueblos High boys soccer team advanced to today’s championship match after a win and a draw that resulted in a Chargers victory in penalty kicks.
In the first game against Canyon, Kaiser Kurexi scored Dos Pueblos’ first goal in the run of play, while captain C.J. Rodriguez converted a penalty kick to make for the 2-0 final. DP then got an outstanding performance by goalkeeper Jorge Dominguez in the draw against Fairfax.
After missing a kick in the penalty session, the Chargers were saved by Dominguez, who stopped Fairfax’s next attempt in penalty kicks.
DP went on to win the PK shootout, 8-7, to advance to today’s title match against host Hart High.
SAN MARCOS 27, TEMPLETON 21
SAN MARCOS 40, FOOTHILL 18
Playing in the Arvin Tournament, the Royals won their first two games on Friday.
In its opener, San Marcos nearly as many steals as it had points. The Royals finished with 25 steals against Templeton.
In the win over Foothill of Bakersfield, Michelle Arellanes led all scorers with 12 points for San Marcos, while Ariel Plourde had 10.
The Royals improved to 12-2 on the season.
SAN MARCOS 58, LA CANADA 47
John Connolly had 13 points and Thomas Kinzler added nine to help lead the Royals to a quarterfinal win at the Damien Tournament.
Kyle Brown, Max Sheldon, and Tony Njia poured in seven apiece for San Marcos, which plays Mary Knoll of Hawaii in today’s semifinal game.
GIRLS WATER POLO
SANTA BARBARA 12, RIVERSIDE POLY 1
NEWPORT HARBOR 9, SANTA BARBARA 2
Down three starters on Friday, the Dons were still able to split their first two games at the Holiday Cup Tournament.
Elise Power and Oli Obando had two goals each in Santa Barbara’s dominant victory against Riverside Poly. Makenna Wright added a goal and 4 four assists while Bella Obando had a goal and eight steals in the victory.
The short-handed Dons could not come up with a similar result against undefeated Newport Harbor, however, as they were outscored 7-0 in the second half after going into the break tied at 2-2.
Juju Martinez do amaral had a goal, assist and four steals in the loss while star senior goalkeeper Faith Tedesco had 16 saves and five assists on the day.
Santa Barbara will face Mater Dei at 10:40 a.m. today.
SAN MARCOS 13, CORONADO 4
SAN MARCOS 10, CORONA DEL MAR 6
Playing in the Holiday Cup tournament, the Royals improved to 9-3 on the season with a pair of wins.
In the win over Coronado, San Marcos was led by Emma Engmyr, Cassidy Miller and Ava Stryker, who scored three goals apiece.
In the Royals’ victory over Corona del Mar, Megan Musick led the way with four goals, followed by Cassidy Miller, who had three, and Hannah Meyer with two.
San Marcos plays Foothill in a semifinal match today at Newport Harbor High at 11:30 a.m.