A pair of second-half goals on set pieces helped the San Marcos Hig boys soccer team maintain its lead in the Channel League race with a 2-1 victory over Dos Pueblos on Monday afternoon.
Jared Vom Steeg had a goal and an assist in the victory for San Marcos (14-4-6, 8-0-1), coming in a 10-minute stretch early in the second half. He started the scoring wtih a free kick in the 47th minute, then hit a free kick onto the head of teammate Bryan Duran, who headed it home in the 57th to make it 2-0 Royals.
San Marcos, playing down a man after receiving a red card in the 20th minute, got back within one in the 75th minute when Nate Lang’s crosss was volleyed in by Mori Chiba.
SANTA BARBARA 4, SANTA YNEZ 0
Juan Carlos Torres connected for his 18th and 19th goals of the season in the Dons’ Channel road victory over the Pirates.
Torres struck in the 48th and 54th minutes for Santa Barbara (15-5, 8-1), which sits a half-game behind San Marcos in the league standings.
J.J. Wolf scored his first varsity goal to make it 3-0 for Santa Barbara in the 62nd minute, and Luisangel Jeronimo extended it to 4-0 mere seconds later.
Santa Barbara faces San Marcos with the league title on the line on Wednesday.
FOOTHILL TECH 1, CATE 0
A Max Turville goal in the 18th minute proved to be the difference for the Dragons in a Frontier League road win over the host Rams.
DOS PUEBLOS 3, SAN MARCOS 0
Blythe Hastings had a goal and an assist in the Chargers’ Channel victory over the Royals at Warkentin Stadium.
Hastings opened the scoring by capitalizing on a penalty kick, then lofted a free kick to Emila Kling, who volleyed the ball in for a 2-0 lead.
Reyna Zuzunaga added a second-half goal off a Barbara Gonzalez assist for Dos Pueblos (11-5-6, 6-2-1).
SANTA BARBARA 4, SANTA YNEZ 0
Lauren Garnett had scored a goal in each half to pace the Dons (7-11-3, 4-4-1) in a Channel victory over the Pirates.
Lizzie Goss and Sofia Capelletti each scored a goal in the win for Santa Barbara, with Capelletti and Garnett adding assists.
Thalia Rodriguez made nine saves in goal for Santa Barbara, which plays at San Marcos on Wednesday.
LAGUNA BLANCA 4, VILLANOVA PREP 2
Bea Lujan scored two goals to lead the Owls (4-5-2, 4-1-1) to a Frontier League victory voer the Wildcats.
Julia Guglielmo scored once for Laguna Blanca, which received its fourth goal on a Villanova Prep own goal.
HUENEME 4, CARPINTERIA 0
The Warriors’ Senior Night didn’t go to plan, suffering a Citrtus Coast league loss to the Vikings at home.
Carpinteria (2-16-2, 0-8-1) hits the road Wednesday for its season finale at Santa Paula.
DOS PUEBLOS 41, CABRILLO 35
The Chargers shook off an ice-cold first half, in which they trailed by nine at halftime, and roared back by out-scoring the Conquistadores 27-12 in the second half for a Channel victory.
Jaron Rillie led all scorers with 16 points for Dos Pueblos (11-15, 5-4), while Baylor Huyck added eight points.
Jeremy Hicks led Cabrillo with 14 points.
CARPINTERIA 64, FILLMORE 25
The Warriors capped their Citrus Coast League schedule with a big road win over the Flashes.
Noah Nuno led Carpinteria (7-3 CCL) with 22 points, including a trio of 3-pointers in an 11-0- run in the opening stages of the game.
Dylan O’Neill and Jose Suarez added 10 points each for Carpinteria.
SANTA BARBARA 71, SAN MARCOS 47
Athena Saragoza had 19 points, while Katrina Regalado had 10 points and seven rebounds as the Dons clinched at least a share of the Channel League title.
Caia Trimble had nine points and four assists for Santa Barbara (16-10, 7-2).
CABRILLO 42, DOS PUEBLOS 41
The Chargers nearly overcame an early 20-2 deficit, to just fall short in a Channel loss to the Conquistadores.
Lillie Mires led Dos Pueblos (11-14, 1-8) with 15 points and seven rebounds, in a game where the Chargers out-scored the Conqs 36-22 over the final three quarters.
POINT CONCEPTION OPEN
While early leader Preston Gomersall saw his early lead in the indvidiual standings wither away on the second day of play at La Purisima, his SBCC teammates picked him up and helped the tourney host claim a one-stroke victory over Palomar.
Gomersall entered the day coming off a 4-under 68 in Saturday’s opening round, but a 7-over 79 on Monday’s final day dropped him to a tie for third (68-79-147), one shot behind co-medalists Kyoshiro Azumada of Palomar and Dalton Davenport of Cypress (146).
With two SBCC entries, Gomersall’s Team 1 claimed the win, with Theo Andre-Fouet (80-71-151) carding a 71 on Monday, followed by Zach Steinberger (78-74-152).
SBCC’s No. 2 team finished third, three shots behind their teammates, paced by Felix Dine’s score of 75-76-151.