Ava Churchill scored in the 72nd minute as the Aptos High women’s soccer team beat hosts Harbor 1-0 to remain unbeaten in the Santa Cruz Coast Athletic League match on Tuesday.
Churchill took a free kick straight from the 25-yard line by Alexa Castaneda. Castaneda’s kick hit the top goal post and bounced 10 yards back onto the field, where Churchill sent the ball into the top right corner of the net.
Goaltender Alessandra Zuniga made three saves for the Mariners (9-3-1, 5-0-0).
“Our defense was great again,” Pirates manager Wes Baer said. Aptos is a talented team. I was physically strong and played with confidence. But to win the game you have to score goals.”
Harbor (7-7-3, 1-3-3) will host Soquel (7-5-2, 2-2-2) Thursday at 7pm while Aptos will host Santa Cruz (7-2-2, 1 -1) host. -2) Friday at 7pm
Scotts Valley 4, Soquel, 0: Naiya Samios scored in each half and the Falcons won Tuesday’s SCCAL road match.
Sophomore forward Leah Rock and sophomore center midfielder Jordan Eriksson also scored goals in the first half.
Junior goaltender Paige Barrito had 13 saves for the Falcons (4-5-4, 2-2-2).
Falcons coach Taylor Raymond praised freshmen Isabella Moreati and Sammy Lebart for their efforts to “step up to play outside defense” as Ella Ireland and Mercedes Lopez recover from injuries .
Soquel (7-5-2, 2-2-2) will play at Harbor on Thursday at 7pm, while Scotts Valley will play at SLV on Saturday at noon.
Watsonville 0, North Salinas 0: The Wildcatz and hosts Vikings ended up in a scoreless draw in Tuesday’s Pacific Coast Atetic League Gavilan Division game.
Wildcats goaltenders Juleanna Ramirez and Serena Salvador split the time and made a total of five saves. North he Salinas recorded his 12 saves.
Watsonville will host Everett Alvarez (9-2-0, 3-2-0) at 6:45 PM on Thursday.
Santa Cruz 54, SLV 27Claire Thompson (NCAA Division III University of Puget Sound) senior student Claire Thompson had 26 points, 7 assists, 6 rebounds and 6 steals as the Cardinals approached a perfect SCCAL campaign on Tuesday. rice field.
Senior guard Madison Yazarina had 11 points, 10 rebounds and five stolen bases (15-5, 7-0) for the Cardinals, and had no better share of the league title with three games left in the regular season. Natalia scored 6 for Espinosa and Mackenzie Gomez for 6 steals, 2 assists and 2 rebounds.
The Cardinals led 32-19 in the first half. SLV finished with his eight field goals.
Amelia Sizemore scored all eight goals in the first half for SLV (13-6, 4-3) and Lucy Lilienthal Wynn scored seven.
At 6pm on Friday, Santa Cruz will play Aptos while SLV will host Scotts Valley.
Scotts Valley 51, Soquel 45: Senior Elana McGrew had 18 points and 12 rebounds to help the Falcons win at SCCAL Road on Tuesday.
Freshman Brooklyn Williams scored 13 points with the Falcons (5-16, 3-4).
The team was deadlocked at 31, all going into the fourth quarter. Scotts Valley scored his seven free throws to close out the game.
Lily Thayer and Megan Diaz scored 12 points each for the Knights (9-9, 4-3). Janna Winterhalder scored 11 goals.
At 6pm on Friday Scotts Valley will play SLV and Soquel will play Harbor.
Aptos 41 at Harbor 22: Laurel Southall made four 3-pointers to finish with a game-high 15 points as the Mariners secured an SCCAL victory on Tuesday.
Guin Lines made three 3s and finished with 11 points for Aptos (7-14, 3-4). Barkley Ashby tallied his 7 points and 7 rebounds.
Maya Manildi scored 6 points (7-11, 0-7) at Harbor while Molly Endert Tatum and Keiri Career scored 5 points each.
On Friday at 6pm, Harbor hosts Soquel and Aptos hosts Santa Cruz.
Pajaro Valley 46, Marina 25: Annel Andrade and Tasha Santana each scored 16 points to help the Grizzlies remain undefeated in Tuesday’s PCAL Santa Lucia Division game.
The Grizzlies (9-7, 3-0) will host Rancho San Juan (7-8, 3-0) on Thursday at 7pm.
Santa Cruz 74, SLV 26: Kirby Shields had 14 points and three assists to help the Cardinals remain undefeated in Tuesday’s SCCAL play.
Demeke Smith had 12 points, 7 rebounds and 3 assists (18-3, 7-0) for Santa Cruz while Ben Dotten had 11 points and 9 rebounds.
Skylar Thayer made three 3’s and finished with 11 points for the Cougars. Noah Steiger scored his five goals.
On Friday at 7:30 pm, Santa Cruz will play Aptos while SLV will host Scotts Valley.
Aptos 45 at Harbor 37: The Mariners lead 10-0 in the first quarter and hold on to Tuesday’s SCCAL victory.
For the Pirates, Nash Campbell scored 13 points and Casey Wright scored 11.
St. Francis 60, Marina 33: Sam Brown made four 3-pointers to score 20 points on Tuesday as the Sharks bounced back from last night’s loss to Watsonville in the PCAL Cypress Division.
Joseph Rose also made four 3s for 14 points, while Nash Horton added eight points and drew two charges.
Christian Magana shone with a rebounding effort for the Sharks (10-6, 5-1) hosting Rancho San Juan at 7pm Friday.
Anzer 73, Pajaro Valley 48: Andrew Salazar had 12 points and 6 steals, but the Grizzlies suffered their first loss in the PCAL Santa Lucia Division on Tuesday.
Matthew Cyros had 10 points and 5 rebounds (4-9, 4-1) for the Grizzlies.
Pajaro Valley hosts York on Thursday at 7pm
Kirby 55, York 31Sophomore Rain Li scored 17 points and stole five bases to help the Griffins win Tuesday’s PCAL Santa Lucia Division game.
Senior Karan Williams had 14 points and 10 rebounds for Kirby (5-8, 2-3), senior Patrick Costello had 7 points and 17 rebounds and senior Theo Fowler had 13 points and 4 rebounds.
Kirby played five and York played six.
Kirby will face Ceiba on Thursday at 7pm at the Enterprise Sports Club in Scotts Valley.
Pacific Collegiate 5, St. Francis 0: Senior striker Ignacio Delgado Rueda produced all the offense needed in the first half tally as the Pumas won Tuesday’s PCAL Santa Lucia Division match.
Junior Finn Pomerenke, sophomore Ryder Wilder and Jack McNulty scored for the Pumas in the second half.
Sophomore goalkeeper Sam Manchester made five saves for the Pumas (3-1-1, 3-0-1) against Trinity Christian on Thursday at 3:30 pm.
North Salinas 1, Watsonville 0: Luis Godinez sank the Wildcats with a pass from Francisco Ramos in the PCAL Gavilan Division on Tuesday.
Goalkeeper Emmanuel Tena made six saves for North Salinas.
The Wildcats play Thursday at 5:45 PM at Everett Alvarez.
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