160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! But the Dons continued to fight back and get shots. They pulled within one on a goal by Alex Rodriguez, who was at the right place at the right time as he directed a pass that deflected off a couple of players and into the net. The Dons, down by one, had a chance to tie the game, but Marshall goalie Eric Alvarenga stepped up and made a big save. The Dons had a player break into the penalty area and he tried to go around Alvarenga, who dove and stopped him from getting by. Near the end of the second half, Marshall had a chance to put the game away, but a great defensive play stopped the threat. Marshall got the ball behind the defense and the goalie came out to make the play. But a Marshall player went around him and took a shot into what appeared to be an empty net. A Dons defender seemingly came from out of nowhere to make the save. “It took pure guts,” Marshall High School Marshall coach Claine Plummer said. “We fought for every ball, and sacrificed our bodies.” Sierra Vista carried the play for most of the second half and Salvador Aguilera scored to make it 2-1. After a Sierra Vista foul, the Eagles were awarded a free kick. Omar Siodia took it and scored. LA PUENTE – held off a second-half rally by Sierra Vista en route to a 3-2 victory on Wednesday and advanced to the quarterfinals of the CIF-Southern Section Division V boys soccer playoffs. Marshall got two first-half goals from Cesar Barajas to take a 2-0 lead.