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U17 Girls State Quarterfinals Recap

U17 GIRLS STATE QUARTERFINAL A
5/7CV SJ Earthquakes
0-2
Blues FC
Compared to all the rest of the games in this division, Blues FC NPL’s quiet and solid 2-0 victory over CV SJ Earthquakes — a solid match in and of itself — proved to have the least drama. But it certainly didn’t lack in quality, not with Mackenzie Gill and Kelsey Gill scoring in either half to book Blues’ spot in the semifinals.
U17 GIRLS STATE QUARTERFINAL B
5/7Force
5-4
OT
West Coast SC
One of the last games of the weekend proved to be the best, with fans and neutrals alike glued to Field 2 at Mary Grogan Complex for the entirety of the 100 minutes played. Look away, and one may have missed a goal or two in a match where Diana Morales provided the winner in the 97th minute. Force certainly left it late, as Morales scored the first goal of her hat trick in the 66th minute in a game that featured four lead changes. It was Morales who sent the game into overtime in the first place, with an 80th minute strike at the death. Rachel McCarthy provided a brace for West Coast, but it wasn’t enough to book a place in the semifinals.
U17 GIRLS STATE QUARTERFINAL C
5/7Diablo FC
3-3
(6-5)
Ceres Elite
In a wild match between NPL Champions League side Diablo FC and State Premier Championship squad Ceres Earthquake, it seemed that the only fitting way to end it would be on penalties, where Diablo came out victorious in the sudden death portion of the shootout. Kylie Zentner scored just two minutes in for Diablo, but four goals in the next 26 minutes saw Ceres take a 3-2 advantage. The best of the bunch — and maybe of the entire weekend — was Ceres’ Yesenia Zuniga’s 35-yard lob in the 28th minute. Jenae Packard equalized for Diablo in the 44th minute.
U17 GIRLS STATE QUARTERFINAL D
5/7Clovis Crossfire
1-7
Lamorinda United
With a 5-1 scoreline at halftime, NPL Champions League winners Lamorinda United ensured that this game would go chalk. Though Sierra Levy scored for the Crossfire in the 27th minute, Isabel Fine showed fine form in netting a hat trick, while Charlotte Guillory and Margaux Clarke each bagged braces.