Hornets lose NCS soccer quarterfinal

Alameda High School girls soccer player Reina Bonta (18) left, and College Park High's Mary Stammers (12) battle for the ball in the second half of their North Coast Section Division I quarterfinal playoff game in Pleasant Hill on Feb. 22. Bonta was one of three Hornets who scored in a penalty shootout, but College Park won the shootout 5-3 to advance to the semifinals. The game was tied at one at the end of regulation, as Alameda's Sara Jo Ciapponi scored off an assist by Amani Webber-Schultz at the 77th minute to knot the score. After a scoreless 20 minutes of overtime, Alameda's Bonta, Hanna Pourcyrous and Madison Willcox all produced goals in the penalty shootout. Alameda, the No. 12 seed which upset No. 5 seed Amador Valley 3-1 in the first round on Feb. 19, finished with a record of 14-7-3. For more photos from the Feb. 22 game and other high school games, visit