SAN DIEGO — The Grossmont High girls' soccer team began to envision advancing in the girls' 3-A soccer playoffs Wednesday after taking a 2-0 lead over Mount Carmel near the end of the first half. But the Foothillers had to fight off a late comeback by the visitors before winning, 3-2. Grossmont will advance to the semifinals on Tuesday, playing Bonita Vista at a site to be determined.
The Foothillers (17-2-2) took the lead after Meghan Foster passed to right wing Kim Ramsay, who scored with about a minute into the game.
Eleven minutes into the half, Michelle Miller passed off to Foster near the post, and she scored Grossmont's second goal.
Mount Carmel (8-4-1) fought back to a 2-2 tie midway through the second half. But Grossmont left wing Jennifer Strauss headed in the winning goal from seven feet out.
In other girls' action:
Serra 3, Chula Vista 0--Elizabeth Ward scored two goals to advance the Conquistadors (16-4-2) to the 3-A semifinals against Poway Wednesday. Serra's Cheryl Parker added a goal early in the second half. Chula Vista ended its season 12-7.