Gabriella Rustia scored three goals as the Cardinals beat Balboa on Thursday at Boxer Stadium to advance to Saturday’s 1 p.m. championship game. Lowell (15-0) will face O’Connell (14-2) at Boxer Stadium in its quest for an 11th straight section title. The Cardinals beat the Bulldogs 3-2 when the two teams played April 15, the closest an Academic Athletic Association foe has played Lowell in years.
“We played them tough the first time and I thought we had a really good chance until we made a few mistakes in the end,” O’Connell coach Bob Gamino said. “If we can play our game, it should be really exciting.”
The Buccaneers finished 9-6.
San Francisco Section final
WHO: O’Connell (14-2) vs. Lowell (15-0)
WHEN: Saturday, 1 p.m.
WHERE: Boxer Stadium