The week in sports: Carmel Valley, Del Mar, Encinitas, Rancho Santa Fe, Solana Beach
• Torrey Pines and La Costa Canyon are both alive and well in their quest for state championships after San Diego Section titles in the Elite Open Division eluded both teams.
Torrey Pines, a finalist in the San Diego Section, advanced to the Division I SoCal Regional finals as the No. 6-seeded Falcons upset No. 3 Long Beach Poly 54-49 in a March 14 semifinal.
Top-seeded La Costa Canyon, a semifinalist in the San Diego Section, defeated No. 8 Santa Barbara 69-44 in a Division II on the same day.
Torrey Pines will play No. 2 Chino Hills and LCC will play No. 4 Lawndale in separate regional finals on March 21 at the Pyramid at Long Beach State.
The winners of those games will advance to the March 27-28 state finals at UC Berkeley’s Haas Pavilion.
Dominic Hovasse scored 16 points to lead the Falcons in their victory over Long Beach Poly.
That victory followed a 62-49 first-round state playoff win against Foothill of Santa Ana on March 11.
Hovasse led the Falcons with 18 points and Jackson Strong and Marek Sullivan added 17 and 10 points, respectively.
The Falcons improved their overall record for the season to 31-3.
Twombly led LCC with 20 points against Santa Barbara and McCarthy and Fuller contributed 18 and 17 points, respectively.
The victory followed a 74-53 first-round win against Tesoro of Rancho Santa Margarita on March 11.
The Mavericks improved their overall record for the season to 24-7.
• Torrey Pines lost to Cajon 81-51 in a Division I SoCal Regional playoff game on March 11.
Sierra Campisano scored 26 points and had 10 points in defeat for the Falcons and Christina Ellis added nine points.
The Falcons conclude their regular season with a 22-10 overall record.
• La Costa Canyon lost to Norco 65-57 in a Division II SoCal Regional playoff game on March 11.
Rachel Dumiak scored 19 points in defeat for the Mavericks. Kelley Reed and Cassie Amundson added 16 and 12 points, respectively.
The Mavericks conclude their season with a 23-7 overall record.
• La Costa Canyon and Cathedral Catholic both entered the SoCal Regional playoffs as No. 1 seeds in the Division II and Division III brackets.
The selections turned out to be pretty much spot on as both teams went on to win their respective divisions in championship games held on March 14.
La Costa Canyon defeated Mater Dei 3-1 and Cathedral Catholic trounced Oaks Christian of Westlake Village (Ventura County) 6-1.
Hayley Mayne, Megan Grant and Hadley Sbrega each scored one goal to lead the Mavericks.
The Mavericks improved their overall record for the season to 19-4-3.
Sunny Dunphy scored three goals to lead the Dons and Olivia Erlbeck added two goals.
The Dons improved their overall record for the season to 25-4-2.
Torrey Pines lost to Santiago 2-1 in a SoCal Regional Division I semifinal playoff game on March 12.
The Falcons concluded their season with a 14-6-5 overall record.
• No. 3-seeded Cathedral Catholic lost to No. 2 Canoga Park (Los Angeles County) 4-0 in a Division III SoCal Regional semifinal playoff game on March 12.
The loss followed a 6-1 victory over No. 6 South Pasadena in a first-round game two days earlier.
The Dons concluded their season with an 18-5-5 overall record.
• No. 4-seeded Torrey Pines lost to El Camino Real of Woodland Hills 1-0 in overtime in a Division I SoCal Regional semifinal playoff game on March 12.
The loss followed a 4-1 first-round win against La Quinta two days earlier.
The Falcons concluded their seaosn with a 19-7-5 overall record.
• No. 5 San Dieguito Academy lost to No. 4 Monrovia (Los Angeles County) 1-0 in a Division III SoCal Regional playoff game on March 10.
The Mustangs concluded their season with a 16-7-4 overall record.
• Santa Fe Christian is off to a torrid start.
The Eagles improved to 4-0 overall for the season after winning their third straight game at the Bully’s East Andy Sanchez tournament, 3-0 over La Jolla on March 14.
Cole Acosta tossed a one-hit shutout to lead the Eagles. He struck out three batters and allowed one walk.
Tyler Stephens led the Eagles offensively, going 2 for 3 with two doubles and two RBI.
The Eagles opened the tournament with a 1-0 victory over Otay Ranch on March 10 and defeated Mar Vista 5-2 two days later.
They’ve combined to outscore their opponents 15-2 through four games.
• Perennial power Cathedral Catholic is unbeaten through its first three games at the Hilltop-Lolita’s tournament.
The Dons most recent win was a 6-1 victory over Bonita Vista on March 14.
That win followed a 9-1 victory over Valhalla two days earlier in which Quinn Hoffman had two hits and two RBI to lead the Dons.
The Dons opened the tournament with an 8-3 win against El Capitan on March 10 in which Griffen Case hit a home run and drove in three runs and Ryan Johnston contributed two hits including a double.
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