The Watsonville High boys soccer team’s hopes for back-to-back Central Coast Section championships came to an end in the first round as it lost to Sequoia 3-2 in Redwood City on Wednesday.
The Wildcatz trailed 2-0 before making a furious rally. Alvaro Madrigal scored two goals to pull the teams even at 2-2.
Sequoia retook the lead in the final minutes before holding off a final charge by Watsonville.
Watsoville was eliminated in the first round for the first time since 2011, when it lost in penalty kicks to Evergreen Valley of San Jose.
The Wildcatz finish the season 12-7-2.
• North Monterey County 4, Greenfield 1: At North Monterey County, the Condors roared by the Bruins in the first round of the CCS Division III tournament.
Adolfo Castellano, Angel Ortiz, Angel Flores and Gerardo Ramirez all scored for the Condors, who advanced to the CCS quarterfinals for a second consecutive year.
Three of the Condors’ four goals came in the second half.
With the win, North Monterey County faces SCCAL champion Harbor on Saturday at a time and place to be determined.
• Harbor 2, Pacific Collegiate 0: At Soquel High, the Pirates blanked the Pumas in an all-Santa Cruz County matchup in the first round of the CCS Division III tournament.
With the win, the Pirates face Soquel on Saturday at a time and place to be determined. It’ll be the third time this season the teams meet, with Harbor going for its first win against the Knights.
• The King’s Academy 1, Scotts Valley 0: At Scotts Valley, the Falcons were upended by the 13th seed in the first round of the CCS Division III tournament.
The loss ended Scotts Valley’s season at 9-7-5.
• Live Oak 2, Sacred Heart Prep 0: At Atherton, the Acorns from Morgan Hill blanked the Gators to advance to the Division III semifinals.
With the win, Live Oak will face top-seeded Santa Cruz on Saturday at a time and place to be determined.
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