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San Luis Obispo High School to host two state playoff games this week

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San Luis Obispo High School is hosting two CIF state playoff games this week, girls soccer on Tuesday and boys basketball on Wednesday, March 7.

Girls soccer reached its first-ever CIF Southern Section Division 2 finals appearance on Saturday and fell 3-2 in double overtime to Temecula Valley.

Despite the loss, the Tigers postseason continues after receiving an automatic berth into the state playoffs. The team received the no. 2 seed and will host no. 7 Edison in the first round of the 2018 CIF Southern California SoCal Regional Division 2 Championships. 

The team traveled for four straight playoff games and are thrilled to finally have home-field advantage.

"Being home will hopefully make a big difference. You can see in the final game," said Brittney Viboch, San Luis Obispo head coach. "The girl's legs were a little tired. 1,700 miles of travel in a week and a half is a lot to ask out of anybody. Being back at home on our home turf - that's going to be a big advantage going into this game for us."

San Luis Obispo is currently 23-3 overall record and is ranked no. 42 in the country and no. 11 in the state according to MaxPreps.

"I think what separates us is the heart that we have. We have so much chemistry together and we connect and we have the desire us to win. I think that definitely separates us from the other teams," said Olivia Ortiz, Winter PAC 8 Defensive Player of the Year.

Kickoff is set for 4 p.m.

As for boys basketball, the team reached the CIF Southern Section Division 4 semifinals on March 23 for the first time in program history. The Tigers fell to Hillcrest, 52-33. Advancing to the semis also gave the Tigers an automatic berth to the state playoffs.

On Wednesday, no. 3 seed San Luis Obispo will welcome no. 14 Bakersfield Christian in the first round of the 2018 CIF State Boys Basketball Southern Championships.

"We are really honored to be named the number three seed overall," said Jeff Brandow, San Luis Obispo head coach. "I think that's a testament to how good our league is and how good our league schedule is. The PAC 8 has prepared us for CIF playoffs and now state playoffs."

The team is honored to reach this far after accomplishing its season goals: win the PAC 8 League championship, compete for the CIF title, and qualify for state playoffs.

"Honestly, we have surpassed most of the goals I've set for our team this year. Everything moving forward is a bonus; it's extra. It's not something I've anticipated so I look forward to it," said Will Compton, PAC 8 All-League Defensive Player of the Year.

"I'm very excited. It's my first time the same as a whole school. I think we did it as a team effort," said Jameson Agapay, San Luis Obispo senior guard.

"I think what's the most significant thing as a coach is that we've grown and gotten better as the years gone on," Brandow said. "We can't compare one game to another. Playing in the first ever state playoff game for the school is a big achievement but playing in the semifinal game is a big achievement."

Tipoff for the Tigers is Wednesday at 7 p.m.

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