Coming into Tuesday’s games, the Burlingame and Menlo-Atherton girls’ soccer teams sat at the top of the Bay Division standings with 15 points, while Aragon followed closely behind with 14 points and Terra Nova had 12 points.
With a 1-0 victory over Terra Nova, Menlo-Atherton finished the regular season at the top of the Bay Division standings with 18 points. This marks the Bears third consecutive Bay Division championship. Aragon, which came into the day in third place, beat Carlmont 1-0 to finish with 17 points and move into second place. Burlingame, which started the day in a tie for first, dropped to third with a 2-2 tie with Woodside.
The top three teams in the Bay Division — M-A, Aragon and Burlingame — all receive automatic bids to the CCS tournament. Woodside and Terra Nova are hopeful that they will make it into the tournament as at-large teams.
Menlo-Atherton and Terra Nova were involved in a defensive grudge match. However, Menlo-Atherton took a first-half lead when Sierra Sakrison found the back of the net off of an assist by Yara Gomez-Zavala.
Terra Nova’s defense was solid after that point, but the Tiger’s could not secure many scoring opportunities on the other end of the pitch.
Aragon needed a win over Carlmont and some help to win the division title, which the Dons did not get. The Dons took care of their part of the bargain by beating the Scots. The first half was a back-and-forth battle for possession that didn’t result in any scoring. Defense dominated early in this one, but the Dons kicked off the scoring in the second half when Hannah Flynn set up Abby Chang for what would end up being the game-winning goal.
Burlingame controlled its own destiny when the Panthers took on Woodside. The Panthers took a 1-0 lead in the 23rd minute when Kerry Wakasa found the back of the net off of an assist by Allison Bottarini.
Woodside fired right back with a goal of their own two minutes later when Brynn McClymond assisted Samantha Farias on a goal to tie the game up at 1-all.
The Wildcats stayed on the attack and Farias snuck another goal by the goalie in the final moments of the 1st half to give Woodside a 2-1 halftime lead.
In the second half, the Panthers bounced back and tie it up. The goal came off the foot of Allison Bottarini after she was set up by her teammate Julia Mitchell. The game ended in a 2-2 draw.