Six girls soccer teams began their final march toward one of two Monterey Bay League championships on Wednesday afternoon, and there were mixed results.
Notre Dame pulled into a tie at the top of the Pacific Division with a 4-0 win over North Monterey County in Castroville.
The win moved Notre Dame to 9-2 in the division, the same record as Monterey.
Marianna Burns, McKenna Blean, Alex Lathos and Jackie Tarsitano all scored one goal each for Notre Dame. Goalkeeper Allie Maestri made 15 saves in getting the shutout.
The Spirits will face Monterey at Rabobank Stadium on Friday night with both teams having a chance to win the division championship.
Alvarez 5, Seaside 0: At Alvarez, the Eagles stayed in a tie for first place in the Pacific Division with the win over Seaside.
The victory moved the Eagles to 9-2 in the division going into the regular season finale.
Alvarez ends divisional play Friday against North Salinas.
North Salinas 1, Monte Vista Christian 1: At North Salinas, the Vikings got the equalizer just before half as the teams finished tied.
Kylie Almazon scored in the 35th minute for North Salinas.
The tie moved North Salinas to 5-11-3 overall and 3-7-1 in the MBL Pacific Division. It’s the first tie between two Pacific Division teams this season.
North Salinas finishes the regular season Friday at Alvarez.
Alisal 3, Salinas 2: At Alisal, a goal from Brianna Aguilar in the 45th minute proved to be the difference for the Trojans, who leapfrogged the Cowboys in the MBL Gabilan Division standings.
The Trojans and Cowboys were tied 2-2 at the half. Salinas led in the seventh minute on a goal from Alicia Cuevas. Sandy Pelagio assisted on the goal.
Salinas got its second goal from Valeria Tellez in the 34th minute on an assist from Emilie Costa.
The Trojans got help also from Maritza Loya, who was assisted by Marlene Valencia and Oralia Perez, who was assisted by Brenda Zamudio. Alisal goal keeper Brittney Perez had seven saves and the Trojan defenders were praised for their hard work.
Salinas’ Sophia Tellez made three saves as goalkeeper.
Alisal travels to Gilroy on Friday.
Hollister 7, Watsonville 0: At Hollister, the Haybalers blanked the Wildcatz to remain in first place in the MBL Gabilan Division with one game to go.
Hollister improved to 8-1-2 in the division. It can win the division championship with a win or tie on Friday night against Salinas.
Soledad 42, King City 34: At Soledad, the Aztecs finished their school-record-breaking regular season with a win over the Mustangs.
The Aztecs boosted their nine-point lead to 14 in the third quarter.
Luzz Bugarin had 14 points and 10 rebounds, and Ilyanna Hendricks had 17 points, 10 rebounds and six blocks.
King City’s Savannah Valladarez did her best to rally the Mustangs, scoring 12 points in the fourth quarter. She finished with 19 for the game.
Soledad finished the regular season 12-2 in MTAL play and 16-8 overall.
The Aztecs will find out their CCS tournament fate this weekend.
Pacific Grove 39, Greenfield 29: at Greenfield, the Breakers finished the regular season as outright MTAL champions with a win over the Bruins.
Pacific Grove, up 21-10 at the half, was led by Reeve Grobecker who scored 13 points.
For Greenfield (10-13, 5-9 MTAL), Vanessa Flores got 11 points. The Bruins got as close as four points in the second half.
Carmel 35, Stevenson 23: At Carmel, the Padres wrapped up the regular season with the win over the Pirates.
Holly Whittaker scored 12 points, and Ashlynn Davis had 11 points for Carmel.
The win moved Carmel to 12-12 overall and 6-8 in the MTAL. Despite meeting the minimum qualifications, the Carmel players opted to not participate in the CCS tournament.