Boys Soccer

Boys Soccer: Leadership continues historic run with win in NCS semifinal

By Matthew Snyder

Before the season began, Leadership High School had not won a boys soccer championship since it opened its doors in 1997.

Now, it has the chance to win two titles in 16 days.

After winning the Bay Counties League Central championship on Oct. 25, the Griffins earned a spot in the North Coast Section Division III championship game with a 2-1 win over South Fork in the section semifinals on Wednesday at Kezar Stadium.

Boys Soccer: Mission and Lowell tie in AAA title game, named co-champions

By Matthew Snyder

Four overtimes and 110 minutes of game time were not enough to separate the Mission and Lowell boys soccer teams on Saturday at Boxer Stadium.

With the game still deadlocked at 1-1 after two 10-minute periods of overtime and two subsequent 5-minute, sudden-death overtimes, a league rule dictated that for the fifth time in Academic Athletic Association history there would be co-champions.

Boys Soccer: Lowell shrugs off shaky start to rout Washington in AAA semifinals

By Josh Levine

Just 16 minutes in to its Academic Athletic Association semifinal matchup against Washington High School on Wednesday at Boxer Stadium, the Lowell boys soccer team found itself trailing 2-0.

That turned out to be no big deal for the Cardinals, who scored seven consecutive goals and cruised to an 8-3 victory over the Eagles to advance to the AAA championship against Mission on Saturday.

Boys Soccer: Mission survives in overtime win over SFI to advance to AAA final

By Matthew Snyder

Mission High School head soccer coach Scott Kennedy told his team he had a dream that the Bears lost by one goal against San Francisco International — their opponents in Tuesday afternoon’s Academic Athletic Association semifinal at Boxer Stadium.

That nightmare very nearly became a reality against a fourth-seeded SFI squad intent on pulling off a huge upset over the top-seeded Bears, which were fresh off an undefeated league season, in which they’d outscored opponents 71-10.

Down 2-1 with less than three minutes remaining in regulation, the Bears scored a last-gasp goal to force overtime, then added two more goals in the second extra period to win 4-2 and keep their championship hopes alive.

Boys Soccer: University takes Marin Academy to OT, but falls in BCL West title game

By Matthew Snyder

For most of Friday night’s Bay Counties League West boys soccer championship at Kimbell Playground, University High School senior goalkeeper Jack Wilson got the better of Marin Academy’s standout attacking midfielder Eloi Vasquez.

Vasquez tested Wilson with three shots spread out during a game that went to two overtimes. Each time, Wilson, who began the season as a forward before being shifted to goalkeeper, responded with a brilliant save.

But his fourth attempt proved to be the difference in the Wildcats’ 2-1 win.

Boys Soccer: Leadership slips by Drew to win first BCL Central title in school history

By Matthew Snyder

As he stood beneath the lights of Kezar Stadium, doused in a mixture of Gatorade and water his team had just dumped on him, Leadership High School head boys soccer coach Greg Perieff basked in the afterglow of achieving a season-long goal.

With a 2-1 win over Drew School in Thursday’s Bay Counties League Central championship game, Leadership won its first boys soccer championship in the charter school’s 15-year history.