Ayala High’s Johnathan Guerrero

Ayala High’s Johnathan Guerrero gets past Bishop Amat goaltender Jeremy Gutierrez early in the first half and scores a goal Thursday afternoon in Ayala’s 5-1 win in a CIF-Southern Section Division 4 first-round boys’ soccer playoff game. The Bulldogs, the two-time defending Palomares League champion, will play at No. 3-seed Montclair at 5 p.m. today (May 15) for a second-round match. 

First-half goals by Brandon Soto and Johnathan Guerrero and second-half goals by Cameron Duran, Tristan McManus and Thomas Calagna lifted the Ayala High boys soccer team to a 5-1 win Thursday over Bishop Amat in a CIF-Southern Section Division 4 first-round playoff game. 

The Palomares League-champion Bulldogs improved their season record to 10-3-2 and advanced to today’s (May 15) second-round game at Montclair High, the No. 3-seed in the division. 

Game time is 5 p.m., according to cifss.org. Montclair High is located at 4725 Benito St. 

Against Bishop Amat, Soto and Guerrero put Ayala up 2-0 in the first 15 minutes of the game. After a Bishop Amat goal to cut Ayala’s lead in half early in the second half, Duran quickly responded to push the Bulldogs’ lead to 3-1. 

McManus scored on a penalty kick and Calagna added the last goal with 10 minutes left in the game.  

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