Varsity Boys Soccer

Palo Alto 2, St. Francis 1

Date of competition: Wednesday, February 20, 2008

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Palo Alto senior Matt Nguyen followed in a corner kick in the 86th minute as the No. 8-seeded Vikings defeated No. 5 St. Francis, 2-1, in double overtime in the Central Coast Section Division II boys' soccer semifinals Wednesday at Milpitas High. Palo Alto (14-4-6) will play No. 2 Pajaro Valley, a 2-1 winner over No. 15 Gonzales in the second semifinal on Wednesday, in Friday's title match at Milpitas High at 4:30 p.m. The Vikings will be playing in the CCS Division II championship match for the second straight season. The Vikings dropped a 3-1 decision to Gonzales in last season's title match. Paly grabbed a 1-0 lead against St. Francis in the 11th minute on a goal by sophomore Jenner Fox. The Lancers (14-4-5) tied things up in the second half, sending the match to a pair of 10-minute mandatory overtime periods. Paly produced the deciding goal when junior midfielder Adam Zernik sent a corner kick into the penalty box, with Nguyen eventually knocking it home.

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Palo Alto sophomore Jenner Fox (8) scored the game's first goal in Paly's 2-1 double-overtime win over St. Francis in a CCS Division II semifinal Wednesday. Photo by Keith Peters/Palo Alto Online.

Palo Alto junior keeper Peter Johnson made a number of key saves for the Vikings in their 2-1 double-overtime victory over St. Francis in the CCS Division II semifinals Wednesday. Photo by Keith Peters/Palo Alto Online.

Palo Alto junior Kevin Ashworth goes high to head the ball away from St. Francis players while Paly goalie Peter Johnson (right) watches during Wednesday's 2-1 victory by the Vikings in CCS Division II action. Photo by Keith Peters/Palo Alto Online.

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