Newport Harbor 2, Saugus 1
SAUGUS — Josie Jogwe and Natalie Swift scored and the Sailors defense stood out to pull off a stunning win in the CIF Southern Section Division I first-round game Thursday.
Swift converted a pass from Megan Khademi to give Newport Harbor (8-12-3) a 1-0 lead. Jogwe scored in the 46th minute off a centering pass from Mary Yeager. Saugus (18-3-4), the Foothill League champion, scored in the 50th minute.
Goalie Emily Browne anchored the defense with 10 saves, while Beth Barnard, Madeline Storch and Shannon Boler contributed defensively turning the Centurions away.
Shanay Fischer helped control the midfield with Swift for the Tars, who took third in the Sunset League.
Newport Harbor, making its first playoff appearance since 2005, will play host to JSerra at Davidson Field Tuesday, in a second-round game scheduled for 3 p.m.
Estancia 3, Colony 1
COSTA MESA — Senior midfielder Jackie Freiberger scored twice for the Eagles in the first round of the CIF Southern Section IV playoffs.
The Eagles (15-4-4) advanced to the second round on Tuesday and will play the winner of second-seeded Los Angeles Brentwood and Thousand Oaks La Reina.
Haley Flores recorded a goal for Estancia.
Isela Garcia, Heather Flores and Alissa Scheafter each had assists.
Goalkeeper Ferny Perez made six saves.
Sierra Vista 2, Sage Hill 1
BALDWIN PARK — The No. 4-seeded Dons scored the game-winner in the final minute of the CIF Southern Section Division VI first-round game Thursday.
Meg Crade scored the equalizer for Sage Hill (10-9-2) in the first half.
Goalie Alexa Thomas had seven saves
"My girls left it all on the field; a lot of heart," Sage Hill Coach Chino Cid said. "We had a good season. We are a young team and I'm very excited for the potential for next year. I had just one senior."
Eisenhower 56, Newport Harbor 49
RIALTO — Alex Morton had a triple-double, including a career-high 32 points to go with 18 rebounds and 11 blocks for the Sailors in the CIF Southern Section Division II-A first-round game Thursday night.
Kasey Thompson had nine points and nine rebounds, Mandy Legault had two points, two rebounds and three assists and Lexi Kunkle added two points, four rebounds and three blocks for Newport Harbor (11-16).