Marina and Ocean View took different routes to get there, but both the Vikings and Seahawks are moving onward in the CIF Southern Section boys' soccer playoffs after picking up dramatic second-round victories on Tuesday.
Sunset League-champion Marina (18-2-6) is in the Division 1 quarterfinals by advancing, 6-5, on penalty kicks past host Thousand Oaks, after the teams failed to score a goal in regulation. Senior keeper David Elias came up with 10 saves for the eighth-ranked Vikings, who take on top-ranked Servite on Thursday. The Friars (23-3-3) knocked off Bell Gardens, 3-1, on Tuesday.
Marina had moved on to the second round after eliminating El Toro (South Coast League No. 3) on Friday, 3-1. Junior Grant Mayeaux scored twice, senior Josue Medina scored once with an assist, senior Alex Witkowski had an assist and Elias had two saves.
Ocean View, the No. 3 team from the Golden West League, added to its late-season success by knocking off visiting and ninth-ranked Valencia of Placentia, 2-1, in a Division 2 game. Joel Contreras and Eduardo Garcia scored for Ocean View and goalkeeper Alberto Soriano had six saves.
The Seahawks (14-8-2), who ran their win streak to six games, face No. 2-seed Valley View (18-2-5, Inland Valley League No. 1) at 3 p.m. in Thursday's quarterfinals.
Ocean View parlayed two wins in a three-day period last week into a second-round berth. The Seahawks scored a 3-1 wild-card game victory over Centennial of Corona, and a 2-0 shutout of Southwestern League champ and 10th-ranked Great Oak on Feb. 16. Carlos Valencia scored both goals in the win over Great Oak.
Fountain Valley, the No. 3 team from the Sunset League, was eliminated from the Division 1 field Feb. 16 by South Coast League-champ San Clemente, which edged the visiting Barons, 2-1. Wade Sais scored a second-half goal and Ryan Brown recorded seven saves in the loss.
Edison and Ocean View both posted first-round playoff wins Friday and both advanced to second-round games Wednesday. Scores from both games weren't available at press time.
The Chargers were a 2-0 winner over Foothill in the opening round of the Division 1 playoffs. MacKenzie Cerda, who had been out with a high ankle sprain, returned to the lineup for the first time in three weeks and scored both Edison goals. Alison Jahanzous, whom Chargers Coach Kerry Crooks said was "solid in goal," had four saves.
Sunset League champion Edison (16-5-4) played at Trinity League runner-up Orange Lutheran on Wednesday. The winner advances to Friday's quarterfinals.
The Seahawks (19-5-1) blew past visiting Nogales (Valle Vista League No. 3), 7-2. Freshman forward Jade Kratovil scored twice with two assists, senior midfielder Kelley Dooley had a goal and assist, and freshman midfielder Sam Romo, senior midfielder Aleanna Vargas, senior forward Melissa Dooley and senior midfielder/forward Niki Geiger all scored. Junior midfielder Danny Dapello, sophomore forward Joelle Sapia and junior defender Taylor Williamson each had an assist. Freshman Malia Hayes (13) and senior Leslie Gonzalez combined for 21 saves.
Ocean View, the No. 2 team from the Golden West League, played at La Cañada (Rio Hondo League No. 2) in a second-round game Wednesday. The winner advances to the division quarterfinals on Friday.
Huntington Beach gave host Corona del Mar all it could handle Friday before succumbing, 1-0, to the top-ranked Sea Kings in a Division 1 first-round game. Huntington, an at-large entry to the playoffs from the Sunset League, previously defeated West Ranch (Foothill League at-large), 2-1, in a wild-card game Feb. 15.
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Eighth-ranked Edison (16-12) had its season come to an end Feb. 15 following a 10-3 loss at Santa Barbara in the Division 1 playoffs. Melissa Balding, Ashley Dorman and Alys Williams, the program's career scoring leader, scored goals for the Chargers.
Edison, the third-place team from the Sunset League, had moved on to the first round after defeating Peninsula, 19-6, in a wild-card game Feb. 14.
Golden West League-champion Ocean View fell in the semifinal round of the Division 7 playoffs, 7-4, to second-ranked and Garden Grove League champ Los Amigos.