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St. Francis girls knocking on the door of league soccer title

Woodside girls soccer loses first match of the season

St. Francis can clinch a title tie with a win over SI on Tuesday. Photo from SF's win over Mitty on Jan. 26, 2022. Photo by Bob Dahlberg/@bobd_photo.

The combination of St. Francis beating Presentation 1-0 and Mitty upsetting St. Ignatius 1-0 on Saturday means the Lancers (11-0-3, 5-0-2) trip to San Francisco on Tuesday will likely determine the West Catholic Athletic League girls soccer title.

The St. Francis-St. Ignatius winner will clinch at least a tie for the title. Should the match end in a draw, the Lancers gain the advantage with two more matches remaining next week.

St. Ignatius (9-3-3, 6-1-2) has played St. Francis twice this season, losing 3-1 at the Fremont tournament early in the season and playing to a 1-1 draw during the WCAL regular season. Tuesday’s match is SI’s final regular-season contest.

Defending Central Coast Section champion Mitty (9-4-2, 4-2-1) is in third place.

In the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division, Woodside was upset by host Aragon 2-1 Saturday in a makeup contest from Jan. 13. It was Woodside’s first loss of the season.

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Sofia Bellver-Eymann scored for the Wildcats (14-1-1, 6-1-1), who host co-second place Burlingame at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Woodside, which played Menlo-Atherton to a scoreless draw in its previous match, also has a game at co-second place Sequoia on Thursday.

Aragon (5-7-2, 2-5-1) is in fifth place in the PAL. Burlingame and Sequoia are both 5-2-1 in league play.

In a West Catholic Athletic League boys soccer match Saturday, St. Francis won its fifth straight match, beating Bellarmine 1-0.

The Lancers (11-5-1, 7-3-1) were near the bottom of the standings after losing to Valley Christian on Jan. 19 but have since risen to the top of the league standings.

St. Francis hosts St. Ignatius on Wednesday at 4 p.m. The Wildcats beat SF 4-1 in their first meeting.

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St. Francis girls knocking on the door of league soccer title

Woodside girls soccer loses first match of the season

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The combination of St. Francis beating Presentation 1-0 and Mitty upsetting St. Ignatius 1-0 on Saturday means the Lancers (11-0-3, 5-0-2) trip to San Francisco on Tuesday will likely determine the West Catholic Athletic League girls soccer title.

The St. Francis-St. Ignatius winner will clinch at least a tie for the title. Should the match end in a draw, the Lancers gain the advantage with two more matches remaining next week.

St. Ignatius (9-3-3, 6-1-2) has played St. Francis twice this season, losing 3-1 at the Fremont tournament early in the season and playing to a 1-1 draw during the WCAL regular season. Tuesday’s match is SI’s final regular-season contest.

Defending Central Coast Section champion Mitty (9-4-2, 4-2-1) is in third place.

In the Peninsula Athletic League Bay Division, Woodside was upset by host Aragon 2-1 Saturday in a makeup contest from Jan. 13. It was Woodside’s first loss of the season.

Sofia Bellver-Eymann scored for the Wildcats (14-1-1, 6-1-1), who host co-second place Burlingame at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.

Woodside, which played Menlo-Atherton to a scoreless draw in its previous match, also has a game at co-second place Sequoia on Thursday.

Aragon (5-7-2, 2-5-1) is in fifth place in the PAL. Burlingame and Sequoia are both 5-2-1 in league play.

In a West Catholic Athletic League boys soccer match Saturday, St. Francis won its fifth straight match, beating Bellarmine 1-0.

The Lancers (11-5-1, 7-3-1) were near the bottom of the standings after losing to Valley Christian on Jan. 19 but have since risen to the top of the league standings.

St. Francis hosts St. Ignatius on Wednesday at 4 p.m. The Wildcats beat SF 4-1 in their first meeting.

Rick Eymer

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