High school sports

Lions, Mariners lose in CIF soccer

WESTMINSTER and Pacifica high school girls’ soccer teams both lost in CIF-SS finals games on Saturday.

It was a rainy day for high school girls’ soccer teams from the Garden Grove-Huntington Beach-Westminster area. Both local teams – Pacifica and Westminster – suffered defeats in CIF-SS finals games on Saturday,

Westminster lost 1-0 to South Pasadena at Warren High School in Downey in the Division 5 title contest. Pacifica fell 3-1 to Flintridge Prep in the Division 3 game.

But it’s not all over. Westminster (21-4-3) will advance to the SoCal Regionals next week.

The Mariners finish 21-4-3. They led 1-0 at one point on Alexa Riddle’s goal, but their offense slumped when Riddle was forced to leave the game due to a leg injury.

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