The powerful San Ramon Valley High girls soccer team, the defending champion in the Invitational Division, will face another strong field in the 23-team Tri-Valley Classic in Danville, which begins on Thursday.
The Wolves and fellow tournament sponsor Monte Vista will compete in the power-packed eight-team Invitational Division on Friday and Saturday, along with Archbishop Mitty, Santa Margarita, 2011 runner-up James Logan, 2010 champion Carondelet, Buchanan, and El Camino Real.
The teams will each play three games in their A and B brackets at the Mustang Soccer Complex to determine Saturday’s consolation-round and championship-game matchups.
The Wolves and Mustangs met in the North Coast Section Division I championship game last year, with the Mustangs taking a 1-0 win. San Ramon Valley beat Logan 3-0 in last year’s Invitational final. The Wolves went on to win the East Bay Athletic League title.
The demanding three-day tournament, which also includes six-team Gold and nine-team Silver divisions runs, will showcase many of the area’s top squads (Dec. 27-30), at a variety of Danville sites.
For complete tournament information, visit http://trivalleyclassic.com/index.htm.