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GIRLS' SOCCER ROUNDUP: CAMERON LIFTS HIGHLANDERS.

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Kristin Cameron was determined not to let her teammates down Tuesday.

The Royal High of Simi Valley junior scored in the 20th minute and was fouled in the penalty box in the second half, setting up Sinead Vaughn's penalty kick in the 73rd minute, as the host Highlanders defeated Walnut 2-1 in a second-round match of the Southern Section Div. II girls' soccer playoffs.

"I told her play fast because I didn't think they would be able to catch her on the run," Royal coach Scott Cameron said. "If they don't catch her from behind and pound her to the ground, then she scores that goal. They were going to make her earn it."

The Highlanders (14-3-6), who play Thursday at Hart of Newhall (24-3-1), nearly added another goal in the 75th minute when Jackie Brown's 25-yard shot flew just over the crossbar.

Walnut (19-6-1) tied the score in the 55th minute on a Brittany Seamen goal, and had several quality opportunities thereafter.

Royal freshman goalkeeper Heather Haney turned away numerous chances, highlighted by a diving save on an attempt by Bailey Esquivel in the 63rd minute and a stop on Nadia Link before the final whistle.

-- Sean Ceglinsky

Westlake 3, South Hills 1: Pepperdine-bound forward Kylie McDonald scored two goals in her third consecutive postseason game for wild-card entry Westlake (12-2-8), which received the winning goal from Nicole Gilbert in the 78th minute in the Div. II win over the host Huskies (19-4-3).

Hart 4, Irvine 1: Sarina Coutin, Meghan Dean, Lindsay Mills and Aubrie Smith scored for the No. 2 Indians (24-3-1), who tied the program record for wins in a season with the Div.II second-round victory.

DIVISION V

Oaks Christian 7, Bell Gardens 1: Kelsea Smith had two goals and four assists, setting a program record for most points in a playoff game, to lead host Oaks Christian of Westlake Village (14-6-1) to the quarterfinals for the sixth straight year.

Caroline Cislo also scored twice for the Lions.

DIVISION VI

Desert Christian/Lancaster 7, Marshall 0: Robyn Estrada had a hat trick -- giving her 35 goals -- and Kristyn Richards scored three times for the top-seeded Knights (21-1-2) in the second-round win at Lancaster National Soccer Center.

Viewpoint 3, Laguna Blanca 0: Harley Joffe, Ida Shahmoradi and Gabriella Capisani scored for No. 3 Viewpoint of Calabasas (17-3-3) in the second-round home win.

CITY SECTION

PLAYOFFS

Granada Hills 7, Eagle Rock 0: By the middle of the second half, Ashley Hill was on the sidelines with an ice pack wrapped around her left thigh.

That appeared to be all that could cool the Granada Hills High junior forward, who recorded her second consecutive hat trick in a victory over visiting Eagle Rock in the second round of the City Section girls' soccer playoffs.

Hill's three goals give her seven in the past two games for the No. 6 Highlanders (12-5-5), who have scored 14 goals in the first two rounds.

Anna Osvaldsson started the scoring against No. 22 Eagle Rock (14-5-1) in the 29th minute, finally getting a shot past Eagles starting goalkeeper Lindsey Zuber, who denied several early attempts. Hill's breakaway score in the 38th minute gave Granada Hills a 2-0 lead.

Gina Kecskes, Rebecca Lin and Hill combined for four goals in the first 10 minutes of the second half. Melissa Fernandez also added a goal.

"Once we start playing as a team, we can break any defense," Hill said. "It should start getting tougher, but as long as we stick together and stay focused we'll be OK."

-- Heather Gripp

Chatsworth 8, North Hollywood 0: Mary Patterson scored twice for No. 8 Chatsworth (9-9-3), which advanced to Thursday's quarterfinals at rival El Camino Real.

Sylmar 4, Fremont 1: Carol Martinez scored her area-leading 41st goal and Jennifer Alverez, Mary Gaitan and Natali Martinez added goals for the No. 2 Spartans (28-2), who won their 25th straight game.

San Pedro 5, Birmingham 3 (2 OT): Vanessa Carr had two goals and an assist, Stephanie Cubias scored a goal and Daisy Alvarenga had two assists for 12th-seeded Birmingham of Lake Balboa (12-7-3).

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- Jim Shelburne
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Date:Feb 21, 2007
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