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Eastlake Titans advance to Barons girls soccer tournament semifinals

Thu, Dec 06 2012 04:49 PM Posted By: Phillip Brents

The Eastlake Titans girls soccer team has earned a berth in Saturday morning’s semifinals of the annual Barons tournament after going undefeated in pool play. The Titans will play against an opponent to be determined at 9:45 a.m., with the winner advancing to the varsity Premier Division final later in the day.

Details are to be announced.

Eastlake, the defending Mesa League champion and San Diego Section Division I semifinalist, kicked off the 2012-13 high school season with a 0-0 tie against the defending South Bay League champion San Ysidro Cougars. The Titans, however, were missing seven starters in the game.

Eastlake wrapped up pool play in the 96-team Barons tournament with a 2-0 victory against visiting Steele Canyon on Wednesday. Jasmine Vasquez and Ang Boyd each scored first-half goals to power the Titans. Sydney Rivera was credited with four saves in recording the shutout victory.

Eastlake opened the Barons tourney with a 1-0 win over Poway on Dec. 1 as Gillian Stargensky tallied the game’s lone goal. The Titans played to a scoreless tie against San Pasqual on Tuesday.

Eastlake’s 2-0-1 record was good enough to top its pool and advance to the division playoffs.

Forty-eight varsity and junior varsity teams are entered in this year’s tournament, which includes competition tiers in Premier, Unlimited, Limited and Classic divisions.

Playoff games will be played at several South County sites on Saturday.

In tournament openers on Dec. 1:

•Bonita Vista edged Valhalla, 2-1, in Premier Division play. Kianna Brevig scored the first goal unassisted while Shae Provencer scored the winning goal on an assist from Nikki Miranda.

•Otay Ranch (Premier Division) kicked off tournament play with a 1-0 victory against Granite Hills. Briana Hamawandi scored the goal for the Mustangs.

•Hilltop (Unlimited Division) opened tournament play with a 0-0 draw against Point Loma.

•Mar Vista (Classic Division) defeated Morse, 4-0, behind two goals from Eliana Payne and single goals by Kendra French and Kelly Tomlinson.


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