Six boys’ teams from Catholic high schools, including three in Division 1, have advanced to the second round of the CIF-Southern Section soccer tournament after first-round victories on Feb. 16.

Second round matches on Feb. 21 will include perennial powers Servite, Loyola and Cathedral (in Division 1), as well as defending champion Santa Clara (Division 6), along with Verbum Dei and St. Pius X-St. Matthias Academy (Division 7).

In girls’ soccer, top-ranked SanrnGabriel Mission leads 11 Catholic school teams into second round action on Feb.rn20.


Firstrnround matches on Feb. 16 saw eight Catholic school teams lose by a single goal.rnThe results:

Division 1: Servite and Loyola,rnbyes; Cathedral 6, Notre Dame/Sherman Oaks 0; Mission Viejo 2, Mater Dei 1;rnKatella 1, Santa Margarita 0; Peninsula 1 Crespi 0.

Division 2: Sunny Hills 5, St.rnFrancis 1; Camarillo 3, Salesian 2.

Division 3: Upland 2, BishoprnMontgomery 1.

Division 4: Temescal Canyon 2,rnDamien 0.

Division 6: Santa Clara 3, Sage Hillrn2; Wilson/Hacienda Heights 4, Mary Star 0; Malibu 2, La Salle 1; St. Anthonyrnlost to St. Margaret’s Episcopal on penalty kicks after the teams tied 1-1 inrnregulation.

Division 7: Verbum Dei 2,rnAGBU/Canoga Park 0; St. Pius X-St. Matthias 12, Pilgrim 1; Palmdale AerospacernAcademy 1, St. Bonaventure 0.

Second round matches on Feb. 21:rnServite vs. Warren, Loyola vs. Santa Ana, and Cathedral vs. Paramount (D-1); SantarnClara vs. Laguna Blanca (D-6); and Verbum Dei vs. Aquinas, and St. Pius X-St.rnMatthias vs. Samueli Academy (D-7). Quarterfinals Feb. 24, semifinals Feb. 27,rnand championship matches March 2-3.


Eleven Catholic schools play secondrnround matches Feb. 20:

Division 1: J. Serra vs. ChinornHills. Santa Margarita vs. Esperanza.

Division 2: Bishop Amat vs. VillarnPark.

Division 3: Marymount vs. Canyon;rnNotre Dame/Sherman Oaks vs. West Torrance.

Division 4: Bishop Montgomery vs. Ventura.

Division 5: Immaculate Heart vs. LosrnAmigos.

Division 6: San Gabriel Mission vs.rnArroyo; Pomona Catholic vs. Santa Rosa Academy.

Division 7: St. Bernard vs. CalvaryrnMurrieta; St. Monica Academy/Pasadena vs. Wildwood.

Quarterfinals are Feb. 23, semifinals Feb. 27, and championship matches March 2-3.

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