JSerra girls topple Santa Margarita in penalty kicks, advance to SoCal regional final

  • JSerra’s Isabella D’Aquila jumps into the arms of goalie Ryan Campbell (0) as Jordyn Gather, second left, and Abby Lynch (15) mob Rachel Bastone who had the game-winning penalty kick in the shootout against Santa Margarita after a CIF Southern California Regional Division I semifinal game at JSerra High School on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Photo by Josh Barber, Contributing Photographer)

    JSerra’s Isabella D’Aquila delves into the arms of goalie Ryan Campbell (0) as Jordyn Gather, second left, as well as Abby Lynch (15) crowd Rachel Bastone who had the game-winning penalty shot in the shootout versus Santa Margarita after a CIF Southern California Regional Division I semifinal video game at JSerra Senior high school on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Image by Josh Barber, Adding Professional Photographer)

  • JSerra players mob goalie Ryan Campbell, third right, after defeating Santa Margarita on penalty kicks in a CIF Southern California Regional Division I semifinal game at JSerra High School on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Photo by Josh Barber, Contributing Photographer)

    JSerra gamers crowd goalkeeper Ryan Campbell, third right, after defeating Santa Margarita on penalty shot in a CIF Southern California Regional Department I semifinal game at JSerra Senior high school on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Photo by Josh Barber, Contributing Digital Photographer)

  • JSerra’s Olivia Fetzer, Lauren Kitcher, Teresa Mendoza and Jordyn Gather celebrate after defeating Santa Margarita on penalty kicks in a CIF Southern California Regional Division I semifinal game at JSerra High School on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Photo by Josh Barber, Contributing Photographer)

    JSerra’s Olivia Fetzer, Lauren Kitcher, Teresa Mendoza as well as Jordyn Gather commemorate after defeating Santa Margarita on penalty kicks in a CIF Southern California Regional Department I semifinal video game at JSerra Secondary school on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Picture by Josh Barber, Contributing Photographer)

  • JSerra’s Bella Beltran celebrates after scoring a first-half goal during a CIF Southern California Regional Division I semifinal game against Santa Margarita at JSerra High School on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Photo by Josh Barber, Contributing Photographer)

    JSerra’s Bella Beltran celebrates after scoring a first-half objective throughout a CIF Southern California Regional Division I semifinal game against Santa Margarita at JSerra High School on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Picture by Josh Barber, Adding Professional Photographer)

  • JSerra’s Rachel Bastone makes a tackle against Santa Margarita during a CIF Southern California Regional Division I semifinal game at JSerra High School on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Photo by Josh Barber, Contributing Photographer)

    JSerra’s Rachel Bastone makes a tackle versus Santa Margarita throughout a CIF Southern The Golden State Regional Department I semifinal game at JSerra High Institution on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Photo by Josh Barber, Adding Professional Photographer)

  • JSerra’s Presley Easton shoots while assisting a first-half goal against Santa Margarita during a CIF Southern California Regional Division I semifinal game at JSerra High School on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Photo by Josh Barber, Contributing Photographer)

    JSerra’s Presley Easton shoots while helping a first-half goal against Santa Margarita throughout a CIF Southern California Regional Division I semifinal game at JSerra High School on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Photo by Josh Barber, Contributing Professional Photographer)

  • Santa Margarita’s Mackenzie MacMillan and JSerra’s Dylan Walker jump over the tackle by JSerra’s Presley Easton during a CIF Southern California Regional Division I semifinal game at JSerra High School on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Photo by Josh Barber, Contributing Photographer)

    Santa Margarita’s Mackenzie MacMillan and JSerra’s Dylan Pedestrian dive over the deal with by JSerra’s Presley Easton during a CIF Southern The Golden State Regional Division I semifinal game at JSerra Senior high school on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Photo by Josh Barber, Contributing Digital Photographer)

  • JSerra’s Isabella D’Aquila watches her shot blocked by Santa Margarita goalie Kierstin Flint during overtime of a CIF Southern California Regional Division I semifinal game at JSerra High School on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Photo by Josh Barber, Contributing Photographer)

    JSerra’s Isabella D’Aquila enjoys her shot obstructed by Santa Margarita goalie Kierstin Flint during overtime of a CIF Southern The Golden State Regional Division I semifinal game at JSerra Secondary school on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Photo by Josh Barber, Contributing Digital Photographer)

  • Santa Margarita’s Gianna Christiansen and Mackenzie MacMillan celebrate MacMillan’s first-half goal as JSerra’s Olivia Fetzer reacts during a CIF Southern California Regional Division I semifinal game at JSerra High School on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Photo by Josh Barber, Contributing Photographer)

    Santa Margarita’s Gianna Christiansen as well as Mackenzie MacMillan celebrate MacMillan’s first-half goal as JSerra’s Olivia Fetzer reacts throughout a CIF Southern The Golden State Regional Department I semifinal game at JSerra High School on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Picture by Josh Barber, Adding Professional Photographer)

  • JSerra goalie Ryan Campbell makes a save against Santa Margarita during a CIF Southern California Regional Division I semifinal game at JSerra High School on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Photo by Josh Barber, Contributing Photographer)

    JSerra goalkeeper Ryan Campbell makes a conserve against Santa Margarita during a CIF Southern The Golden State Regional Division I semifinal video game at JSerra High Institution on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Picture by Josh Barber, Contributing Photographer)

  • The Santa Margarita bench cheers after a play against JSerra during a CIF Southern California Regional Division I semifinal game at JSerra High School on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Photo by Josh Barber, Contributing Photographer)

    The Santa Margarita bench cheers after a bet JSerra during a CIF Southern The Golden State Regional Department I semifinal video game at JSerra Senior high school on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Photo by Josh Barber, Adding Professional Photographer)

  • JSerra’s Dylan Walker falls on Santa Margarita’s Nicole Yakota during the first half of a CIF Southern California Regional Division I semifinal game at JSerra High School on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Photo by Josh Barber, Contributing Photographer)

    JSerra’s Dylan Pedestrian landeds on Santa Margarita’s Nicole Yakota during the initial fifty percent of a CIF Southern California Regional Department I semifinal game at JSerra Senior high school on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Photo by Josh Barber, Adding Professional Photographer)

  • Santa Margarita goalie Kierstin Flint makes a save on a ball shot by JSerra’s Isabella D’Aquila during overtime of a CIF Southern California Regional Division I semifinal game at JSerra High School on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Photo by Josh Barber, Contributing Photographer)

    Santa Margarita goalkeeper Kierstin Flint makes a conserve on a ball shot by JSerra’s Isabella D’Aquila during overtime of a CIF Southern California Regional Department I semifinal game at JSerra Senior high school on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Image by Josh Barber, Adding Digital Photographer)

  • JSerra cheers before a CIF Southern California Regional Division I semifinal game against Santa Margarita at JSerra High School on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Photo by Josh Barber, Contributing Photographer)

    JSerra cheers prior to a CIF Southern California Regional Department I semifinal video game against Santa Margarita at JSerra Secondary School on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Photo by Josh Barber, Contributing Photographer)

  • Santa Margarita’s Mackenzie MacMillan celebrates as JSerra goalie Ryan Campbell reacts after MacMillan scored a first-half goal during a CIF Southern California Regional Division I semifinal game at JSerra High School on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Photo by Josh Barber, Contributing Photographer)

    Santa Margarita’s Mackenzie MacMillan commemorates as JSerra goalie Ryan Campbell reacts after MacMillan racked up a first-half objective during a CIF Southern The Golden State Regional Division I semifinal game at JSerra Secondary school on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Picture by Josh Barber, Contributing Professional Photographer)

  • JSerra goalie Ryan Campbell jumps after a Santa Margarita shot bounced off the cross bar during a CIF Southern California Regional Division I semifinal game at JSerra High School on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Photo by Josh Barber, Contributing Photographer)

    JSerra goalkeeper Ryan Campbell jumps after a Santa Margarita shot jumped off the cross bar during a CIF Southern The Golden State Regional Department I semifinal video game at JSerra Senior high school on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Image by Josh Barber, Contributing Digital Photographer)

  • JSerra’s Jordyn Gather and Santa Margarita’s Gianna Christiansen battle for the ball during a CIF Southern California Regional Division I semifinal game at JSerra High School on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Photo by Josh Barber, Contributing Photographer)

    JSerra’s Jordyn Gather and Santa Margarita’s Gianna Christiansen battle for the ball during a CIF Southern California Regional Division I semifinal video game at JSerra High College on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Image by Josh Barber, Contributing Professional Photographer)

  • Santa Margarita’s Mackenzie MacMillan grimaces as she shoots past JSerra’s Dylan Walker during a CIF Southern California Regional Division I semifinal game at JSerra High School on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Photo by Josh Barber, Contributing Photographer)

    Santa Margarita’s Mackenzie MacMillan grimaces as she shoots past JSerra’s Dylan Walker during a CIF Southern California Regional Division I semifinal game at JSerra Secondary school on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Image by Josh Barber, Adding Professional Photographer)

  • Santa Margarita’s Kennedy Shulman makes a header over JSerra’s Isabella D’Aquila during a CIF Southern California Regional Division I semifinal game at JSerra High School on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Photo by Josh Barber, Contributing Photographer)

    Santa Margarita’s Kennedy Shulman makes a header over JSerra’s Isabella D’Aquila throughout a CIF Southern The Golden State Regional Department I semifinal video game at JSerra Senior high school on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Picture by Josh Barber, Adding Professional Photographer)

  • Santa Margarita’s Kristin Daniels keeps a JSerra header from crossing the goal line during the second half of a CIF Southern California Regional Division I semifinal game at JSerra High School on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Photo by Josh Barber, Contributing Photographer)

    Santa Margarita’s Kristin Daniels maintains a JSerra header from crossing the goal line during the 2nd half of a CIF Southern California Regional Division I semifinal video game at JSerra Senior high school on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Image by Josh Barber, Adding Digital Photographer)

  • JSerra’s Isabella D’Aquila reacts after Santa Margarita goalie Kierstin Flint made the save during overtime of a CIF Southern California Regional Division I semifinal game at JSerra High School on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Photo by Josh Barber, Contributing Photographer)

    JSerra’s Isabella D’Aquila reacts after Santa Margarita goalie Kierstin Flint made the save throughout overtime of a CIF Southern The Golden State Regional Department I semifinal video game at JSerra Senior high school on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Picture by Josh Barber, Adding Professional Photographer)

  • Santa Margarita goalie Kierstin Flint is comforted by Mia Roth after they were defeated on penalty kicks by JSerra in a CIF Southern California Regional Division I semifinal game at JSerra High School on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Photo by Josh Barber, Contributing Photographer)

    Santa Margarita goalkeeper Kierstin Flint is comforted by Mia Roth after they were beat on fine kicks by JSerra in a CIF Southern California Regional Department I semifinal game at JSerra Senior high school on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Image by Josh Barber, Adding Photographer)

  • JSerra’s Rachel Bastone celebrates with fans after defeating Santa Margarita on penalty kicks in a CIF Southern California Regional Division I semifinal game at JSerra High School on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Photo by Josh Barber, Contributing Photographer)

    JSerra’s Rachel Bastone celebrates with followers after defeating Santa Margarita on penalty kicks in a CIF Southern The Golden State Regional Division I semifinal video game at JSerra High Institution on Thursday, March 8, 2018 in San Juan Capistrano, Calif. (Image by Josh Barber, Contributing Photographer)

of

Expand

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO &http://#8211; &http://#8211; It was probably one of the most proper surface to a collection of traditional showdowns in between Orange Region’s ruling girls soccer powers, yet the far better group Thursday afternoon wasn’t celebrating at the end.

Santa Margarita gave among its finest efficiencies this season in the CIF Southern The golden state Regional semifinal, yet JSerra will certainly get to safeguard its Division I champion on Saturday after falling the visiting Eagles on fine kicks complying with a bristling 1-1 draw.

The Lions (20-1-5) made all four of their shots in the sudden death, and also goalkeeper Ryan Campbell watched one Santa Margarita attempt clear the bar and went to the ground to conserve another, establishing a title-game clash at house with Upland (21-1-3).

It was an even more open suit than the very first three this period &http://#8212; &http://#8212; a 0-0 pull in mid-January, the Eagles’ 1-0 accomplishment to declare the Trinity Organization title at the begin of February, and also JSerra’s 1-0 win in Saturday night’s CIF-SS Division 1 final &http://#8212; &http://#8212; however neither side ended up a number of its chances. The defenses, as always, ruled once again.

“& ldquo; It was a tighter video game, a lot more extreme, as well as it can have gone in either case,” & rdquo; claimed Kendyll Fritts, JSerra’s backline anchor. “& ldquo; I believe this was a bigger win than (the Southern Section) title game.”

& rdquo; The Eagles(14-6-5) had more fire to begin the video game, however JSerra proceeded in the nine min, when Bella Beltan fired into the web’s ceiling from a scramble at the left article following a corner kick. Santa Margarita’s McKenzie MacMillan, perhaps the finest gamer on the field, evened points 4 mins later, competing right into the goalmouth to complete into an open net after Campbell dived to anticipate a Hannah Prince shot from distance.

It was an abrasive fight the remainder of the method, with Santa Margarita obtaining outstanding efficiencies from center backs Brianne Riley and Kennedy Shulman, the latter sweeping to keep U.S. under-17 national-teamer Isabella D’Aquila from securing free, as she did for the winning goal Saturday night.

The Eagles virtually won at the end of law, when Nicole Yokota’s ball with the goalmouth simply avoided an open MacMillan, as well as in the 15-minute overtime period, when MacMillan hit the bar. And their defense turned up big later: Kristin Daniels got rid of an Abby Lynch header off the objective line in the 92nd minute and also goalkeeper Kierstin Flint stopped D’Aquila individually in standstill time.

That sent it to PKs, as well as JSerra was perfect, with Lynch, D’Aquila, Presley Easton and Rachel Bastone, with the crucial kick, converting. Jessie Roux discharged high on Santa Margarita’s first shot, and also Campbell saved Mia Roth’s try out the 3rd round of kicks, between effective attempts by Liz Ramirez and Nicole Nilsen.

“& ldquo; In a video game like that, you figure we really did not finish them off, (so) it could be their day,” & rdquo; JSerra instructor Greg Baker claimed. “& ldquo; That’s probably why it’s satisfying. It might not have actually been our day today, as well as we still survived.”
& rdquo;

Leave a Reply