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GIRLS' SOCCER PLAYOFFS

Rondou, Canyon Stun Quartz Hill, 3-1

February 18, 1996

Jessica Rondou took a pass from Gentry Green and scored from 20 yards four minutes into overtime, and Karen Hammonds followed with another goal three minutes later as Canyon High upset Quartz Hill, 3-1, Saturday in a first-round Southern Section Division III soccer playoff game at Quartz Hill.

Nicki Melillo gave Canyon a 1-0 lead in the 59th minute before Quartz Hill's Yvonne Ayala tied the score in the 72nd minute.

Canyon (8-11-4), which finished second in the Foothill League, advances to a second-round game Tuesday against Westridge. Quartz Hill (14-3-2) was the Golden League champion.

"We played [Quartz Hill] in the second game of the season and lost, 3-1," said Canyon Coach Michele Braceros, whose team was 2-9-1 earlier this season. "But we're so much better now and the girls didn't back down even though it was a very physical game."

Canyon advanced to the divisional semifinals last season after finishing third in league play and earning a wild-card berth.

Braceros is hoping for a similar run in the next two weeks.

"A lot of people will overlook us because we didn't have a strong preseason," she said. "Out of the 32 teams in the first round, we're the only team that didn't have at least 12 wins."

DIVISION I

Peninsula 1, Royal 0--Rebecca Resich scored in the 93rd minute to give Peninsula (23-4) an overtime victory.

Goalkeeper Melissa Endy made nine saves for Royal (15-9-1).

DIVISION II

Ventura 4, Temple City 3--The Cougars (16-5-5) used a shootout to advance for the second consecutive match, defeating the Rams (19-3-2) on penalty kicks.

Roxanne Pena scored the decisive penalty kick, following successful conversions by Micayla Drew, Many Enfield and Katie Atturio.

During field play, Ventura's Sera Haycox scored in the 20th minute, Drew scored on a penalty kick in the 30th minute and Atturio scored in the 55th minute.

Ventura led, 3-1, midway through the second half but surrendered two goals in the final 15 minutes of regulation.

"They were trying to make me sweat again," said Ventura Coach Mike Ishihara, whose team used a shootout to edge Chaminade in a wild-card game Wednesday. "But we moved the ball all over the field and our defense played really well. They limited the shots."

Ventura advances to a second-round game Tuesday against Redlands.

Buena 2, Monrovia 0--Barbara Almaraz and Melanie Montoya scored on penalty kicks as the Bulldogs (17-4-3) beat the Wildcats (16-8-3) at Buena.

Buena will face Mira Costa on Tuesday in a second-round game.

Harvard-Westlake 7, Muir 0--Jessica Post scored four goals as the Wolverines routed the Mustangs at Harvard-Westlake.

Natalie Kim scored two goals and Sara Yeatman added another for Harvard-Westlake (21-4-1).

The Wolverines held Muir without a shot and advanced to play Lakewood St. Joseph on Tuesday in the second round.

DIVISION III

Hart 4, Walnut 0--Erin Misaki, Siri Nilsen and Kim LePage scored first-half goals, and Megan Manning had one in the second half for the Indians (17-3-3) at Hart.

Hart will play Ayala in a second-round game Tuesday.

DIVISION IV

St. Bonaventure 5, Templeton 0--Donika Cordell scored four goals for the Seraphs (19-0-5) at St. Bonaventure.

Marymount 2, La Reina 0--The Sailors, champions of the Sunshine League, beat the Regents (14-4-5) at Marymount.

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