Pleasanton Weekly

Sports - March 14, 2014

Amador boys play exciting NCS soccer semifinal

Basketball teams make first rounds of playoffs

by Dolores Fox Ciardelli

The No. 6-seeded Amador Valley High boys varsity soccer team advanced to the North Coast Section Division I semifinals when it defeated No. 2 Pittsburg in overtime, 3-2.

The Dons met the Monte Vista Mustangs on Feb. 26 for an exciting semifinal matchup in the pouring rain in front of a large, vocal crowd. The score was tied at 2-2 when the 80 minutes of regulation play ended, and the game went into two 10-minute overtime periods. Neither team scored in the sudden death overtime, and the match was decided on penalty kicks, eventually won by Monte Vista.

Monte Vista went on to De La Salle in the championship game, 2-1.

Pleasanton basketball teams also made their way to the NCS playoffs, which were completed last weekend.

The Amador Valley High boys basketball team was defeated by Dougherty Valley in the first round after a 15-11 season. Monte Vista won the championship Friday night at St. Mary's College, beating Freedom High 57-41.

The Foothill girls basketball team made it into the second round of playoffs, beating San Ramon Valley 49-38 in the first round before losing to Santa Rosa, 69-56. Deer Valley rose to the top, defeating Berkeley in the finals, 57-47.

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