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Area Roundup 2-21-13: Cougars advance with win in PKs
HACIENDA HEIGHTS • Luis Corona scored in regulation then netted the game-winner in penalty kicks to send the Granite Hills boys soccer team to the quarterfinals.
The Cougars beat Los Altos 5-4 in PKs after being tied 2-2 at the end of regulation and overtime Thursday afternoon in the second round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 5 playoffs.
Ryan Pinkerton, Jacob Padilla, Bryant Soriano and Bobby Amato converted the Cougars’ first four PK attempts. Goalie Miguel Bustillos, who made eight saves on the day, blocked Los Altos’ fourth try, but a Granite Hills miss left the match tied after five attempts. Corona was successful on the sixth attempt and Los Altos missed to give Granite Hills the win.
Pinkerton scored the only goal of the first half, assisted by Martin Aguilar. It was his 26th goal of the season, breaking Niels Woods’ school record from 2010.
Los Altos tied the score midway through the second half and Corona put the Cougars back ahead five minutes later with an assist from Danny Carvajal. But the Conquerors tied it again with five minutes to play, forcing overtime.
Granite Hills coach Paul Casarez said Los Altos had allowed only 15 goals all season entering the game.
“Their field is not good at all,” he said. “It’s very narrow and choppy, so we couldn’t play our usual possession game.”
The Cougars (17-5-2) play again today at 5 p.m. at home against San Jacinto.
Prep Girls Basketball
• VALLEY VIEW 75, OAK HILLS 60: At Moreno Valley, the Eagles pulled away from the Bulldogs in the fourth quarter to advance from a CIF-SS Div. 2A second-round game.
Valley View outscored Oak Hills 23-11 in the fourth quarter with a big hand from Taylor Long, who scored 11 of her game-high 28 points in that final period. Oak Hills coach Kelly Hennessey said the Bulldogs didn’t have anyone to contain Long after defensive stopper Bree Maikai fouled out with 2:30 to play.
The game was a back-and-fourth affair. Oak Hills never trailed by more than five in the first half and trailed by one at halftime. The Bulldogs’ Jannon Otto picked up her fourth foul with two minutes to go in third and had to sit.
Otto came back with six minutes to go, and two minutes later fouled out. At that point, Hennessey said the Bulldogs trailed by seven, but the Eagles were able to expand that out slowly.
Otto led Oak Hills with 20 points, 12 rebounds and three blocks. Karyna Quintanilla also had a double-double, tallying 13 points and 10 rebounds, and Courtney Bridges pulled down 10 boards.
Oak Hills — which won its first Mojave River League title — graduates just one senior, Maikai, from its rotation.
“I’m very pleased with the progress of the girls,” Hennessy said. “They came along away in one year. Hopefully they continue working and we go further next year. I can’t hardly wait for next year.”
OAK HILLS (60)
Otto 20, Quintanilla 13, Harrison 10, Maikai 9, Bridges 3, Nunez 3, Stokes 1, Vietia 1.
VALLEY VIEW (75)
Long 28, Williams 21, Lewis 11, McFarland 5, Bates 5, Avieom 3, Jackson 2.
Oak Hills 16 18 15 11 — 60
Valley View 21 14 17 23 — 75
3-point field goals — Oak Hills 2 (Maikai, Quintanilla); Valley View 3 (Long 2, Bates). Fouled out — Otto, Maikai (O); Lewis (V).
Prep Girls Soccer
• YORBA LINDA 3, GRANITE HILLS 0: At Yorba Linda, the Cougars’ season came to an end in the quarterfinals of the CIF-SS Div. 3 playoffs.
The game was a scoreless tie at halftime, but Yorba Linda scored early in the second half to take control.
“A defensive mistake in the back resulted in a sloppy goal and the momentum shifted,” Granite Hills coach Mike Bradbury said. “It was a very physical, fast-paced game. When that goal went in, you saw them relax because they didn’t have to work hard and we tensed up a little.
“We shifted into attack mode because it doesn’t matter if you lose 1-0 or 3-0. We threw the kitchen sink at them and they scored a couple of goals.”
Granite Hills (17-6-3) won the Desert Sky League championship and Michelle Alozie broke the school record for goals in a season with 43. Kristine Pasek had the old record with 42.
BK Smith and Lindsay Hutton are the only seniors on Granite Hills’ roster this season.
“They did a great job of leading the team,” Bradbury said. “The future is very, very bright for Granite Hills girls soccer.”
Prep Boys Tennis
• SERRANO 10, HIGHLAND 8: At Phelan, the Diamondbacks won eight doubles matches to win their season opener.
The No. 1 doubles team of Max Lee and Micah Patton and the No. 2 doubles team of Jack Steinmann Matt Popham swept for Serrano.
The Diamondbacks visit Victor Valley on Tuesday.
Stinchcomb 2-6, 3-6, 6-2; Rivas 0-6, 1-6, 6-1; Kim 6-7 (7), 2-6, 2-6.
Lee-Patton 6-3, 7-6 (3), 6-0; Steinmann-Popham 7-6 (4), 6-4, 6-0; Nighbert-Bacon 3-6, 7-5, 6-0.
• BARSTOW COMMUNITY COLLEGE 7, VICTOR VALLEY COLLEGE 3: At Victorville, Sultana grad Marcos Sanchez went 3-for-4 with one run scored and an RBI to lead the Aztecs past the Rams in a Foothill Conference game.
Gabby Soto went 3-for-5 with a run scored, and Michael McNicholl finished 2-for-5 with four RBIs for BCC (8-2, 2-0 FC).
For VVC (3-8, 0-2 FC), Cesar Valenzuela went 2-for-4 with one run scored, and Rudy Jimenez collected two hits and an RBI.
The two teams play again Saturday at Dale Fries Field at Barstow Community College at noon.
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VVC 000 110 001 — 3 7 1
King, Rodriguez (7), Bejarano (8) and Henderson; Leyva, Sullivan (9) and McCarty. W — King (3-0). LP — Leyva. 2B — Sanchez (B), McCarty (V). 3B — Sanchez (B).