first_imgAyala has been to the finals the past two seasons and won one championship. The Bulldogs (25-5) are the No.2 seed in the division and have been ranked among the top four teams all year. “I was worried because they are quick and we’re big, and that’s never a good matchup,” Ayala coach Vince Makuch said. Ayala will play Temple City on Friday in the semifinals. DIVISION III Chino Hills 11, Arlington 9 (2OT) Jenna Gelet scored four goals, including the game winner in the second overtime, as the Huskies (26-5) defeated the Lions to advance to the semifinals for the first time in school history. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! WHITTIER – Ayala High School’s Caitlin Dement promised her coach another trip to the CIF-Southern Section Division III girls water polo finals, and she led the Bulldogs in that direction Tuesday. The goalkeeper had 10 saves in a 10-6 victory over El Rancho in a quarterfinal game on Tuesday. center_img Perhaps, but this time size did matter. Ayala used its physical advantage to keep El Rancho from getting the ball into the hole, which meant the majority of the Dons’ shots were from the perimeter. That played right into Dement’s hands. Literally. “It was pretty rough in the beginning, but in the fourth quarter, we got our act together,” Dement said. “I don’t know if this is a huge win, but it’s definitely a good win because of its importance.” Ayala’s Dani Curran scored two of her four goals in the first quarter to put the Bulldogs up by one. last_img