The San Ramon Valley High girls soccer team got three first-class goals and a commanding second-half effort in a 3-0 win over visiting Castro Valley Wednesday night in the North Coast Section Division I semifinals.

Morgan Idso, Alexa Vandevanter and Summer Stamates all scored for the top-seeded Wolves, who swarmed all over the No. 4 Trojans over the final 40 minutes.

San Ramon Valley will play crosstown rival Monte Vista in Saturday's championship at Dublin High.

Monte Vista beat Berkeley in the other semifinal, coming back from a two-goal deficit in the second half to tie the game then outscoring the Yellowjackets 3-2 in a shootout. Monte Vista beat San Ramon Valley 1-0 in last year's Division I title game.

The Wolves (19-0-5), who will be seeking a section-record seventh title, have 12 players headed to Division I colleges. But Castro Valley (20-4-2) gave them a test, especially in the final 10 minutes of the first half.

"Our team, we really did put them away," said Vandevanter, who is headed to Cal. "We had a great halftime talk, and we wanted to go to the finals so bad, and we could not be any more excited."

Vandevanter scored on a header off a deft cross by Alyssa Alarab from the right side, making it 2-0 in the 63rd minute. Stamates received a pretty through ball up on the right from Stanford-bound Megan Turner and rounded out the scoring on a breakaway in the 73rd minute.


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The Wolves led 1-0 in the 14th minute on header goal by Idso into the near corner off an Allie Dutto corner kick from the left. Idso set up the sequence with a strong turn and a shot that was deflected into the side-netting, forcing the corner.

The Wolves and Monte Vista share the lead all time with six section championships, the Wolves winning four in a row from 2006 to 2009.

The vaunted Wolves back line worked another shutout, anchored by center backs Jamie VanHorn and Hannah Koski.

The Trojans offense revolves around their top scorer, Miranda Nild, who nearly scored to tie the game in the 31st minute. On a well-designed play off a corner kick, the ball was dummied to Nild, whose low shot was saved by a diving Zoey Bauman.

Castro Valley began to assert itself in the final 10 minutes of the first half, beating the Wolves to the ball. But the goal eluded them.

The Trojans' best chance in the second half came in the 74th minute, but Nild shot high.