CIF-Southern Section Soccer Finals
Friday, Warren High, Downey
Arroyo vs. Marshall, 5 p.m.
Saturday, Corona High
Bishop Amat vs. Pasadena Poly, 5 p.m.
CIF-SS Girls Soccer Playoffs
Bishop Amat 0, Yorba Linda 0, Amat wins 5-4 in PKS
Citrus Valley 3, at San Dimas 2
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