Archie Williams in control of playoff destiny

Leo Mohan-Lewin and Cole Sullivan scored first-half goals as the Archie Williams High boys’ soccer team kept themselves alive with a 2-0 win over Marin Catholic in Wednesday’s MCAL playoff race. The result, combined with Terra Linda’s 4-2 loss to Novato, not only kept the Peregrine Falcons (8-5-3, 8-5-2 MCAL) at bay, but also San Rafael (8-5-5 ). , 8-5-3) alive for the postseason.

Archie Williams and Terra Linda (8-5-2, 8-5-2) face off on Friday, with the winner advancing to the playoffs. However, if the two teams are tied, San Rafael, TL and Archie Williams would all remain fourth and bottom with 27 points.

Max Crock and Colton Mansbridge had assists in Archie Williams’ win on Wednesday. Gilly Roth had the goal in goal.

• Chris Maldonado had a goal and an assist for TL in a 4-2 defeat by Novato. Elvin Maldonado had the other goal for TL and Rafa Gonzalez also had an assist. Novato (9-3-4, 9-3-4) secured a playoff spot with the win. Wilfredo Zacarias, Robert Little, Chris De Leon and Jordy Diaz scored as the Hornets rebounded from an early 2-0 hole.

• Sam Gersch scored twice as Redwood (14-2-3, 13-1-2) capped a dominant league with a 2-0 win over Branson. The Giants finished 10 points ahead of the field and will be the top seeds in next week’s playoffs.

• Malcolm Zalayet scored three goals in Marin Academy’s 5-0 win against Stuart Hall. Reed Leidlein and Jake Ostrander also scored for MA (12-1-1, 7-0-0 BCL West). Elias Janes, River Jones, Dane Knudsen and Park Mascott all had assists for the Wildcats.

• San Domenico got off to a hot start, beating Lick Wilmerding 5-2 on Tuesday. The Panthers (4-4-3, 2-3-2 BCL West), fourth in the league, took a 3-0 lead in the first half with goals from senior Seki Rosa, Enzo Zamorano and junior Bobby Thomas. Second-seeded Lick Wilmerding (4-4-4, 2-2-2) fought back early in the second half but Rosa, who sidelined much of the game with an ankle injury, returned late in the second half to still to give more clout to the attack of the panthers. He fed a cross to newcomer Ridwaan Adams, who scored his first goal of the game but not his last. Adams later scored a botched goalkeeper free-kick from about 40 yards out.

Boys Basketball

Redwood High’s win on Tuesday night’s court over Marin Catholic could have been a big win for another MCAL team.

The second-placed Giants achieved a 61-43 win over the Wildcats, who are locked in a battle for fourth and final place in the league playoffs. Marin Catholic and Archie Williams are both tied 6-8 against league opponents, with Terra Linda and Tamalpais both trailing 5-9. Meanwhile, San Marin holds third place with a 7-7 MCAL record.

The playoff picture may not be finalized until Saturday’s season finale, when Marin Catholic and Archie Williams face off. That same night, Redwood (13-1) meets league leaders Branson (14-0).

Jake Vasquez led the Giants with 25 points and 13 rebounds against the Wildcats while teammate Brady Weingart had 11 points.

JR Bosch scored 15 points for Marin Catholic, while Charles Williams and Caden Mass contributed eight points each.

• Archie Williams avenged an earlier loss to Terra Linda, 63-50, on Tuesday night to keep his MCAL playoff hopes afloat.

• The Branson School took an early lead Tuesday night en route to a 67-39 win over Tamalpais to go undefeated in the MCAL game. TT Carr recorded 18 points, seven rebounds and six assists while George Gale had 14 points and eight rebounds. Finley Keeffe had 13 points, four rebounds and four assists for the Bulls (21-2, 14-0 MCAL), who got 11 points and five rebounds from Joaquin Aguillon. Jase Butler handed out 11 of the Bulls’ 25 season bests, along with six points and five rebounds.

• Another thrilling tie but the second leg ended right away as Novato beat San Rafael 53-50 on Tuesday night. The Bulldogs missed a 3-point try with five seconds left on the clock that would have tied the game. The Hornets (4-19, 4-10 MCAL) won by the same score when the two teams last met on Jan. 10. Travis Flick led Novato with 17 points and Andy Gates bid 15 points for the Hornets. Joshua DeVore had a solid night with 10 points and 10 rebounds. Luke Stanko’s 22 points put San Rafael faster (8-17, 4-11 MCAL) while Marcos Tolliver added eight points and eight rebounds.

girls basketball

Marin Catholic defeated Redwood 54-18 on Tuesday night to move closer to an undefeated MCAL season. The Wildcats (19-5, 14-0 MCAL) end the regular season this week with games against Terra Linda and Archie Williams.

Izzy McFadden led the Wildcats with 12 points against the Giants while Madie Dayton and Gracyn Lovette each had 10 points. Cecily Hadd scored nine points.


Jacob Campbell narrowly missed reaching the cycle as College of Marin clinched their first win of the young season by beating Cabrillo College 11-5 in front of their home crowd on Tuesday.

Campbell was 3-for-5 with a double, triple and a home run as he drove in two runs and hit three. Jake Ferguson hit 3 for 4 from the cleanup area with two doubles and four RBI for the Mariners (1-2).

Mariners starter Erik Kvidahl threw five shutout innings on the mound to earn his first win. He allowed three hits, walked four and knocked out four.

Marin is ready for a three-game series against the College of the Sequoias in Visalia, starting Thursday.

• Tickets are currently available for the Novato Knicks Hall of Fame Inaugural Dinner on April 22 at 5:30pm in the Key Room, 1385 Hamilton Parkway, Novato. Contact Ryan Cooney at [email protected] for more information.

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