PHOTO CAPTION: Lowell seniors Camila Bodden (left) and Fiona Plunkett, seen here after the Cardinals' City championship win last Saturday, helped power the Cardinals to a 4-0 win over Washington Union three days later. (Courtesy / San Francisco Glens)

SF Preps Soccer: University, Sacred Heart Cathedral, Mission and Lowell advance to NorCal semifinals

Editor’s note: The time for Sacred Heart Cathedral’s game against Central Valley has been changed to 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, from 4 p.m.

By Ryan Maquiñana
Special to S.F. Examiner

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A quartet of San Francisco high school soccer teams are still alive and kicking in the Northern California Regional championships after Tuesday’s quarterfinals.

On the boys’ side, all three City squads—University, Sacred Heart Cathedral, and Mission—emerged victorious. Meanwhile, only Lowell moved on to the semifinals on the girls’ side, as St. Ignatius and Sacred Heart Cathedral fell by the slimmest of margins.


University 7, Archbishop Mitty 2

San Francisco Player of the Year candidate Max Edelstein had a game to remember, notching four goals and an assist in the second-seeded Red Devils’ romp over the seventh-seeded Monarchs at the City school’s home of Paul Goode Field.

University will now host No. 3 Madera South on Thursday at Paul Goode in a semifinal. Kickoff will take place at 3 p.m.

Sacred Heart Cathedral 1, Bishop O’Dowd 0

Ellis Brenneman’s first-half goal lifted the fourth-seeded Irish past fifth-seeded Bishop O’Dowd.

Sacred Heart Cathedral will host Thursday’s other D-III semifinal at Beach Chalet against eighth-seeded Amador Valley, who upset No. 1 seed Central Valley, 1-0. Game starts at 7:30 p.m.


Mission 6, Winters 2

The third-seeded Bears put the game away early by slotting four unanswered goals past the sixth-seeded Warriors’ defense before the halftime whistle at Balboa High School.

Mission now earns a date with No. 2 Oakland Tech in a Thursday 5 p.m. semifinal at a venue TBD.


Davis 1, St. Ignatius 0

Host and top seed Blue Devils’ sparkling 20-0-1 record heading into the game included a 13-0 total at home, and that advantage came into play in the second half as Summer Baron’s strike with under 20 minutes remaining was the difference.

Eighth-seeded St. Ignatius ends its season as West Catholic Athletic League champions with a 10-5-8 overall record.


Branson 1, Sacred Heart Cathedral 0

After a scoreless 90 minutes, the third-seeded Fighting Irish were upended by sixth-seeded Branson when Noelle Namba found the back of the net in the waning moments of overtime.

Sacred Heart Cathedral finishes 13-8-3 in a season that included a second consecutive Central Coast Section Division III trophy.


Lowell 4, Washington Union 0

The top-seeded Cardinals were too much for the eighth-seeded visitors from Fresno, keeping the clean sheet in the process.

Next up for Lowell is fourth-seeded Ripon in a 3 p.m. Thursday semifinal at a venue TBD. The game is a rematch of last season’s NorCal Division IV final, which the City champions won 2-1 at Ripon.

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