Prep roundup: Late strike knocks Hart from playoffs

first_img The Indians had another opportunity to find the back of the net in the 17th minute, when Brittany Clark’s blast from 10yards hit the post and came back out to sophomore Allison Carivau, who missed the net. Hart’s offense, usually prolific, had scored 106 goals heading into the semifinal match. The play of Winegar kept the Wildcats (23-2-2) in the game during Hart’s first half shooting barrage, in which the Indians (25-4-1) had more than a dozen scoring chances. The second half saw Hart controlling the possessions once again, but failing to score thanks to a stingy Wildcats defense. It looked as if Hart would eventually score a late goal to win – as they had done in the playoffs against Moorpark and Royal – but Winegar barely deflected Mills’ curving shot in the 70th minute. -Nima Ghazai OTHER Despite dominating most the first half, Hart of Newhall fell to visiting East Valley of Redlands on a goal by in the 74th minute to shock the Indians 1-0 in the semifinals of the girls Southern Section Div.II Southern playoffs Tuesday. With overtime looming, Thomas received a cross from Briana Campos, who then brought the ball to her stomach and poked it into the right corner of the goal as she fell, from about 20 yards out. “We talked about not letting our guard down, and we let our guard down,” Hart coach Louis Romero said. “It’s a tough game to lose when you’ve been dominating and the other team gets one on a flukey mistake. Taylor Thomas Hart had scoring opportunities early and often in the opening half. Lindsay Mills’ shot in the first minute was off the mark, and her free kick two minutes later was saved by Redlands goalkeeper Brittany Winegar. center_img SOUTHERN SECTION GIRLS’ SOCCER DIVISION V Oaks Christian 2, Notre Dame Academy 1: Kelsea Smith’s 38-yard shot in the 72nd minute capped visiting Oaks Christian of Westlake Village’s second-half rally, lifting the Lions (16-6-1) to their fourth division title game in fiveyears with the victory at West L.A. College. Tatum Marshall gave 2006 division co-champion Notre Dame Academy of West Los Angeles (13-5-5) the lead in the 13th minute. Kelly Johnson tied the score in the 44th minute on a 30-yard shot for the Lions, who shared titles from 2003-05. “I’m really proud of these girls,” said Oaks Christian coach Jan Hethcock, whose team played Notre Dame Academy to a scoreless tie in the 2004 division final. “They have the most heart out there.” Noe Salter preserved the lead with an acrobatic save in the final two minutes for the Lions, who advanced to Saturday’s championship as a wild-card entry after finishing fourth in the Tri-Valley League. “I always thought we could do it,” Johnson said. “We’re definitely peaking at the right time.” DIVISION VI Desert Christian/Lancaster 4, Calvary Chapel/Murrieta 0: Carleigh Hobson, a member of the Knights’ basketball team playing her first soccer game this season, scored twice to help visiting Desert Christian of Lancaster (23-1-2) advance to its first division final since 2003 with a victory over the Warriors (20-6-4). Robyn Estrada scored her 40th goal of the season, and Hannah Parcel added a goal for the top-seeded Knights, who received assists from Jaide Garcia and Kristyn Richards. “This team was really good and they had more shots than we did, but we just put ours in,” Desert Christian coach Deann Lewis said. “We just capitalized on our opportunities.” GIRLS’ BASKETBALL SOUTHERN SECTION PLAYOFFS DIVISION II-A Temescal Canyon 50, Palmdale 46: The visiting Falcons had twice relied on fourth-quarter comebacks to advance to the semifinals for the first time since 2003. But after surrendering 10 consecutive points to 12th-seeded Temescal Canyon of Lake Elsinore (23-6) during a three-minute stretch of the second half at Lakeside High, No.10 Palmdale (18-12) couldn’t muster one final rally, falling short of reaching its first division final since 1996. “Our game plan was never executed,” said Palmdale coach George Corisis, who moved into eighth on the state’s all-time wins list (502) with three postseason victories. “We got back into it (to tie the score 29-29 in the third quarter), but we made four turnovers in five possessions and that really buried us.” Brittney Lloyd led the Falcons with 15 points, but Palmdale had no answer for Temescal Canyon’s Britnie Priest, who finished with a game-high 24. The Falcons, who received 10points from Charity Smith, twice cut the deficit to fourpoints in the final four minutes, but couldn’t get any closer. -Erik Boal 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more