The De La Salle High lacrosse team won its fourth North Coast Section championship Saturday, dominating the third quarter to help down host and No. 2 seed San Ramon Valley 11-5 in the Division I final.

The game got off to a slow start as the fifth-seeded Spartans led 1-0 after the first quarter. The Wolves had plenty of chances, though, as they had three one-man advantages but couldn't put the ball in the net.

De La Salle (13-7) opened up a 3-0 lead in the second quarter, courtesy of two Brook Rideau goals. San Ramon Valley got on the board when captain Peter Tagliaferri scored in the closing minutes of the first half.

But the Spartans took over from there, netting five goals in the third quarter, including two from midfielder George Waidelich. Attackman Stephen Wilm led De La Salle with two goals and a game-high five assists.

Spartans goalie Johnny Perlite was sensational, picking up eight saves overall and thwarting the Wolves' comeback in the fourth quarter.

Tagliaferri finished with two goals for San Ramon Valley (14-9), which had outscored opponents 43-9 in three playoff games before the final. Midfielder Erik Arvesen added two goals, both assisted by midfielder Carter Nichols.

Baseball

Foothill 10, San Leandro 0: Kyle Franco threw a six-inning no-hitter for the sixth-seeded Falcons (15-11), who topped the No. 14 Pirates (21-7) to advance to the NCS Division I semifinals.


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Franco hit a batter, allowed just one walk and finished with five strikeouts to lead Foothill, which will play at No. 2 De La Salle in Wednesday's semifinals.

Franco also went 3 for 4, as the Falcons finished with 11 hits and scored at least one run in every inning except the fifth.

-- Staff

De La Salle 14, Liberty 1: The host Spartans (19-7) used two seven-run innings to beat the No. 7 Lions (14-12) in five innings.

Following his leadoff double, Jack Glosso stole home on the back end of a double steal, and the Spartans' aggressive baserunning set the tone for a seven-run first inning.

That was more than enough support for De La Salle's Justin Hooper, who gave up three hits and struck out six in four innings, hitting 95 mph with his fastball in the first inning.

Mitchell Zamora was 2 for 2 and drove in the only run for Liberty.

-- Steve Dulas, correspondent

Berkeley 2, Granada 0: Noah Bremer came on in relief in the seventh inning to snuff out a rally by the Matadors (17-9), then drove in the go-ahead run in the top of the ninth as the No. 13 Yellowjackets (17-10) advanced to the NCS Division I semifinals for the first time in 12 years.

With Granada's Ryan Mathia at second base with nobody out in the bottom of the seventh, Bremer relieved Parker Denison and promptly retired the next three batters to escape the jam.

In the ninth, Berkeley loaded the bases and Bremer singled to left to score Bryce Bell from third for a 1-0 lead. Shan Dhaliwal also singled to score David Langer.

Bremer got the first two outs in the ninth before he walked Mathia, but induced a pop fly to end the game. Berkeley will face No. 1 San Ramon Valley in Wednesday's semifinals.

-- Curtis Pashelka

Arcata 4, Moreau Catholic 2: Jonas Lindblom hit a two-run homer in the eighth inning and Wyatt Tucker out-dueled Bryan Cmelak as the sixth-seeded Tigers (17-8) advanced to the NCS Division IV semifinals, where they will play at No. 2 St. Mary's on Wednesday.

After Lindblom's blast, the Mariners (14-12) put runners on first and second with one out in the home half of the eighth.

Tucker settled down to get a deep fly out and a strikeout to end the game. Tucker allowed eight hits but finished the complete-game victory with four strikeouts.

Cmelak scattered eight hits and struck out six as he went the distance for the Mariners.

-- Tony Gonsalez, correspondent