ROUNDUP: H.-W. GIRLS ADVANCE TO DIVISION IV FINAL.
Having won a share of the Southern Section Division IV championship last season, the Harvard-Westlake of Studio City girls' soccer team was determined to win the title outright this time.
And with Tuesday's 3-1 victory over host Corona del Mar of Newport Beach, the top-seeded Wolverines are one step away from realizing their goal.
``We've met all of our challenges this season and now we have the final one on Saturday,'' Harvard-Westlake coach Stacy Schwartz said, referring to the Wolverines' showdown with Bonita of La Verne in the final. ``It's going to be an excellent game.''
Gina Farias-Eisner scored in first half and Tracy Lansing and Jamie Artsis added second-half goals for the Wolverines (23-1-1). Defensively, goalkeeper Marcela Benitez and stopper Kim LaVere held the Sea Queens' offense in check for most of the game.
In other Division V games:
--La Salle 3, Flintridge Prep 1: Jennai Taylor scored the game's opening goal for Flintridge Prep, but the Rebels of La Canada (18-3-2) couldn't mount much of an offense after that and lost the semifinal match in Pasadena.
Taylor's goal came on a direct kick from 18 yards out in the 15th minute.
``We were outmanned,'' Flintridge Prep coach Tim Murphy said. ``(La Salle) was a very good team and they pressured us all day long. I'm proud of my girls though, they did really well against a tough team.''
In Division IV games:
--Bonita 5, Notre Dame 1: For the second time in as many years, Notre Dame of Sherman Oaks lost in the semifinals - this time against undefeated Bonita (21-0).
The visiting Knights trailed 1-0 at halftime and fell behind 2-0 in the opening minutes of the second half. Nick Folk scored his 16th goal of the season to give the Knights some momentum, but Bonita scored three goals in the final 30 minutes to advance.
``To be honest, they weren't that good of a team. We gave away every single goal,'' first-year Notre Dame coach Rene Velado said. ``We were hoping for a different result, but we made mistakes that we didn't (make) during the season and got punished for them.''
Seniors Chris Alexander, Brock Agarpao, Danny Aguirre, Chris Martin and Paulo Rossi each played in his final game for Notre Dame (15-3-5).
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|Publication:||Daily News (Los Angeles, CA)|
|Date:||Feb 27, 2002|
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