Josie Morales scored off a corner kick from Blythe Hastings in the second half to give Dos Pueblos a 1-0 victory at Cabrillo and give the Chargers the Channel League girls soccer championship.
“Tonight’s victory was a team effort from the starters to the subs,” coach Seth Asuncion said. “The team worked hard throughout the season and had to bounce back after some unfortunate losses, but their response as a team was crucial to keep us in contention.
“When it came down to the wire the team was able to do execute their assignments in order to place first in the channel league.”
DP finishes the regular season at 12-5-6 overall and 7-2-1 in the Channel League.
SANTA BARBARA 3, SAN MARCOS 0
The Dons clinched third place in the Channel League and a berth in the CIF playoffs with their victory.
Sofia Capelletti scored in the fifth minute to give Santa Barbara (8-11-3, 5-4-1 Channel) the lead. Lizzie Goss added a goal in the 21 st minute and Hayden Randolph scored in the final minute off Goss’ assist.
Brianna Lopez and Paola Villagomez also had assists. Thalia Rodriguez made nine saves in goal.
CATE 4, BISHOP DIEGO 3
Grace Blankenhorn’s penalty kick snapped a 3-all tie and gave the Rams their victory to clinch the Frontier League championship.
Cate (7-2-3, 6-0-2 Frontier League) also got goals from Jolea Moes, Tali Nam, and Maddie Erickson.
LAGUNA BLANCA 0, SANTA CLARA 0
Natalie McCaffery’s eight saves helped the Owls (4-5-3, 4-1-2 in league) earn the shutout draw.
SANTA PAULA 2, CARPINTERIA 0
The Warriors finished their season with records of 2-17-2 overall and 0-9-1 in the Citrus League.
“We had a very good second half but it was unfortunately not enough to overcome the two-goal deficit,” coach Charles Bryant said. “I was proud of how hard we played throughout the game and although we lost it was a good note to go out on.”
DOS PUEBLOS 9, CABRILLO 1
The Chargers got two goals apiece from Aldo Becerril and Fernando Ochoa to finish the regular season with a bang at Girsh Park.
Leo Rubio, Nathan Lang, Scott Buie, Mori Chiba, and Evan Steinberger also scored for DP.
The Chargers (14-9-2, 5-5 Channel League) finish fourth in the conference race but plan to petition for an at-large berth to the CIF-Southern Section playoffs.
CATE 5, GRACE BRETHREN 2
Theo Mack recorded a hat trick while the Rams clinched their first CIF bid in three years with their home victory.
Daniel Boateng scored off his own rebound to give Cate a 1-0 lead at halftime. Mack started off the second half by converting Buba Fofanah’s through ball.
Grace tied the match with a pair of quick goals, but Fofanah put Cate back ahead in the 69th minute by punching in Dylan Vincent’s shot that was deflected by the goalkeeper.
Mack finished off the win with two goals, assisted by Fofanah and Vincent.
“We’ve battled through some pretty serious adversity and, in the end, we dug even deeper when we had to,” coach Peter Mack said. “They’ve really earned their post-season bid.”