CONTROL: St. Monica's Daisy Gonzalez (left) fights for the ball while University Prep's Melanie Garcia gives chase Thursday at Airport Park. University Prep won the game 5-4 in penalty kicks. (Photo by Morgan Genser)

CONTROL: St. Monica’s Daisy Gonzalez (left) fights for the ball while University Prep’s Melanie Garcia gives chase Thursday at Airport Park. University Prep won the game 5-4 in penalty kicks. (Photo by Morgan Genser)

AIRPORT PARK — The playoffs came to an end Thursday for St. Monica’s No. 1 seeded girls’ soccer team.

University Prep and St. Monica tied through regulation ultimately letting penalty kicks decide the outcome of the quarterfinal game at Airport Park.

University Prep outlasted St. Monica, 5-4, in kicks to send the Mariners home.

Next for University Prep in the CIF-Southern Section Division 7 playoffs is a matchup with the winner of the Crossroads/Arroyo game, which was played on Thursday night. Results of the game were not available at presstime.

University Prep’s next game will be Tuesday at 7 p.m. The site hasn’t been specified by CIF-SS officials.

 

Harris powers St. Monica hoops

 

St. Monica advanced to the semifinals of the CIF-SS Division 4A playoffs Wednesday on the strength of senior Briana Harris’ triple double.

Harris posted 28 points, 10 rebounds and 10 assists en route to leading the No. 2 seeded Mariners over Fairmont Prep on the road sending St. Monica to the round of four on Saturday at rival Cantwell-Sacred Heart.

The game is scheduled for 7 p.m.

No. 1 seed and Camino Real rival St. Paul advanced on the other side of the bracket after dispatching Santa Monica-based Crossroads, 50-34, also on Wednesday.

St. Paul will travel to St. Bonaventure on Saturday. The game begins at 7 p.m.

 

 

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