South Hills, Sierra Vista advance to girls soccer semifinals


South Hills hangs on for 4-3 victory behind Amber Marinero’s three goals: Top-seeded South Hills built a big lead in the first half then hung on to beat Cypress 4-3 in a CIF Southern Section Division 3 girls soccer convert on Thursday.The Huskies (21-1-5) advanced to the semifinals for the first time in school history and will play at El Dorado next Tuesday, March 1.
“I’m really pumped for the girls,” Huskies coach Scott Mocabee said. “They’ve worked so hard this year so its great for them to reap the reward of getting to the semifinals.”

Sierra Vista back in semifinals: Given how much offensive pressure the Sierra Vista High School girls soccer team put on visiting Heritage Christian on Thursday night, it was only a matter of time before the Dons broke through and punched their ticket to the CIF Southern Section Division 6 playoffs semifinals.
Those moments came in the 31st and 57th minutes when Sierra Vista got goals by Zitali Jimenez and Bereniece Mancinas, respectively, to post a 2-0 win over Heritage Christian. The Dons improved to 25-2-1 and will play at Grand Terrace in the semifinals. Heritage Chirstian finished 15-3-3.
“We knew that first goal was going to be tough,” Sierra Vista head coach Steve Jimenez said. “Once we got that first goal, yeah, the pressure does come off your shoulders a little bit.

Thursday’s Quarterfinal results
Division 3
South Hills 4, Cypress 3
Division 6
Sierra Vista 2, Heritage Christian 0
Tuesday’s Semifinals
Division 3

South Hills at El Dorado, 3 p.m.
Sierra Vista at Grand Terrace, 3 p.m.

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