California North Coast Championships on Friday

Girls' California North Coast Division I Championship

In the Division I championship, Carondelet takes on Foothill-Pleasanton in a most anticipated girls' lacrosse showdown. After starting the season 3-2, Carondelet has won 17 games in a row and appears to be getting stronger as the year progresses. Currently ranked No. 4 in the state, the Cougars are fresh off of a 20-7 blowout win over Davis in the semifinals. The squad has also posted impressive wins against the likes of Torrey Pines, Acalanes, Poway, California HS and Poway throughout the campaign.

All the while, Foothill is riding the coattails of an 8-7 victory over California HS in the semifinals. Brown recruit Emily Klein led the way with four goals, while teammate Sara Quero added two more. The contest also featured six lead changes before Foothill embarked on a four-goal run in the second half to break away for good.

Friday's battle marks the third time this season that Foothill and Carondelet will get together. Carondelet won the previous two match-ups by an average of 9 goals.

Girls' California North Coast Division II Championship

And finally in Division II competition, Acalanes faces Marin Catholic for the championship trophy on Friday. After starting the season 2-3 overall following losses to Carondelet, Foothill-Pleasanton and Amador Valley, Acalanes has since won 15 of its last 16 games. Headed by midfielders Devon Frazer and Elizabeth Landry, the Dons have been especially impressive during their current 9-game winning streak. The squad is giving up just four goals per game throughout its current run, which includes a 14-9 win over Miramonte in the semifinals.

As for Marin Catholic, the squad posted an 8-7 win over Piedmont this week to advance to the championship. Sara Pedlar tallied the game-winner with 5:12 remaining in regulation. After the go-ahead goal, the Wildcats (20-1) secured possession again and never gave the ball back to Piedmont for the rest of the game. The semifinal thriller featured six lead changes, setting up a rather unexpected finish. In addition to Pedlar, Megan McCullough, Sierra Perrella and Kelsey McCarthy have also been key contributors during the stretch run.

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