GOLETA, Calif. - It is sure nice to have senior leadership come playoff time.
San Marcos seniors Luke Burns and Nic Prentice combined for 7 goals to lead the Royals past Portola 13-6 in a CIF-SS Division 2 semifinal game.
It will be an all-Channel League championship game on Saturday between rivals San Marcos and Dos Pueblos after the Chargers edged Ventura 10-9 in overtime.
The time and location will be determined on Thursday.
The #1 seed Royals had the only goal in the first quarter as Burns scored early.
San Marcos led 4-1 at halftime with Prentice scoring twice in the second quarter and Alden Klein also tallying a goal.
Both offenses shined in the third quarter with a combined 9 goals scored.
Burns and Prentice each added another goal to their total in that third quarter.
Hudson Macleod tallied 2 goals in the quarter and sophomore Will Stuart added a goal as the Royals led 9-5 heading into the fourth quarter.
AJ Scarborough and Stuart scored early in the fourth quarter.
Burns finished off the Bulldogs with 2 more goals to finish with a game-high 4 goals.
Royals goalie Sam Rich had six saves as the Royals advance to the program's first CIF-SS title game appearance since 2003.