Varsity Boys Soccer

Sacred Heart Prep 4, Greenfield 1

Date of competition: Wednesday, February 25, 2015

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With Matthew MacFarquhar scoring two goals within one minute, the Sacred Heart Prep boys opened the Central Coast Section Division III soccer playoffs with a 4-1 triumph over visiting Greenfield on Wednesday in Atherton. The No. 8-seeded Gators improved to 13-2-5) while No. 9 Greenfield ended its season 10-5-4. SHP grabbed a 1-0 lead in the opening minute when Philip Petrakian beat a defender to the ball on a through ball from Derek Chou and left-footed a shot across the front of the cage and into the right corner.

MacFarquhar then took charge and was wide open for a shot, which he converted, after the Greenfield defense gave up -- believing that MacFarquhar was offside. Connor Johnston provided the assist. A minute later, MacFarquhar found himself open again, following a pass from Petrakian, and rifled a shot from outside for a 3-0 halftime lead. Greenfield picked up a goal with just over eight minutes left, but SHP answered when Fernando Monteon took a pass from Oscar Delgado and chipped a shot over Greenfield's backup keeper during stoppage time for the final tally.

Sacred Heart Prep now advances to the quarterfinals on Saturday, where the Gators will face top-seeded Pajaro Valley (15-1-4) -- regarded as one of the best teams in the CCS, regardless of division.

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SHP's Philip Petrakian celebrates his goal in the opening minute in a CCS opener. Photo by Keith Peters/Palo Alto Online Sports

SHP's Connor Johnston (17) had an assist and played a solid game for the Gators. Photo by Keith Peters/Palo Alto Online Sports

Eduardo Carillo of SHP (8) helped control the game during the second half of the Gators' 4-1 win. Photo by Keith Peters/Palo Alto Online Sports.
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