For the 12th consecutive year, a girls water polo team from Danville will win a North Coast Section championship.
Monte Vista High did its part in creating an all-Danville matchup for Saturday's Division I title game when it beat upstart James Logan 8-3 in Wednesday's semifinals at Miramonte.
The No. 2 seeded Mustangs will meet rival and top seed San Ramon Valley, which beat Alhambra 17-3 in its semifinal, in a rematch of last year's Division I championship. San Ramon Valley won that contest in overtime 5-4, snapping the Mustangs' streak of five straight NCS crowns.
"I think (San Ramon Valley) has a very good lineup straight across," Monte Vista coach Kealy McLain said. "I have about five returning starters, they have about four or five, too, so it's a pretty even."
The Mustangs (16-8) will try to duplicate the defensive effort it used against Logan in the semifinal win. Monte Vista allowed just one goal through the first three periods.
Monte Vista sophomore Courtney Fahey scored the first two goals of the game and finished with a game-high four scores. The Mustangs were in control 6-1 at halftime.
James Logan (17-10) had won the Mission Valley Athletic League title and advanced to the NCS semifinals for the second straight year. Junior goalie Tayler Peters shined for the Colts, keeping the Mustangs to single digit scoring by stopping 12 shots.
Top seed Campolindo will play No. 2 Acalanes in Saturday's Division
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Miramonte 12, Acalanes 6: Jack Fellner and Charlie Wiser scored four goals each against the rival Dons to lead the Matadors back to the NCS Division I championship game.
Top-seeded Miramonte (18-9) will play in an NCS final for the eighth straight year and will go for its second consecutive title Saturday when it faces No. 4 San Ramon Valley. The Wolves won their semifinal over East Bay Athletic League champion De La Salle 14-11.
Miramonte and Acalanes (14-13) had played close games in the playoffs for the past several years, but the Matadors broke this one open early.
Miramonte led 10-3 at halftime thanks to five power play goals and a five-meter penalty shot. The Matadors led by as much as 12-3 before the Dons scored the final three goals.
Clay Smudsky added three goals for Miramonte and Connor Reid paced the Dons with three.
Alhambra will meet Marin Catholic in the Division II final on Saturday.
Berkeley d. Liberty: Seeking their first playoff win since 2007, the No. 9 Yellowjackets (21-10) knocked off the eighth-seeded Lions 25-20, 25-18, 25-23 in the first round of the NCS Division I playoffs.
After losing the first two games on their home court, the Lions (18-10) weren't going to go down without a fight and built a 21-18 lead. But the Yellowjackets rallied for the win thanks to four combined kills from Letysha Cephas and Dora Beilin down the stretch.
Paced by 16 kills from Molly Ginsburg, Berkeley will play at top-seeded California in the quarterfinals on Saturday at 7 p.m.
-- Matt Smith, correspondent
De La Salle High defensive Victor Egu has orally committed to Cal, Scout.com reported.
Egu -- who has a three-star rating by Scout as a linebacker -- had several scholarship offers and interest from most Pac-12 schools, and took an official visit to Oregon in early October. The 6-foot-3, 220-pound senior returned to action early last month after he missed time in September with a concussion.
In seven games this season, Egu has 24 tackles, four sacks and one fumble recovery.