Clarermont girls soccer team to face off with No. 1 Bishop Amat

Claremont is the lone local team left in girls soccer.

The Wolfpack (22-2-2) will play their Division 3 semifinal at 5 p.m. Tuesday at Bishop Amat (24-3) which is the top seed and top finisher out of the Del Reyt League.

The school has been to the championship match once, that coming in 2012 when they lost to that same Bishop Amat.

Tim Tracey has headed the Claremont program the last 16 years.

“They’re the favorite so the pressure really isn’t on us,” he said. “Our girts are ready but they’re a good team so we will have to play our best.”

The Wolfpack are led by sophomore Sophie Jones who has 21 goals and 10 assists this season.

There is a lot of balance after that. Janelle Gutierrez, also a sophomore has eight goals and eight assists.

Tracey said this team has also prided itself on defense. The team has 14 shutouts with junior Allison Bifone getting the majority of the playing time in net with the other keeper being junior Hollyn Carlton.

He also singled out the defensive unit that also includes senior Katie Weaver and juniors Hope Hyland, Kyra Tisopulos, Zenani Dennis and Oksana Sosnovsky.

That defense will see its stiffest test of the season as the Lancers have  two players in Sophia Serafin and Nayeli Diaz who have combined for 57 goals.

The winner of the contest will play for the title against the winner of the other semifinal pitting South Torrance against Flintridge Prep.

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