Caitlyn Kreutz extended one of the most dominant seasons the Central Section has seen in recent years, scoring twice as top-seeded Buchanan High defeated No. 8 Clovis West 2-0 on Thursday in a section Division I quarterfinal playoff match.
The Cal Poly-bound senior increased her season goals total to 22 and Morgan Cruce took care of matters in cage for the Bears in the duel of Tri-River Athletic Conference rivals.
Buchanan hosts No. 4 Frontier at 3 p.m. Tuesday in the semifinals.
Frontier won 2-0 at home against No. 5 Bullard, despite an oft-spectacular performance by Knights goalie Sydney Castonguay (8 saves).
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• No. 2 Clovis North scored twice within 3 minutes late in the second half to edge Clovis East 2-1 in another All-TRAC quarterfinal. Karlee Pottorff scored on a header from sister Kelsee's free kick in the 70th minute and Madison Abbott soon after on a free kick for a 2-0 lead. Peyton Kwalwasser scored on a penalty kick in the box for the Timberwolves in the 78th.
• Karlie Howard, on an assist from Danae Roddy, headed a shot into the far corner with 2 minutes remaining in double overtime as No. 3 Central earned a fourth shot at Clovis North with a 1-0 win over No. 6 Liberty-Bakersfield. Previous matches between the Grizzlies and Broncos have resulted in two 0-0 ties and a 1-0 CN win on a penalty kick.
Memorial, a No. 13 seed which had placed last in the County/Metro Athletic Conference at 1-8-1, nearly pulled off another shocker before losing 3-2 in penalty kicks to No. 5 Highland after a 1-1 regulation.
Highland won the Southeast Yosemite League at 8-0. Brianne Martinho scored in the 45th minute for Memorial, which had bounced No. 4 Tulare Western 3-2 in OT in the first round.
Intracity rivals Madera and Madera South both won to set up a D-II semifinal showdown. The No. 3 Coyotes received goals from Anissia Gonzalez and Juliet Trembley in defeating Bakersfield 2-0; the No. 2 Stallions downed No. 7 Sanger 3-1.
Sisters Olivia (freshman) and Courtney (junior) Messer scored as fifth-seeded Fresno Christian stunned No. 1 Farmersville 2-0 to reach the D-VI championship on Tuesday.
Farmersville entered 14-3-1. The Eagles are now 9-8-2.
Fresno Christian will play No. 2 Frazier Mountain or No. 3 Riverdale. Those teams will meet in a 2 p.m. Saturday semifinal in Riverdale.