SOCCER PLAYOFFS: LOSS LEAVES FIELD WIDE OPEN.
Now, it's anyone's trophy.
Top-seeded Arcadia High fell, stunningly, to wild-card entrant Upland in the Division I girls' soccer playoffs Saturday, leaving the title open for locals Crescenta Valley, Quartz Hill and Camarillo.
They all play today, along with the boys, in the second round of the Southern Section playoffs. The City Section playoffs start today.
Camarillo and Quartz Hill are on the road while Crescenta Valley hosts Alta Loma. Goalkeeper Lauren Stevenson and the scoring of Julie Herrold and Rebecca Hidalgo have helped the Falcons to two playoff wins after slumping at the end of the regular season.
Westlake, the top seed in Division III, hosts La Serna after rallying for a 2-1 overtime win against Santa Barbara in the first round. Hart and Simi Valley advanced by shutting out their first-round opponents.
Six local teams remain in the Division IV tournament. None allowed a goal in first-round action. Oak Park hosts No. 1 Harvard-Westlake with the winner advancing to a possible matchup with La Canada in the quarterfinals Thursday. Wins today would also pair Mission League rivals Chaminade and Louisville in the quarterfinals.
Chatsworth defends its City title by hosting No. 16 Van Nuys, the Mid-Valley co-champion. Third-seeded El Camino Real hosts the Mid-Valley's other top team, North Hollywood.
In Southern Section boys' matches, Hart travels to Rio Mesa for a Div. II showdown. The winner will likely face top-seeded Woodbridge.
Also in Div. II, Loyola hosts a second-round match against defending CIF champion San Marcos. Lancaster, the Golden League runners-up, travel to Indio to face the wild-card entry Rajahs.
Despite finishing second in the Pacific View League to Rio Mesa, Camarillo knocked off Golden League champ Highland in a Div. I first-round match. The Scorpions get a home match against Millikan in the second round.
Crescenta Valley continues its season through the wild-card path but faces second-seeded Long Beach Poly at home today in Div. I.
Marmonte League champion Newbury Park, searching for its first Southern Section title, is at Bosco Tech in Division III.
In Div. IV, St. Francis, coming off a 3-0 win over Bishop Union, travels to Monrovia, the Rio Hondo League's at-large team. La Canada is at home against Salesian, the Santa Fe League's top team.
Rounding out the boys' matches, Prep League champion Flintridge Prep is at home against Frazier Mountain, while Village Christian travels to Chadwick in Div. V.
Southern Section Boys
Games at 3 p.m.
Long Beach Poly at Crescenta Valley (Div. I)
Hart at Rio Mesa (Div. II)
Lancaster at Indio (Div. II)
San Marcos at Loyola (Div. II)
Newbury Park at Bosco Tech (Div. III)
Salesian at La Canada (Div. IV)
St. Francis at Monrovia (Div. IV)
Frazier Mtn. at Flintridge Prep (Div. V)
Village Chr at Chadwick (Div. V)
City Section Girls
Games at 3 p.m. unless noted
North Hollywood at El Camino Real
Garfield at Birmingham
Westchester at Kennedy
Grant at South Gate
Granada Hills at Cleveland
SOCES at Monroe
Roosevelt at San Fernando
Verdugo Hills at LACES
Eagle Rock at Bell
Van Nuys at Chatsworth, 6:30 p.m.
Southern Section Girls
Games at 3:15 p.m.
Quartz Hill at Etiwanda (Div. I)
Claremont at Crescenta Valley (Div. I)
La Serna at Westlake (Div. II)
Ventura at Hart (Div. II)
Simi Valley at Buena (Div. II)
South Torrance at Agoura (Div. III)
Pacifica at Calabasas (Div. III)
Harvard-Westlake at Oak Park (Div. IV)
Marymount at La Canada (Div. IV)
Chaminade at St. Paul (Div. IV)
La Salle at Louisville (Div. IV)
Bishop at Paraclete (Div. IV)
Calvary Chapel at Oakwood (Div. V)
Westridge at Malibu (Div. V)
Crossroads at Frazier Mtn. (Div. V)
L.A. Baptist at St. Bonaventure (Div. V)
BOX: TODAY`S GAMES (see text)