By Dan Brood
Highlights from Tuesday’s action in the Oregon high school girls soccer state playoffs …
Grant 1, Sunset 0
Thanks to a late goal, the Grant girls soccer team is moving on to the Class 6A state championship match for the second time in school history.
The Generals, with senior Caprial Loescher scoring off an assist from senior Elle Frazier with 3 minutes and 45 seconds left in the second half, scored a 1-0 win over Sunset in a state semifinal match Tuesday at Delta Park’s Strasser Field.
Grant improved to 16-1-1. The Generals will get a chance to win their first state championship Saturday, when they face Beaverton in the Class 6A title contest, set to be played at 7 p.m. at Hillsboro Stadium.
Sunset finished its season 12-5-1.
Beaverton 2, Forest Grove 0
Beaverton got goals from seniors Lauren Ashe and Macy Deckert to defeat Forest Grove 2-0 in a Class 6A state semifinal played Tuesday at Beaverton High School. Read the full story here.
Wilsonville 2, Crescent Valley 0
The Wilsonville girls soccer team, and Wildcats standout forward Lindsey Antonson, just keep rolling.
Wilsonville earned a spot in the Class 5A state championship match by getting a 2-0 win over Crescent Valley in a semifinal played Tuesday at Wilsonville High School.
Antonson, who became the top girls high school goal-scorer in Oregon history during the Wildcats’ 6-0 quarterfinal win over Putnam on Saturday, scored both of the team’s goals in the semifinal victory.
Antonson’s first goal came off a throw-in from senior Dalton Mermis just 2 minutes and 33 seconds into the match. Her other goal came off a corner kick from Mermis 33:47 into the contest.
Wilsonville improved to 17-0-1. The Wildcats, looking to win their first state title, will face Northwest Oregon Conference rival La Salle Prep in the Class 5A championship match Saturday at 10 a.m. at Hillsboro Stadium.
Crescent Valley finished its season 12-2-1.
La Salle Prep 3, North Eugene 2 (OT)
La Salle Prep had to come from behind to get a 3-2 win over North Eugene in a Class 5A semifinal played Tuesday at La Salle Prep.
North Eugene took a 1-0 lead on a goal by Chloe Wallace off an assist by Ashley Hart late in the first half. The Falcons tied the score on a goal by Alison Weber late in the second half. The teams went to overtime tied at 1-1.
La Salle Prep took a 2-1 lead in overtime on a goal by Emilia Warta, but North Eugene tied the score on a goal by Lauren Becraft. La Salle Prep regained the lead for good on Weber’s second goal.
La Salle Prep moved to 15-2-1. The Falcons will face Northwest Oregon Conference rival Wilsonville in the Class 5A state title match Saturday at 10 a.m. at Hillsboro Stadium.
Woodburn 1, Gladstone 0
Woodburn advanced to the Class 4A state championship match by getting a 1-0 win over top-seeded Gladstone in a semifinal played Tuesday at Gladstone High School.
Elizabeth Valdez Vazquez scored the only goal, coming off a cross from Crystal Garcia, 3 minutes and 30 seconds into the contest.
Gladstone tried to answer with close looks coming off of corner kicks and direct kicks.
“Luckily, our goalie, Litzy Gonzalez, played an incredible game and had seven saves,” Woodburn coach Andrea Whiteman said.
With the win, and its 10th shutout of the season, Woodburn improved to 12-0-4. The Bulldogs, looking to win their second consecutive state title, move on to face Hidden Valley in the Class 4A state championship match, which will be played Saturday at 7 p.m. at Liberty High School in Hillsboro.
Gladstone finished its season 15-2.
Hidden Valley 2, North Marion 1
The Hidden Valley girls soccer team stayed unbeaten and advanced to the Class 4A state championship match by edging North Marion 2-1 in a Class 4A semifinal Tuesday at Hidden Valley High School in Grants Pass.
Hidden Valley took a 1-0 lead when Hannah Rommes scored on a follow-up shot after an attempt by Skylar Willey was blocked by a diving North Marion goalkeeper in the 21st minute. The Mustangs upped their lead to 2-1 when Gabby Heverly scored on a throw-in assist from Aja LaPan in the 41st minute.
North Marion got a free-kick goal by Dominique Huapeo in the 76th minute, making the final score 2-1.
Hidden Valley, the Skyline Conference champion and the No. 2 team in the final OSAA power rankings, improved to 15-0-2. The Mustangs will play Woodburn in the Class 4A state final Saturday at 7 p.m. at Liberty High School in Hillsboro.
North Marion finished its season 12-4-1.
Oregon Episcopal School 6, Dayton 0
Oregon Episcopal School earned its 10th straight state championship match appearance by rolling to a 6-0 win over Dayton in a Class 3A/2A/1A state playoff semifinal Tuesday at OES.
Olivia Faucera helped lead the way for the Aardvarks with four goals and two assists. OES seniors Annie Hendrickson and Nadia Schwartz scored in the seventh and eighth minutes, and the Aardvarks never looked back. Zoe Bullard and Mia Robertson anchored the back line for OES, limiting the work for goalkeeper Cameron Gabrielson, who helped preserve the shutout.
Top-seeded OES improved to 11-2. The Aardvarks will face Catlin Gabel in the Class 3A/2A/1A state championship match Saturday at 10 a.m. at Liberty High School in Hillsboro.
Dayton finished its season 13-3-1.
Catlin Gabel 4, Riverdale 0
Catlin Gabel took charge in the first half and went on to post a 4-0 win over Riverdale in a Class 3A/2A/1A semifinal Tuesday at Catlin Gabel.
Lola Diaz-Gonzalez started the scoring for the Eagles when her cross led to a Riverdale own goal in the 18th minute. In the 37th minute, Campbell Swaim scored off an assist from Annika Sitori, giving Catlin Gabel a 2-0 halftime lead.
In the second half, Catlin Gabel got a goal by Diaz-Gonzalez, off an assist from Kendrick Dahlin, and another goal by Swaim, off a pass from Charlotte Long, to wrap up the 4-0 victory.
Catlin Gabel improved to 13-2-1. The Eagles, who will be trying for their second consecutive state championship, will face Oregon Episcopal School in the Class 3A/2A/1A title tilt Saturday at 10 a.m. at Liberty High School in Hillsboro.
Riverdale finished its season 8-6.
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