First published in the Feb. 23 print issue of the Pasadena Outlook.
The Mayfield Senior varsity girls’ soccer team was shut out at Portola High in Irvine, 1-0, in its CIF-Southern Section Division III quarterfinal game last Tuesday.
The Cubs recently blanked visiting Corona del Mar, 1-0, in a CIF second-round game.
Senior Kaitlyn Gomez scored the deciding goal on an assist by senior Ella Gallo while senior goalie Francesca Agliolo earned the shutout victory.
Mayfield previously edged host Esperanza High in Anaheim, 2-1, in a CIF first-round matchup. Junior Mia Cunningham scored the game-winning goal in the 71st minute, junior Maddie Frealy tied the game in the 73rd and Gomez was credited with an assist.
The Cubs finished the campaign as Prep League runners-up with an 8-2 record (19-5-1 overall) and will aim to return to the postseason next year.
The Wolves were recently edged 3-1 in a shootout by visiting Harvard-Westlake High of Studio City after finishing their CIF-Southern Section Division II second-round matchup in a 1-1 draw. Sophomore Valentina Mancilla scored the lone goal in regulation on an assist by senior Miranda Thomson.
Flintridge Prep previously defeated visiting Sunny Hills High of Fullerton, 4-2, in their first-round matchup as senior Sage Shurman registered one goal and a pair of assists for a game-high four points. Senior Chayse Ying finished with one goal and one assist while senior Presley Nevadomsky and Thomson each scored once.
The Prep League champion Wolves (8-0-2 in league, 16-3-4 overall) will look to defend their title next season.