Girls soccer: Olympia earns first 4A quarterfinal berth since '05; Eatonville downs Rochester in 1A

mwochnick@theolympian.comNovember 12, 2013 

Olympia's Megan Spataro gets a pass off before Bellarmine Prep's Hope Fleckner can stop the pass on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2013. ( Lui Kit Wong/Staff Photographer)

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Class 4A state playoffs

Olympia 2, Edmonds-Woodway 0: For the third time postseason game, the Bears held their opponent scoreless en route to a victory, and Tuesday’s 4A first-round state playoff win at Edmonds District Stadium clinched the program’s first state quarterfinal berth since 2005.

The Bears, winners of their past six games, hosts Inglemoor, a 1-0 winner over Kentridge, Friday or Saturday at Ingersoll Stadium.

Jenna Killman’s insurance goal in the 78th minute secured the Bears’ (14-3-2) win after a 1-0 halftime lead from Maggie DeBell's goal off a corner kick in the 19th minute. 

All game long were what coach Tessa Effland called “amazing saves” by sophomore goalkeeper Sophie Kabel, who at just 5-foot-5, came up clutch with 10 saves after back-to-back playoff games against Thomas Jefferson and Puyallup in which Olympia won in shootouts after scoreless regulations and overtimes.

“I’m so incredibly proud of her, and her determination to keep us in this game,” Effland said. “Sophie has come up big in the last five games.”

Class 1A state playoffs

Eatonville 3, Rochester 2: Camryn Althauser's late-game goal pulled the Warriors, co-champions of the 1A SWW Evergreen, within a goal, but the Cruisers held off Rochester to advance to the 1A state quarterfinals from Orting High School. Sierra Seymour's goal tied it at 1-all before Eatonville regained the lead a minute later at 2-1.

 

 

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