GSoccer: Walnut, St. Lucy’s Both Done

Shocker: Lancaster 2, Walnut 0: This time of year is usually reserved for the Walnut High school girls soccer team, who won three straight CIF-SS divisional championships earlier this decade, and who advanced to the semifinals last year.
One and done is certainly not something the Mustangs are use to dealing with.
After not allowing a goal during its undefeated San Antonio League championship run, visiting Lancaster came in and stunned the host Mustangs, scoring two first-half goals and making it hold up for a 2-0 victory in the first round of the Division II playoffs on Thursday. The Eagles (10-7-1) had just two shots on goal in the first half, and finished both of them. Walnut (16-5-2) had five shots on frame the first 15 minutes, and couldn’t finish any. It was that kind of afternoon for the Mustangs, who were sent home in the first-round for the first time since coach Lorraine Hansen’s first year in 2000.
“It stings, it really does,” Hansen said. “We have a young team and hopefully they will remember how this feels and use it be stronger next season.”

Above: Walnut goes down, 2-0

Update: Tuesday’s Second Round
Division II
Crescenta Valley (18-2-4) vs. South Hills (15-8-1) at CDF
Division IV
Diamond Ranch (12-7-4) at Santa Ana Valley (23-0-1)
Santa Ynez (20-4-3) at Bishop Amat (18-2-4)
Los Altos (17-7-2) at Cathedral City (15-4-3)
Division VI
San Dimas (18-4-4) at Milken Community (13-2-4)
Division VII
Duarte (11-11-1) at Animo Leadership (17-6)
South El Monte (13-4-1) at St. Genevieve (15-1)
Arroyo (11-6-6) at CAMS (16-4-1)
Sierra Vista (13-9-4) at Saddleback Valley Christian (13-5-3)

Thursday’s first round results
Division II

Lancaster 2, Walnut 0
Sherman Oaks Notre Dame 2, St. Lucy’s 0
Corona del Mar 5, Rowland 0
South Hills 1, Chaffey 0, OT
Division IV
Bishop Amat 1, Silverado 0, OT
Diamond Ranch 1, Cajon 0
Sultana 2, Bonita 0
Granite Hills 7, Charter Oak 2
Los Altos 3, Magnolia 0
Division VI
San Dimas 3, Mammoth 2
Arrowhead 2, Northview 1, OT
Desert Hot Springs 1, Baldwin Park 1, DHSprings wins on PK’s
Division VII
St. Paul 2, La Puente 0
Duarte 1, San Gabriel Mission 1, Duarte advances on PK’s
Laguna Blanca 3, Mountain View 1
St. Genevieve 4, Azusa 0
Arroyo 4, St. Mary’s Academy 0
Saddleback Valley Christian 2, El Monte 1
South El Monte 12, Bishop Contaty Loreto 0
Sierrva Vista 1, Sierra Canyon 0

Continue reading: Click the thread to read about the special thing the Bonita High School girls did prior to Tuesday’s 2-0 win over Anaheim.

I received this great email about what Bonita did prior to their wild-card victory over Anaheim on Tuesday. Props to all of you.
Here’s the emai:
we often forget the meaningful things that our kids get from being part of the team. Bonita girls varsity soccer team made the decision to do something for others less fortunate on the eve before their first round of CIF playoffs. They spent their time delivering home baked goods to children at the Serenity Foster Care Agency in Covina. The girls got a tour of the facility and then handed out bags of home baked goodies to the foster children. They were reminded that in life they needed to “give and then they shall receive”. Today they made their coaches, parents, and school proud and it had nothing to do with winning a game.

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