The Gig Harbor High School boys soccer team needed to rebound against Olympia.
Ike Northstrom scored two goals and the Tides moved a step closer toward clinching the 4A Narrows League title with a 5-3 back-and-forth victory over Olympia on Thursday.
Now all they can do is wait.
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The 4A Narrows title — with the victor earning byes past the first two rounds of the 4A West Central District tournament and a guaranteed trip to the 4A state tournament — will come down to Olympia’s next game when the Bears travel to Bellarmine Prep in both teams’ final regular-season game at 4 p.m. Monday.
The Tides (11-2-2; 9-2-1, 28 points 4A Narrows) can only wait and watch after they fell to Bellarmine Prep (9-2-1; 8-1-2, 26 points) for the second time this season in a 3-1 loss on Tuesday.
In Thursday’s game, Connor Labrance of Olympia (8-4-3; 7-3-2, 23 points) scored the game’s first goal in the 16th minute.
Gig Harbor’s Chase Tovery tied it up with a goal just before halftime, but Olympia’s Chris Sutton put Olympia back ahead, 2-1, in the 41st minute.
Northstrom scored for Gig Harbor six minutes later and Edwin Brown put the Tides on top, 3-2, with a goal in the 57th minute, but Olympia tied it again on Neal Royal’s goal in the 62nd minute.
Joel Jacobsen scored the final go-ahead goal in the 70th minute and Northstrom added an insurance goal in the 79th to lift Gig Harbor.
Bellarmine Prep 5, South Kitsap 2: Robert Nurmi and Kyle Casey scored two goals each to lift the Lions.
Bellarmine Prep can clinch the 4A Narrows title with a win Monday at Olympia.
Wilson 2, Capital 1: Munassar Saleh scored the game-winning goal in the 77th minute to lift the Rams.
Capital’s Peter Noremo tied the game with a goal in the 70th minute after Aarjay Narayan scored in the 59th for Wilson (8-2-5; 7-2-4, 25 points 3A Narrows). Wilson holds the No. 3 seed in the 3A Narrows with one match to play and three points ahead of Shelton.
The Rams are four points back of No. 2 seed Capital (10-2-3; 9-2-2, 29 points).
Stadium 4, Yelm 0: Hunter Hwang scored three goals to lift the Tigers (4-4-7; 3-4-4, 20 points 4A Narrows).
Stadium goalkeeper Ryan Nailor had seven saves.