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East Bay Lacrosse Notebook

There are four teams left, and by the end of Wednesday night, it will be down to two.

The Berkeley High School boys lacrosse team is one of those four teams, coming up with a North Coast Section playoff run, and a season, they probably couldn’t have imagined.

Now, the ultimate test for the Yellow Jackets. They will face the top-seeded De La Salle Spartans in one of the Wednesday semi-finals.

The Yellow Jackets passed a big test in their quarterfinal match against Acalanes, beating the Dons 6-5 after losing to them 7-3 earlier in the season.

This Wednesday will be the ultimate test in their season.

The second semifinal featuring No. 3 Amador Valley at No. 2 Monte Vista is going to be a knock ‘em down, drag ‘em out fight.

Both teams are very capable of winning the NCS title, and they will leave nothing on the field.

The teams finished tied at 11-3 in the East Bay Athletic League, but Monte Vista won both head-to-head matchups.

To touch on the girls bracket, top seeded Monte Vista, which is the clear favorite. They went 14-0 in the EBAL and did not lose to an NCS team. They face No. 5 Amador Valley, a team the Mustangs beat twice.

No. 2 California and No. 3 Carondelet (which finished in that order in the EBAL) will face off for the right at a third shot at Monte Vista.

 

Rankings

 

Welcome Berkeley to the top four. The dream season continues for the Yellow Jackets.

 

1. Monte Vista (15-6)

2. Amador Valley (17-3)

3. De La Salle (15-4)

4. Berkeley (18-1)

5. Acalanes (14-5)

6. Foothill (13-9)

7. San Ramon Valley (11-10)

8. Clayton Valley (18-4)

9. Las Lomas (13-5)

10. Miramonte (13-8)

11. Piedmont (11-8)

12. California (9-11)

13. Bentley (9-6)

14. Campolindo (9-10)

15. College Park (10-6)

 

League standings

 

BSAL

Team Overall League GB

Berkeley (18-1) 8-0 -

Piedmont (11-8) 6-2 2

Bishop O’Dowd (4-13) 3-5 5

Davis (5-13) 2-6 6

St. Mary’s (3-11) 1-7 7

 

DFAL

Team Overall League GB

Acalanes (14-5) 11-1 -

Las Lomas (13-5) 10-2 1

Miramonte (13-8) 9-3 2

Campolindo (9-10) 6-6 5

Dublin (5-13) 4-8 7

Alhambra (4-14) 2-10 9

Dougherty Valley (1-17) 0-12 11

 

DVAL

Team Overall League GB

Clayton Valley (18-4) 9-0 -

College Park (10-6) 6-3 3

Northgate (6-10) 2-7 7

Berean Christian (2-12) 1-8 8

 

EBAL

Team Overall League GB

De La Salle (15-4) 12-2 -

Amador Valley (17-3) 11-3 1

Monte Vista (15-6) 11-3 1

San Ramon Valley (11-10) 8-6 4

Foothill (13-9) 8-6 4

California (9-11) 4-10 8

Livermore (5-13) 1-13 11

Granada (2-17) 1-13 11

 

For questions, comments, to report scores, update standings or add players to the watch list, please email Matt Smith at mhsmith78@gmail.com.

Matt Smith