Three defending Sac-Joaquin Section champions and one runner-up will compete in the Capital Challenge Cup boys soccer showcase Saturday at Capital Christian High School.
Capital Christian (3-1-0) will play Bella Vista (2-1-2) at 6 p.m., and Jesuit (5-0-1) will face Granite Bay (5-1) at 8 p.m.
Jesuit is No. 3 in the National Soccer Coaches Association of America fall national rankings and No. 1 in the Region VIII (western states) rankings. The Marauders have won three of the past four Division I section titles, including 5-0 over Granite Bay last season.
Granite Bay is No. 6 in the Region VIII rankings, and Capital Christian is No. 9.
Capital Christian won last year's D-VI section title and the D-V crown in 2011. Bella Vista is the two-time defending D-II section champ.
Jesuit's tie was 3-3 on Sept. 6 to visiting Jesuit of Portland, Ore., ranked No. 4 in Region VIII.
Granite Bay's loss was 1-0 on Sept. 7 to Merced, ranked No. 13 in Region VIII.
Capital Christian, which upset Jesuit of Portland 1-0 on Sept. 7, and Bella Vista both have lost 1-0 to Davis.
The host Sacramento State men got an early goal from Isaac Ikyurav and dominated for most of regulation, but USF found an equalizer in the 85th minute as the Hornets (1-1-2) and Dons (3-1-1) played to a 1-1 draw, Sac State reported. Ikyurav had a shot stopped by USF goalkeeper Chase Hauser in the 22nd minute but beat Hauser one minute later.
Midfielder Ryan Gross converted a penalty kick in the 42nd minute, lifting the UC Davis men (2-3-0) a 1-0 nonconference victory over Saint Mary's (2-2-0) in Moraga, according to UCD.
Bee Sports staff