Girls Soccer Semifinals: Bishop Amat wins another thriller in PKs; Arroyo advances to finals 3-2; San Dimas loses a heartbreaker

CIF-Southern Section Soccer Finals
Division 7
Friday, Warren High, Downey

Arroyo vs. Marshall, 5 p.m.
Division 3
Saturday, Corona High
Bishop Amat vs. Pasadena Poly, 5 p.m.

CIF-SS Girls Soccer Playoffs
Tuesday’s semifinals
Division 3

Bishop Amat 0, Yorba Linda 0, Amat wins 5-4 in PKS
Division 6
Citrus Valley 3, at San Dimas 2
Division 7
Arroyo 3, University Prep 2

Bishop Amat to play for second title in three years: Bishop Amat goalkeeper Evelyn Fierros learned just a few minutes before kick-off she was being replaced in the semifinals by Ruby Nichols after giving up three goals in the second round and quarterfinals of the CIF-SS Division 3 playoffs, both 4-3 victories.
Fierros cheered on her team, but the disappointment was evident on her face.
But after Bishop Amat thoroughly dominated top-seeded Yorba Linda during Tuesday’s division semifinal but had nothing to show for it, Lancers coach Ruben Gonzalez brought in Fierros for the penalty shootout after a 0-0 regulation and two scoreless overtimes.
It turned out to be a brilliant move. Fierros came up a with a big, opening save in the shootout and was an intimidating presence the rest of the way in allowing Bishop Amat to pull out a 5-4 victory on penalty kicks to advance to its third consecutive championship game.

Arroyo advances to D-7 championship: The Arroyo High School girls soccer team is going where its previous teams hoped to: the CIF-Southern Section division final.
After defeating University Prep (14-3-2) from Victorville 3-2 Tuesday, the Knights (16-4-4) will play Marshall, a 2-0 winner over Gabrielino, in the Division 7 championship game later this week.

San Dimas fall to Citrus Valley: San Dimas was closing in on a stunning win late in Tuesday’s CIF-Southern Section Division 6 girls soccer semifinal.
But Citrus Valley was thinking of its own victory celebration.
With about eight minutes left in regulation and San Dimas holding on to a one-goal lead, the visiting Blackhawks began a rally that propelled them to their second consecutive division title game with a 3-2 victory.

Inland Insider with highlights and interviews following San Dimas’ tough 3-2 loss to Citrus Valley

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  • When will all league and CIF Soccer teams be announced? Does anyone know where to find all league?

    • All CIF isn’t voted on until after the CIF finals, all-league teams should be finalized and will be published once we gather them all.

      • Terence Harris


  • Jose Ole

    I’m rooting for the public school amidst all the recruiting cheaters! Let’s go Yorba Linda!!! I don’t know a single player in your team, but I already like you better than those cocky Amat Prancers…I mean Lancers.

    • AMAT 73

      Oye Jose,
      You got it off your chest , do you feel better now ???????

  • brahma baby

    Jose ole or is it josefina the crybaby? I didn’t know DBAR parents were the biggest whinners. It is actually sad. I’m glad the DBAR girls that actually played the game have more class than you do.

    • BTW, calling someone out by name, then using the word “class” is as hypocritical as it gets.

      • Valley Athletics

        I don’t think he is calling out a person by name . I think he is just pointing out that it might be a female , which would make it josefina instead of Jose . The last person who complained about the transfers was a female .

  • SGV Observer

    Good Luck to all of the area teams today. Amat v yorba Linda should be a pretty good game and lets hope Amat can lock down their defense and not get into a scoring duel. Makes for some exciting soccer but also very stressful to watch.

  • in the stands

    Good Luck to all the teams but a special shout out to San Dimas. They lost 10 seniors last year and are still in the semis! Abi, Morgan, and Daisy really taking their status as captains seriously this year and are all driving forces on the field.

  • Soccer Fan

    This Arroyo game is pretty intense!

  • brahma baby

    Fred are you losing your mind? DBAR parents go on a diatribe. And you chastise me. Weak sauce. Treat everyone the same. My argument was basically the same as yours.

    • I don’t think so.

      • brahma baby

        Cheaters,lancers prancers,cocky that came from DBAR parents. Whatever, good luck AMAT you guys have played 3 gut check games in a row. You have shown heart and fight.

  • brahma baby

    Oh and also I didn’t know jose ole was a real name.

  • in the stands

    This is a newspaper so the truth should be reported. When Citrus Valley was down 2-1 they started taking out the San Dimas players, starting with the goalie. The refs lost control of the game and several San Dimas players had to be helped off the field. Yes, soccer is a contact sport but really good teams do not have to win by getting overly physical. I know everyone – that’s soccer but not the kind I want my kid playing.

    • In the stands, what you just explained is an opinion, not the news. The news is without bias or judgment, the news is simply stating facts, who scored, time of the goals, and reaction/comments from players and coaches giving their opinions on the game. Reporters aren’t at the game to write an analysis or grade the officials, they’re asked to write the facts.

      • in the stands

        Those are the facts. And in the interview that coach said he thought that they scored the second goal on the starting keeper. It was not on the starting keeper, it was on the freshman backup who would not have been in the game if the starter had not been taken out in the air by the opposing team. He is trying to make his team look better.

        • The interviewer, Tom Kiss, is not a coach, he normally covers and produces video for Chino Hills, Claremont, the Sierra League and many others teams in our coverage area. He covered the San Dimas game as a favor to me so you would have highlights and reaction from coaches afterward. If he mis-stated a fact in the interview, the coach corrected it. What’s the harm?