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Prep soccer: Playoff brackets set for SoCal Regionals

The undefeated Clovis East girls soccer team tops the CIF Southern California Regional Championships with the No. 1 overall seed. The Timberwolves host No. 8 Taft-Woodland Hills in a Division I first-round match at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
The undefeated Clovis East girls soccer team tops the CIF Southern California Regional Championships with the No. 1 overall seed. The Timberwolves host No. 8 Taft-Woodland Hills in a Division I first-round match at 4 p.m. Tuesday. ckohlruss@fresnobee.com

Four Fresno-area high school soccer teams and another seven from across the Central Section will continue their seasons at the CIF Southern California Regional Championships.

The Clovis East girls team topped the honors, claiming the top overall seed in Division I.

The unbeaten Timberwolves (20-0-3), fresh off winning their school’s first Valley championship in its 16-year history, host No. 8-seed Taft-Woodland Hills at 4 p.m. Tuesday.

Back-to-back section D-II champs Madera South and D-III winner Liberty-Madera Ranchos will travel for their matches, earning the No. 6 seeds in their respective divisions. The Stallions will play in Woodland Hills against No. 3 El Camino Real and the Hawks will play at third-seeded San Luis Obispo.

Strathmore, No. 2 in D-IV, hosts No. 7 Northridge Academy.

Fowler, which won the section title due to a Bishop forfeit, is the No. 4 seed in D-V and hosts No. 5 Frazier Mountain.

For the boys, Central Section D-I three-peat champions Buchanan High earned the No. 3 seed in Division I and will host at least one match in the playoffs. The Bears (20-1-7), who are ranked No. 9 in the state by MaxPreps, host No. 6 Los Alamitos in the first round.

McLane, which recently won its first boys soccer title in the program’s 46-year history, was seeded fourth in D-IV and hosts No. 5 Garden Grove in the first round.

Bakersfield’s South High is the No. 4 seed in D-II and Ridgeview the eighth seed in D-III.

Central Section champions McFarland (D-V) and Mendota (D-VI) will face off in the state Division V first round. The fourth-seeded Cougars host the No. 5 Aztecs.

All first-round matches will be played at 4 p.m. Tuesday, though that is subject to change, according to the CIF website.

CIF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL SOCCER CHAMPIONSHIPS

Girls

Division I: No. 1 Clovis East vs. No. 8 Taft-Woodland Hills; No. 4 Tesoro-Rancho Santa Margarita vs. No. 5 Rancho Cucamonga; No. 3 Torrey Pines-San Diego vs. No. 6 Chino Hills; No. 2 Santa Margarita-Rancho Santa Margarita vs. No. 7 Rancho Bernardo-San Diego

Division II: No. 1 Cathedral Catholic-San Diego vs. No. 8 King-Riverside; No. 4 Northwood-Irvine vs. No. 5 Newbury Park; No. 3 El Camino Real-Woodland Hills vs. No. 6 Madera South; No. 2 Palos Verdes-Palos Verdes Estates vs. No. 7 Del Norte-San Diego

Division III: No. 1 South Hills-West Covina vs. No. 8 South East-South Gate; No. 4 El Dorado-Placentia vs. No. 5 Valhalla-El Cajon; No. 3 San Luis Obispo vs. No. 6 Liberty-Madera Ranchos; No. 2 Yorba Linda vs. No. 7 Helix-La Mesa

Division IV: No. 1 La Mirada vs. No. 8 Southwest-San Diego; No. 4 Oxnard vs. No. 5 Verdugo Hills-Tujunga; No. 3 Moorpark vs. No. 6 Alta Loma; No. 2 Strathmore vs. No. 7 Northridge Academy-Northridge

Division V: No. 1 Grace Brethren-Simi Valley vs. No. 8 Port of Los Angeles-San Pedro; No. 5 Frazier Mountain-Lebec vs. No. 4 Fowler; No. 3 Harbor Teacher-Wilmington vs. No. 6 The Webb Schools-Claremont; No. 2 Grand Terrace vs. No. 7 Orange Glen-Escondido

Boys

Division I: No. 1 Cathedral Catholic-San Diego vs. No. 8 Warren-Downey; No. 4 Santa Barbara vs. No. 5 Palisades-Pacific Palisades; No. 3 Buchanan vs. No. 6 Los Alamitos; No. 2 Loyola-Los Angeles vs. No. 7 San Pasqual-Escondido

Division II: No. 1 Sunny Hills-Fullerton vs. No. 8 La Costa Canyon-Carlsbad (at La Costa Canyon), No. 4 South vs. No. 5 Jordan-Long Beach; No. 3 Granada Hills vs. No. 6 Rancho Verde-Moreno Valley; No. 2 Torrey Pines-San Diego vs. No. 7 Santa Ana

Division III: No. 1 Cathedral-Los Angeles vs. No. 8 Ridgeview; No. 4 Chaffey-Ontario vs. No. 5 Mission Hills-San Marcos; No. 3 Point Loma-San Diego vs. No. 6 Pasadena; No. 2 Canoga Park vs. No. 7 Santa Maria

Division IV: No. 1 Godinez-Santa Ana vs. No. 8 La Jolla; No. 4 McLane vs. No. 5 Garden Grove; No. 3 Fremont-Los Angeles vs. No. 6 Santiago-Garden Grove; No. 2 Valencia vs. No. 7 Fulton-Van Nuys

Division V: No. 1 Desert Mirage-Thermal vs. No. 8 Christian-El Cajon; No. 4 McFarland vs. No. 5 Mendota; No. 3 Shadow Hills-Indio vs. No. 6 Saddleback Valley Christian-San Juan Capistrano; No. 2 Fillmore vs. No. 7 Sun Valley

All first-round matches will be played at the lower seed, unless noted. Kickoff for all games at 4 p.m. Tuesday, but is subject to change.

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