Girls Soccer: Bishop Amat No. 1 and Los Altos No. 3 in Division 4; Sierra Vista No. 2 in D-7

For the complete CIF-SS girls soccer pairings, visit the CIF Website

By Fred J. Robledo
As expected, the Bishop Amat High School girls soccer team earn the top seed in Division 4 when the CIF-Southern Section girls soccer pairings were released on Monday. The undefeated Lancers (24-0-2), with 106 goals and 21 shutouts, will open the first round of the playoffs at home against Pacific View’s third-place finisher Adolfo Camarillo (7-8-4). All wild card games are Wednesday with the first round on Friday. All games start at 3 p.m.


Los Altos (22-1-2) tied Bishop Amat 0-0 early in the season and grabbed the No. 3 seed in Division 4, meaning the only way the Miramonte League champs could meet Bishop Amat again is in the championship.
But first things first, Los Altos opens at home against San Andreas third-place entry San Bernardino (5-12-4).
Bonita (11-6-3), which finished second to Los Altos in the Miramonte, is on the road against Los Padres runner-up (18-5-3).
Charter Oak (18-5) struggled to a third-place finish in the Miramonte despite an impressive overall record. But the Chargers have a tough opener, at Mojave River second-place Serrano (19-4-3).
San Antonio League champ Walnut (19-3-2), hoping to recapture the magic that helped it win three consecutive titles from 2003-05, opens the first round of the Division 2 playoffs against Foothill League third-place finisher Valencia (14-5-2).
Also in Division 2, San Antonio runner-up South Hills (11-8-1) is on the road at Burbank (14-4-1) while Nogales (5-17) has a wild-card Wednesday at home against Villa Park (17-6-2), with the winner facing Citrus Belt champ Redlands East Valley (23-4) in the first round.
Glendora (11-10-3) finished second in the Sierra League and draws a tough first-round assignment, at Foothill runner-up Hart, (16-6-3).
Injury-riddled St. Lucy’s (12-10-2) will be at Golden League champion Lancaster (13-7-2), not bad considered the Regents finished third in the Sierra League.
After being ranked No. 1 for more than a month in Division 7, it was somewhat of a surprise that Sierra Vista (20-3) was the No. 2 seed in the Division behind CAMS (13-2), though the Dons aren’t complaining with a bye to the second round.
Sierra Vista will face the winner of Friday’s first-round game between El Monte (10-5-3) and St. Matthias (6-4-1) in the second round on Feb. 24
Mission Valley League champ Arroyo (13-4-2) is home in the first round of the Division 7 playoffs against Tarbut V Torah (5-3-3) while MVL second-place South El Monte (11-4-4) is home against St. Anthony (5-7-2).
In other Division 7 first-round games, Gladstone (7-10-3) is at Animo Leadership (18-7-1) and La Puente (5-11-3) is at Condor League champ Cate (9-4).

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  • kurmugin

    It is now 10 to 1, still no pairings. What the hell is the delay?

  • l

    they are all there already except for DIV 4 and 6… go to cifss.org

  • Anon

    Pairings are posted now.

  • BHS2010

    what about bonita’s pairing with st. joseph out of santa maria? bonita-yay or ney?

  • saintsgirlsr4real2

    Fred,

    Whats up? No love for D6?

  • kurmugin

    Thank you. Our info cup is overflowing. I think I understand why CIF and the invidual schools want or like the 32-team playoff format, but to fill out the slots they have to include a lot of teams with losing records. Morale boosting and pats on the back for making the effort are one thing, but extending the season with all the travel and related costs are another. Sixteen team playoff would seem to make more sense. See that Granite Hills, who’s staff admins the D4 stats, standings, and bracket, are seeded second and open with a wild card opponent, before moving on to probable or posssible games against teams they should handle well and won’t require a lot of travel. Like them to get at least as far as the semis before tangling with the likes of Los Altos or Santa Ynez, if either get that far. Winning then puts them in the finals. Helps to have clout. Hey, they are very good and probably don’t need an edge to suceed, but it looks like they got it. Amat’s side of the pairings includes Sultana, St. Joseph’s of Santa Maria, Silverado, and La Serna, all strong with impressive records. Still, from what we are able to determine from wins, losses, goals for, and goals against, it seems a final of Amat versus Granite Hill is likely.

  • reality

    A 16 team bracket would mean only 1st place teams make the playoffs and half of the 2nd place teams do not. There are 10 Girls Leagues in Division 4. All divisions have top 3 place finishers in league qualify for playoffs regarless of overall record. Then the 4th place teams can apply for a wild card if they have a > .500 record. For example Bishop Montgomery would have been in a wild card as a 4th place finisher but did not qualify as they have a sub .500 record. Granite Hills gets the wildcard winner not for favoritism but you can not face a league opponent until you reach the semi’s. If Amat gets the wild card winner than you could possible have 2 teams from the same league meeting prior to the semi’s. Good luck to all the locals. Rooting for a local Bonita – Amat quarterfinal or Los Altos – La Salle.

  • Anon II

    No comment FRED? So since San Dimas stopped KT from Northview you can’t even bring up our pairings or have any oppinion about Div 6? Thanks for the love, or lack of it. For anyone who cares, San Dimas opens at home against Bell Gardens on Friday on a collision course with the D6 number one team. Northview is away against Oxford Academy and Ganesha gets an away game against Frontier #2 Santa Paula. Good Luck to our unloved D6 teams.

  • shhhhh

    Anon II

    You are right. No one really cares.

  • saintsgirlsr4real2

    Well, the parents of the 45-60 girls who were not mentioned care. If Fred could see fit to put D7 up then D6 should have also been represented.

    No one cares if you don’t care.

  • La Fan/Dad

    Saints;

    I agree should be posted up.

    Try sending Fred an e-mail at fred.robledo@sgvn.com.

    Hopefully just an oversight than can be corrected right away.