SAN JOSE -- Mabinty Kanu and Ashley Kirchick scored off corner kicks, lifting Archbishop Mitty to a 2-0 victory over Woodside in the Central Coast Section Division II girls soccer final Saturday at Valley Christian High.

Kanu, a senior defender, headed in a high, arcing kick from Carly Jones past the left goal post in the 18th minute, putting Mitty (18-5-4) up 1-0.

"They left Mabinty unmarked," Monarchs coach J.T. Hanley said. "You can't leave Mabinty unmarked -- she's too big and strong for most high school players."

The score remained 1-0 until the 68th minute, when a low corner kick from junior striker Kristine Sola found its way to Kirchick near the left side of the net. Kirchick booted it home, all but securing Mitty's third CCS title in the past four years and the 12th in school history.

Woodside (18-3-3) had plenty of scoring chances, keeping pressure on the Monarchs throughout. However, the Wildcats were unable to break through against Kanu -- who raced all over the field to stifle Woodside's scoring chances -- and senior goalkeeper Marissa Mulcaire.

"Our senior class played 50 games in the last two years and lost three," Wildcats coach Jose Navarrete said. "What else can a coach ask?"

In other CCS girls soccer finals at Valley Christian:

Division I

Los Gatos 2, Santa Clara 0: Seniors Angela Karamanos and Kayla McQuade scored as the Wildcats (12-4-5) defeated the Bruins (15-3-3), who played in their first CCS final. The section title was Los Gatos' first since 1996.


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Division III

Menlo 1, Sacred Heart Prep 1: Menlo (17-3-3) and Sacred Heart Prep (19-2-3) each scored in overtime to tie for the CCS crown. Freshman Cameron Gordon scored in the first overtime period for SHP. Senior midfielder Sienna Stritter scored for Menlo in the second.

Boys

Division I

Bellarmine 1, Watsonville 1: Senior Brian Mulcahy scored a game-tying goal just seconds before stoppage time expired in regulation at Westmont, helping the Bells (18-3-5) clinch a share of their second CCS crown in the past four years and 16th overall.

Mulcahy was stationed near the left side of the goal when senior defender Christian Aldama launched a free kick toward the goal from 50 yards out. Watsonville goalkeeper Jose Castaneda slapped the ball down, and Mulcahy tapped it in, giving Bellarmine new life when the game seemed all but lost.

"I thought we were done," Aldama said.

The Wildcatz (14-2-6) were down two players in overtime, having lost them to red cards. However, Bellarmine was unable to get the second goal it needed to call the title its own.

In other CCS boys soccer finals at Westmont High:

Division II

Serra 2, Gilroy 2: Senior forward Nick Schnabel scored twice, helping Serra (16-2-5) earn a share of its first CCS crown. After regulation ended tied 1-1, Schnabel scored in the first overtime period to put the Padres up 2-1. Junior midfielder Andres Jimenez scored for Gilroy just before the period ended, giving the Mustangs (16-4-4) a share of their first title since 2007.

Division III

Half Moon Bay 3, Burlingame 2: Midfielder Jonathon Rico pounded home a feed from fellow junior Zack Penner in the second overtime to give the Cougars (17-5-1) their first CCS championship.