BSoc: Dons beat Palmdale, fall to Pacifica

David Sjollema and Adrian Gamez provided the scoring for Santa Barbara High on Tuesday in the Dons’ 2-0 victory over Palmdale in the semifinals of the Buena Tournament.

Santa Barbara then fell to Pacifica 3-2 in the tournament final. Santa Barbara (10-2-4) has reached the semifinals in each of the three tournaments they played in during the preseason. Santa Barbara’s next contest is its Channel League opener on Jan. 9 against San Marcos.

Brandon Sanchez and Jorge Garcia Torres scored in the second game for Santa Barbara. Sanchez gave the Dons a 1-0 lead in the first half but Pacifica responded with three second-half goals. Garcia Torres scored on a penalty kick to complete the scoring.

Juan Pablo Santana posted the shutout defending the net for the Dons. It was the eighth clean sheet in 16 games this season for the Dons defense.