LANCASTER — The Eastside boys soccer team scored the go-ahead goal on penalty kick in the second half to hold on for a 2-1 victory over La Sierra in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 4 playoffs on Thursday.

“The boys played hard, they played their hearts out,” Eastside coach Jorge Vega said. “They need to continue to improve. There’s still a long road ahead.”

La Sierra scored in the 34th minute to take a 1-0 lead. Three minutes later, however, Eastside’s Brian Lima took a free kick and Miguel Cruz headed it in to tie the game at 1-1 heading into the break.

In the 71st minute, Lima ran the ball into the small box and was fouled. He took the PK and scored, giving the Lions (15-4-3) a 2-1 lead they would hold on to.

Eastside goalkeeper Daniel Pantaleon made three saves in the first half before leaving with a collarbone injury. Israel Sanabria took over for Pantaleon and made two saves in the second half.

“I want to give the whole team credit for playing their hearts out,” Vega said. “The bench came up when we needed them.”

The Lions will play Norwalk at home on Saturday in the second round. The game time will be announced.

Vasquez 4, Santa Rosa Academy 0

ACTON — The Vasquez boys soccer team defeated Santa Rosa Academy 4-0 in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 7 playoffs on Thursday.

The Mustangs (14-4-2), who finished second in the Heritage League, will play at St. Pius X-St. Matthias in the second round on Saturday.

Cobalt Institute 1 (5), Mojave 1 (4)

MOJAVE — The Mojave boys soccer team lost a close game to visiting Cobalt Institute in a CIF-Southern Section Division 7 first-round shootout on Thursday.

The game was tied 1-1 at the end of regulation and Cobalt Institute went on to defeat the Mustangs 5-4 on penalty kicks. 

Mojave was the Desert Mountain League champion and finished the season with a 9-5-1 record.

Hesperia 2, Palmdale 1

HESPERIA — The Palmdale boys soccer team played strong against No. 1-seeded Hesperia, but fell 2-1 in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 5 playoffs on Thursday.

The Falcons (11-7-4) were the third-place team from the Golden League.

Montclair 2, Knight 1

PALMDALE — The Knight boys soccer team lost 2-1 to Montclair in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 4 playoffs on Thursday.

The Hawks were Golden League champions this season and ended with a 14-3-6 record.

Simi Valley 1, Quartz Hill 0

The Quartz Hill boys soccer team lost 1-0 to Simi Valley in a CIF-Southern Section Division 3 first-round playoff game on Thursday.

The Rebels were the fourth-place team from the Golden League and finish the season with an 8-9-2 record.

Girls Basketball

Knight 53, Yucca Valley 26

PALMDALE — Every Knight girls basketball player who suited up for Thursday’s game scored in a 53-26 CIF-Southern Section Division 3AA victory over Yucca Valley.

Keyna Hadley led the way with 18 points, 12 rebounds, one assist and two steals for the Hawks (19-7), while Jada Mims put in seven points with five rebounds, five assists, five steals and two blocks and Taylor Porchia added six points, 15 rebounds, one assist, one steal and one block. Vanatie Turcios pitched in with four points, 11 rebounds, one assist and one block.

Knight’s Alison Asp and Bailey Cassell each scored five points, Delanie Nava put in four points with nine rebounds and two assists, Nyah Merrifield contributed with three points and Isabelle Plieger scored one point with three rebounds.

The Hawks will play Covina at home in the second round on Saturday.

Palos Verdes 39, Lancaster 27

LANCASTER — The Lancaster girls basketball team had a rough third quarter and Palos Verdes took advantage, winning 39-27 in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 2A playoffs on Thursday.

The Eagles (22-5) led 13-9 at halftime, but Palos Verdes (19-10) came back to outscore Lancaster 25-9 in the third quarter. The two teams both scored five points in the fourth quarter.

Lancaster was the undefeated Golden League champs at 14-0 and will lose seven seniors to graduation.

St. Bonaventure 61, Antelope Valley 34

The Antelope Valley girls basketball team fell to No. 1-ranked St. Bonaventure, 61-34, in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 3A playoffs on Tuesday.

The Antelopes, who finished fourth in the Golden League, ended the season with a 10-18 record.

Moreno Valley 44, Highland 28

The Highland girls basketball team lost to Moreno Valley 44-28 in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 4A playoffs on Thursday.

The Bulldogs, who finished third in the Golden League, ended the season with a 12-17 record.

Women’s Tennis

Santa Barbara 9, AVC 0

SANTA BARBARA — The Antelope Valley College women’s tennis team suffered its first loss of the season 9-0 to Santa Barbara in the Western State Conference opener on Thursday.

It was the Marauders’ first match since their opener after having a few matches rained out. 

“It was good to be able to get back on the court and compete,” AVC coach Justin Webb said, adding it wasn’t the result they were looking for.

Viktoriia Belonogova, Erica Garcia, Becca Jaimes and Natalie Pinzon all lost their matches 6-0, 6-0, while Mary Flint-Herrera lost 6-1, 6-1. 

Marbella Rubio put up a fight in her first match of the season with a 6-2, 6-3 loss. She and Pinzon also played hard in their doubles match, falling 8-4.

“We were very pleased. … She played well,” Webb said of Rubio.

Belonogova and Flint-Herrera took an 8-0 loss in doubles as did the team of Garcia and James.

The Marauders (1-1, 0-1) will host Porterville in a makeup match today for their first home match of the season.

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