Regular season ends; SR coach won't return

The long regular season came to an end Thursday night with Senior Day games at Piner, Maria Carrillo, Elsie Allen and Santa Rosa.

The Carrillo Pumas finished their second consecutive undefeated North Bay League campaign with a 4-1 win over Cardinal Newman. The Pumas will now try to win their second North Coast Section title in three years when the playoffs start next week.

In the Sonoma County League, Windsor earlier finished an undefeated season also, claimed the SCL title and should be one of the top three seeds in the postseason.

Seeding meetings for both men’s and women’s postseason brackets will be held Sunday morning in Walnut Creek and you can get those pairings here Sunday a.m.

In one coaching note, Neil Turnbull, who has coached the Santa Rosa High Panthers for the past six seasons, said Friday he won’t return for the 2009 season. “I am just too busy,” Turnbull said, “I probably shouldn’t have done it again this season.”

The Panthers finished with an overall 9-8 record, 6-8 in the NBL this season good for 6th place in the league.

As all high school coaches do, Turnbull gave much more to the SR program than he ever received in compensation. His hours on the pitch in helping develop the Panther players in both the skills of soccer and as citizens off the field deserve a huge “well done” from the soccer community.



(thru games of 10/30)

Team league overall

Maria Carrillo 13-0-1 17-0-3
Montgomery 10-2-2 14-5-2
Elsie Allen 7-5-2 10-7-2
Cardinal Newman 6-6-2 9-10-3
Ukiah 6-7-1 7-8-4
Santa Rosa 6-8 9-8
Piner 2-11-1 2-16-1
Rancho Cotate 1-12-1 2-13-1


Team league overall

Windsor 9-0-3 14-0-4
Analy 9-1-2 16-4-3
Sonoma Valley 8-1-3 12-3-5
Casa Grande 5-7 7-10
Healdsburg 3-8-1 6-10-2
Petaluma 3-9 6-12-2
El Molino 0-11-1 3-16-1