Favored San Dieguito High School was frustrated for much of its first-round 3-A San Diego Section girls' match against visiting Serra Tuesday.
"We controlled most of the game but seemed to miss, and their goalie played well," said Dave Emmerson, the San Dieguito coach.
But Suzannah Thomas scored her 16th goal of the year for a 2-1 lead with 15 minutes left, and Kathy Conklin added a penalty-kick goal 10 minutes later, sending San Dieguito into the second round with a 3-1 victory.
Tina Rosilla's header gave San Dieguito (13-5-5) a 1-0 halftime lead, but Serra tied it with 20 minutes left, scoring its only goal against sophomore goalkeeper Erin Nash, who was filling in for injured senior Janet Bensted.
San Dieguito, the No. 6 seed, is at No. 3 Grossmont Friday at a time to be determined. Grossmont won an earlier match, 1-0.
In other girls' 3-A games:
Valhalla 2, Orange Glen 0--Shani Cate scored twice in the first half for host Valhalla, last year's section co-titlist with Bonita Vista. Val Urich gained the shutout. Orange Glen finished 12-8-4. Valhalla plays Torrey Pines Friday.
Poway 2, Santana 1 (2 OT)--With eight minutes left in the second overtime, junior Allison Gibson scored her second goal of the match as host Poway (15-7-1) advanced to meet unbeaten Bonita Vista Friday. Gibson scored from eight yards out after a drive.
Granite Hills 5, Chula Vista 0--Five players scored for No. 5-seeded Granite Hills against visiting Chula Vista (7-4-2). Granite Hills will play Mira Mesa Friday. BOYS
Mount Miguel 3, Point Loma 2--Jesus Alvarez scored twice, and Patrick Healy scored the winner with 13 minutes remaining as Mt. Miguel defeated host Point Loma. Healy and Herman Rossell each had an assist for Mt. Miguel (9-4-9). Point Loma finished 11-5-2. Mt. Miguel plays San Dieguito Friday.
Montgomery 1, Mt. Carmel 0--Montgomery stole the ball and put it past goalie Jeff Lee with about 20 minutes left to reach Friday's round against Valhalla. Mt. Carmel finishes at 12-7.
Torrey Pines 5, Monte Vista 1--Senior halfback Chris Davis scored twice, and Andy Newbi and Aaron Webb each scored once as Torrey Pines stopped the visitors. Torrey Pines (17-6), which led at the half, 2-1, next plays Friday at Southwest.
Bonita Vista 1, Helix 0--Jimmy Hombs scored off a penalty kick eight minutes into the match, and goalie Jim Ilusorio and the Bonita Vista defense made it stand. Sweeper Jeff Foncerrada helped limit host Helix to four shots. Unseeded Bonita Vista (14-6-1) next plays Friday at Serra, the No. 4 seed. Helix was seeded No. 5.