Leave it to Joslin Lindsay to make history.
The Black Hills senior — and all-time leading goal scorer with 78 — netted a season-high five goals Tuesday night as the Wolves held off Highline, 6-4, at Memorial Stadium in Seattle in the first round of the Class 2A state playoffs.
Black Hills (15-5) advances to the state quarterfinals for the first time in school history with the win.
“I think this group has made a fundamental change and has had a lot of teamwork this year,” Black Hills coach James Corbin said. “I wouldn’t have said that last year, they weren’t a unit. They’re growing every day closer to being one great team.”
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Sydney Lowe opened scoring in the seventh minute before Lindsay’s five-goal rampage.
She tallied four in the first half (10th, 13th, 14th and 37th minutes) to give the Wolves a 5-1 advantage.
“We started to find our timings in our runs,” Corbin said. “There were a couple she created on her own, but a lot of balls were set up by movement and good connectivity.”
Though the Pirates did threaten in the second half.
“I think we got a little overconfident as time went on,” Corbin said. “We lost rhythm and couldn’t find it again.”
Lindsay scored Black Hills’ final goal in the 55th minute before Highline connected for three in a row. Karen Orellana scored twice for the Pirates (35th, 55th).
“We didn’t manage all 80 minutes tonight,” Corbin said. “But we’re happy we got the victory.”
The Wolves will play undefeated, 2A defending state champion Squalicum (20-0) in the quarterfinals Saturday at 1 p.m. at Civic Stadium in Bellingham.
Black Hills 5 1_6
Highline 1 3_4
Goals: B – Sydney Lowe (7th minute). B – Joslin Lindsay (10). B – Lindsay (13). B – Lindsay (14). H – Karen Orellana (35). B – Lindsay (37). B – Lindsay (55). H – Orellana (55). H – Mary Loy (75-penalty kick). H – Corisa Stoneback (77).