The San Mateo High boys soccer team made it look easy Wednesday, beating visiting Santa Cruz, 4-0, in a first round match of the Central Coast Section tournament.
The Bearcats advance to the quarterfinal, where they will meet Sacred Heart Prep at Burlingame at noon on Saturday.
Ryan Onizuka and Angel Mejia were among the goal scorers for San Mateo.
In other boys matches, Ryan Karle scored the lone goal in Menlo School’s 1-0 win over Burlingame; Sequoia edged Watsonville, 3-2; Serra High lost to Los Gatos, 2-0; and Menlo-Atherton dropped a 4-1 decision to Mountain View.
Peninsula Athletic League South champion Carlmont, seeded second received a bye, and will play Salinas on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Gunn High in Palo Alto.
PAL North Division champion Half Moon Bay, the top seed in its division travels to play host Gilroy Saturday at noon.
Menlo School also plays at Gilroy, taking on Soledad at 10 a.m. Sequoia faces Bellarmine Prep in a noon match Saturday at Pioneer High in San Jose.
Melissa Wood scored twice to help Carlmont beat visiting Santa Clara. Maritza Gomez and Megan Stewart also scored for the Scots, who meet Mountain View in Saturday’s quarterfinal at Gunn High at noon. Mary Cochran earned two assists.
Junior Olivia Del Rosso recorded a goal and an assist to lead Menlo-Atherton past Leland, 2-0, and into a quarterfinal meeting with No. 2 seed and unbeaten Woodside at 10 a.m. Saturday. Freshman Sarah McCleod also scored for the Bears.
Ashley Harper scored both goals for Burlingame in a 2-1 victory over Saratoga, earning the Panthers a trip to Gilroy for a 2 p.m. match.
In other girls’ matches, Alisal edged Sequoia, 1-0; Los Altos needed overtime to sneak past Aragon, 1-0; and Live Oak topped Sacred Heart Prep, 2-0.
Junior college baseball
Brandon DeFazio and Ryan O’Malley each hit home runs and College of San Mateo ended a four-game losing streak with an 11-5 victory over host Gavilan on Wednesday in a nonconference game.
The Bulldogs, who play at College of Marin on Thursday before returning home to host Feather River at 1 p.m. Saturday, struck for four runs in the seventh inning to turn a one-run deficit into an 8-5 lead.
That was more than enough for relief pitcher Parker Swindell, who settled down after allowing four runs in the fourth and threw four scoreless innings to finish it.
DeFazio, O’Malley and Kellen Richards each singled to load the bases opening the seventh. Jarett Costa was hit by a pitch to force in one run, O’Malley scored on a passed ball, Kailen Robinson’s sacrifice fly plated another run and Ryan Atlas completed the scoring with an RBI single.
O’Malley and Costa each recorded three hits for CSM.