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St. Francis 19, Buena Park 6: The Golden Knights punched their ticket to the CIF Southern Section Division V quarterfinals with a second-round win Thursday at Sherman Oaks Notre Dame High.
Buena Park (16-13) was an at-large team from the Freeway League.
St. Francis (26-3; at-large from the Mission League) received seven goals from Jason Alietti, five from Robert Alietti and four from Jaren Sin. Goalkeeper Cole Marston had 11 saves.
The No. 2-seeded Golden Knights will take part in a quarterfinal match Saturday against Burroughs at a time and place to be determined. It is St. Francis’ home match.
La Cañada in Rio Hondo League finals: The Spartans ran to victory and had the top two finishers in the event over the three-mile Lacey Park Course on Thursday.
La Cañada placed first with a team-total of 42 points, besting South Pasadena (50).
Ellaney Matarese was first in 18 minutes, 50 seconds and was followed by Sarah Arthur, who placed second in 18:51. The duo was followed by Jenna Milbrodt (ninth; 20:15), Catherine Mispagel (11th; 20:23) and Sophia Ponce (19th; 21:16).
La Cañada in Rio Hondo League finals: The Spartans placed second in the event over the three-mile Lacey Park Course on Thursday.
South Pasadena won the race with a team total of 24 points, besting La Cañada (41).
Sheldon Watanabe led the Spartans, finishing second in 16 minutes, 49 seconds. He was followed by Jaden Milbrodt (eighth; 17:11), Ethan Lee (ninth; 17:11), Maximus Fan (10th; 17:19) and Max Bohan Apfeldorf (12:17:40).
South Pasadena’s Sam Clark won the race in 16:44.
Marlborough 15, La Cañada 3: The Spartans suffered the loss in the first round of the CIF Southern Section Division I playoffs on the road Wednesday
La Cañada, the runner-up in the Rio Hondo League, finished 8-5.
Marlborough (14-2) finished second in the Mission League.