Top Performer: Sydney DeVita, Bellarmine Prep
Scored 2 goals in 3-1 win over Sumner
CLASS 4A DISTRICT PLAYOFFS
Bellarmine Prep 3, Sumner 1: The Lions are headed back to the 4A state tournament.
Bellarmine secured a big win over the Spartans behind Sydney DeVita’s aggressive play and strong defense to back that up. So they’ll play in state for the third consecutive season.
“Our defense and the team played really well as a whole,” Bellarmine Prep coach Joe Waters said. “We tried to play high pressure all over the field and get the ball to our forward players who, as you can see from the scoring tonight, are very effective.”
That effectiveness started early. The Lions struck first with a goal in the 12th minute as Grace Edvalds assisted DeVita.
“The girls were just flying from the start,” Waters said. “And they didn’t get disappointed when Sumner equalized.”
Sumner tied the match when Sam Larberg struck in the 27th minute. But DeVita answered off an assist from Edvalds in the 34th minute and Edvalds made it 3-1 with her first goal in the 46th minute.
Bellarmine (12-3-3) hasn’t lost in 10 games, with its last loss coming against 4A SPSL champion Puyallup on Sept. 28.
“We’ve got to a place where we understand if we play our game we can be successful,” Waters said. “You’re getting to the stage now where you’re playing some very good teams.
“They’re doing great. We just gotta maintain what we’re doing."
Sumner can still reach state. It will play Curtis at noon on Saturday at Sparks Stadium for the final spot out of the 4A West Central/Southwest bidistrict tournament.
Kennedy Catholic 1, Emerald Ridge 0, OT: It only took one to win the game for the Lancers as they knocked out the Jaguars.
Kalina Cordero scored the game-winning goal in overtime to send Kennedy Catholic to the district title match and end Emerald Ridge’s season.
“They were out off the right side on the corner and we could not get it clear,” Emerald Ridge coach Dan Stueckle said. “They got a cross in and it went past our keeper. The girl who scored ran onto it and just tapped it in.”
Stueckle said his team’s best shot ricocheted off the post.
“An inch to the right and it would’ve been a goal,” Stueckle said.
“We probably played our best eighty minutes of the year knowing we just had to have it. We just came up short.”
Puyallup 2, Skyview 0: Emily Estrada struck early on an assist from Sydney Evans and Evans scored an insurance goal late to send the Vikings to the state tournament for the third consecutive season.
Estrada’s goal came in the fourth minute, and it remained 1-0 until Evans scored in the 78th. Brooke Johnston earned the shut out in goal.
That means Puyallup is guaranteed a trip to the state playoffs, but can earn the 4A West Central/Southwest bidistrict title with a win over 4A NPSL Cascade champion Kennedy Catholic at 2 p.m. Saturday at Sparks Stadium.
Rogers 1, Enumclaw 0: Up until the 75th minute of the match, the Hornets and Rams were in a dead heat for the right to keep their season alive.
Then came the 76th minute. With just four minutes remaining until overtime, Rogers’ Brennah Llanos struck the game-winning goal to clinch the Rams’ of their first trip to the state soccer tournament in school history as they upset the 4A NPSL Olympic champions, ending Enumclaw’s season.
“Being the playoffs, you don’t want to make that one mistake,” Enumclaw coach coach Shawn Tobius said. “We were really organized from the top down defensively, not giving them chances.”
However, as the Hornets were able to slow down the Rams, their offense was not able to produce.
“We rushed ourselves to score and we panicked a little bit,” Tobius said. “We didn’t keep our composure. Our work rate was really good from start to finish, and our defense was spot on today.”
Now Rogers will play for state seeding with a match against advance to play defending 4A state champion Camas at 2 p.m. on Saturday at Ingersoll Stadium in Olympia.
Camas 9, Todd Beamer 0: An inauspicious start for the Titans found them in a hole early against the Papermakers, one that they couldn’t get out of.
“We came out nervous, they scored early goals,” Beamer coach Joel Lindberg said. “They have a girl [Maddie Kemp] that scored a bunch of goals. We gave her too much cushion and she took chances.”
Kemp scored four goals and assisted on two others to lead the defending 4A state champions past Beamer. It marked the Titans’ final game of the season after Lindberg led the Todd Beamer boys soccer team to the 4A state title in the spring.
“Cheyenne Welker, Abby Carmel, and Cristina Alverez put it all out on the field,” Lindberg said. “They should feel proud about how they left the game, they shouldn’t have any regrets.”
Union 5, Curtis 2: The Vikings lost, but they have one more shot at reaching the state playoffs.
Curtis will face Sumner at noon on Saturday at Sparks Stadium with the winner earning the seventh and final spot out of the 4A West Central/Southwest bidistrict playoffs. The loser’s season is over.
After a 4-0 win over Jefferson on Tuesday, Curtis had a tougher time defensively against the Titans. Union’s MaKayla Woods scored a goal and assisted on three others, and Isabelle Morales scored two goals and had two assists to clinch a state berth.
CLASS 2A DISTRICT PLAYOFFS
Lindbergh 3, Orting 2: The Eagles won a stunner late in the second overtime to knock out the Cardinals.
“It was a very physical game,” Mike Gastos said. “It was probably one of the best games Orting has played.”
Orting had only just managed to force the game to overtime with Mackenzie Banyai scoring a goal with seconds left in regulation.
But Lindbergh’s Sydney Edwards struck with about a minute and a half left in the second overtime period. That was the golden goal for the Eagles meaning the Cardinals didn’t get a chance to respond as their season came to an abrupt end.
“It was a good good outside shot and it probably kissed the bar on the far left side,” Gastos said. “My goalkeeper just couldn't reach it. It was a good hard shot.”
CLASS 1A DISTRICT PLAYOFFS
Cascade Christian 2, Vashon Island 1 (SO, 4-2): Nicole Soupley kept the Cougars’ season alive with a game-tying goal in the 68th minute and then Cascade Christian held on in a shoot out after overtime to advance to the 1A West Central District title match.
Vashon struck first in the 16th minute on Sydnee Adams’ unassisted goal. Mindy McCreary found Souply with 12 minutes remaining in regulation to tie it.
The loss ends Vashon’s season, while Cascade Christian advances to a winner-to-state, loser-out match against Bellevue Christian at 6 p.m. Saturday at Fife High School.
Staff writers Chase Hutchinson and Jordan Whitford contributed to this report
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AROUND THE SOUND
Decatur 49, Kent-Meridian 13
D - Timothy Hughes 1 run (George Mesah pass from Dinylo Aho)
D - Huges 11 run (Run failed)
D - Jeffrey Salave’a 18 run (Roy Crawford-Taoipu run)
D - Salave’a 13 run (Run failed)
D - Hughes 8 run (Mensah pass from Jamal Wiggins)
D - Jacob Cassady 10 run (Andrew Comito kick)
D - Jovon Seumaala 3 fumble return (Run failed)
KM - Jaylen Clark 11 pass from Jassan Kaloga (Israel Marcial kick)
KM - Nate Jones 21 pass from De’Laend Ford (Pass failed)
North Thurston 27, Spanaway Lake 17
NORTH THURSTON; 6; 15; 0; 6; --; 27
SPANAWAY LAKE; 3; 0; 7; 7; --; 17
NT - Zion Kirk 5 yds (kick failed)
NT - Kirk 7 run (kick failed
NT - Eddy Martinez 18 run (kick failed
NT - Xavier Barnes 30 FG
NT - Kirk 4 run (kick failed)
NT: Zion Kirk broke 1,000 yards in a season in the 4th quarter, 226 rush yds, 3 TDs; Eddy Martinez 150 rushing yds, TD; Tanner Marriott 3 sacks; Kai Burgman 2 sacks; Dakota Parker INT
Bellarmine Prep 3, Sumner 1
Goals: (BP) Sydney DeVita (Grace Edvalds assist) 12’; (S) Sam Larberg 27’; (BP) DeVita (Edvalds assist) 34’; Edvalds (Abby Ogard assist) 46’
Lindbergh 3, Orting 2
Goals: (L) Thao Nguyen 29’; (O) Cailey Divelbiss (Bella Southwell assist) 32’; (L) Sydney Edwards 52’; (O) Mackenzie Banyai 79’; (L) Edwards 2OT
Kennedy Catholic 1, Emerald Ridge 0
Goals: (KC) Kalina Cordero 92’
Shutout: Jaclyn Seifert
Rogers 1, Enumclaw 0
Goal: (R) Brennah Llanos 76’; Shutout - McKenna Roan
Cascade Christian 2, Vashon Island 1 (SO, 4-2)
Goals: (V) Sydney Adams, 16’; (CC) Nicole Souply, (Mindy McCreary), 68’