first_imgGlendora High School upset Harvard-Westlake 1-0 on Friday on a goal by Gina Woodward to give the Tartans their first-ever CIF soccer playoff win, coach Paolo Rizzon said. The Tartans’ first-round victory in Division I was especially big, considering the Wolverines were CIF runners-up last season and Glendora had finished third in the Sierra League. “The girls know that each round will get harder, so we need to keep improving,” Walnut coach Lorraine Hansen said. The Mustangs are led by high-scoring forward Nadia Link. The Huskies’ (19-3-3) impressive run with coach Scott Mocabee’s youthful lineup continued with a 2-0 road victory over Canyon Country. Sophomore Natalie DiSanto scored both goals and sophomore goalie Danielle Stewart recorded the shutout. South Hills will host Westlake (12-2-7) at 3 p.m. today at Covina District Field. “We need to make sure we defend as a team and keep organized and we’ll be fine,” Mocabee said. Freshman Natalie Maxey leads South Hills with 16 goals. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “The girls know we came into the playoffs with nothing to lose, and I just want them to go out there and play hard and the rest will take care of itself,” Rizzon said. St. Lucy’s (14-8-5) joins Sierra League foe Glendora in the second round in Division I when it hosts Long Beach Wilson (18-3-5). The Regents finished second behind Ayala in the Sierra League and defeated Los Osos 1-0 in double overtime Friday. San Antonio League rivals Walnut and South Hills advanced to the second round of the Division II playoffs. The Mustangs (19-5-1) dominated visiting Burbank 3-1 behind two goals and an assist from Veronica Ramos on Friday. Walnut scored two goals in the first three minutes of the game. Walnut will travel to Simi Valley to take on Royal (13-3-6), which defeated Lancaster 2-1 on Friday. center_img “I wouldn’t say we’re doing anything \ better, but we’re working harder and we’re playing a lot smarter and have gotten mentally stronger,” Rizzon said. The next mountain to climb for the Tartans (14-8-3) comes in the form of Buena High (25-3-2, Channel League No. 1) today at 3 p.m. at Glendora. last_img

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