Losing is tough but its how you bounce back from losing that matters," said SOCES coach Stephen Sykes.
SOCES pitcher Matt Baker was continually bailed out by the Knights' defense.
It was a rematch of last year's final, which SOCES won 7-6.
She struck out the side four times, including in the fifth inning with a runner on third and SOCES holding a 1-0 lead.
SOCES (21-1) broke a scoreless tie in the fourth inning when Stephanie Contreras, pinch-running for Analyse Nungaray -- who was hit by a pitch -- scored on a bloop single down the right-field line by Elyse Gumbiner.
Elizabeth Learning Center 4, SOCES 3 (OT): Despite getting three first-half goals from Israel Sandoval, defending-champion SOCES of Reseda came up short in overtime against third-seed Elizabeth Learning Center at Contreras Learning Complex.
I thought we played hard and people underestimated us," SOCES coach Mark Sobel said.
After Perez recorded his second stop during the shootout, SOCES had the opportunity to prevail in the seventh round of penalty kicks, but Rafael Ornelas' shot went wide right.
Foshay 2, SOCES 1: Freshman Diana Ventura scored in the 11th and 24th minutes for top-seed Foshay (15-2), which snapped No.
interim coach Mark Sobel said Mkrtchian joined the team at the prodding of longtime coach Bobby Frederick, who went on medical leave after undergoing hip-replacement surgery.
(16-1-1), which will face Marshall on Wednesday in an Invitational bracket game, had outscored opponents 94-4 during the regular season.
The team facing the biggest climb is SOCES
, which, although 14-0-1 and featuring two of the area's top 10 scorers, Sanchez (29 goals) and Antonia Aljuwani (23), might not receive a top-16 seed because the Crosstown League is considered the City's weakest.