NCS soccer roundup: Montgomery boys outlast Santa Rosa in epic match

By HOWARD SENZELL

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In a game that took 27 penalty kicks to decide, Montgomery’s boys soccer team edged visiting Santa Rosa in a Division 1 quarterfinal Saturday night.

The match took three hours to complete and went to penalty kicks with the score tied 2-2.

The teams alternated making free kicks until Montgomery goalkeeper Jordan Page left his feet for a diving block on a Santa Rosa shot.

Chris Ortiz then beat Panthers keeper Jairo Villalobos with the winning kick.

“It was unlike any game I’ve been part of,” Montgomery coach Jon Schwann said. “When the teams were doing penalty kicks, six blocks were called back by the referees. It was an emotional game, just like you’d expect between rivals like Montgomery and Santa Rosa.”

Evan Martinez had both goals for the Vikings, while Andrew Williams and Edwin Gomez scored for the Panthers.
“It was a brutal loss,” Santa Rosa coach Antonio Garcia said. “It was hard-fought all the way and the six penalty kicks being called back was something I’d never seen before. We gave it everything we had.”

Montgomery is now 15-5-2, while Santa Rosa ends up 12-9-1.

REDWOOD 4, ANALY 1

At San Rafael, the Giants eliminated the Tigers.

Analy, the No. 10 seed, finishes the year with a 15-5-1 record. Redwood, champs of the Marin County Athletic League, has a record of 15-2-5.

ANDERSON VALLEY 3, FREMONT CHRISTIAN 0

At Boonville, the No. 1 seed Panthers didn’t play one of their best games but still advanced to the Division 3 quarterfinals.

“We should’ve scored more than three,” coach Steve Sparks said. “In terms of possession, it was one of the most one-sided games we played this season.

Anderson Valley got on the scoreboard 12 minutes before intermission when Gerardo Torales’ shot from 25 yards out got past the Fremont Christian goalie.

Moises Segura and Chirro Tovar both scored in the second half.

The Panthers (18-2-1) will host a semifinal game at 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

SONOMA ACADEMY 2, RINCON VALLEY CHRISTIAN 1

At Rincon Valley Christian, the Coyotes beat the Eagles for the first time in three attempts.

When the schools met during NCL II play, Sonoma Academy lost one and tied the other.

The Coyotes scored twice in the first half and then only allowed RVC  a single goal. Liam Kollin and Tyler Candon scored in a 10-minute span.

“Our game plan was to contain their midfielders,” Coyotes coach Noah Parker said. “The guys did an excellent job doing that.”

Luke Groothoff scored RVC’s goal.

Sonoma Academy, the No. 6 seed, is now 8-10-3. RVC finished the year 11-10-1.

In girls action:

PETALUMA 2, ANALY 1

At Sebastopol, the third time proved to be a charm for the Trojans.

The schools met twice during the regular season and the Tigers won both times.

Saturday, after a scoreless first half, Analy took a 1-0 lead only to have Petaluma come back with two goals.

Hannah Devoe scored the first one and then with 10 minutes remaining, Amy Ferrick connected on the game-winner.

Devoe had the assist.

Petaluma moves on with a 12-3-2 record while Analy, the SCL champs, finish 17-2.

MONTGOMERY 3, WINDSOR 0

At Montgomery, the Vikings’ defense allowed only three shots on goal.

Eden Brooker scored the only goal Montgomery would need when she took a cross from Regan Connell eight minutes into the contest.

Taylor Ziemer and Gabby Rodriguez had the final two goals.

Montgomery, the No. 2 seed, is 20-3 and will host Petaluma on Wednesday.

No. 7 Windsor goes to the sidelines with a 12-10-1 mark.

CASA GRANDE 3, ARCATA 2

At Petaluma, Hannah Ingram had a pair of goals to lead the Gauchos into the semifinals.

“We moved the ball well,” coach Vinnie Cortezo said. “Kayla Ryan’s goal was one of the best we’ve had this year. She got a perfect cross from Hailey Iribarne.”

Casa, the No. 4 seed, is 12-4-4.

SONOMA ACADEMY 6, ST. HELENA 0

At Santa Rosa, Chloe Colbert scored three times as the top-seeded Coyotes easily advanced.

Sonoma Academy will host Roseland Prep at 2:30 p.m. in a Division 3 semifinal on Wednesday. The Knights moved on with a 5-1 victory over Cloverdale.

Colbert, who has 48 goals this season, opened the scoring in the 15th minute.

Katie Johansen scored twice and Savannah Stoughton had the other goal. Stoughton also had three assists.

“Both teams were a little lethargic at the start,” Coyotes coach Chris Ziemer said. “We continued to play our game and over time began scoring goals.”

Keeper Audrey von Raesfeld picked up the shutout.

Sonoma Academy, champs of NCL II, will take a 22-0-1 record into the semifinals. The Saints end the year with a 9-5-4 mark.

ST. VINCENT 5, FORT BRAGG 0

At Petaluma, the Mustangs broke the Division 3 game open by scoring four times in the second half.

Katie Gross led the second-half outburst with a pair of goals.

Taylor Owen accounted for the lone score in the first period when she found the back of the net following a corner kick by Grace Hosbein.

St. Vincent (16-2-2) will host a semifinal game on Wednesday.