The SLO High girls soccer team continued its march through the CIF-Southern Section Division 2 playoffs Friday with 3-0 win over Redondo Union in the quarterfinals.
Senior Isabelle Mendoza scored her fourth goal of the season off an assist from sophomore Frankie Phelan 15 minutes into the game to give the Tigers an early 1-0 lead. With two minutes until halftime, sophomore Bailey Frost scored her 11th goal of the season to make it 2-0.
Junior Olivia Ortiz, SLO High’s top goal-scorer, scored her 27th goal of the season to secure the team’s 15th win in a row.
The win over the No. 3 seed marked the second-straight win over a seeded team for SLO High (22-1, 13-1 PAC 8), a team that entered the Division 2 bracket unseeded. SLO High beat No. 6 seed Warren 2-1 last week.
SLO High lost a coin toss and will travel to Fullerton to play No. 7-seed Sunny Hills on Tuesday.
SLO High boys basketball falls in semis
A SLO High offense that averaged nearly 65 points per game this season was stopped cold Friday in the semifinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division 4 AA playoffs.
Hillcrest (Riverside) held the SLO High boys basketball team to nearly half its season average and beat the Tigers, 52-33.
Despite the loss, the game marked the first time SLO High had reached the Final Four in the sectional playoffs since the 1988-89 season. And the season isn’t finished for the PAC 8 co-champs.
With its semifinals appearance, SLO High earned a spot in the CIF State playoffs for the first time in school history. The State playoffs begin on March 7 and seeding is still to be determined.