Soccer Playoffs

MEGAN WIDICK/Special to the Valley Press

READY FOR MORE — The Eastside and Quartz Hill girls soccer teams both made the CIF-Southern Section playoffs and will play in the first round on Wednesday.

Six girls soccer teams and seven boys soccer teams earned CIF-Southern Section playoff berths on Saturday.

The six girls teams are Quartz Hill, Knight, Eastside, The Palmdale Aerospace Academy, Vasquez and Antelope Valley, while the boys teams are Quartz Hill, Knight, Eastside, Vasquez, The Palmdale Aerospace Academy, Mojave and Palmdale.

Girls Soccer

The Quartz Hill girls will play at Redondo Union in CIF-SS Division 2 in the first round on Wednesday. The Rebels (12-4-2) finished second in the Golden League with an 11-1-2 record. Redondo Union (19-3-1) finished second in the Bay League with an 8-1-1 record.

In Division 3, Eastside will host Apple Valley, while Knight will play at Culver City in the first round on Wednesday.

The Lions (13-1-1) won their second straight Golden League title with a 12-1-1 record. It was their first title alone after sharing with Quartz Hill last year. Apple Valley (14-4-8) finished third in the Mojave River League with a 6-3-1 record.

The Hawks (16-4-2) were third in the Golden League with an 11-2-1 record. Culver City (12-5-5) tied for the Ocean League championship with a 7-2-1 record.

In Division 6, The Palmdale Aerospace Academy will play Lennox Academy at home in the first round on Wednesday. The Griffins (17-2-3) won the Heritage League title with a 9-0-1 record and are ranked No. 4 in Division 6. Lennox Academy (8-3-5) was third in the Coastal League with a 6-2-4 record.

In Division 7, Vasquez will host Pacific Lutheran in the first round on Wednesday. The Mustangs (15-3-3) are the No. 2 seed in the division and finished second in the Heritage League with a 7-2-1 record behind TPAA. Pacific Lutheran (3-7) was third in the Mulholland League.

Antelope Valley (10-10-3) earned a wild-card spot in the Division 4 playoffs. The Antelopes, who finished fourth in the Golden League with a 6-7-1 record, will play at Silverado (9-6-6) today. Silverado finished second in the Desert Sky League with a 4-1-3 record. 

The winner will play at No. 2-seeded St. Margarets Episcopal (16-1-4), which won the San Joaquin League with a 7-0-1 record, in the first round on Wednesday.

This is the Antelopes’ first time in the playoffs in more than 12 years.

Boys Soccer

The Quartz Hill boys soccer team will play at Simi Valley in the first round of CIF-SS Division 3 on Thursday. The Rebels (8-8-2) finished fourth in the Golden League with a 6-6-2 record. Simi Valley (21-1-0) won the Coastal Canyon League title with a 10-0-0 record.

In Division 4, Knight will host Montclair and Eastside will play at La Sierra in the first round on Thursday.

The Hawks (14-2-6) won the Golden League title with a 10-1-3 record, while Montclair (15-6-7) took third in the Mt. Baldy League with a 5-4-1 record.

The Lions (14-4-3) were second to Knight in the Golden League with a 10-2-2 record, while La Sierra (15-3-5) finished second in the River Valley League with a 6-0-4 record.

In Division 7, Palmdale Aerospace will host a wild-card winner, Vasquez will host Santa Rosa Academy and Mojave will host a wild-card winner in the first round on Thursday.

The Griffins (17-6-2) won their second straight Heritage League title with a 9-0-1 record. They have not lost a Heritage League game in two seasons and have just one tie. 

TPAA will host Tuesday’s wild-card winner between Redlands Adventist (7-6-1) and Big Bear (11-11-1). Redlands Adventist was third in the Victory League (6-4), while Big Bear finished fourth in the Cross Valley League (8-8).

Vasquez (13-4-2) finished second to the Griffins in the Heritage League with an 8-1-1 record. Santa Rosa Academy (5-10-2) was second in the South Eastern League (5-2-1).

Mojave (9-4-1) won the final Desert Mountain League title with a 3-0-1 record. The league will fold after this season. 

The Mustangs will host the wild-card winner between Cobalt Institute (16-6) and Santa Clarita Valley International (5-8). Cobalt Institute took third in the Cross Valley League (12-4) and finished the season ranked as the No. 2 seed in the division. SCVI finished fourth in the Omega League (4-8).

Palmdale (10-6-4) will host Mountain View (7-11-5) in a Division 5 wild-card game on Tuesday. The Falcons finished third in the Golden League with an 8-5-1 record, while Mountain View was fourth in the Mission Valley League (5-4-3).

The winner will play at No. 1 Hesperia (21-2-3) in the first round on Thursday. Hesperia won the Mojave River League title with an 8-1-1 record.

All game times for boys and girls will be at 3 p.m. unless another time is agreed upon by the two schools.

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