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CIF Playoffs: Valhalla finally vanquishes Westview

Valhalla competes during the CIF playoffs on Saturday.


San Diego Section Championships

At La Jolla High


Quarterfinals—Saturday’s results

Valhalla 10, Westview 9 – The Valhalla girls have two losses on the season and both of them are to the Wolverines.

After falling behind early, the Norse rallied back to take a two goal lead at half thanks to four 1st half goals by freshman sensation Katie Ratcliff.

The Norsemen then had a few too many mistakes that lead to Westview taking 3 goal lead in the 4th quarter.

Valhalla got two in a row from Ashlyn Doyle to cut it to one goal with 4 minutes to go. Then it was Ratcliff again with 1:16 left to tie the game at 9-9.

Doyle scored with 26 seconds left on a man up situation to go up 10-9.

A solid block by Zoe Johnson and the girls ran out the clock.

Valhalla will take on the #1 La Jolla Vikings next Thursday at 5:45.



(5) Valhalla (28-2) vs. (1) La Jolla (24-4), 5:45 p.m.

Final—Feb. 27, 7 p.m.

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Helix discusses strategy during its playoff game with RBV on Saturday.

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Granite Hills confers during its match on Saturday.


Quarterfinals—Saturday’s results

Torrey Pines 9, Granite Hills 3 –
The Falcons led at halftime to pull off a minor upset of the Eagles.

Rancho Buena Vista 9, Helix 8 – RBV tied the game late to send the game into overtime. RBV won in double OT.




(3) West Hills (23-7) 2 vs. (2) Scripps Ranch (20-8) 7 – Fallon Burnworth scored for West Hills. The Falcons led 5-0 at halftime, but the Pack came back with two goals in the third quarter.




First Round—Wednesday’s Results

(12) Steele Canyon (6-15) 3 vs. (5) Torrey Pines (17-9) 19


First Round—Tuesday’s late results

La Costa Canyon vs. (6) Grossmont, late

Quarterfinals—Friday at La Jolla High

(3) West Hills (22-7) vs. (6) Grossmont (12-14)-(11) La Costa Canyon (15-14) winner, 6:30 p.m.

Semifinals—Feb. 23, La Jolla

Final—Feb. 27, 2:30 p.m., La Jolla


First Round—Tuesday’s result

Escondido 6, Monte Vista 4


Thursday, Feb. 4

San Diego Open

At El Capitan

El Capitan 12, Oceanside 2

University City 11, Steele Canyon 6

Del Norte 8, El Capitan 5


Wednesday, Feb. 3

Grossmont Valley League

El Capitan 13, El Cajon Valley 7

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Valhalla 18, Steele Canyon 6 – The Norse clinched at least a share of the league title with the win today. They can win it outright by winning one of their last two league games vs Granite Hills or Grossmont. They will also finish the SD Open on Friday and Saturday.

Helix 9, Grossmont 7 – Goals: Schwagler (H) 3, Mattern (H) 3, Lindsay (G) 3.


Monday, Feb. 1

Valhalla 7, Helix 3 – Valhalla moves on to the quarterfinals of the San Diego Open on Friday. Spencer Samuel had 4 goals for the Norsemen.

After a 1-1 first, Valhalla scored the only three goals of the second period. Valhalla outscored the Highlanders, 2-1, in the third.

Helix 11, Westview 10 – Helix won the San Diego Open contest.

Valhalla 15, Torrey Pines 7 – Valhalla won the first of two games at the San Diego Open.

San Pasqual 14, Monte Vista 3


Friday, Jan. 29

Grossmont Valley League

West Hills 13, El Cajon Valley 2


La Jolla 14, Steele Canyon 1


Thursday, Jan. 28

Valhalla 14, Helix 8

Granite Hills 8, Grossmont 5

West Hills 13, El Cajon Valley 2


Wednesday, Jan. 27

Monte Vista 11, El Cajon Valley 2

El Capitan 10, Santana 5

Grossmont 11, Steele Canyon 7

Helix 14, Granite Hills 11

West Hills 22, Mount Miguel 0



Saturday, Jan. 23

Monte Vista 12, El Cajon Valley 1

West Hills 13, Ramona 7

Mission Bay 20, El Cajon Valley 4

Mater Dei Catholic 11, Monte Vista 3

Bonita Vista 9, West Hills 7

Clairemont 5, El Capitan 2

Mar Vista 13, El Capitan 2

Friday, Jan. 22

El Capitan 13, Point Loma 5

Mater Dei Catholic 13, El Cajon Valley 2

Clairemont 6, El Capitan 1

Mission Bay 9, Monte Vista 3

Hilltop 10, West Hills 7


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Helix’s Hailey Jackson scores one of her 10 goals against West Hills on Thursday.

Thursday, Jan. 18

Grossmont Hills League

Helix 19, Steele Canyon 6 – Hailey Jackson was a scoring machine with 10 goals for Helix, while teammate Antoinette Peterson added four goals. Katie Wilson, of Steele Canyon, led the Cougars with 3 goals.

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Valhalla looks for a shot against Granite Hills on Thursday.

Valhalla 9, Granite Hills 5 – Valhalla freshman Zoe Johnson made 16 saves in goal, as Valhalla (16-1) took over sole possession of first place in the Valley League with the win over its closest rival in proximity and in the standings.

Both teams entered the game 3-0 in the Valley League standings.

Valhalla led 3-2 at halftime, but stretched it out to a 6-2 lead after 3 quarters. Next up for the Norse is Helix next Thursday at home.


Monday, Jan. 18

East County Invitational

At West Hills

West Hills 8, Mission Bay 5

Mar Vista 18, Monte Vista 5

Pt. Loma 15, Monte Vista 4

West Hills 10, Bonita Vista 7

At El Capitan

Hilltop 18, El Cajon Valley 1

El Capitan 6, Mater Dei 3

Clairemont 13, El Cajon Valley 2

El Capitan 6, Ramona 5


Saturday, Jan. 16

El Capitan 11, Mater Dei 4

CHULA VISTA – The Vaqueros got five goals from Brea Lind and two goals apiece from juniors Alyssa Hill and Holly Debenham. Hill led EC with six steals, while Megan Vaniwaarden, Lind and Debenham all recorded three steals.
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West Hills prior to the game against Monte Vista.

Friday, Jan. 15

West Hills 18, Monte Vista 4 – 13 Wolf Pack players scored, led by Carly’s Bockstahler’s three goals.


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Valhalla on offense against Ramona on Thursday.

Valhalla 18, Ramona 3 – Valhalla improved to 17-1.

Santana 16, El Cajon Valley 1

Thursday, Jan. 14

El Capitan 11, Mount Miguel 2

Granite Hills 12, Steele Canyon 2



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Coach Robin Sanchez stands along side the El Capitan girls water polo team.

Wednesday, Jan. 13

El Capitan 16, El Cajon 6 – Sophomore Abigail Pucilo scored three goals, while juniors Alyssa Hill, Catherine Bresniker and Kalen Jennings all scored two goals, as El Capitan coach Robin Sanchez won his 350th career game.

Hill also had three assists.

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Valhalla on the attack against Steele Canyon.

Valhalla 18, Steele Canyon 2 – At Valhalla, the Norse improves to 3-0 in league, as Zoe Johnson had 16 saves and Spencer Samuel and Gabby Martinez each had 4 goals.
Valhalla led 14-1 at halftime.
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Wolf Pack vs. Sultans

West Hills 12, Santana 3 – Carly Bockstaler had four goals for the Wolf Pack.

Helix 12, Grossmont 6

Monte Vista 14, Mount Miguel 3


Tuesday, Jan 12

Valhalla 12, Grossmont 7

West Hills 14, Mount Miguel 7


Friday, Jan. 8

Granite Hills 14, Grossmont 7

Valhalla 8, Helix 7

Santana 16, Mount Miguel 1


Wednesday, Jan. 6

Grossmont 7, Steele Canyon 4

Granite Hills 8, Helix 6

Valhalla 12, Scripps Ranch 5


Tuesday, Jan. 5

Granite Hills 13, Patrick Henry 3

West Hills 14, Mount Miguel 7


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EastCountySports.com staff report

LA MESA – The Helix High girls water polo team came away with an 11-8 win over University City Monday evening at the Highlanders’ home pool.

Helix improved to 9-2 on the season. Goals: Jackson (H) 4. Saves: Morgan (H) 7.


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West Hills Wolf Pack


Winter Varsity Classic

At Monte Vista

Point Loma 16, Monte Vista 6

Helix 15, San Marcos 0

El Camino 22, Monte Vista 4

Helix 9, Del Norte 3

At Grossmont

Grossmont 12, Valley Center 5

Torrey Pines 7, Grossmont 4


Wednesday, Dec. 16

Steele Canyon 11, El Cajon Valley 5


Wednesday, Dec. 9

Grossmont Valley League

West Hills 8, El Capitan 4 – El Capitan led 3-1 at the end of one, but the Wolf Pack outscored the Vaqueros, 4-0 in the second half to improve to 3-0 and 1-0 in league.


Tuesday, Dec. 8

Grossmont Valley League

El Capitan 15, Monte Vista 3


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Saturday, Dec. 5

The Valhalla girls water polo team won the Valley High School Tournament Championship, as they beat Granite Hills 7-1 and Aliso Niguel 6-4 in the championship bracket on Saturday.

The Norse are off to a 5-0 start to the season.

Freshman Zoe Johnson had 11 saves in goal in the victory over the Eagles, while Geneva Welch had two goals and played strong defense in the win over Aliso Niguel.


Friday, Dec. 4

Valhalla 4, University 3 – Great defense by Ashlyn Doyle led Valhalla, and she was also a leading scorer in the game, as the Norse won over the Trojans in the tournament game near Anaheim.

El Capitan 14, Monte Vista 3 –  Goals: Hill (EC) 5, Debenham (EC) 4, Newman (MV) 2.


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Valhalla during a tournament game in Tustin

Thursday, Dec. 3

Valhalla 15, Tustin 4

Valhalla 13, Costa Mesa 3


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