<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="65001"%> Boys Soccer History

CIF/Central Coast Section

Historical Record of
CCS Boys Soccer Championship Results

Special thanks to
John Spalding and Don Nash for compiling this information!

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1970
The champions of seven leagues -- Mt. Hamilton, North Peninsula, Santa Clara Valley, Santa Teresa, South Peninsula, West Catholic and West Valley -- took part in the first Central Coast Section championship tournament.

PRELIMINARY ROUND:
Willow Glen (STAL) def. Camden (WVAL), 3-2

FIRST ROUND:
Willow Glen def. Piedmont Hills (MHAL), 2-1
Sequoia (SPL) def. Los Altos (SCVAL), 5-0
El Camino (NPL) and Mitty (WCAL) drew byes

SEMIFINALS:
Sequoia def. Willow Glen, 3-2
Mitty def. El Camino, 4-1

FINAL:
Sequoia def. Mitty, 1-0 (March 3 at Canada College)
After four regulation quarters and eight overtime periods, Sequoia finally emerged with the first CCS championship. Rafael Luna headed a ball past goalkeeper Mike Fanelli three minutes into the eighth over-time to score the decider. Fanelli played an excellent game, however, turning away many of the 57 shots Sequoia took. He stopped two penalty kicks

1971
The format was changed slightly with the addition of the East Catholic League which brought the field to eight teams. Palo Alto was undefeated at 11-0-2 when competition began.

FIRST ROUND:
St. Joseph’s (ECL) def. Buchser (SCVAL), 2-2 (decided by corner kicks)
Hill (MHAL) def. Branham (WVAL), 1-0
Palo Alto (SPL) def. Willow Glen (STAL), 2-1
St. Francis (WCAL) def. Westmoor (NPL), 1-1 (decided by corner kicks)

SEMIFINALS:
St. Francis def. St. Joseph’s, 2-0
Palo Alto def. Hill, 2-1

FINAL:
Palo Alto def. St. Francis, 3-1 (March 6 at Spartan Stadium)
Armando Flores scored two goals to pace the winners. The Vikings scored in each of the first three quarters and St. Francis got its lone goal in the final stanza on Greg Asborne’s penalty kick. Palo Alto took 27 shots on goal to eight for St. Francis

 

1972
The same format was used, eight league champions competing. The Monterey Bay League replaced the East Catholic League, however.

FIRST ROUND:
Mitty (WCAL) def. Watsonville (MBL), 1-0
Silver Creek (MHAL) def. Homestead (SCVAL), 3-2
Saratoga (WVAL) def. Jefferson (NPL), 2-1
Sequoia (SPL) def. San Jose (STAL), 6-1

SEMIFINALS:
Mitty def. Sequoia, 1-0
Silver Creek def. Saratoga, 3-1

FINAL:
Mitty def. Silver Creek, 2-0 (March 3 at Gunn High)
Mitty’s defense provided the impetus for the victory with Marc Grenier and goal-keeper Greg Higgins showing the way. Grenier closed down Boris Bandov, Silver Creek’s standout, and Higgins made several crucial saves in the closing minutes. Larry Thibault broke the scoreless tie late in the first half with a penalty kick. Mike Benton headed in the insurance goal late in the third quarter.

1973
There was no change in the format with eight league champions competing. St. Ignatius was undefeated at 18-0-1 when the tournament began.

FIRST ROUND:
St. Ignatius (WCAL) def. Watsonville (MBL), 3-1
Cupertino (SCVAL) def. Westmoor (NPL), 5-2
Prospect (WVAL) def. Menlo-Atherton (SPL), 2-1
Piedmont Hills (MHAL) def. San Jose (STAL), 1-0

SEMIFINALS:
Cupertino def. Prospect, 3-0
St. Ignatius def. Piedmont Hills, 1-0 (OT)

FINAL:
Cupertino def. St. Ignatius, 1-0 (March 10 at PAL Stadium)
Jim MimMack scored midway in the second period after he was left unmarked to give the Pioneers the upset victory over the previously unbeaten Wildcats.

1974
With the Mid-Peninsula League joining the field for a total of nine league champions, it necessitated one preliminary elimination game. Sequoia entered the tournament with a perfect 14-0-0 mark.

PRELIMINARY ROUND:
Sequoia (SPL) def. Watsonville (MBL), 4-1

FIRST ROUND:
Sequoia def. Homestead (SCVAL), 1-1 (decided by penalty kicks)
St. Ignatius (WCAL) def. Pioneer (STAL), 6-1
Saratoga (WVAL) def. Piedmont Hills (MHAL), 2-2 (decided by penalty kicks)
Aragon (MBL) def. Terra Nova (NPL), 2-1

SEMIFINALS:
Sequoia def. St. Ignatius, 4-1
Saratoga def. Aragon, 4-1

FINAL:
Sequoia def. Saratoga, 4-1 (March 9 at Prospect High)
After Saratoga jumped ahead early on Andy Rasdal’s goal, the Cherokees came back to score four times with Robert Fonsny and Polia Garibay each scoring twice. Sequoia finished the season at 18-0-0.

1975
The format was changed with the addition of the Fremont League and the Mission Trails League to the fold, bringing the list of league champions to 11. For the first time, competition was divided into regions.

FIRST ROUND:
Riordan (WCAL) def. Crestmoor (MPL), 7-0
Cupertino (FL) def. Ravenswood (SPL), 1-1 (decided by penalty kicks)
Saratoga (WVAL) def. Piedmont Hills (MHAL), 3-1

REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Riordan def. Oceana (NPL), 2-0
Cupertino def. Buchser (SCVAL), 4-0
Saratoga def. Leland (SAL), 1-0
Watsonville (MBL) def. Hollister (MTAL), 6-0

SEMIFINALS:
Cupertino def. Watsonville, 2-1
Saratoga def. Riordan, 2-0

FINAL:
Cupertino def. Saratoga, 4-1 (March 11 at PAL Stadium)
The winners jumped ahead quickly on first quarter goals by Greg Lindberg and Clay Lauricella. The Pioneers added a third in the second period by Sam Toplak with an assist from tourney MVP Joe Silveira and coasted home.

1976
The format remained the same with 11 league champions taking part. Competition was divided into regional play.

FIRST ROUND:
Serramonte (NPL) def. Aragon (MPL), 3-2
Cupertino (FL) def. Wilcox (SCVAL), 3-0
Saratoga (WVAL) def. San Jose (SATL), 3-2 (OT)

REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Riordan (WCAL) def. Serramonte, 1-0
Cupertino def. Woodside (SPL), 3-0
Saratoga def. Piedmont Hills (MHAL), 4-0
Salinas (MBL) def. Carmel (MTAL), 2-0

SEMIFINALS:
Cupertino def. Saratoga, 1-0
Riordan def. Salinas, 2-0

FINAL:
Riordan def. Cupertino, 1-0 (OT) (March 4 at PAL Stadium)
After 102 minutes of scoreless play, Brian Delahanty knocked in the winner to give the Crusaders the sudden-death victory.

1977
A new format was introduced with 16 teams taking part for the first time. There were 13 league champions (Santa Cruz Coast and Christian Schools leagues being the new ones) and three at-large selections. Play was still divided on a regional basis.

FIRST ROUND:
Riordan (WCAL) def. South San Francisco (NPL), 1-0
Aragon (MPL) def. Watsonville (MBL at-large), 3-0
Saratoga (DAL) def. San Jose (SATL at-large), 3-2
Sequoia (SPL) def. Buchser (SCVAL), 3-1
Leland (STAL) def. Piedmont Hills (MHAL), 3-0
Leigh (WVAL) def. Woodside (SPL at-large), 2-1
Stevenson (MTAL) def. Fremont Christian (CSL), 2-0
Salinas (MBL) def. San Lorenzo Valley (SCCAL), 6-1

REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Aragon def. Riordan, 2-1
Saratoga def. Sequoia, 3-1
Leigh def. Leland, 2-1 (OT)
Salinas def. Stevenson, 2-0

SEMIFINALS:
Saratoga def. Aragon, 2-1
Leigh def. Salinas, 3-1

FINAL:
Leigh def. Saratoga, 3-2 (OT) (March 5 at Buchser High)
Perry Jones’ header four minutes into overtime provided the margin of victory. Favored Saratoga, the top-ranked team in the area, led until the final seven minutes of regulation when Leigh evened the score and eventually won.

1978
The format was not changed -- 13 league champions joined three at-large selections for a field of 16. Play was divided on a regional basis until the semifinals. Watsonville came into the tournament with an 18-0 record. Aragon and Leland had only ties blemishing their respective records.

FIRST ROUND:
Riordan (WCAL) def. Aragon (MPL), 1-0
Sequoia (SPL at-large) def. Half Moon Bay (NPL), 1-0
Cubberley (SCVAL) def. Campbell (WVAL at-large), 2-1
Saratoga (DAL) def. Woodside (SPL), 3-0
Leland (STAL) def. St. Ignatius (WCAL at-large), 1-0
Leigh (WVAL) def. Independence (MHAL), 3-0
Watsonville (MBL) def. Fremont Christian (CSL), 7-2
Santa Cruz (SCCAL) def. Hollister (MATL), 3-2

REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Sequoia def. Riordan, 1-0
Saratoga def. Cubberley, 5-2
Leland def. Leigh, 1-0
Watsonville def. Santa Cruz, 8-0

SEMIFINALS:
Watsonville def. Saratoga, 2-1
Sequoia def. Leland, 1-0

FINAL:
Watsonville def. Sequoia, 5-3 (March 4 at Blackford High)
Rodolfo Lona opened the match with a full-volley shot off a cross by Angel Vasquez and Watsonville was never headed. Jaime Molina added a header and Lona scored again to make it 3-0 at halftime. Miguel Martinez scored early in the second half on a breakaway. Sequoia cut the margin with goals by Juan Landa and Chris Mendoza on headers, but Martinez countered with another breakaway goal. Martin Serrato completed the scoring with a Sequoia goal in the closing minutes.

1979
The format remained the same for the 10th annual event -- 13 league champions and three at-large selections divided into four regions. Defending champion Watsonville was the top-ranked team entering the playoffs with an 18-1-1 record. Saratoga (13-2-1) and San Jose High (11-0-5) were rated threats.

FIRST ROUND:
Leland (STAL at-large) def. St. Ignatius (WCAL), 2-1
San Mateo (MPL) def. Jefferson (NPL), 2-1
Buchser (SCVAL) def. Saratoga (DAL), 2-0
Woodside (SPL) def. Homestead (DAL at-large), 2-0
Mt. Pleasant (MHAL) def. Sequoia (SPL at-large), 1-0
Leigh (WVAL) def. San Jose (STAL), 2-0
Fremont Christian (CSL) def. San Lorenzo Valley (SCCAL), 1-0
Watsonville (MBL) def. Gonzales (MTAL), 5-1

REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Leland def. San Mateo, 4-0
Buchser def. Woodside, 3-2
Leigh def. Mt. Pleasant, 3-1
Watsonville def. Fremont Christian, 4-2

SEMIFINALS:
Leigh def. Buchser, 2-1 (OT)
Watsonville def. Leland, 2-1

FINAL:
Watsonville def. Leigh, 3-0 (March 3 at Seaside High)
Miguel Martinez scored twice following fine individual runs with the ball and the towering defensive tandem of Robert Castro and Jose Delgado shut down any attempts Leigh had of scoring. The winners scored after three minutes when Jose Raygosa hit a crossing pass into the penalty area and Fernando Olivares put a bouncing shot into the net. Martinez scored after 19 minutes and again seven minutes into the second half.

1980
Again, the same format was used -- 13 league champions and three at-large choices with competition on a regional bases. Saratoga was a slight pre-tourney choice.

FIRST ROUND:
Serra (WCAL) def. Jefferson (NPL), 2-1
San Jose (STAL at-large) def. Hillsdale (MPL), 2-1
Woodside (SPL) def. Awalt (SCVAL), 5-2
Saratoga (DAL) def. Aragon (MPL at-large), 8-0
Branham (WVAL) def. Bellarmine (WCAL at-large), 2-1
Independence (MHAL) def. Leland (SAL), 2-1
Watsonville (MBL) def. San Lorenzo Valley (SCCAL), 2-0
Gonzales (MTAL) def. Fremont Christian (CSL), 2-1

REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Serra def. San Jose, 2-1
Woodside def. Saratoga, 2-1
Independence def. Branham, 2-1
Gonzales def. Watsonville, 3-2

SEMIFINALS:
Independence def. Gonzales, 4-1
Woodside def. Serra, 4-3 (OT)

FINAL:
Woodside def. Independence, 4-1 (March 8 at San Jose City College)
After a scoreless first half, the Wildcats overcame an Independence goal by Manual Goulart to win easily. Gary Lovazzano scored the tieing goal at 8:04 and Derek Van Rheenen put Woodside ahead at 19:33. Lovazzano used an assist from Tom Sweeney to tally a goal just minutes later to clinch the victory. Derek Van Bronkhorst added a fourth goal in the 28th minute.

1981
No change in the format -- 13 league champions and three at-large choices with competition divided into four regions. Undefeated San Jose (13-0-2) was the favorite, but Watsonville and Saratoga were regarded as real threats. Any ties after regulation and two overtimes were to be replayed (There were special rules for final only).

FIRST ROUND:
Aragon (MPL) def. St. Ignatius (WCAL), 2-0 after 0-0 tie in first match
Terra Nova (NPL) def. Leigh (WVAL at-large), 1-0
Saratoga (DAL) def. San Carlos (SPL), 6-0
Gunn (SCVAL) def. Leland (STAL at-large), 2-1
San Jose (STAL) def. Cupertino (DAL at-large), 3-0
Westmont (WVAL) def. Santa Teresa (MHAL), 2-1
Watsonville (MBL) def. Fremont Christian (CSL), 4-3
Stevenson (MTAL) def. Santa Cruz (SCCAL), 7-1

REGIONAL CHAMPIONSHIPS
Aragon def. Terra Nova, 3-0
Saratoga def. Gunn, 3-0
San Jose def. Westmont, 2-0
Watsonville def. Stevenson, 4-1

SEMIFINALS:
San Jose def. Aragon, 2-0
Saratoga def. Watsonville, 3-0

FINAL:
0-0 tie between San Jose and Saratoga (Feb. 28 at San Jose City College)
After the teams played 120 minutes (80 regulation and four 10-minute overtime periods), a controversial decision was made to replay the match because darkness prevented the penalty kicks stipulated in the rules adopted for the final.

FINAL: REPLAY
San Jose def. Saratoga, 1-0 (March 3 at San Jose City College)
The undefeated Bulldogs prevailed, but barely, on a goal by Primo Jauregui just before halftime. Halfback Jesus Perez slipped the ball to Jauregui in the center of the field and Jauregui whipped a 25-yard shot into the goal. San Jose won the championship without giving up a goal in the playoffs. Jauregui’s goal was the first given up by Saratoga in the tournament. Out-standing for San Jose, in addition to Perez and Jauregui, were Jose Torres and Roger Azevedo. Saratoga’s standouts were Todd and Tom Rafalovich and winger Jay Moeller.

1982
A new format that involved 26 teams -- two from each of the 13 leagues -- eliminated the regional plan. Six teams were seeded and drew first round byes. Undefeated Saratoga (tied by Lynbrook and Monta Vista) was the favorite.

FIRST ROUND:
Monta Vista (DAL No. 2) def. Fremont Christian (CSL No. 2), 2-1
Aragon (MPL No. 2) def. South San Francisco (NPL No. 1), 3-1
Branham (WVAL No. 2) def. North Monterey County (SCCAL No. 2), 4-3
Silver Creek (MHAL No. 1) def. Los Altos (SCVAL No. 2), 2-1
Gilroy (MBL No. 2) def. Stevenson (MTAL No. 1), 2-1
Santa Teresa (MHAL No. 2) def. Valley Christian (CSL No. 1), 4-1
Burlingame (MPL No. 1) def. Half Moon Bay (NPL No. 2), 3-2
St. Ignatius (WCAL No. 2) def. Sequoia (SPL No. 2), 3-1
Gunderson (STAL No. 2) def. Watsonville (MBL No. 1), 11-1
Santa Cruz (SCCAL No. 1) def. Gonzales (MTAL No. 2), 2-1

SECOND ROUND:
Monta Vista def. Woodside (SPL No. 1), 3-1
Aragon def. St. Francis (WCAL No. 1), 3-2
Silver Creek def. Branham, 3-2
Leland (STAL No. 1) def. Gilroy, 2-1
Santa Teresa def. Santa Clara (SCVAL No. 1), 1-1 (decided by penalty kicks)
Saratoga (DAL No. 1) def. Burlingame, 6-0
St. Ignatius def. Gunderson, 1-0
Westmont (WVAL No. 1) def. Santa Cruz, 3-0

QUARTERFINALS:
Aragon def. Monta Vista, 2-1
Leland def. Silver Creek, 2-1
Saratoga def. Santa Teresa, 1-1(decided by penalty kicks)
St. Ignatius def. Westmont, 2-0

SEMIFINALS:
Leland def. Aragon, 2-1
Saratoga def. St. Ignatius, 1-0

FINAL:
Saratoga def. Leland, 1-0 (Feb. 27 at PAL Stadium)
A lunging header by Tom Rafalovich off a Shaun Del Grade corner with three minutes left in the first half proved to be the decider. Rafalovich raced in unmarked for the goal. Leland kept the ball dangerously in front of Saratoga’s goal for the final five minutes but couldn’t score due to goal-keeper Frank Fletcher’s excellent saves and clearances by sweeper Mike Gruber and center back Matt Larson.

1983
With the South Peninsula and Mid-Peninsula leagues being merged into one Peninsula League, it left only 12 leagues in the section so only 24 teams were entered with eight drawing byes for the first round. St. Francis was a slight pre-tourney favorite over Bellarmine and Monta Vista.

FIRST ROUND:
South San Francisco (NPL No. 2) def. Fremont Christian (CSL No. 1), 3-2
Gunn (SCVAL No. 2) def. Saratoga (DAL No. 2), 2-1
Aptos (SCCAL No. 1) def. Hollister (MTAL No. 2), 3-2
Independence (MHAL No. 2) def. Leigh (WVAL No. 2), 1-0
Half Moon Bay (NPL No. 1) def. Redwood Christian (CSL No. 2), 7-0
Menlo-Atherton (PAL No. 2) def. Bellarmine (WCAL No. 2), 2-1
Gonzales (MTAL No. 1) def. Santa Cruz (SCCAL No. 2), 3-1
San Jose (STAL No. 2) def. Gilroy (MBL No. 2), 1-0

SECOND ROUND:
Santa Teresa (MHAL No. 1) def. South San Francisco, 1-0
Gunn def. Prospect (WVAL No. 1), 5-4
Palo Alto (SCVAL No. 1) def. Aptos, 3-1
Independence def. Monta Vista (DAL No. 1), 1-0
Carlmont (PAL No. 1) def. Half Moon Bay, 2-1
Menlo-Atherton def. Leland (STAL No. 1), 2-1
Gonzales def. Watsonville (MBL No. 1), 1-0
St. Francis (WCAL No. 1) def. San Jose, 2-0

QUARTERFINALS:
Santa Teresa def. Gunn, 2-1
Independence def. Palo Alto, 1-0
Carlmont def. Menlo-Atherton, 1-0
St. Francis def. Gonzales, 1-0

SEMIFINALS:
Santa Teresa def. Independence, 1-1 (decided by penalty kicks)
St. Francis def. Carlmont, 3-1

FINAL:
0-0 tie between Santa Teresa and St. Francis (March 11 at PAL Stadium)
A co-championship was declared after neither team could score in 100 minutes -- 80 minutes of regulation and four five-minute overtimes. Santa Teresa controlled the first half and at least part of the second, creating the most consistent offense. Both teams had scoring chances they could not convert.

1984
No changes were made in the format -- 24 teams (two from each league) with eight receiving first round byes. Monta Vista, with a 15-2-1 record, was the pre-tourney choice. San Jose and Watsonville were ranked next.

FIRST ROUND:
Santa Cruz (SCCAL No. 2) def. Gunderson (STAL No. 2), 0-0 (decided by penalty kicks)
Alisal (MTAL No. 1) def. Monterey (MBL No. 2), 3-1
South San Francisco (NPL No. 2) def. Fremont Christian (CSL No. 2), 2-0
Branham (WVAL No. 2) def. Mitty (WCAL No. 2), 1-1 (decided by penalty kicks)
Palo Alto (SCVAL No.2) def. Lynbrook (DAL No. 2), 1-0
Gonzales (MTAL No. 2) def. Gilroy (MBL No. 1), 1-0
Menlo-Atherton (PAL No. 2) def. Jefferson (NPL No. 1), 2-1
Santa Teresa (MHAL No. 2) def. Monte Vista Christian (CSL No. 1), 2-1

SECOND ROUND:
Monta Vista (DAL No. 1) def. Santa Cruz, 5-2
Alisal def. Gunn (SCVAL No. 1), 3-2
Piedmont Hills (MHAL No. 1) def. South San Francisco, 5-1
Sequoia (PAL No. 1) def. Branham, 2-1
San Jose (STAL No. 1) def. Palo Alto, 1-0
Watsonville (SCCAL No. 1) def. Gonzales, 3-0
Menlo-Atherton def. Leigh (WVAL No. 1), 4-3
Bellarmine (WCAL No. 1) def. Santa Teresa, 2-1

QUARTERFINALS:
Monta Vista def. Alisal, 3-0
Sequoia def. Piedmont Hills, 3-3 (decided by penalty kicks)
San Jose def. Watsonville, 4-2
Bellarmine def. Menlo-Atherton, 4-0

SEMIFINALS:
San Jose def. Bellarmine, 3-1
Monta Vista def. Sequoia, 4-0

FINAL:
1-1 tie between San Jose and Monta Vista (Feb. 25 at S.J. Municipal Stadium)
A co-championship was declared for the second straight year after the two teams played to a 1-1 deadlock after 100 minutes -- 80 regulation and four five-minute over-times. San Jose scored in the opening minutes on Yung Tran’s cross to an onrushing Jose Luis Aguilar who headed it in the net. Monta Vista knotted the count with only 40 seconds left in regulation time. Jerry Cannon nudged the ball to Curt Lewis who pushed it just inside the post. In overtime, Tran missed an open net shot for San Jose and Monta Vista hit the post three times without a score.

1985
The same format -- 24 teams from 12 leagues with eight schools drawing first round byes -- was used. Bellarmine was a slight pre-tourney choice over Leland and Lynbrook.

FIRST ROUND:
Sequoia (PAL No. 2) def. Half Moon Bay (NPL No. 2), 4-0
Live Oak (MBL No. 2) def. Soquel (SCCAL No. 2), 4-2
Los Altos (SCVAL No. 2) def. Monte Vista Christian (CSL No. 1), 4-0
Gunderson (STAL No. 2) def. Piedmont Hills (MHAL No. 2), 3-1
Prospect (WVAL No. 2) def. St. Francis (WCAL No. 2), 2-2 (decided by penalty kicks)
Watsonville (SCCAL No. 1) def. Alisal (MTAL No. 2), 3-1
El Camino (NPL No. 1) def. Fremont Christian (CSL No. 2), 5-0
Gilroy (MBL No. 1) def. Homestead (DAL No. 2), 2-2 (decided by penalty kicks)

SECOND ROUND:
Sequoia def. Bellarmine (WCAL No. 1), 2-1
Gonzales (MTAL No. 1) def. Live Oak, 3-3 (decided by penalty kicks)
Branham (WVAL No. 1) def. Los Altos, 1-0
Lynbrook (DAL No. 1) def. Gunderson, 2-1
Menlo-Atherton (PAL No. 1) def. Prospect, 6-2
Santa Teresa (MHAL No. 1) def. Watsonville, 2-0
Palo Alto (SCVAL No. 1) def. El Camino, 3-2
Gilroy def. Leland (STAL No. 1), 2-1

QUARTERFINALS:
Sequoia def. Gonzales, 4-2
Branham def. Lynbrook, 2-0
Menlo-Atherton def. Santa Teresa, 5-4
Palo Alto def. Gilroy, 2-1

SEMIFINALS:
Menlo-Atherton def. Palo Alto, 5-0
Branham def. Sequoia, 6-2

FINAL:
Menlo-Atherton def. Branham, 4-3 (OT) (Feb. 23 at S.J. Municipal Stadium)
The winners rallied from a two-goal deficit with nine minutes left in regulation time to tie the match and a 15-yard shot by Ignacio Navarette in overtime won it. Navarette’s goal, his second of the match, hit the left post and caromed in. Branham took a 1-0 edge on an own goal and padded it to 2-0 on Art Olivio’s shot. After Navarette’s first goal, Branham went two-up on Jason Howe’s 25-yard shot. The Bears tied it on a goal by Ken Taylor and Tucker Scott’s shot on a pass from Taylor.

1986
The format was unchanged -- 24 schools from 12 leagues with eight drawing first round byes. Undefeated Leland (only a tie against Mitty marred the Chargers’ record) was a slight favorite over St. Francis and Blackford. The tournament’s start was postponed for a week due to a storm.

FIRST ROUND:
Live Oak (MBL No. 1) def. Valley Christian (CSL No. 2), 3-0
Wilcox (SCVAL No. 2) def. Woodside (PAL No. 2), 1-0
Watsonville (SCCAL No. 1) def. Alisal (MTAL No. 2), 2-1
Prospect (WVAL No. 2) def. Gunderson (SPL No. 2), 8-0
King City (MTAL No. 1) def. Santa Cruz (SCCAL No. 2), 3-2
Bellarmine (WCAL No. 2) def. South San Francisco (NPL No. 2), 4-0
Gilroy (MBL No. 2) def. Monte Vista Christian (CSL No. 1), 3-0
Lynbrook (DAL No. 2) def. Oak Grove (MHAL No. 2),  2-0

SECOND ROUND:
Leland (STAL No. 1) def. Live Oak, 2-1
Blackford (WVAL No. 1) def. Wilcox, 2-0
Gunn (SCVAL No. 1) def. Watsonville, 3-0
Prospect def. Carlmont (PAL No. 1), 3-1
Santa Teresa (MHAL No. 1) def. King City, 3-2
Bellarmine def. Homestead (DAL No. 1), 2-1
Gilroy def. Jefferson (NPL No. 1), 2-1
St. Francis (WCAL No. 1) def. Lynbrook, 3-2

QUARTERFINALS:
Leland def. Blackford, 4-3
Gunn def. Prospect, 1-1 (decided by penalty kicks)
Bellarmine def. Santa Teresa, 1-0
Gilroy def. St. Francis, 4-1

SEMIFINALS:
Leland def. Gunn, 3-2 (OT)
Bellarmine def. Gilroy, 4-1

FINAL:
Leland def. Bellarmine, 1-0 (March 8 at S.J. Municipal Stadium)
The Chargers completed an undefeated season with the win. Neil Economy scored the only goal at the 71:48 mark on a rebound off the cross bar. Leland’s Erik Kubic chipped a looping pass to Rino Chimienti directly in front of the Bellarmine goal. Chimienti’s header went off the bar and bounced to Economy who booted it in the net. Bellarmine out-shot Leland but could do no better than two shots off the cross bar.

1987    D I     D II
A new format divided the playoffs into two divisions. The champions and runners-up of eight leagues participated in Division I with two teams each from five leagues competing in Division II. Six teams in Division II drew byes in the first round. Homestead, winners of 16 straight matches, and Live Oak were the No. 1 seeds.

DIVISION I 87

FIRST ROUND:
Leland (STAL No. 1) def. Branham (WVAL No. 2), 3-2
Bellarmine (WCAL No. 1) def. Independence (MHAL No. 2), 2-0
Monta Vista (DAL No. 2) def. San Mateo (PAL No. 1), 3-1
Los Altos (SCVAL No. 1) def. South San Francisco (NPL No. 2), 3-2
Blackford (WVAL No. 1) def. Menlo-Atherton (PAL No. 2), 2-0
Gunn (SCVAL No. 2) def. Santa Teresa (MHAL No. 1), 1-0
Half Moon Bay (NPL No. 1) def. Gunderson (STAL No. 2), 2-1
Serra (WCAL No. 2) def. Homestead (DAL No. 1), 4-2

QUARTERFINALS:
Bellarmine def. Leland, 3-0
Monta Vista def. Los Altos, 3-0
Blackford def. Gunn, 3-0
Serra def. Half Moon Bay, 3-0

SEMIFINALS:
Monta Vista def. Bellarmine, 3-1(OT)
Blackford def. Serra, 4-0

FINAL:
Blackford def. Monta Vista, 2-1 (Feb. 28 at S.J. Municipal Stadium)
Floyd Foreman broke a 1-1 tie 16 minutes into the second half when he scored a controversial goal. Foreman took a through pass from Cliff Odle in the middle of the field and sprinted to the top of the goal box and slipped a shot beneath the charging keeper. Many thought Foreman was in an offside position. Monta Vista scored its goal 10 minutes into the game on a penalty kick by Jason Pearson after a Blackford defender, Mark Cosgrove, was called for holding in the penalty area. Blackford tied the count at 18:45 when Odle won a scramble in the box against three defenders and punched a shot into the net.

DIVISION II 87

FIRST ROUND:
Redwood Christian (NPSL No. 2) def. Pinewood (SPSL No. 2), 1-0
Gilroy (MBL No. 2) def. Gonzales (MTAL No. 2), 8-0

QUARTERFINALS:
Live Oak (MBL No. 1) def. Redwood Christian, 4-1
King City (MTAL No. 1) def. Soquel (SCCAL No. 2), 2-1
Gilroy def. Watsonville (SCCAL No. 1), 3-2
Monte Vista Christian (SPSL No. 1) def. Fremont Christian (NPSL No. 1), 2-1

SEMIFINALS:
King City def. Live Oak, 1-0
Gilroy def. Monte Vista Christian, 3-0

FINAL:
King City def. Gilroy, 3-1 (Feb. 27 at SJ Municipal Stadium)
Ramon Bravo gave the winners a 1-0 halftime lead and tallies by Jesus Rodriguez and Juan Robles iced the contest before Gilroy scored its lone goal.

1988    D I     D II
The format for Division I did not change -- two schools entered from eight leagues for a total of 16. In Division II, there were only three leagues competing so there were only six teams entered. Bellarmine (20-0-2) was the pre-tournament favorite in Division I.

DIVISION I 88

FIRST ROUND:
St. Francis (WCAL No. 2) def. Wilcox (SCVAL No. 1), 2-1
Hillsdale (PAL No. 2) def. Monta Vista (DAL No. 1), 1-0
Half Moon Bay (NPL No. 1) def. Del Mar (WVAL No. 2), 2-1
Overfelt (MHAL No. 1) def. Pioneer (STAL No. 2), 4-1
Leland (STAL No. 1) def. Lynbrook (DAL No. 2), 2-2 (decided by penalty kicks)
Santa Clara (SCVAL No. 2) def. Los Gatos (WVAL No. 1), 2-1
Mt. Pleasant (MHAL No. 2) def. Sequoia (PAL No. 1), 1-0
Bellarmine (WCAL No. 1) def. South San Francisco (NPL No. 2), 4-0

QUARTERFINALS:
Hillsdale def. St. Francis, 2-1
Overfelt def. Half Moon Bay, 1-0
Leland def. Santa Clara, 1-0
Bellarmine def. Mt. Pleasant, 1-1 (decided by penalty kicks)

SEMIFINALS:
Overfelt def. Hillsdale, 2-1
Leland def. Bellarmine, 1-1 (decided by penalty kicks)

FINAL:
0-0 tie between Leland and Overfelt (Feb. 27 at Campbell Center)
After playing 105 minutes of scoreless soccer -- 80 regulation and three overtime periods totaling 25 minutes -- the match was called because of dark-ness and declared a tie. Had the match continued, there would have been one more five-minute period and then if the score was still deadlocked, co-champions would have been crowned. Neither team had serious scoring threats in the rainy weather and Leland goalkeeper Tim Rudd earned his 17th shut-out of the season.

DIVISION II 88

FIRST ROUND:
Soquel (SCCAL No. 2) def. Palma (MTAL No. 1), 1-0 (OT)
Live Oak (MBL No. 2) def. Gonzales (MTAL No. 2), 3-0

SEMIFINALS:
Soquel def. Salinas (MBL No. 1), 4-3 (OT)
Watsonville (SCCAL No. 1) def. Live Oak, 2-0

FINAL:
Watsonville def. Soquel, 3-1 (Feb. 27 at Campbell Center)
Heriberto Torres gave Watsonville a 1-0 lead in the first half and after Adam Caltabiano knocked in a deflected shot, the score was tied at halftime. Sergio Cervantez put Watsonville ahead to stay with a goal midway in the second half. Lorenzo Magana made it 3-1 with 12 minutes remaining.

1989    D I    D II
The format did not change -- two schools entered from eight leagues for a total of 16 in Division I and two schools each from three leagues for a total of six in Division II. Leland (17-0-1) was the pre-tournament choice in Division I.

DIVISION I 89

FIRST ROUND:
Santa Teresa (MHAL No. 2) def. Palo Alto (SCVAL No. 1), 2-0
Monta Vista (DAL No. 1) def. South San Francisco (NPL No. 2), 3-1
Pioneer (STAL No. 2) def. Aragon (PAL No. 1), 2-0
Bellarmine (WCAL No. 1) def. Branham (WVAL No. 2), 4-0
Blackford (WVAL No. 1) def. Cupertino (DAL No. 2), 2-0
Leland (STAL No. 1) def. Santa Clara (SCVAL No. 2), 3-1
St. Francis (WCAL No. 2) def. Half Moon Bay (NPL No. 1), 3-1
Overfelt (MHAL No. 1) def. Hillsdale (PAL No. 2), 2-1

QUARTERFINALS:
Santa Teresa def. Monta Vista, 1-0
Bellarmine def. Pioneer, 3-0
Leland def. Blackford, 2-1 (OT)
St. Francis def. Overfelt, 2-1

SEMIFINALS:
Bellarmine def. Santa Teresa, 2-0
Leland def. St. Francis, 3-2

FINAL:
Leland def. Bellarmine, 2-1 (Feb. 25 at Stanford)
Forward Chris Corona produced both goals -- the second coming with less than four minutes remaining in the first half. Bellarmine, which scored the first goal on an Alonford Robinson short-range header with only one minute, 10 seconds elapsed, out-shot the Chargers, 16-11. Robinson barely missed deadlocking the game with four minutes remaining when his header struck the cross bar. Leland goalkeeper Tim Rudd frustrated the Bells in the first half by blocking two shots from point-blank range.

DIVISION II 89

FIRST ROUND:
Watsonville (SCCAL No. 2) def. King City (MATL No. 2), 3-0
Gonzales (MTAL No. 1) def. North Salinas (MBL No. 2), 1-0

SEMIFINALS:
Watsonville def. Live Oak (MBL No. 1), 2-0
Santa Cruz (SCCAL No. 1) def. Gonzales, 1-0

FINAL:
Watsonville def. Santa Cruz, 4-1 (Feb. 25 at Watsonville High)
It was Watsonville’s first win against league-rival Santa Cruz in four meetings for the season. The Wildcats, who previously had two ties and a loss, gave up an early goal but tied it on Lorenzo Magana’s free kick and then scored twice more before halftime to lock up the title.

1990   D I    D II
The format remained the same in Division I -- two schools entered from eight leagues for a total of 16. A new format in Division II had winners and runnersup from three leagues entered plus two at-large teams for a total of eight. Leland (15-0-3), undefeated in 63 consecutive matches, was the No. 1 seed in Division I.

DIVISION I 90

FIRST ROUND:
Leland (STAL No. 1) def. Jefferson (NPL No. 2), 3-0
Half Moon Bay (NPL No. 1) def. Pioneer (STAL No. 2), 3-2 (OT)
Santa Teresa (MHAL No. 1) def. St. Francis (WCAL No. 2), 1-0 (OT)
Bellarmine (WCAL No. 1) def. Homestead (DAL No. 2), 2-1 (OT)
Monta Vista (DAL No. 1) def. Wilcox (SCVAL No. 2), 2-0
Palo Alto (SCVAL No. 1) def. Branham (WVAL No. 2), 2-0
Piedmont Hills (MHAL No. 2) def. Woodside (PAL No. 1), 2-0
Blackford (WVAL No. 1) def. Carlmont (PAL No. 2), 1-0

QUARTERFINALS:
Leland def. Half Moon Bay, 3-1
Bellarmine def. Santa Teresa, 1-0 (OT)
Monta Vista def. Palo Alto, 2-1
Blackford def. Piedmont Hills, 6-1

SEMIFINALS:
Bellarmine def. Leland, 3-0
Monta Vista def. Blackford, 1-0 (OT)

FINAL:
Bellarmine def. Monta Vista, 3-2 (OT) (Feb. 24 at Stanford)
After the teams played to a 2-2 tie in regulation time, Lance Nakamitsu took a pass from A.J. Robinson and poked it in the net after four minutes of the first overtime. Bell keeper David Kramer then took over and made two spectacular saves in the final 16 minutes to clinch the victory. Robinson scored the first Bellarmine goal and Tom Kipper added the second. Mike Black and Scott Wells tallied for the Matadors.

DIVISION II 90

FIRST ROUND:
Soquel (SCCAL No. 3) def. Live Oak (MBL No. 1), 1-1 (decided by penalty kicks)
San Lorenzo Valley (SCCAL No. 2) def. King City (MTAL No. 1), 2-1
Watsonville (SCCAL No. 1) def. Carmel (MTAL No. 3), ?-?
Gonzales (MTAL No. 2) def. Gilroy (MBL No. 2), 1-1 (decided by penalty kicks)

SEMIFINALS:
Watsonville def. Gonzales, 4-1
Soquel def. San Lorenzo Valley, 2-1

FINAL:
Watsonville def  Soquel, 2-0 (OT) (Feb. 23 at Watsonville High)
Agustine Arias’ goal with four minutes to play in the second overtime broke a scoreless tie and provided enough for the victory. Sergio Cervantes added the clinching goal with 1:13 left to play.

1991   D I   D II    
The formats remained the same. In Division I, two schools were entered from eight leagues for a total of 16. In Division II, two schools from three leagues were entered plus two at-large selections for a total of eight. Top-seeded Santa Teresa (14-2-4) and second-seeded Pioneer (15-2-1) were pre-tournament favorites.

DIVISION I 91

FIRST ROUND:
Prospect (WVAL No. 2) def. Woodside (PAL No. 1), 1-0
Serra (WCAL No. 1) def. Lynbrook (DAL No. 2), 3-0
Palo Alto (SCVAL No. 1) def. Oak Grove (MHAL No. 2) by forfeit
Pioneer (STAL No. 1) def. Half Moon Bay (NPL No. 2), 2-0
Blackford (WVAL No. 1) def. Gunderson (STAL No. 2), 3-1
Los Altos (SCVAL No. 2) def. Homestead (DAL No. 1), 3-2
Bellarmine (WCAL No. 2) def Jefferson (NPL No. 1), 1-0 (OT)
Santa Teresa (MHAL No. 1) def. Carlmont (PAL No.2),  5-1

QUARTERFINALS:
Serra def. Prospect, 3-1
Pioneer def. Palo Alto, 1-0
Blackford def. Los Altos, 2-0
Bellarmine def. Santa Teresa, 1-1 (decided by penalty kicks)

SEMIFINALS:
Bellarmine def. Blackford, 0-0 (decided by penalty kicks)
Pioneer def. Serra, 1-0

FINAL:
1-1 tie between Bellarmine and Pioneer (Feb. 23 at Stanford)
The teams were declared co-champions after playing 110 minutes. Bellarmine scored in the 24th minute on Dan McGinty’s goal and almost held on for the win in regulation. Frank Coffaro slid the ball to Greg Dini of the Mustangs with only 1:30 remaining and Dini slotted it for the equalizer. Armando Avila almost tallied for the Bells in overtime but Pioneer defender Rob Sprowl deflected the shot.

DIVISION II 91

FIRST ROUND:
Santa Cruz (SCCAL No. 2) def. Gonzales (MTAL No. 2), 4-3 (OT)
Live Oak (MBL No. 1) def. North Monterey County (SCCAL No. 3), 1-0
Watsonville (SCCAL No. 1) def. King City (MTAL No. 3), 2-1
Gilroy (MBL No. 2) def. Alisal (MTAL No. 1), 3-1

SEMIFINALS:
Santa Cruz def. Live Oak, 1-0
Gilroy def. Watsonville, 2-1

FINAL:
1-1 tie between Gilroy and Santa Cruz (Feb. 19 at Watsonville High)
The teams were declared co-champions after playing 110 minutes. With 25 minutes left in regulation time, Santa Cruz scored when Jesus Corcoles roped a 20-yarder after taking a blocked shot. Gilroy equalized with less than three minutes to play when Marty Allen poked in a goal. In the first overtime, a Santa Cruz goal was nullified by an off sides call.

1992   D I     D II
The format was changed. The champions and runners-up from all 11 leagues in the section qualified along with six third-place teams. The field was split into two divisions of 14 teams each based solely on enrollment, the larger being Division I. Two teams in each division had first round byes. Oak Grove was top-seeded in Division I while Monta Vista was No. 1 seed in Division II.

DIVISION I 92

FIRST ROUND:
Live Oak (MBL No. 1) def. Sequoia (PAL No. 2), 2-0
Watsonville (SCCAL No. 1) def. Gilroy (MBL No. 2), 3-2
Overfelt (MHAL No. 2) def. Wilcox (SCVAL No. 2), 3-2
Aptos (SCCAL No. 3) def. Alisal (MTAL No. 1), 3-2
Piedmont Hills (MHAL No. 3) def. Leland (STAL No. 2), 5-2
Homestead (DAL No. 3) def. Jefferson (NPL No. 1),  2-0

QUARTERFINALS:
Watsonville def. Live Oak, 5-3 (OT)
Bellarmine (WCAL No. 2) def. Overfelt, 3-0
Aptos def. Piedmont Hills, 2-0
Oak Grove (MHAL No. 1) def. Homestead, 2-1

SEMIFINALS:
Bellarmine def. Watsonville, 2-1
Oak Grove def. Aptos, 4-0

FINAL:
Bellarmine def. Oak Grove, 2-1 (Feb. 29 at Stanford)
The Bells scored in the first 41 seconds of the contest when a corner kick caromed off a defender into the goal. It became 2-0 with eight minutes left in the match as a kick by Oak Grove’s keeper hit Bellarmine’s Rolando Locci and bounced into the net. Oak Grove finally tallied with three minutes left.

DIVISION II 92

FIRST ROUND:
Prospect (WVAL No. 2) def. Hillsdale (PAL No. 3), 3-1
King City (MTAL No. 2) def. Santa Cruz (SCCAL No. 2), 2-1
Serra (WCAL No. 3) def. Saratoga (DAL No. 2), 1-0 (OT)
St. Francis (WCAL No. 1) def. Half Moon Bay (NPL No. 2), 1-0
Los Altos (SCVAL No. 1) def. Gonzales (MTAL No. 3), 5-1
Del Mar (WVAL No. 1) def. Burlingame (PAL No. 1), 6-1

QUARTERFINALS:
Prospect def. King City, 4-2
Pioneer (STAL No. 1) def. Serra, 3-0
Los Altos def. St. Francis, 2-0
Monta Vista (DAL No. 1) def. Del Mar, 1-0

SEMIFINALS:
Prospect def. Pioneer, 2-1
Monta Vista def. Los Altos, 1-0

FINAL:
0-0 tie between Monta Vista and Prospect (Feb. 29 at PAL Stadium)
After playing 110 minutes of scoreless soccer on the narrow PAL Stadium field, the teams were declared co-champions, the fifth such in CCS history.

1993    D I   D II
The format remained the same with the champions and runners-up from the 11 leagues qualifying along with six third-place teams. The field was split into two divisions of 14 teams each based on enrollment, the larger being Division I. Two teams in each division had byes in the first round. Bellarmine was seeded No. 1 in Division I while Del Mar was No. 1 seed in Division II.

DIVISION I 93

FIRST ROUND:
Watsonville (SCCAL No. 1) def. Monterey (MBL No. 2), 5-3
Monta Vista (DAL No. 1) def. North Salinas (MBL No. 3), 4-1
Santa Clara (SCVAL No. 1) def. Live Oak (MBL No. 1), 3-0
Leland (STAL No. 1) def. Aptos (SCCAL No. 3), 3-0
Prospect (WVAL No. 2) def. Homestead (DAL No. 2), 3-0
Alisal (MTAL No. 1) def. Santa Teresa (MHAL No. 3), 3-2 (OT)

QUARTERFINALS:
Watsonville def. Monta Vista, 2-0
Overfelt (MHAL No. 1) def. Santa Clara, 3-2 (OT)
Leland def. Prospect, 3-0
Bellarmine (WCAL No. 1) def. Alisal, 2-0

SEMIFINALS:
Overfelt def. Watsonville, 1-0
Bellarmine def. Leland, 1-0 (OT)

FINAL:
Bellarmine def. Overfelt, 2-0 (Feb. 27 at PAL Stadium)
Bobby Hernandez scored on a header off a pass from Dan Wystock in the eighth minute and that was all the Bells needed to chalk up their fourth CCS title in a row. Tom Ryan took a throw-in from Casey McGee and slotted the goal that made it 2-0 in the 38th minute. Wystock and Steve O’Brien were credited with stopping the Royals’ fast-passing attack.

DIVISION II 93

FIRST ROUND:
King City (MTAL No. 2) def. Lick (MHAL No. 2),  2-0
Pioneer (STAL No. 2) def. Gonzales (MTAL No. 3), 3-2 (OT)
Aragon (PAL No. 2) def. Palo Alto (SCVAL No. 2), 2-2 (decided by penalty kicks)
Hillsdale (PAL No. 1) def. South San Francisco (NPL No. 2), 1-0
Woodside (PAL No. 3) def. St. Ignatius (WCAL No. 2), 4-2
Half Moon Bay (NPL No. 1) def. Santa Cruz (SCCAL No. 2), 0-0 (decided by penalty kicks)

QUARTERFINALS:
Pioneer def. King City, 2-2 (decided by penalty kicks)
St. Francis (WCAL No. 3) def. Aragon, 4-1
Hillsdale def. Woodside, 2-0
Del Mar (WVAL No. 1) def. Half Moon Bay, 2-0

SEMIFINALS:
St. Francis def. Pioneer 5-0
Del Mar def. Hillsdale, 2-1

FINAL:
St. Francis def. Del Mar, 2-0 (Feb 27 at PAL Stadium)
Forward Joe Cannon sparked the Lancers with a goal and an assist. He took the ball near midfield midway through the first half and wove his way through several defenders. When the goal keeper came out to challenge him, Cannon looped the ball over him and into the net. Early in the second half, Cannon headed the ball in front of the goal and Mike Joyce knocked it in for the insurance tally.

1994    D I   D II
Although the qualifying was different due to league realignment and consolidation, the format remained basically the same with the field split into two divisions of 14 teams each based on enrollment. Two teams in each division had byes in the first round. Watsonville was seeded No. 1 in Division I while Menlo-Atherton was No. 1 seed in Division II.

DIVISION I 94

FIRST ROUND:
Leland (BVAL-MHAL) def. Milpitas (SCVAL-ECAL), 2-0 (OT)
Bellarmine (WCAL) def. Westmoor (NPL), 3-1
Aptos (SCCAL) def. North Salinas (MBL), 6-5 (OT)
Monta Vista (SCVAL-DAL) def. Leigh (BVAL-STAL), 1-0 (OT)
Live Oak (MBL) def. Alisal (MTAL), 2-0
Santa Teresa (BVAL-MHAL) def. Piedmont Hills (BVAL-STAL), 3-2 (OT)

QUARTERFINALS:
Bellarmine def. Leland, 2-0
Overfelt (BVAL-MHAL) def. Aptos, 3-2
Monta Vista def. Live Oak, 2-0
Watsonville (SCCAL) def. Santa Teresa, 7-1

SEMIFINALS:
Bellarmine def. Overfelt, 2-1
Watsonville def. Monta Vista, 3-2 (OT)

FINAL:
Bellarmine def. Watsonville, 3-2 (Feb. 26 at PAL Stadium)
Bellarmine took a two-goal lead 16 minutes from the end and then held on for the school’s fifth consecutive CCS championship. The teams were tied 1-1 at halftime but Shaun Tsakiris put Bellarmine ahead to stay on a pass from Steve O’Brien. Kevin Berry made it 3-1 eight minutes later. Watsonville moved closer on an own goal but the Bells held the lead.

DIVISION II 94

FIRST ROUND:
St. Francis (WCAL) def. South San Francisco (NPL), 1-0
Lincoln (BVAL-WVAL) def. Aragon (PAL), 2-0
Half Moon Bay (NPL) def. San Lorenzo Valley (SCCAL), 3-2 (OT)
Serra (WCAL) def. Gonzales (MTAL), 3-2
Del Mar (BVAL-STAL) def. St. Ignatius (WCAL), 2-1
Santa Clara (SCVAL-DAL) def. Saratoga (SCVAL-ECAL), 5-1

QUARTERFINALS:
Lincoln def. St. Francis, 2-1
Half Moon Bay def. Palo Alto (SCVAL-DAL), 1-0
Serra def. Del Mar, 2-2 (decided by penalty kicks)
Menlo-Atherton (PAL) def. Santa Clara, 1-0

SEMIFINALS:
Lincoln def. Half Moon Bay, 4-2
Menlo-Atherton def. Serra, 1-0

FINAL:
Menlo-Atherton def. Lincoln, 2-1 (OT) (Feb. 27 at PAL Stadium)
The winners scored first right after halftime with a 10-yard full volley by junior Juan Camahort. Lincoln evened the count with nine minutes to go when Ben Herlth beat the Bears’ keeper in a one-on-one situation. The two teams battled through 17 minutes of overtime before Jakub Leslie centered the ball to Tai Kim who scored the winning goal from the center of the penalty box.

1995   D I   D II
The format remained the same with the 28 qualifying teams split into two divisions of 14 teams each based on enrollment. Two teams in each division drew first round byes. Bellarmine was seeded No. 1 in Division I and Santa Cruz was top-seeded in Division II.

DIVISION I 95

FIRST ROUND:
Homestead (SCVAL-DAL) def. Woodside (PAL), 4-1
Watsonville (SCCAL) def. Yerba Buena (BVAL-WVAL), 6-0
Leigh (BVAL-STAL) def. Live Oak (MBL), 3-0
North Salinas (MBL) def. Alisal (MTAL), 5-4
Leland (BVAL-MHAL) def. Jefferson (NPL), 1-0
Overfelt (BVAL-MHAL) def. Menlo-Atherton (PAL), 3-1

QUARTERFINALS:
Homestead def. Watsonville, 2-1
Leigh def. Santa Teresa (BVAL-MHAL), 1-0
North Salinas def. Leland, 3-0
Bellarmine (WCAL) def. Overfelt, 3-1

SEMIFINALS:
Bellarmine def. North Salinas, 4-0
Leigh def. Homestead, 1-0 (OT)

FINAL:
Bellarmine def. Leigh, 1-0 (Feb 25 at PAL Stadium)
The winners completed their first-ever undefeated season at 19-0-1 while chalking up their sixth consecutive CCS championship. Bellarmine, whose record was blemished only by a tie with Homestead in the fifth match of the season, was taken to the wire by upstart Leigh before senior midfielder Mark Mangiola scored on a header with four minutes left in the match. Leigh, seeded seventh at the beginning of the playoffs, had a scoring chance early in the second half but a wide-open shot sailed wide.

DIVISION II 95

FIRST ROUND:
Los Gatos (SCVAL-DAL) def. Gonzales (MTAL), 2-0
Fremont (SCVAL-ECAL) def. South San Francisco (NPL), 1-0
Half Moon Bay (NPL) def. St. Ignatius (WCAL), 2-1
Sequoia (PAL) def. Santa Clara (SCVAL-DAL), 4-1
Gunn (SCVAL-ECAL) def. Prospect (BVAL-STAL), 1-1 (decided by penalty kicks)
St. Francis (WCAL) def. Lick (BVAL-MHAL), 5-2

QUARTERFINALS:
Los Gatos def. Fremont, 1-0
Lincoln (BVAL-STAL) def. Half Moon Bay, 2-2 (decided by penalty kicks)
Sequoia def. Gunn, 3-0
St. Francis def. Santa Cruz (SCCAL), 3-1

SEMIFINALS:
Los Gatos def. Lincoln, 1-0
Sequoia def. St. Francis, 2-1

FINAL:
1-1 tie between Los Gatos and Sequoia (Feb. 25 at PAL Stadium)
After 110 minutes of regulation and overtime play, the two teams were declared co-champions -- the seventh co-championship in CCS soccer tournament play. Both goals were scored on penalty kicks. Los Gatos was awarded a penalty shot when the Sequoia goalkeeper tackled Jose Cuelho in the penalty area when the match was just 95 seconds old. However, Sequoia equalized when a Los Gatos defender was called for a hand-ball infraction in the penalty area.

1996   D I     D II   
The format remained the same with the 28 qualifying teams split into two divisions of 14 teams each based on enrollment. Two teams in each division drew first round byes. Leland was seeded No. 1 in Division I and Pioneer was top-seeded in Division II.

DIVISION I 96  

FIRST ROUND:
Sequoia (PAL) def. Leigh (BVAL-STAL), 4-0
Bellarmine (WCAL) def. Monta Vista (SCVAL-DAL), 3-1
North Salinas (MBL) def. Menlo-Atherton (PAL), 2-1
Watsonville (SCCAL) def. Woodside (PAL), 6-0
Homestead (SCVAL-DAL) def. Live Oak (MBL), 2-1
Jefferson (NPL) def. Alisal (MTAL), 1-0

QUARTERFINALS:
Bellarmine def. Sequoia, 1-0
North Salinas def. Santa Teresa (BVAL-MHAL), 1-0 OT
Watsonville def. Homestead, 5-1
Leland (BVAL-MHAL) def. Jefferson, 3-1

SEMIFINALS:
North Salinas def. Bellarmine, 1-1(decided by penalty kicks)
Watsonville def. Leland, 2-0

FINAL:
2-2 tie between North Salinas and Watsonville (March 2 at Cabrillo College)
The two teams settled for a co-championship after 110 minutes of soccer. Sophomore Francisco Gomez got Watsonville off to an early start with an unassisted goal in the first two minutes. Early in the second half, North Salinas equaled on Marcelino Piascencias’ goal. Gomez, however, quickly put Watsonville ahead again on a header off a corner kick. With 30 minutes left in regulation, North Salinas tied the score on Enrique Ramirez’ breakaway and neither team could score again.

DIVISION II 96  

FIRST ROUND:
South S.F. (NPL) def. Valley Christian (BVAL-WVAL), 4-4 (decided by penalty kicks)
Willow Glen (BVAL-WVAL) def. Gonzales (MTAL), 1-0
Los Gatos (SCVL-DAD) def. Prospect (BVAL-STAL), 2-1
St. Ignatius (WCAL) def. Lick (BVAL-DAL), 1-0
Burlingame (PAL) def. Half Moon Bay (NPL), 3-0
Santa Cruz (SCCAL) def. Mountain View (SCVAL-ECAL), 1-0

QUARTERFINALS:
Willow Glen def. South San Francisco, 3-2 OT
Los Gatos def. King City (MTAL), 2-1
Burlingame def. St. Ignatius, 2-1
Pioneer (BVAL-MHAL) def. Santa Cruz, 3-1

SEMIFINALS:
Los Gatos def. Willow Glen, 1-1 (decided by penalty kicks)
Pioneer def. Burlingame, 0-0 (decided by penalty kicks)

FINAL:
Pioneer def. Los Gatos, 2-0 OT (March 2 at PAL Stadium)
After the score was deadlocked 0-0 in regulation time, the Mustangs’ Colin Reilly tallied with time expiring in the first overtime on a low, left-footed shot. John De Vitto iced the contest late in the second overtime with a header off a corner kick. Goalkeeper Garrett Lennox saved the day for the winners with a spectacular save in the final seconds of regulation time.

1997   D I  D II  D III(PLAYED IN THE FALL OF 96)
The format remained the same with the 28 qualifying teams split into two divisions of 14 teams each based on enrollment. Two teams in each division drew first round byes. Leland was seeded No. 1 in Division I and Santa Cruz was top-seeded in Division II.

DIVISION I 97    BRACKETS

FIRST ROUND:
Sequoia (PAL-Bay D) def. Gilroy (MBL), 2-0
Leigh (BVAL-STAl) def. Milpitas (SCVAL-ECAL), 3-1
Watsonville (SCCAL) def. Santa Teresa (BVAL-MHAL), 2-0
Alisal (MTAL) def. Salinas (MBL), 3-2
Menlo-Atherton (PAL-BD) def. Monta Vista (SCVAL-DAL), 2-1
Piedmont Hills (BVAL-STAL) def. Prospect (BVAL-MHAL), 4-4 (decided by penalty kicks)

QUARTERFINALS:
Bellarmine (WCAL) def. Piedmont Hills, 5-0
Menlo-Atherton def. Alisal, 1-0
Watsonville def. Leland (BVAL-MHAL), 4-3
Leigh def. Sequoia, 1-0

SEMIFINALS:
Bellarmine def. Menlo-Atherton, 4-0
Watsonville def. Leigh, 2-0

FINAL:
Bellarmine def. Watsonville, 2-0 (Feb. 28 at PAL Stadium)
Bellarmine scored one goal early and the other late in the game. In between, the Bells depended on junior goalkeeper Jose Brotherton and its defense to turn back a furious Watsonville attack. It was Bellar-mine’s seventh CCS title in the past eight years and the final one under coach Bill Chambers who retired after the game. Ivan Peragine scored in the 14th minute when he beat the defender and shot the ball past the keeper. Ted Fisher headed in the clinching marker in the 78th minute on a throw-in from Shaun Tsakiris.

DIVISION II 97    BRACKETS

FIRST ROUND:
Los Gatos (SCVAL-DAL) def. Carmel (MTAL), 1-1 (decided by penalty kicks)
Carlmont (PAL-Ocean D) def. St. Ignatius (WCAL), 2-1
Burlingame (PAL-Bay D) def. Gonzales (MTAL), 2-1 OT
Pioneer (BVAL-MHAL) def. Palo Alto (SCVAL-DADL, 2-1
King City (MTAL) def. Hillsdale (PAL-BD), 2-0
Half Moon Bay (PAL-BD) def. Capuchino (PAL-OD), 4-2)

QUARTERFINALS:
Los Gatos def. Carlmont, 2-1
Burlingame def. Willow Glen (BVAL-WVA), 3-1
Pioneer def. King City, 2-0
Santa Cruz (SCCAL) def. Half Moon Bay, 2-1

SEMIFINALS:
Burlingame def. Los Gatos, 2-1
Pioneer def. Santa Cruz, 2-2 (decided by penalty kicks)

FINAL:
Burlingame def. Pioneer, 1-0 (Feb. 28 at PAL Stadium)
Anthony Dimech scored the lone goal four minutes into the game and keeper Robert McWilliams turned back shot-after-shot to preserve the victory. Dimech scored on a pass from Eric Monterastelli. Pioneer out-shot the Panthers 19-7 including a try by Alberto Romo that sailed six inches high in the final moments.

1998   D I   D II   D III (PLAYED IN THE FALL OF 97)
The format remained the same with the 28 qualifying teams split into two divisions of 14 teams each based on enrollment. Two teams in each division drew first round byes. Live Oak was seeded No. 1 in Division I and Palo Alto was top-seeded in Division II.

DIVISION I 98    BRACKETS

FIRST ROUND:
Monta Vista (SCVAL-DAL) def. Oak Grove (BVAL-STAL), 3-2 (overtime)
Bellarmine (WCAL) def. Homestead (SCVAL-DAL), 3-0
Watsonville (SCCAL) def. Alisal (MTAL), 2-0
Menlo-Atherton (PAL-BD) def. Overfelt (BVAL-MHAL), 2-1
King City (MTAL) def. Sequoia (PAL-BD), 2-0
Prospect (BVAL-MHAL) def. Woodside (PAL-OD), 4-0

QUARTERFINALS:
Monta Vista def. Bellarmine, 1-0
Leland (BVAL-MHAL) def. Watsonville, 3-1
King City def. Menlo-Atherton, 1-0
Prospect def. Live Oak (MBL), 2-1

SEMIFINALS:
Leland def. Monta Vista, 2-0
Prospect def. King City, 1-1 (decided by penalty kicks)

FINAL:
Leland def. Prospect, 1-0 (OT) (March 3 at PAL Stadium)
Back Shawn Dunne pushed the ball into the back of the net as the first of two overtime periods got under way and the Chargers made it stand up for the win. The goal came off a corner kick which Isaias Bardales headed the ball which was deflected by goalkeeper Brandon Delgado. Defender Greg Ortiz blocked the ball with his body as he fell to the ground but Dunne was standing right there and was quick to respond to score the goal. It was Leland’s fourth CCS title.

DIVISION II 98    BRACKETS

FIRST ROUND:
Mountain View (SCVAL-ECAL) def. Lick (BVAL-STAL), 2-1
Seaside (MBL) def. Los Altos (SCVAL-DAL), 3-2 (OT)
Pioneer (BVAL-MHAL) def. Alvarez (MTAL), 3-1
Mitty (WCAL) def. Aragon (PAL-OD), 2-0
Carlmont (PAL-BD) def. Del Mar (BVAL-WVAL), 2-1
Burlingame (PAL-OD) def. Gunderson (BVAL-WVAL), 2-1

QUARTERFINALS:
Seaside def. Mountain View, 2-1
Pioneer def. Santa Cruz (SCCAL), 3-2
Mitty def. Carlmont, 2-0
Palo Alto (SCVAL-DAL) def. Burlingame, 0-0 (decided by penalty kicks)

SEMIFINALS:
Palo Alto def. Mitty, 3-2 (OT)
Seaside def. Pioneer, 4-3

FINAL:
Palo Alto def. Seaside, 2-1 (March 4 at PAL Stadium)
Rico Lay, who watched most of the game from the sideline because of a pulled hamstring, scored in the 76th minute to give Palo Alto the win. Lay headed a ball off the goalkeeper at the near post off a superb pass from Joe Hubay-Dies. Seaside took a 1-0 lead in the 18th minute on a header by Roberto Arango but Palo Alto equalized midway through the second half when Hubay-Dies buried a shot from the middle of the box, setting up Lay’s winning effort.

1999   D I     D II    D III (PLAYED IN THE FALL OF 98)
The format remained the same with the 28 qualifying teams split into two divisions of 14 teams each based on enrollment. Two teams in each division drew first round byes. Bellarmine was seeded No. 1 in Division I and Burlingame was top-seeded in Division II.

DIVISION I 99    BRACKETS

FIRST ROUND:
Overfelt (BVAL-MHAL) def. Sequoia (PAL-BD), 2-1
Milpitas (SCVAL-DAL) def. Leigh (BVAL-STAL), 1-0
Hill (BVAL-WVAL) def. Salinas (MBL), 3-1
Westmoor (PAL-OD) def. Lynbrook (SCVAL-ECAL), 2-0
Live Oak (MBL) def. Serra (WCAL), 1-0
Santa Teresa (BVAL-MHAL) def. Homestead (SCVAL-DAL), 5-0

QUARTERFINALS:
Milpitas def. Overfelt, 2-1
Watsonville (SCCAL)def. Hill, 3-1 (OT)
Bellarmine (WCAL) def. Santa Teresa, 6-1
Live Oak def. Westmoor, 3-1

SEMIFINALS:
Bellarmine def. Live Oak, 3-1 (OT)
Milpitas def. Watsonville, 0-0 (decided by penalty kicks)

FINAL:
Bellarmine def. Milpitas, 3-0 (Feb. 26 at PAL Stadium)
The Bells completed an undefeated season (only three draws blemished a perfect season) with a relatively easy 3-0 victory over the upstart Milpitas Trojans. Pat Fisher opened the scoring midway through the first half with a header off a Chris Salvatore cross. Bellarmine scored again four minutes later when Graham Horn broke past three defenders and buried the shot. Adam Palsgrove capped the scoring with seven minutes left in the first period.

DIVISION II 99    BRACKETS

FIRST ROUND:
Los Gatos (SCVAL-DAL) def. Alisal (MBL), 2-0
Carlmont (PAL-BD) def. Harbor (SCCAL), 5-3
Prospect (BVAL-MHAL) def. Gunn (SCVAL-ECAL), 2-0
Los Altos (SCVAL-DAL) def. Del Mar (BVAL-STAL), 4-3
Palo Alto (SCVAL-DAL) def. Alvarez (MBL), 4-0
Mitty (WCAL) def. Gonzales (MTAL), 2-0

QUARTERFINALS:
Carlmont def. Los Gatos, 4-1
Palo Alto def. Los Altos, 3-1
Burlingame (PAL-BD) def. Mitty, 3-1
Seaside (MBL) def. Prospect, 1-0

SEMIFINALS:
Palo Alto def. Burlingame, 2-1
Carlmont def. Seaside, 2-1

FINAL:
Carlmont def. Palo Alto, 2-0 (Feb. 26 at PAL Stadium)
Carlmont won its first soccer championship by scoring on a penalty kick after a controversial foul and then adding a spectacular goal by Tony Cesano on a well-timed pass from Fabio Carreri. Palo Alto had several scoring opportunities but could not convert.

2000    D I   D II   DIII (played in the fall of 1999)
The format remained the same with the 28 qualifying teams split into two divisions of 14 teams
each based on enrollment. Two teams in each division drew first round byes. Bellarmine
was seeded No. 1 in Division I and Seaside was top-seeded in Division II.

DIVISION I 2000   CLICK HERE FOR TOURNAMENT BRACKETS

FIRST ROUND:
Yerba Buena (BVAL-WVALL) def. Andrew Hill (BVAL-STAL), 2-1
Live Oak (MBL) def. Overfelt (BVAL-MHAL), 3-2
Serra (WCAL) def. Sequoia (PAL-BD), 2-0
Leigh (BVAL-MHAL) def. Menlo-Atherton (PAL-BD), 3-2
Willow Glen (BVAL-STAL) def. Alvarez (MBL), 2-1
Homestead (SCVAL-DAL) def. Leland (BVAL-MHAL), 4-1

QUARTERFINALS:

Live Oak def. Yerba Buena, 5-0
Serra def. Watsonville (SCCAL), 3-2
Willow Glen def. Leigh, 2-1
Bellarmine (WCAL) def. Homestead, 2-1

SEMIFINALS:
Bellarmine def. Willow Glen, 2-1
Live Oak def. Serra, 3-1

FINAL:
Bellarmine def. Live Oak, 4-1 (Feb. 28 @ PAL Stadium)
    Sophomore Nick Hatzke scoring two goals, the Bells completed their second consecutive unbeaten season and won their second straight CCS title. The score was 1-1 at halftime but Bellarmine pulled away as Hatzke scored his first and Brian McCarthy made it 3-1 in the 68th minute. Hatzke clinched it late in the contest as the Acorns pushed up. Senior Adam Palsgrove scored first for Bellarmine on a free kick but Live Oak tied the score shortly before halftime on a header by Oscar Torres.

DIVISION II 2000   CLICK HERE FOR TOURNAMENT BRACKETS

FIRST ROUND:

Prospect (BVAL-MHADL def. Capuchino (PAL-BD), 5-2
St. Ignatius (WCAL) def. Los Gatos (SCVAL-DAL), 1-0
Harbor (SCCAL) def. Saratoga (SCVAL-ECAL), 3-0
Palo Alto (SCVAL-DAL) def. Carlmont (PAL-BD), 5-0
Gunn (SCVAL-DAL) def. South S. F. (PAL-OD), 2-0
Santa Clara (SCVAL-ECAL) def. Alisal (MBL), 2-1

QUARTERFINALS:
St. Ignatius def. Prospect, 1-0
Burlingame (PAL-BD) def. Harbor, 3-1
Palo Alto def. Gunn, 2-1
Seaside (MTAL) def. Santa Clara, 3-0
Palo Alto def. Seaside, 4-2
Burlingame def. St. Ignatius, 3-0

FINAL:
Palo Alto def. Burlingame, 2-0 (Feb. 28 at PAL Stadium) The winners scored in the 29th minute on a 35-yard free kick by Jacob LeBlanc which careened off a Burlingame defender. They added the second in the 36th minute as Trevor Goodrich tapped the ball into the net after Burlingame's keeper couldn't entirely clear a dangerous header by Philip Sousa. Valentin Meloty-Kapella was the defensive standout for Palo Alto holding Burlingame's star, Mike Sharabi, to two shots.

2001    D I    D II    DIII (played in the Fall of 2001)
The format remained the same with the 28 qualifying teams split into two divisions of 14 teams each based on enrollment. Two teams in each division drew first round byes. Bellarmine was seeded #1 in Division I and Leland was top-seed in Division II

DIVISION I 2001    Complete Division 1 Brackets

FIRST ROUND:
Serra (WCAL) defeated Fremont (SCVAL-ECAL) 2-0
Aptos (SCCAL) defeated Andrew Hill (BVALSTAL) 3-0
Woodside(PAL-BD) defeated Yerba Buena (BVAL-STAL)3-0
Alvarez(MTAL) defeated Independence (BVAL-STAL) 4-0
Overfelt(BVAL-MHAL) defeated Mt. Pleasant (BVAL-WVAL) 4-1
Watsonville (SCCAL) defeated Live Oak (MBL) 1-0 (3OT's)

QUARTERFINALS:
Aptos defeated Serra 5-0
Woodside defeated Oak Grove (BVAL-STAL) 1-0
Overfelt defeated Alvarez 3-2
Bellarmine (WCAL) defeated Watsonville 5-0

SEMIFINALS:
Aptos defeated Woodside 4-1
Bellarmine defeated Overfelt 3-2

FINAL:
Bellarmine defeated Aptos 1-0
Neutralizing one of the section's highest scoring offenses, Bellarmine won its 10th CCS title in the last twelve years.  Bells' Coach Ed Sarrett had announced that it was his final game as head coach.  Mark Jones scores on a close-range shot in the waning seconds of the first half to provide the margin of victory. Aptos' best scoring chance came in the 49th minute when Juan Munoz headed just wide of the post.

DIVISION II 2001    Complete Brackets

FIRST ROUND:
Carlmont (PAL-BD) defeated San Mateo (PAL) 3-1
Seaside (MTAL) defeated Palo Alto (SCVAL-DAL) 2-1
St. Ignatius (WCAL) defeated Valley Christian-SJ (BVAL-MHAL) 1-0
Santa Clara (SCVAL-DAL) defeated Alisal (MBL) 2-1
Gunn (SCVAL-DAL) defeated Prospect (BVAL-MHAL) 3-1
Burlingame (PAL) defeated Greenfield (MTAL) 3-0

QUARTERFINALS:
Carlmont defeated Seaside 3-0
St. Ignatius defeated Harbor (SCCAL) 1-0 (OT)
Gunn defeated Santa Clara 5-1
Burlingame defeated Leland (BVAL-MHAL) 2-1

SEMIFINALS:
St. Ignatius defeated Carlmont 2-1
Gunn defeated Burlingame 1-0

FINAL:
Gunn defeated St. Ignatius 3-0
The Titans completed their playoff romp with easy victory.  They took the lead in the fourth minute when Eibad Ghori took the ball down the right side and shot it over the head of the keeper.  Ghori's corner kick started the play for the second goal 24 minutes later which Daniel Hoffman drilled into the net.  Hoffman iced the contest in the 52nd minute with a shot into the upper right corner of the net.  Gunn outscored opponents 12-2 during playoffs.

DIVISION IIII--PLAYED IN THE FALL OF 2001  COMPLETE DIII BRACKETS

FIRST ROUND:

QUARTERFINALS:
SEMIFINALS:
FINAL:

WINTER 2002    DI   DII
The format remained the same with the 28 qualifying teams split into two
divisions of 14 teams each based on enrollment. Two teams in each division
drew first round byes. Bellarmine was seeded No. 1 in Division I and Pioneer
was top-seeded in Division II.

2002 DIVISION I    COMPLETE DI PLAYOFF BRACKETS

FIRST ROUND:
Serra (WCAL) def. Aptos (SCCAL), 7-1
Watsonville (SCCAL) def. Gilroy (MBL), 1-0
Mt. Pleasant (BVAL-STAL) def. Gunn (SCVAL-DAL), 2-1
Hill (BVAL-STAL) def. Alvarez (MBL), 2-1
Santa Clara (SCVL-DAL) def. Overfelt (BVAL-MHAL), 4-0
Homestead (SCVAL-DAL)def. Menlo-Atherton (PAL-BD), 2-0

QUARTERFINALS:
Watsonville def. Serra, 2-1
Leland (BVAL-MHAL) def. Mt. Pleasant, 3-1
Santa Clara def. Hill, 1-0
Bellarmine (WCAL) def. Homestead, 2-1

SEMIFINALS:
Bellarmine def. Santa Clara, 4-0
Watsonville def. Leland, 3-1

FINAL:
Bellarmine def. Watsonville, 2-0 (Feb. 22 at PAL Stadium) Bellarmine capped a perfect 25-0 season that netted the Bells No. 1 ranking in the nation by turning back the Wildcats. The winners took an early lead when Matt Hatzke scored in the 12th minute and tallied the second on a header by Matt's brother, Nick, just before halftime.

2002 DIVISION II    COMPLETE DII PLAYOFF BRACKETS

FIRST ROUND:
Menlo (PAL-OD) def. Capuchino (PAL-BD), 4-1
Santa Cruz (SCCL) def. Branham (BVL-WVD), 1-0
Sequoia (PAL-BD) def. Soledad (MTAL), 3-1
Burlingame (PAL-BD) def. Mountain View (SCVAL-ECAL), 2-0
Harbor (SCCAL) def. Seaside (MTAL), 2-0
Mitty (WCAL) def. Willow Glen (BVAL-MHAL), 0-0 (decided by penalty kicks)

QUARTERFINALS:
Santa Cruz def. Menlo, 3-0
Sequoia def. Los Altos (SCVAL-DAL), 1-0
Burlingame def. Harbor, 1-0
Pioneer (BVAL-MHAL) def. Mitty, 2-0

SEMIFINALS:
Santa Cruz def. Sequoia, 2-1
Pioneer def. Burlingame, 1-1 (decided by penalty kicks)

FINAL:
1-1 tie between Pioneer and Santa Cruz (Feb. 22 at PAL Stadium)
A co-championship was declared after neither team could score in 110 minutes. Santa Cruz had three solid scoring chances in the final five minutes but Pioneer goalkeeper Luis Trejo made two crucial saves for the Mustangs. Both
teams scored early -- Pioneer on Marcus Hammel's finish of a corner kick and Santa Cruz on a penalty shot by Saulo Gomez.

FALL 2002 BOYS DIVISION III
COMPLETE DIII BRACKETS

WINTER 2003    DI    DII
   
The format was changed for the first time since 1992. The number of qualifying teams increased from 28 to 32 and they were divided into two divisions, based on enrollment. Leland was seeded No. 1 in Division I and Burlingame was top-seeded in Division II.
 

2003 DIVISION I    COMPLETE BRACKETS
 

FIRST ROUND:

Watsonville (SCCAL) def. Westmoor (PAL-OD), 4-0

Overfelt (BVAL-MHAL) def. Fremont (SCVAL-ECAL), 4-0

Live Oak (TCAL) def. Serra (WCL), 3-2

Gunn (SCVAL-DAL) def. Oak Grove (BVAL-STAL), 3-2

Menlo-Atherton (PAL-BD) def. Gilroy (TCAL), 3-2

Bellarmine (WCAL) def. Alisal (MBL), 5-0

Mt. Pleasant (BVAL-STAL) def. Hill (BVAL-MHAL), 1-0

Leland (BVAL-MHAL) def. Westmont (BVAL-WVAL)
 

SECOND ROUND:

Watsonville def. Overfelt, 3-1

Gunn def. Live Oak, 3-1

Bellarmine def. Menlo-Atherton, 1-0

Leland def. Mt. Pleasant, 5-1
 

SEMIFINALS:

Bellarmine def. Leland, 1-0

Gunn def. Watsonville, 2-0
 

FINAL:

Gunn def. Bellarmine, 3-2 (Feb. 28 at PAL Stadium)
   
After jumping to a 3-0 lead, the Titans held on to deny the Bells their fifth consecutive title. Joey Greenwald and Kellen McBain scored first half goals and Alex Gazinski made it 3-0 in the first minute of the second half. Bellarmine scored in the 60th and 79th minute on goals by Brian Moore and Scott Sweeney but Gunn turned away all other attacks.

 

2003 DIVISION II    COMPLETE BRACKETS
 

FIRST ROUND:

Palo Alto (SCVAL-DAL) def. N. Monterey County (MBL), 5-2

Los Altos (SCVAL-DAL) def. Sacred Heart Cathedral (WCAL), 5-1

Santa Clara (SCVAL-DAL) def. Menlo (PAL-OD), 3-2

Santa Cruz (SCCAL) def. King City (MTAL), 5-0

Leigh (BVAL-MHAL) def. St. Ignatius (WCAL), 3-1

Valley Christian (WCAL) def. Harbor (SCCAL), 5-0

Mountain View (SCVAL-DAL) def. Half Moon Bay (PAL-BD), 2-0

Burlingame (PAL-BD) def. Stevenson (MTAL), 4-1
 

SECOND ROUND:

Los Altos def. Palo Alto, 1-0

Santa Cruz def. Santa Clara 2-0

Valley Christian def. Leigh, 3-2

Burlingame def. Mountain View, 3-1

SEMIFINALS:

Santa Cruz def. Los Altos, 3-0

Burlingame def. Valley Christian, 4-3 (OT)
 

FINAL:

Santa Cruz def. Burlingame, 2-1 (OT) (Feb. 28 at PAL Stadium)
   
Guillermo Sensente
=s overtime goal gave Santa Cruz the championship they shared the previous year with Pioneer. Neither team scored in the first half, but Mariano Arrua broke the stalemate to give Burlingame the lead in the 51st minute. Santa Cruz immediately tied it up on Scott Anderson=s shot, setting up the overtime.

 

 FALL DIVISION III COMPLETE BRACKETS

 

2004   DI    DII

The format remained the same with 32 teams qualifying and divided into two divisions, based on enrollment. Watsonville was seeded No. 1 in Division I and Palo Alto was top-seeded in Division II.

 

DIVISION I-04    Playoff Brackets
 

FIRST ROUND:

Leland (BVAL-MHAL) def. Aptos (SCCAL), 3-0

Gilroy (TCAL) def. Woodside (PAL-OD), 2-0

Mt. Pleasant (BVAL-MHAL) def. Westmoor (PAL-BD), 2-1

Gunn (SCVAL-DAL) def. Independence (BVAL-STAL), 3-0

Bellarmine (WCAL) def. Leigh (BVAL-MHAL), 4-2

Menlo-Atherton (PAL-BD) def. Live Oak (TCAL), 1-0
Alisal (MBL) def. Santa Clara (SCVAL-DAL), 2-0

Watsonville (SCCAL) def. Westmont (BVAL-STAL), 2-0 \

 

SECOND ROUND:

Gilroy def. Leland, 4-2

Gunn def. Mt. Pleasant, 2-1

Menlo-Atherton def. Bellarmine, 2-1

Watsonville def. Alisal, 2-0  

 

SEMIFINALS:

Gilroy def. Gunn, 4-1

Watsonville def. Menlo-Atherton, 3-1  

 

FINAL:

Watsonville def. Gilroy , 3-0 (Feb. 27 at PAL Stadium)

The favored Wildcatz had a surprisingly easy time with the previously undefeated Mustangs. After just seven minutes, Juan Vasquez ripped a shot into the net to open the scoring. In the next few minutes, the Wildcatz hit the post and the crossbar in near misses and a goal was disallowed for offside. In the second half,  Armando Martinez found the goal twice to pad Watsonville ’s lead.

 

DIVISION II-04    PLAYOFF BRACKETS  

 

FIRST ROUND:

Pioneer (BVAL-MHAL) def. Harbor (SCCAL), 3-1

Valley Christian (WCAL) def. King City (MTAL), 2-2 (decided by penalty kicks)

Mitty (WCAL) def. Sequoia (PAL-BD), 0-0 (decided by penalty kicks)

Burlingame (PAL-BD) def. Gonzales (MTAL), 2-1

Overfelt (BVAL-MHAL) def. Lynbrook (SCVAL-ECAL), 1-0  

Santa Cruz (SCCAL) def. N. Monterey County (MBAL), 4-0

St. Ignatius (WCAL) def. Mountain View (SCVAL-DAL), 2-1  

Palo Alto (SCVAL-DAL) def. Prospect (BVAL-WVAL), 5-0  

 

SECOND ROUND:

Pioneer def. Valley Christian, 2-2 (decided by penalty kicks)

Burlingame def. Mitty, 3-1

Santa Cruz def. Overfelt, 3-0

St. Ignatius def. Palo Alto , 3-1 (decided by penalty kicks)  

 

SEMIFINALS:

Pioneer def. Burlingame , 5-1  

Santa Cruz def. St. Ignatius, 3-1  

 

FINAL:

Santa Cruz def. Pioneer, 3-1 (Feb. 27 at PAL Stadium)

The Cardinals’ stiff defense prevailed again, with only an own goal marring the record. Eduardo Chavez headed home Juan Marquez’s free kick for the winners’ first goal in the 40th minute. Julian Alvarez scored twice in the second half -- on a breakaway and on a feed from Alex Diego. It was Santa Cruz ’ third straight CCS title, including a tie with Pioneer in 2002.

 

2005    DI    DII

The format remained the same with 32 teams qualifying and divided into two divisions, based on enrollment. Watsonville was seeded No.1 in Division I and Gunn was top-seeded in Division II.

 

DIVISION I-05   PLAYOFF BRACKETS

 

FIRST ROUND:

Live Oak (TCAL) def. North Salinas (TCAl), 1-0
Mountain View (SCVAL-DAL) def. Santa Clara (SCVAL-DAL), 3-1

Alisal (MBAL) def. Woodside (PAL-BD), 2-1

Piedmont Hills (BVAL-WVAL) def.  Oak Grove (BVAL-MHAL), 1-0

Westmoor (PAL-BD) def. Mt. Pleasant (BVAL-MHAL), 7-4

Bellarmine (WCAL) def. Homestead (SCVAL-ECAL), 1-0

Leland (BVAL-MHAL) def. Gilroy (TCAL), 1-0

Wastonville (SCCAL) def. Alvarez (MBAL), 4-1

 

SECOND ROUND::

Alisal def. Piedomont hill, 1-0

Watsonville def. Leland, 2-1

Bellarmine def. Westmoor, 1-0

Live Oak def. Mountain View, 2-0

 

SEMIFINALS:

Alisal def. Live Oak, 1-0

Watsonville def. Bellarmine, 2-00

 

FINALS:

Watsonville def. Alisal, 1-0 (Feb. 25 at Piedmont Hills HS.)

The Wildcatz completed their outstanding season with the victory over the Trojans. Watsonville, ranked No. 1 in the nation in the preseason, lost only one match on the field (they forfeited two games but to the use of an ineligible player) and rolled through the playoffs. Alisal proved to be a worthy opponent, however, and Watsonville didn't score until the 70th minute when a free kick resulted in a loose ball in the penalty area and Rene Aldama speared it into the back of the net.

 

DIVISION II- 05   PLAYOFF BRACKETS

 

FIRST ROUND:

Yerba Buena (BVAL-STAL) def. St. Ignatius (WCAL), 1-0

Mitty (WCAL) def. Cupertino (SCVAL-ECAL), 3-1

Hillsdale (PAL-OD) def, Valley Christian - SJ (WCAL), 3-2

Sequoia (PAL-BD) def. Prospect (BVAL-STAL), 2-1

Leigh (BVAL-MHAL) def. Santa Cruz (SCCAL), 1-0

Palo Alto (SCVAL-DAL) def. Gonzales (MTAL), 3-0

St. Francis (WCAL) def. Menlo (PAL-BD), 3-3 (decided by penalty kicks)

Gunn (SCVAL-DAL) def. Greenfield (MTAL), 3-1

 

SECOND ROUND:

Mitty def. Yerba Buena, 2-1

Hillsdale def. Sequoia, 1-0

Palo Alto def. Leigh, 3-0

Gunn def. St. Francis, 2-0

 

SEMIFINALS:

Mitty def. Hillsdale, 4-0

Gunn def. Palo Alto 1-1 (decided on penalty kicks)

 

FINALS:

Mitty def. Gunn, 2-1 (Feb. 25 at Piedmont Hills HS)

Scoring on almost identical plays, the monarchs won their first CCS title in 33 years. two long throw-ins by Brian Watson resulted in the two scores the first was by Ricardo Sanchez in the 22nd minuted and he winner by Cory Bowman in the 43rd. Gunn had taken an early lead on a first- touch shot by ALex Guzinski after 11 minutes of play.


2006   DI    DII
The format remained the same with 32 teams qualifying and divided into two divisions, based on enrollment. Watsonville was seeded No. 1 in Division I and Hillsdale was top-seeded in Division II.

DIVISION I- 06     PLAYOFF BRACKETS


FIRST ROUND
Lincoln (BVAL-STAL) def. Mountain View (DEAL), 2-0
Alisal (MBAL) def. Andrew Hill (BVAL-WVAL), 6-0
Oak Grove (BVAL-MHAL) def. Los Altos (SCVAL-ECCL), 2-0
Bellarmine (WCAL) def. Piedmont Hills (BVAL-STAL), 2-1
Leland (BVAL-MHAL) def. Homestead (SCVAL-DEAL), 3-1
Gunn (SCVAL-DEAL) def. Alvarez (MAL), 1-0
Carlmont (PAL-OD) def. Los Gatos (SCVAL-ECCL), 1-0
Watsonville (SCCAL) def. North Salinas (TCAL), 4-0


SECOND ROUND
Alisal def. Lincoln, 7-1
Bellarmine def. Oak Grove, 4-0
Gunn def. Leland, 1-0
Watsonville def. Carlmont, 3-0


SEMIFINALS
Bellarmine def. Alisal, 3-1
Watsonville def. Gunn, 3-0

FINALS
Bellarmine def. Watsonville, 3-2 (Feb. 24 @ Piedmont Hills). Chris Nardi scored two goals within a four-minute span to rally the Bells tot the upset victory. The victors had to withstand a furious Watsonville attack in the final 20 minutes to claim the win. Watsonville scored first, 40 seconds into the match, on Edward Marmolejo's shot but Eric Shuffle's header tied the match. Watsonville again went ahead on Hugo Flores' free kick, only to have Nardi blast in two follow shots that proved to be the difference.

DIVISION II        PLAYOFF BRACKETS

FIRST ROUND
Sequoia (PAL-BD) def. Aptos (SCCAL), 3-2
San Mateo (PAL-BD) def. Harbor (SCCAL), 4-1
Santa Cruz (SCCAL) def. Palo Alto (SCVAL-DEAL). 3-0
Pioneer (BVAL-MAL) def. Gonzales (MTAL), 2-1
Overfelt (BVAL-MAL) def. Scotts Valley (SCCAL), 3--0
Capuchino (PAL-BD) def. Yerba Buena (BVAL-MHAL), 3-2
Mitty (WCAL) def. Live Oak (TCAL), 3-0
Hillsdale (PAL-BD) def. Soledad (MTAL), 2-1

SECOND ROUND
San Mateo Def. Sequoia, 1-0
Pioneer def. Santa Cruz, 4-1
Overfelt def. Capuchino, 2-0
Mitty def. Hillsdale, 2-0

SEMIFINALS
Pioneer def. San Mateo, 6-1
Mitty def. Overfelt, 1-1 (decided by PK)

FINALS
Mitty def. Pioneer, 6-2 (Feb. 24 @ Piedmont Hills High)
Peppering the goal from the onset, Archbishop Mitty scored twice in the first 17 minutes and rolled to its second consecutive championship. Mitty tallied twice more in the first half and used reserves freely in the second canto. Kasey Mieuli had twice goals for Mitty.
 

2007     DI   DII
The format remained the same with 32 teams qualifying and divided into two divisions, based on enrollment. Lincoln was seeded No. 1 in Division I and Santa Cruz was top-seeded in Division II.

DIVISION I-COMPLETE BRACKETS

FIRST ROUND
Watsonville (MBAL) def. Menlo-Atherton (PAL-BD), 2-0
Los Gatos (SCVAL-DAD) def. Carlmont (PAL-BD), 2-1
Evergreen Valley (BVAL-WVAL) def. Oak Grove (BVAL-MHAL), 2-1
Bellarmine (WCAL) def. Salinas (TCAL), 3-1
Woodside (BVAL-BD) def. Serra (WCAL), 1-1 (decided by penalty kicks)
Gilroy (TCAL) def. Mt. Pleasant (BVAL-STAL), 2-1
Santa Clara (SCVAL-DAAL) def. Leland (BVAL-MHAL), 3-0
Lincoln (BVAL-MHAL) def. Alisal (TCAL), 2-1

QUARTERFINALS:
Lincoln def. Santa Clara, 2-0
Gilroy def. Woodside, 5-0
Bellarmine def. Evergreen Valley, 6-0
Watsonville def. Los Gatos, 1-0

SEMIFINALS:
Bellarmine def. Watsonville, 2-1
Gilroy def. Lincoln, 2-0

FINAL:
Gilroy def. Bellarmine, 2-0 (Feb. 23 at Milpitas High)
    After holding off the Bells’ air attack and a three-shot barrage early in the second period, the Mustangs converted on a header by freshman Forrest Alvarez off Humberto Pineda’s corner kick. Gilroy added an insurance goal in the 55th minute when Andy Moya’s free kick glanced off the head of Jose Velazquez and past the keeper. To offset Bellarmine’s aggressiveness, Gilroy employed a quick passing attack so they could not be knocked off the ball.

DIVISION II--COMPLETE BRACKETS

FIRST ROUND:
Terra Nova (PAL-OD) def. Saratoga (SCVAL-ECAL), 2-1
Soquel (SCCAL) def. Overfelt (BVAL-MHAL), 1-0
Pajaro Valley (MBAL) def. San Lorenzo Valley (SCCAL), 3-0
Gonzales (MTAL) def. Burlingame (PAL-BD), 4-4 (decided by penalty kicks)
St. Ignatius (WCAL) def. South San Francisco (PAL-OD), 2-0
St. Francis (WCAL) def. King City (MTAL), 2-1
Branham (BVAL-STAL) def. Mitty (WCAL), 2-1
Palo Alto (SCVAL-DAAL) def. Santa Cruz (SCCAL), 1-0

QUARTERFINALS:
Soquel def. Terra Nova, 2-0
Gonzales def. Pajaro Valley, 0-0 (decided by penalty kicks)
St. Francis def. St. Ignatius., 1-0
Palo Alto def. Branham, 1-0

SEMIFINALS:
Palo Alto def. St. Francis, 2-2 (decided by penalty kicks)
Gonzales def. Soquel, 2-1

FINAL:
Gonzales def. Palo Alto, 3-1 (Feb. 23 at Milpitas High)
    The Spartans became an unlikely champion after being seeded 16th and surviving two penalty shoot-outs in early round games. The underdogs jumped ahead in the first half on a sizzling shot by Eduardo Verduzco and made it 2-0 in the second canto with a header. Palo Alto, however, came back in the 78th minute when Matt Staiger took a pass from Adam Zernik and squeezed a shot inside the post. Palo Alto nearly scored twice before Gonzales got the clincher when the keeper and a defender collided, leaving an open net for a Miguel Vidauri header.

2008    DI   DII
The format remained the same with 33 teams qualifying and divided into two divisions, based on enrollment. There were 16 teams in Division I and 17 teams in Division II. Bellarmine was seeded No. 1 in Division 1 and South San Francisco was top-seeded in Division II.

DIVISION I-COMPLETE BRACKETS

FIRST ROUND
Gilroy (TCAL) def. Santa Clara (SCVAL-DAAL), 1-0
Overfelt (BVAL-MHAL) def. Watsonville (MBAL), 3-0
Leigh (BVAL-MHAL) def. Milpitas (SCVAL-DAAL), 1-0
Los Gatos (SCVAL-DAAL) def. Hill (BVAL-STAL), 2-0
Gunn (SCVAL-DAAL) def. Woodside (PAL-BD), 3-2
Alisal (TCAL) def. Fremont (SCVAL-ECAL), 2-1
Carlmont (PAL-BD) def. Mt. Pleasant (BVAL-MHAL), 3-2
Bellarmine (WCAL) def. Piedmont Hills (BVAL-STAL), 1-0

QUARTERFINALS:
Leigh def. Los Gatos, 2-2 (Decided by penalty kicks)
Alisal def. Gunn, 2-1
Overfelt def. Gilroy, 1-0
Bellarmine def. Carlmont, 1-0

SEMIFINALS:
Overfelt def Leigh, 3-1
Bellarmine def. Alisal, 5-0

FINAL:
Bellarmine def. Overfelt, 5-0 (Feb. 22 at Milpitas High)
    The Bells had little trouble completing what was probably the best season in CCS history. They scored the first goal after 56 seconds when Henry Ainley chipped over the goal keeper and had a 3-0 advantage by halftime, thanks to Ainley's 20-yard free kick around the wall and Michael Lang's header. Bellarmine finished the season with 26 wins, most in CCS history, against one loss (1-0 to Santa Monica which finished undefeated in the Southern Section). The Bells also had two draws on the season. 

DIVISION II-COMPLETE BRACKETS

PLAY-IN ROUND:
Westmont (BVAL-WVAL) def. Pacific Grove (MTAL), 2-0

FIRST ROUND:
Lincoln (BVAL-MHAL) def. Los Altos (SCVAL-DAAL), 1-0
Pajaro Valley (MBAL) def. Burlingame (PAL-BD), 2-0
Terra Nova (PAL-BD) def. Branham (BVAL-MHAL), 5-3
Gonzales (MTAL) def. Santa Cruz (SCCAL), 1-0
St. Francis (WCAL) def. Soquel (SCCAL), 2-0
Mitty (WCAL) def. Soledad (MTAL), 1-0
Palo Alto (BVAL-DAAL) def. Sequoia (PAL-BD), 1-0
South San Francisco (PAL-OD) def. Westmont (BVAL-WVAL), 2-1

QUARTERFINALS:
Gonzales def. Terra Nova, 3-1
St. Francis def. Mitty, 2-1
Pajaro Valley def. Lincoln, 1-0
Palo Alto def. South San Francisco, 2-2 (decided by penalty kicks)

SEMIFINALS:
Palo Alto def. St. Francis, 2-1
Pajaro Valley def. Gonzales, 2-1

FINAL:
Pajaro Valley def. Palo Alto, 1-0 (sudden death overtime) (Feb. 22 at Milpitas High)
    Sophomore Miguel Avalos pounced on a loose ball in the goal box in sudden death overtime to provide the senior-laden Grizzlies with a CCS title in the school's fourth year of existence. Palo Alto did a good job bottling up the winners' offense throughout the match but could not mount much of an attack itself. The game was within eight minutes of being a draw and the team being declared co-champions when the goal came. The ball was jostled about on the the ground after a corner kick and Avalos, who only came up from the junior varsity team for the playoffs, nailed it.

2009    DI    DII    DIII
The format changed with the introduction of a third division. Thirty-six teams qualified and were divided into the three divisions, based on enrollment. Four teams in each division drew first round byes. Palo Alto was seeded No. 1 in Division I, Los Gatos in Division II and Santa Cruz in Division III.

DIVISION I-COMPLETE BRACKETS

FIRST ROUND:
Serra (WCAL) def. Carlmont (PAL-BD), 2-1 Gunn (SCVAL-DAAL) def. Gilroy (TCAL), 2-0 Mountain View (SCVAL-ECAL) def. Woodside (PAL-BD), 2-1 Alisal (TCAL) def. Menlo-Atherton (PAL-BD), 1-0

QUARTERFINALS:
Gunn def. Mt. Pleasant (BVAL-MHAL), 2-0
Bellarmine (WCAL) def. Serra, 1-1 (decided by penalty kicks) Watsonville (MBAL) def. Mountain View, 4-1 Palo Alto (SCVAL-DAAL) def. Alisal, 1-0


SEMIFINALS:
Bellarmine def. Gunn, 2-0
Palo Alto def. Watsonville, 4-3

FINAL: 0-0 tie between Bellarmine and Palo Alto (Feb. 28 at Milpitas High)
Defensive play predominated as the two top clubs battled to the scoreless tie after two overtime periods and ended up sharing the title. Palo Alto goal keeper Peter Johnson made several key stops, including a great save in the 64th minute. Bellarmine’s Matt Taylor also was a defensive stalwart. The Bells have now won or shared 14 CCS titles and Palo Alto was in the finals for the third straight year.

DIVISION II-COMPLETE BRACKETS

FIRST ROUND:

St. Francis (WCAL) def. Overfelt (BVAL-MHAL), 2-0 Willow Glen (BVAL-STAL) def. Los Altos (SCVAL-ECAL), 1-0 Lincoln (BVAL-MHAL) def. Pajaro Valley (MBAL), 1-0 Yerba Buena (BVAL-STAL) def. San Mateo (PAL-OD), 1-0

QUARTERFINALS:

Mitty (WCAL) def. Willow Glen, 2-1
St. Ignatius (WCAL) def. Lincoln, 2-1
Leigh (BVAL-MHAL) def. Yerba Buena, 2-1
St. Francis def. Los Gatos (SCVAL-DAAL), 1-1 (decided by penalty kicks)

SEMIFINALS:

St. Francis def. Leigh, 3-0
St. Ignatius def. Mitty, 0-0 (decided by penalty kicks)

FINAL:
St. Ignatius def. St. Francis, 3-0 (Feb. 28 at Milpitas High)
The Wildcats blitzed the Lancers with two quick goals early in the second half and rolled to the victory. Spencer Gibson opened the scoring right after the intermission by pounding in a rebound shot. Six minutes later, Zander Mrlik headed in the second goal on a corner kick. The winners added the third in the 70th minute on a 20-yard shot by Gibson.

DIVISION III-COMPLETE BRACKETS

FIRST ROUND:

Burlingame (PAL-BD) def. Gonzales (MTAL), 1-1 (decided by penalty kicks)
Scotts Valley (SCCAL) def. Pacific Collegiate (CAL), 4-0
Greenfield (MTAL) def. The King’s Academy (WBAL), 4-1
Prospect (BVAL-WVAL) def. Sacred Heart Prep (WBAL), 3-1

QUARTERFINALS:

Burlingame def. Harbor (SCCAL), 1-0
Terra Nova (PAL-BD) def. Scotts Valley, 2-0
Palma (TCAL) def. Greenfield, 1-0 Prospect def.
Santa Cruz (SCCAL), 1-1 (decided by penalty kicks)

SEMIFINALS:

Terra Nova def. Burlingame, 2-0
Prospect def. Palma, 1-0

FINAL:

Prospect def. Terra Nova, 3-2 (Feb. 28 at Milpitas High)
The Panthers rallied from a two-goal deficit at halftime and won their first outright CCS title in overtime. Jonathan Angeles scored first for Prospect on a pass from Raouf Smati in the 50th minute. The winners then tied the match on Angeles’ penalty kick after Anthony Salciccia was fouled in the box. In overtime, Prospect scored when Angeles passed back to Nicolas Fota who smoked a shot into the top corner of the net. Gabe Griffith and Paulo Mendes scored the first half goals for Terra Nova but the Tigers squandered many other chances.

 

2010

DIVISION I

DIVISION II

DIVISION III

The format remained the same with 36 teams divided into three divisions, based on enrollment. Four teams in each division drew first round byes. St. Ignatius was seeded No. 1 in Division I, Sequoia in Division II and Soquel in Division III.

DIVISION I-COMPLETE BRACKETS

FIRST ROUND:

Bellarmine (WCAL) def. Carlmont (PAL-BD), 3-0
Leland (BVAL-STAL) def. Palo Alto (SCVAL-DAL), 2-1
Santa Clara (SCVAL-ECAL) def. Menlo-Atherton (PAL-BD), 2-1
Woodside (PAL-BD) def. Gilroy (TCAL), 1-0

QUARTER FINALS

Serra (WCAL) def. Bellarmine, 1-0
Alisal (TCAL) def. Leland, 5-1
Watsonville (MBL) def. Santa Clara, 0-0 (decided by penalty kicks)
St. Ignatius (WCAL) def. Woodside, 3-0

SEMI-FINALS:

Alisal def. Serra, 1-1 (decided by penalty kicks)
Watsonville def. St. Ignatius, 3-1

FINALS:Alisal def. Watsonville, 1-0 (March 6 at Gilroy High School)

Trojans senior forward Maximilliano Estrada scored the game’s only goal with a header into an open  net  in the 21st minute after Watsonville goalkeeper David Munoz blocked several shots on goal. An Alisal player recovered the ball on a deflection, then crossed the ball to Estrada, who hit a header from 10 yards out into the center of the net. Watsonville had repeated scoring chances in the second half but could not get the equalizer.

DIVISION II-COMPLETE BRACKETS

FIRST ROUND:

eigh (BVAL-MHAL) def. Prospect (BVAL-WVAL), 2-1
Lincoln (BVAL-MHAL) def. Burlingame (PAL-BD), 2-1
Los Gatos (SCVAL-DAAL) def. Pajaro Valley (MBL), 1-1 (decided by penalty kicks)
Willow Glen (BVAL-MHAL) def. Aragon (PAL-OD), 1-1 (decided by penalty kicks)

QUARTER FINALS

Leigh def. Mountain View (SCVAL-DAL), 1-0
St. Francis (WCAL) def. Lincoln, 5-1
Yerba Buena (BVAL-MHAL) def. Los Gatos, 3-1
Willow Glen def. Sequoia (PAL-BD), 2-1

SEMI-FINALS:

St. Francis def. Leigh, 2-0
Willow Glen def. Yerba Buena, 4-1

FINALS:St. Francis def. Willow Glen, 3-2 (March 6 at Gilroy High School)

After Willow Glen mounted a furious second-half comeback to tie the match, Nick Salvemini came to the rescue for St. Francis, stripping the ball from a Willow Glen player deep in Rams territory and firing a shot into the back of the net in the 70th minute to secure the victory. After St. Francis took a 2-0 lead, the Rams battled back with goals from Julio Morales and Johnathan Martinez.

DIVISION III-COMPLETE BRACKETS

FIRST ROUND:

Live Oak (BVAL-WVAL) def. Sacred Heart Prep (WBAL), 1-0
Carmel (MTAL) def. Pacific Collegiate (CAL), 3-0
Sacred Heart Cathedral (WCAL) def. Menlo (WBAL), 4-0
Soledad (MTAL) def. Harbor (SCCAL), 1-0

QUARTER FINALS

Santa Cruz (SCCAL) def. Live Oak, 1-1 (decided by penalty kicks)
Carmel def. Terra Nova (PAL-BD), 2-1
Sacred Heart Cathedral def. Saratoga (SCVAL-ECAL), 5-0
Soquel (SCCAL) def. Soledad, 3-0

SEMI-FINALS:

Santa Cruz def. Carmel, 1-1 (decided by penalty kicks)
Sacred Heart Cathedral def. Soquel, 3-0

FINALS:Santa Cruz def. Sacred Heart Cathedral, 1-0 (March 6 at Gilroy High School)

John Chronopoulos scored on a rebound, giving the Cardinals all the offense it needed to win its fifth Central Coast Section title. Six minutes into the game, junior Tanner Akol made a throw-in on the left side from about the 15-yard line to Chronopoulos, who headed the ball back to Akol for a shot. Irish keeper Marc Cirilo was able to deflect it out and Chronopoulos found himself wide open for the easy put-back.

 

2011

DIVISION I

DIVISION II

DIVISION III

The format remained the same with 36 teams divided into three divisions, based on enrollent. Four teams in each division drew first round drew byes. Bellarmine was selected No. 1 in Division I, Burlingame in Division II, and Santa Cruz in Division III.

DIVISION I-COMPLETE BRACKETS

FIRST ROUND:

Pal Alto (SCVAL-DAAL) def. Milpitas (SCVAL-ECAL), 2-0
Alisal (TCAL) def. Leland (BVAL-MHAL), 0-0 (decided by penalty kicks)
Evergreen Valley (BVAL-WVAL) def. Watsonville (MBL), 1-1 (decided by penalty kicks)
Serra (WCAL) def. Woodside (PAL-BD), 2-0)

QUARTER FINALS

Menlo-Atherton (PAL-BD) def. Palo Alto, 2-0
Mountain View (SCVAL-DAAL) def. Alisal, 1-1 (decided by penaly kicks)
Evergreen Valley def. Gilroy (TCAL), 2-0
Bellarmine (WCAL) def. Serra, 4-1

SEMI-FINALS:

Mountain View def. Menlo-Atherton, 2-0
Bellarmine def. Evergreen Valley, 3-0

FINALS:

Bellarmine def. Mountain View, 3-2 (Overtime) (March 5 at Gilroy High School)
After seeing Mountain View score twice in regulation time to even the score, the Bells got an overtime goal from midfielder Jamie Longoni to claim its 15th title. Bellarmine went up 1-0 just 30 seconds into the game when Michael Escobar scored off an assist from younger brother Matt. Pascal Purro netted the equalizer for Mountain View early in the first half, heading in a corner kick. Bellarmine's Brandon Morales scored off a throw-in from Matt Escobar in the 64th minute, but Riley Hanley tied the score with a free kick in the 77th minute, setting up Longoni's winner.

DIVISION II-COMPLETE BRACKETS

FIRST ROUND:

Overfelt (BVAL-MHAL) def. Sobrato (BVAL-STAL), 4-1
St. Francis (WCAL) def. Los Gatos (SCVAL-DAAL), 2-1
Leigh (BVAL-MHAL) def. St. Ignatius (WCAL), 2-0
Los Altos (SCVAL-DAAL) def. Lincoln (BVAL-MHAL), 0-0 (decided by pentalty kicks)

QUARTER FINALS

Willow Glen (BVAL-MHAL) def. Overfelt, 1-0
Pajaro Valley (MBL) def. St. Francis, 1-0
Mitty (WCAL) def. Leigh, 1-0
Burlingame (PAL-BD) def. Los Altos, 2-1

SEMI-FINALS:

Willow Glen def. Pajaro Valley, 2-1
Burlingame def. Mitty, 3-2

FINALS:

Willow Glen def. Burlingame, 3-3 (March 5 at Gilroy High School)
The Rams has to survive a late rally by Burlingame that netted two goals in extra time, but prevailed for their first soccer championship in school history. Willow Glen held a narrow 1-0 edge until Julio Morales added two goals, one in the 75th minute off a feed from James Huffer. His second came on a header in the 77th minute. Down 3-0, the Panthers answered in injury time twice, but could'nt catch the Rams.

DIVISION III-COMPLETE BRACKETS

FIRST ROUND:

Live Oak (BVAL-STAL) def. Soledad (MTAL), 1-0
Soquel (SCCAL) def. Sacred Heart Prep (WBAL), 3-2
Sacred Heart Cathedral (WCAL) def. Carmel (MTAL), 2-0
Gonzales (MTAL) def. Woodside Priory (WBAL), 5-4

QUARTER FINALS

Live Oak def. Saratoga (SCVAL-DAAL), 1-0
Soquel def. Half Moon Bay (PAL-OD), 2-1
Sacred Heart Cathedral def. Harbor (SCCAL), 4-1
Santa Cruz (SCCAL) def. Gonzales, 5-0

SEMI-FINALS:

Live Oak def. Soquel, 2-1
Santa Cruz def. Sacred Heart Cathedral, 4-0

FINALS:

Santa Cruz def. Live Oak, 2-0 (March 5 at Gilroy High School)
Junior forward John Chronopoulous scored two goals just over a minute apart early in the second half to help the Cardinals clinch its second straight CCS title. Chronopoulous also scored the only goal in 2010 when Santa Cruz prevailed. It was the sixth section championship for the winners.

 

2012

DIVISION I

DIVISION II

DIVISION III

The format remained the same with 36 teams divided into three divisions, based on enrollment. Four teams in each division drew first round byes. Menlo-Atherton was seeded No. 1 in Division I, St. Francis in Division II and Santa Cruz in Division III.

DIVISION I-COMPLETE BRACKETS

FIRST ROUND:

Lincoln (BVAL-MHAL) def. Salinas (TCAL), 2-0
Oak Grove (BVAL-STAL) def. Los Gatos (SCVAL-ECAL), 1-0
Alisal (TCAL) def. Sequoia (PAL-BD), 4-0
Santa Teresa (BVAL-STAL) def. Carlmont (PAL-BD), 4-1

QUARTER FINALS

Watsonville (MBL) def. Lincoln, 2-1
Mountain View (SCVAL-DAL) def. Oak Grove, 3-1
Serra (WCAL) def. Alisal, 2-2 (decided by penalty kicks)
Menlo-Atherton (PAL-BD) def. Santa Teresa, 2-1

SEMI-FINALS:

Watsonville def. Mountain View, 3-0
Menlo-Atherton def. Serra, 1-0

FINALS:

Watsonville defeated Menlo-Atherton, 3-1 (March 3 at Gilroy High)

Jose Flores' two goals and assist led the third-seeded Wildcatz to the win over the previously undefeated Bears. It was Watsonville's ninth section crown, capping a year in which it won its 32nd league title. Watsonville broke through in the ninth minute after a beautiful combination of passes that led to Flores' first goal, a shot he stabbed in with his right foot from inside the box. The Wildcatz didn't score their second goal until the second half, when sophomore midfielder Alex Cibrian one-touched in a back pass from Flores in the 55th minute. Flores tallied the third goal, in the 59th minute, when he headed down a long ball along the line from junior forward Alvaro Madrigal, cut back in and blasted the ball with his right foot from 15 yards.

DIVISION II-COMPLETE BRACKETS

FIRST ROUND:

Yerba Buena (BVAL-MHAL) def. Mitty (WCAL), 1-0
St. Ignatius (WCAL) def. Hillsdale (PAL-OD), 1-0
Mt. Pleasant (BVAL-MHAL) def. Saratoga (SCVAL-DAL), 4-0
Woodside (PAL-BD) def. Los Altos (SCVAL-DAL), 2-1

QUARTER FINALS

San Mateo (PAL-BD) def. Yerba Buena, 1-0
St. Ignatius def. Leigh (BVAL-MHAL), 1-0
Willow Glen (BVAL-MHAL) def. Mt. Pleasant, 3-0
St. Francis (WCAL) def. Woodside, 2-0

SEMI-FINALS:

San Mateo def. St. Ignatius, 3-2
Willow Glen def. St. Francis, 2-1

FINALS:

0-0 tie between Willow Glen and San Mateo (March 3 at Gilroy High)

            In a match featuring great defensive play, the two schools ended up sharing the championship after playing two overtime periods. Willow Glen finished 14-1-8 overall and San Mateo was 18-2-3. Standouts for the winning Rams were junior sweeper Fernando Gomez and sophomore goalkeeper Anthony Macias. San Mateo was bolstered due to the efforts of junior keeper Will Amaya, who made three near impossible stops.

DIVISION III-COMPLETE BRACKETS

FIRST ROUND:

Stevenson (MTAL) def. Harbor (SCCAL), 3-2
King’s Academy (WBAL) def. Scotts Valley (SCCAL), 2-0
North Monterey County (MBL) def. Carmel (MTAL), 5-1
Del Mar (BVAL-WVAL) def. Soledad (MTAL), 2-0

QUARTER FINALS

Sacred Heart Cathedral (WCAL) def. Stevenson, 4-0
Burlingame (PAL-BD) def. King’s Academy, 1-0
North Monterey County (MBL) def. Sacred Heart Prep, 2-1
Santa Cruz (SCCAL) def. Del Mar, 5-0

SEMI-FINALS:

Sacred Heart Cathedral def. Burlingame, 4-3
North Monterey County def. Santa Cruz, 4-0

FINALS:

Sacred Heart Cathedral def. North Monterey County, 2-1 (March 3 at Gilroy High)

With Johnny Flores scoring both goals, the Irish came from behind to keep the Condors from winning their first-ever championship. North County struck first with a header by Angel Flores in the 29th minute but six minutes later, Sacred Heart netted the equalizer with Rojas putting in close-range shot on a cross from Dashiell MacNamara. In the 62nd minute, Rojas struck again by getting behind the Condor defense and popping the ball over the North County keeper.

 

2013

DIVISION I

DIVISION II

DIVISION III

 

DIVISION I-COMPLETE BRACKETS

FIRST ROUND:

 

QUARTER FINALS


SEMI-FINALS:

 

FINALS:

 
 

DIVISION II-COMPLETE BRACKETS

FIRST ROUND:


QUARTER FINALS


SEMI-FINALS:

 

FINALS:

 
 

DIVISION III-COMPLETE BRACKETS

FIRST ROUND:

QUARTER FINALS


SEMI-FINALS:

 

FINALS:

 
 

 

 

2014

DIVISION I

DIVISION II

DIVISION III

 

DIVISION I-COMPLETE BRACKETS

FIRST ROUND:

 

QUARTER FINALS


SEMI-FINALS:

 

FINALS:

 
 

DIVISION II-COMPLETE BRACKETS

FIRST ROUND:


QUARTER FINALS


SEMI-FINALS:

 

FINALS:

 
 

DIVISION III-COMPLETE BRACKETS

FIRST ROUND:

QUARTER FINALS


SEMI-FINALS:

 

FINALS:

 
 

 


 

 

 

 

 

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