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Canyon Crest shuts out Mission Vista to reach CIF D-1 field hockey title game

Canyon Crest shuts out Mission Vista to reach CIF D-1 field hockey title game

Defense has been the calling card for the Canyon Crest field hockey team all year and Tuesday that defense carried the third-seeded Ravens to a 1-0 victory over No. 2 seed Mission Vista in the CIF Division I semi-finals. They will now meet top-seeded Vista, a 1-0 winner over fifth-seeded Patrick Henry, in Saturday’s championship match at Eastlake High School. Game time is set for 1 p.m.

The Ravens, who won the 2013 CIF Division II title with an overtime triumph over Serra, now have a shot at their first D-I crown. It’s a scenario that seemed remote a month and a half ago when a brutal early season schedule left them reeling with a 1-8 record. Somehow, CCA got the corner...

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