SAN JOSE -- Before Santa Teresa's quarterfinal girls soccer match Saturday, Kaylie McGrady told her younger sister that she wanted to score a goal for her.
Tegan McGrady had been in the spotlight all week, having been suspended for the Central Coast Section playoffs because she played in two games at a recent U.S. national-team camp that were not approved by the California Interscholastic Federation.
With Tegan McGrady watching Saturday from the bench and the sisters' parents and grandmother wearing "Let Tegan Play" shirts in the stands at Valley Christian High, Kaylie McGrady got her wish: She scored late in the match to cap a 2-0 victory over Alisal in the CCS Division I playoffs.
"It felt good," said Kaylie McGrady, a senior and a team captain.
Top-seed Santa Teresa advances to the semifinals Wednesday against Mountain View.
"When they first gave us the news about Tegan," Kaylie McGrady said, "we were all kind of in shock. But once they told us that, we all just knew what we had to do to move forward in CCS. I think we played really well."
The Saints, who also had to forfeit their final four regular-season games because of the rules infraction, clearly are not a one-player team. They controlled much of the possession time in the first half and then broke through in the 51st minute when Andrea Fernandez went far post to score.
Fernandez later rocketed a shot off the post, and Kaylie McGrady was in the right spot to blast the ball into the goal.
Asked how difficult the week had been in light of the suspension, Santa Teresa coach Richard Spencer said, "It's been hard. It's an unfortunate situation that everybody finds themselves in. But it's one of those things that we've dealt with."
Archbishop Mitty 2, Presentation 0: Mitty shook off what its coach called rust after a long layoff to advance to the CCS Divison II girls semifinals with a win over Presentation at Valley Christian.
Hannah Reed scored both goals for Mitty, the top-ranked team in the state and No. 3-ranked team in the nation.
Mitty advanced to play Los Altos, a 2-0 winner over Del Mar, on Wednesday at Pioneer.
Reed scored in the 11th minute on an assist by Gabrielle Matulich and scored in the 57th minute on a corner kick. Hannah Vane was credited with the assist on the second goal.
The second goal came just after Presentation's Taylor Locke hit the post with what would have been a tying goal. Presentation was seeking its first win against its West Catholic Athletic League rival in four matches this season.
"I think both teams were a little bit nervy," Mitty coach J.T. Hanley said. "We've been off since the WCAL final. We came in at halftime with the 1-0 lead, and we just talked things over a little bit, made couple of adjustments, and I thought we played much, much better in the second half."
St. Francis 2, Valley Christian 1: Second-seeded St. Francis opened a two-goal second-half lead and held on to win the Division II quarterfinal. The Lancers will play at Burlingame on Wednesday.
Annie Kingman scored on a penalty kick for St. Francis, which also got a goal from Caroline Olivero.
Colby Carson scored Valley Christian's goal.
Menlo School 8, Stevenson 0: Stevenson brought only nine players to its match against Menlo at Valley Christian because of an extended winter break, and Menlo easily advanced to the Division III semifinals. Menlo will play Harbor on Wednesday at Menlo-Atherton.
Menlo School 2, Soledad 0: Menlo scored two first-half goals -- one by Ryan Karle, the other on an own goal -- and that was more than enough to win the Division III quarterfinal.