Megan Turner said it best: The fourth time is the charm for the San Ramon Valley High senior soccer players.
Turner's goal in the 42nd minute earned the Wolves a 1-0 win over rival Monte Vista on Saturday evening in the North Coast Section Division I girls championship match at Dublin High.
The top-seeded Wolves, who finished the season unbeaten, collected a section-record seventh girls title, but it was their first since 2009.
That made this one extra special against the defending champion Mustangs (12-6-6), seeded second.
"It's unbelievable. I can't even describe what I feel right now," Turner said. "It feels awesome."
San Ramon Valley coach Mark Jones found his team's workmanlike effort pretty predictable.
"I think it exemplified our whole season," he said. "We possessed. We attacked. We were aggressive, and we find a way to get a goal against a really good team."
The Wolves were making their eighth consecutive appearance in the Division I championship match. They won four straight titles from 2006 to 2009.
After a scoreless first half, the Wolves (20-0-5) broke through. Turner fed the ball to Alexa Vandevanter on the right. Her low shot bounced off goalkeeper Hannah Clark, and Turner, who is headed to Stanford, pounded in the rebound. The goal appeared to wake up the Monte Vista attack.
The Mustangs nearly scored twice, including on a 40-yard Chelsea Barry free kick off the crossbar. In the final seconds after an illegal touch in the penalty box by Wolves goalkeeper Zoey Bauman, Monte Vista failed to convert.
"It was a good game," Monte Vista coach Brett LeQuesne said. "We played well. They played well. It came down to one opportunity."