High School Sports

Defending 2A state champ Squalicum boots Black Hills from playoffs

Over the past four seasons, Squalicum High School’s girls soccer team has been the eviction notice to teams in elimination games.

That trend continued Saturday at Civic Stadium.

Squalicum ended Black Hills’ season with a 6-0 Class 2A state quarterfinals win, making the Storm 8-0 in loser-out contests in the past four years.

The win ended an unprecedented run for the Wolves, who advanced to the quarterfinals for the first time in school history after besting Highline, 6-4, on Tuesday.

“I thought our girls made some strong efforts, and this is our first time being this far as a school, so it’s a maturity thing,” Black Hills coach James Corbin said.

The win sealed the fourth-straight semifinal appearance for the Storm and was the team’s 29th in a row.

“Squalicum is a great team, and the returning state champions, so they’ve got all the experience,” Corbin said.

And it showed.

Rachel Dorr scored on a 40-yard free kick and had two assists. Kim Hazlett scored twice and Kim Dorr had a goal and an assist.

The Storm got on the board in the eighth minute when Hazlett beat a Black Hills defender to a flick-on header from Kim Dorr. The Storm’s leading scorer then turned and fired it past Wolves’ goalkeeper Jordan Westby.

Kim Dorr gave the Storm a 2-0 lead when she found herself wide open with just the goalkeeper to beat in the 25th minute.

Three minutes into the second half, Hazlett used a spin move to get around a defender and took a shot that forced Westby to make a great save. Westby tallied eight total.

On the ensuing corner kick, junior midfielder Catelyn Stevenson got her foot on the Rachel Dorr ball and it snuck inside the post to make it 3-0.

Hazlett later scored her second goal of the afternoon and 33rd of the season, Rachel Dorr scored on a free kick in the 60th minute and Amanda Wells closed it out with a goal in the 77th minute.

“I think ultimately we gave up some late goals because we were pressing,” Corbin said. “We were down two goals at half, so we went after it.”

Black Hills (15-6) managed five shots on goal to Squalicum’s 16.

Staff writer Lauren Smith contributed to this report.

Black Hills 0 0_0

Squalicum 2 4_6

Goals: (S) Kim Hazlett 8’ from Kim Dorr; (S) Kim Dorr 25’ from Rachel Dorr; (S) Catelyn Stevenson 43’ from Rachel Dorr; (S) Hazlett; (S) Rachel Dorr 60’; (S) Amanda Wells 77’.