CIF-SS girls soccer polls

Granite Hills is doing work in girls soccer yet again, as the Cougars are the top-ranked team in Division 3 in this week’s poll.

1. Palos Verdes
2. Upland
3. Los Osos
4. Corona Santiago
5. Long Beach Wilson
6. Great Oak
7. Buena
8. Dos Pueblos
9. Murrieta Valley
10T. Sunny Hills
10T. Troy

1. Granite Hills
2. Ayala
3. Bishop Amat
4. Righetti
5. La Mirada
6. La Salle
7. Los Altos
8. Serrano
9. Flintridge Prep
10. Lakewood St. Joseph

1. Lancaster Desert Christian
2. Palm Springs
3. Ontario Christian
4. Grace Brethren
5. El Rancho
6. Linfield Christian
7. Cajon
8. Pacifica
9. Santa Ynez
10. Katella

1. St. Genevieve
2. Mary Star of the Sea
3. Viewpoint
4. Rim of the World
5. Milken Community
6. Santa Clarita Christian
7. New Community Jewish
8. Animo Leadership
9. Bishop Union
10. Big Bear

Soccer keeps a rollin’ in the High Desert

The High Desert remains alive and well in soccer going into this weekend’s CIF-SS title games, as all three remaining teams in the boys and girls playoffs are located north of the Cajon Pass.

On the girls side, Sultana and Granite Hills will get a chance to replay their classic Division 4 championship game from a year ago, which the Sultans won on penalty kicks, 7 p.m. Friday at Downey Warren High School. The Sultans advanced to the finals with a 1-0 victory over No. 1-seeded La Puente Bishop Amat Tuesday while No. 2 Granite Hills defeated Hacienda Heights Los Altos 1-0 in the semifinals.

On the boys side, No. 1-seeded Oak Hills advanced to the Division 6 championship in its inaugural season by ousting Brentwood Tuesday. After a scoreless tie in regulation, the Bulldogs won the penalty-kick round 4-1 on goals by Abel Arriola, Brett Croft, Juan Nuno and Sergio Romero. The Bulldogs will face El Monte Mountain View at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Warren HS.

In the other semifinals Tuesday, Redlands East Valley fell to Harvard-Westlake 4-0 in Division 2 girls while Malibu defeated Ontario Christian on penalty kicks 3-2 in D6 girls after the teams played to a 1-1 tie.