For all the players who stepped up for the Seahawks in their 10-7 Class 3A state playoff win over Mountain View in Vancouver on Saturday — and there were plenty of them on both sides of the ball — one player in particular has been an unsung hero for the Seahawks this year.
It took seven rounds of a shoot out after the match was tied, 1-1 after regulation and two overtime periods, but Gig Harbor fell, 7-6, in the penalty-kick period to end its season in the first round of the 3A state playoffs.
After Peninsula’s 45-27 win over Snohomish in the loser-out West Central District III matchup, the Seahawks are moving onto the Class 3A state playoffs. Peninsula’s opponent in the opening round is a familiar foe: Mountain View.
Peninsula had little trouble with visiting Snohomish in the loser-out West Central District III matchup at Roy Anderson Field on Friday night, winning 45-27. With the win, the Seahawks are moving onto the Class 3A state playoffs.
The Gig Harbor High School girls soccer team is heading back to the Class 3A state tournament after walloping Kelso, 4-0, at South Sound Stadium in Lacey on Saturday in a loser-out West Central III district match.
Gig Harbor was hoping to stage an upset up north against 9-1 Wesco South 3A champion Edmonds-Woodway on Friday night, but the offense wasn’t able to put points on the board, as the Warriors wore the Tides down over the course of the game en route to a 24-6 victory at Edmonds Stadium.
Gig Harbor needed to beat North Thurston on Friday, and get a little help from South Sound Conference peer Yelm High School. The Tides held up their end of the bargain, crushing North Thurston, 50-21 on the road. And Yelm did their part, beating Central Kitsap.