The fourth-seeded Torrey Pines Falcons beat No. 3 Poway 10-7 in the CIF San Diego Section Division I championship game at Westview High on Saturday, three days after they knocked off No. 1 seed and defending-champion La Costa Canyon in the semifinals.
Torrey Pines' John Wilson (5) runs toward the goal during the CIF San Diego Section Division I championship game against Poway on Saturday. Torrey Pines won 10-7. Photo by Erik Jepsen - For the North County Times
The title is Torrey Pines’ fourth overall and first since 2007. It comes a year after the Falcons (18-5) lost to La Costa Canyon in the title tilt.
“It feels great,” Torrey Pines junior Sean Doyle said. “It’s unreal. I can’t believe we actually won. We had a ton of confidence coming in after the win over LCC, but we had to keep rolling, and we did it.
“Redemption, baby — it feels so nice.”
Falcons coach John Zissi said his team came together at the right time.
“With high school kids, there were certainly some ups and downs,” Zissi said. “I think we finished the last two weeks really strong. This last week was our peak week. That was our best game of the year against LCC on Wednesday and we played well tonight.”
Poway (14-4) was playing in its third final and first since 2006. The Titans’ lone championship came in 2002, when they beat the Falcons in the championship.
“The ultimate goal is to win the last game of the season,” Poway coach Paul Sanit said. “That’s always what we want to do. We didn’t get there, but we have 10 seniors who really worked hard this year to carry the team and got us to the championship game. You have to be proud of them. We accomplished a lot.”
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