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BISHOP AMAT-DIAMOND BAR WILL MEET AGAIN: While Bishop Amat was coasting to a 6-0 victory over Santa Paula in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 3 girls soccer playoffs, Diamond Bar was finishing an incredible comeback, winning 2-1 over Mayfield in sudden-death overtime.
Bishop Amat will meet Diamond Bar in the second round on Wednesday at a site to be determined. It’s a rematch of last year thrilling quarterfinal won by Amat 4-3 in overtime.
“We know they’re (Amat) a great team,” Diamond Bar coach Matt Brummett said. “We look forward to playing them again.”
Diamond Bar’s Marissa Favela, who made an inspiring return to the team late in the season after battling cancer, scored the game-tying goal in the dying seconds of regulation, then scored the game-winner on a 35-yard free kick in overtime to win it for the Brahmas.
FRIDAY’S FIRST ROUND
South Hills 5, M.L. King 0
Chino Hills 1, West Ranch 1, Chino Hills wins 4-2 in PKs
Buena 2, Ayala 0
Temecula Valley 2, Claremont 0
Pasadena Poly 4, Walnut 0
Diamond Bar 2, Mayfield 1, OT
Bishop Amat 6, Santa Paula 0
Los Altos 3, Atascadero 0
St. Joseph’s 4, Bonita 1
Sierra Vista 1, Baldwin Park 0
Wilson 3, Azusa 0
San Dimas 6, San Gorgonio 0
Duarte at Los Amigos, 3 p.m.
SOUTH HILLS WINS 5-0: Amber Marinero and Hailey Zerbel scored first-half goals and South Hills went on to defeat Riverside King, 5-0, at Covina District Field Friday night to advance to the second round of the playoffs.
The Huskies (18-3-2), runners-up in the Sierra League, were in control throughout the game and outshot the Wolves from the Big 8 League, 12-5,
Marinero hit the crossbar with one shot, then had a goal taken away for being offsides before she scored the game’s first goal in the 25th minute following a Kelcie Boone throwin. Zerbel made it 2-0 with a left-footed shot in the 32nd minute.
The Huskies put the game away quickly in the second half on a pair of goals by Heidi Serna in the 42nd and 51st minute.
Skylar Robledo finished the scoring with a breakaway goal in the 64th minute.
Goal keeper Melissa Mejia recorded her 6th shutout of the year for South Hills which will play Wednesday against the winner of Monday’s game between top-seeded Sunny Hills and Palos Verdes.
DIAMOND BAR PREVIEW: Marissa Favela has fought hard to play in the first-round of Friday’s CIF-Southern Section Division 3 playoff against visiting Mayfield.
While teammates were battling on the field, the Diamond Bar High School girls soccer player took on cancer.
The 16-year-old recently returned to school and the sport she loves so much. Though still recovering her strength, the midfielder has scored goals in the last two games.