Monica Quila and Kirsten Bergseth scored goals inside the opening 10 minutes as the Tritons topped visiting Nordhoff, 2-0, in the first round of the CIF-Southern Section Division 6 playoffs on Thursday night.
“It really wasn’t that difficult,” Pacifica coach Rachael Carver said. “It’s the playoffs. You’re only guaranteed one game.”
One week after falling 2-1 to Oxnard in a virtual league title game, Pacifica (13-5-7) showed no ill effects, taking a two-goal stranglehold early and controlling a high-tempo, physical match with the Frontier League runner-up.