The Overlake girls soccer team posted two more shutouts during last week’s Class 1A Tri-District tournament, punching a ticket to the state tournament.
The Owls (13-6-1) played their state opener against Columbia at Kalama High School on Tuesday after the Reporter’s deadline.
Powered by a pair of goals from Courtney Phillips, Overlake beat Charles Wright Academy, 2-0, at home last Friday. Allison Risa assisted on both goals.
Then on Saturday, the Owls beat Orting, 1-0 in a nailbiter shootout at Orting High School.
The Owls saved their best kicks for the shootout, as Overlake won 5-4.
Christine Eaton, Allison Risa, Courtney Phillips, Susannah Kelly and Maya Marder each scored in the deciding shootout.
Phillips, who scored the game-winner in the Owls district playoff opener last Tuesday, tallied four goals in the Owls’ three district playoff wins, all shutouts.
SOCCER: Grizzlies win in overtime
The Bear Creek girls team waited until the last possible minute to score the game-winner in their Class 2B/1B Tri-District playoff match at Mount Vernon Christian last Thursday.
Ashley Pittman sealed the win, scoring a goal with one minute left in overtime as the Grizzlies pulled out a 3-2 win.
Bear Creek was put to the test early when Mount Vernon scored just 15 seconds into the game, but the Grizzlies countered with two goals of their own by Catherine Pomeroy and Julia Seiler, both assisted by Lauren Webber to take a 2-1 lead.
The Hurricanes scored the equalizer in the 61st minute, and the score remained 2-2 until the end of regulation.
SOCCER: Bear Creek boys done
The Bear Creek boys stayed alive in the Tri-District 2B playoffs on Thursday with a dominating 6-0 win at Lopez Island, but the Grizzlies were eliminated from the tournament on Saturday with a 2-1 shootout loss to King’s West on Saturday.
Bear Creek traveled three hours and more than 100 miles to get to Thursday’s contest against Lopez Island, located in the San Juan Islands.
Senior Jin Ihn scored twice in the 27th and 33rd minute to give Bear Creek the early lead, and in the second half Mark Phillips, Heon Park and Brandon Matson scored on unassisted goals to put the game away.
Matson scored again with six minutes left to play, assisted by Dillon Camp, to cap the scoring.
Jamie Clough and Jordan Domingo combined for the shutout.
The team ended its fine season in a loser-out, shootout heartbreaker to King’s West at Everett Memorial Stadium.
Bear Creek finished with a record of 13-4-1.
VOLLEYBALL: Owls eliminated
Overlake won its first match in the Class 1A Emerald City League tournament at Bellevue Christian on Thursday, defeating the Vikings in five games, 25-22, 16-25, 25-15, 8-25, 15-10.
With the win, the Owls advanced to Saturday’s Tri-District tournament, where they were eliminated after getting swept by Cedar Park Christian and a very tall and talented Seattle Christian team.
Overlake ended the year with an overall reacord of 7-9.
VOLLEYBALL: Grizzlies’ fall short of earning state bid
Bear Creek’s oustanding 11-2 conference record put them in good position to make a state berth, but the Grizzlies went 1-2 at Saturday’s Tri-District 2B tournament as they fell short of a state bid.
After splitting its first two matches, Bear Creek lost to Evergreen Lutheran to bow out of the postseason.
Bear Creek finished with an overall record of 14-4.