The Alvarez and Salinas High boys soccer teams each advanced to the quarterfinals of Central Coast Section Division I playoff tournament with wins Wednesday in opening-round play.
No. 4 Alvarez, the Monterey Bay League Pacific champions, defeated No. 13 Santa Teresa 1-0 at home.
The Eagles (18-2) tallied the only goal in the final minute of the first half. The goal came off a corner kick by Jose Alamo that resulted in a shot off the post and was eventually put in by Pedro Virgen.
Alvarez had a couple of other close calls in the second half, and Santa Teresa (7-6-8) nearly tied it with 15 minutes to play, but defender Christian Santibanez cleared a ball that was headed toward the goal-line. Alvarez goalkeeper Eddie Martinez recorded two saves for the shutout.
Alvarez meets No. 5 Mountain View on Saturday at a time and venue to be determined.
No. 7 Salinas went on the road and got past No. 10 Fremont on penalty kicks. The game was knotted 0-0 after 100 minutes of regulation and overtime.
In the penalty kick session, Fremont missed its third and fifth shots, allowing Salinas’ fifth shooter Patricio Nolasco to win it with his shot. Also converting their penalty kicks were Jose Mendoza, Luis Cortez and Sebastian Magana.
Salinas (10-6-4) meets No. 2 Carlmont in Saturday’s quarterfinals.
Alisal 1, Sequoia 0: At Sequoia (Redwood City), Priscilla Ruiz scored in the fourth minute of overtime to help the Trojans win their first CCS playoff game in school history.
The No. 9 Trojans (16-3-1), the Monterey Bay League Pacific champions, advance to take on No. 1 Santa Teresa (10-6-2) in the CCS quarterfinals on Saturday.
Adela Hernandez assisted on Ruiz’s goal and goalkeeper Arisbeth Araujo made seven saves to record the shutout.
Stevenson 3, Pinewood 2: At Stevenson, the Pirates needed an extra 20 minutes to earn their first CCS win since 2008
The No. 7 Pirates, the co-Mission Trail Athletic League champs, and the No. 10 Panthers were knotted at 2-2 at the end of the first half as well as regulation in this CCS D-III opening-round match.
In the first of two 10-minute overtime periods, Stevenson (13-4-4) scored the game-winning goal on Kaitlin Brennan’s second of the match off an Anna Wilcoxon corner kick.
Molly Clark scored the other first-half goal for the Pirates who advance to Saturday’s quarterfinal against No. 2 Menlo School (12-3-5).
Woodside Priory 5, Santa Catalina 1: At Santa Catalina, the visiting 12th-seeded Panthers upset the No. 5 seeded Cougars, eliminating the co-MTAL champs from the CCS D-III tournament in the first round.
Santa Catalina’s solitary goal came from Lucy Scattini with an assist from Daisy Villegas in the 76th minute. Goalkeeper Tamara Attia made six saves. The Cougars end the season 12-2-4.
San Jose City 88, Hartnell 74: At Hartnell, the Panthers dropped their fifth straight, falling to the Jaguars in the final home game of the season.
Billy Giles led Hartnell with 21 points, Kyle Baird had 17, Brad Kohler 16 and Kurt Bragnic added11 points.
Hartnell went to 3-8 in conference, 8-16 overall. The Panthers close the year Friday at Gavilan.
Hartnell 84, San Jose City College 77: At Hartnell, the Panthers were down 41-33 at the half against the visiting Lady Jags but managed to pullahead in a close contest.
Hartnell was led by Linda Plascencia’s 26 points, Ana Adams’ 19, Fe Ramos’ 18, and MeKayla Dacpano’s 13. For SJCC, Aiwekoe Okungbowa scored 36 points. The Panthers (5-5) travel Saturday to Ohlone College.
Palma 3, Soquel 1: At Soquel, Cameron Neff pitched five strong innings and Austin Wahl finished it off with two scoreless inning of relief as the Chieftains opened their 2013 season with a win.
Neff, a senior, walked one and struck out six. He allowed a first-inning run while scattering six hits to earn the win. He also drove in a pair of runs in the third inning.
Palma scored its three runs on just four hits, including doubles by Alec Irwin and Chuck Byers.
Alisal 10, Gonzales 7: At Gonzales, Fernando Ramirez had three hits, including a pair of doubles, and was the winning pitcher at the Trojans beat the Spartans in the season-opener for both teams.
The game was called by darkness in the sixth inning.
Alisal scored seven times in the third inning, with Jose Ibarra adding an RBI single.
Alisal hosts Marina in a double-header Saturday starting at 11 a.m.
Monte Vista Christian 8, Aptos 5: At Aptos, the Mustangs scored six times in the third inning and twice in the seventh to beat the Mariners in their season-opener.
John Angel got the win with 3 2/3 innings of relief.
Patrick Muller had had two hits and Brett Kirchick had two hits and two RBIs for MVC, which will compete in a tournament in Houston, Tex., starting Wednesday.
Palma 184, Pacific Grove 239: At Laguna Seca Golf Ranch, Palma’s Jay Burlison, who shot 34, was the medalist on the par-36 course.
Palma: Jay Burlison 34, Travis Winn 36, Marc Moreno 37, John Fierro 37, and Drew Dankworth 40.
Pacific Grove: Conner Moody 42, Trevor Dixon 48, Nick Moran 48, Noah Dalhamer 49, and Apollo Marquez 52.