High school sports

Mariners, Lions advance in CIF soccer

PACIFICA and Westminster each opened CIF SoCal regional girls’ soccer play Tuesday with wins.

The Pacifica High School girls’ soccer team advanced in the CIF Southern California Division 3 Regionals with a 2-0 win Tuesday against Mt. Carmel of San Diego in a match at the Michael Monsoor Stadium at Garden Grove High School.

Next up is the regional semifinal game on Thursday against Academy of Our Lady of Peace (22-1-2), also of San Diego, in another home game for the Mariners (22-4-3).

The semifinal winners will advance to the regional final on Saturday.

Westminster High’s team also advanced in its Division IV contest on Tuesday, besting Kingsburg 1-1 in a shootout in which the Lions outscored the Vikings 5-3 after regulation time.

The Lions (23-4-3) will play their semifinal game on Thursday against Paloma Valley (25-0-3). WHS will also advance to the final round on Saturday with a win.

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