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Players to watch today: Sutter hosts Summerville to kick off SJS D-V playoffs

Feb. 9—The Sutter Union High girls soccer team begins its second straight run at a Sac-Joaquin Section title today when it hosts Summerville (13-8-2), out of Tuolumne, to begin the Division V bracket.

Sutter comes as the second-seed and 14-5-1 following a third place finish in its Pioneer Valley League finale.

Meanwhile, Summerville is the seventh-seed after placing third in the Mother Lode League.

The teams have yet to play since at least 2004. Kickoff will be 3 p.m. Saturday on campus at Sutter Union High School.

To prepare folks for the game, the Appeal has provided the top faces on each squad, based on their statistical performance from coach submissions through MaxPreps.com.

Points leaders

Sutter — Bri Lopez 51 — Ashanti Madrigal 35

Summerville — Sawyer Stark 40 — Jordan Bick 26

Goal scorers

Sutter — Bri Lopez 18 — Ashanti Madrigal 12

Summerville — Sawyer Stark 12 — Jordan Bick 11

Assist leaders

Sutter — Bri Lopez 15 — Brooklyne Darrach 12

Summerville — Sawyer Stark 16 — Leighton Williamson 4

Saves

Summerville — Emily Costa 63

Sutter

Grace Diaz 44

Goal against Average

Sutter — Grace Diaz 0.848

Summerville — Emily Costa 1.500

Edge to Sutter, 2-1

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NSCIF soccer

Live Oak completed a Sac Valley League title Thursday when it took down Winters on the road, 1-0, to finish 10-0 in league and 19-1-1 overall.

The game-winner came off the foot of Johanna Petrone — the athlete's 48th this year — courtesy of an assist from Mckayla Holmen as Live Oak enters into the postseason seeding meeting Saturday as the likely No. 1 seed in the Northern Section Division II playoffs set to begin next week.