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State 1B/2B soccer primer: Will Napavine girls finally be brides, not bridesmaids?

Post by Todd Milles / The News Tribune on Nov. 15, 2012 at 8:43 am with No Comments »
November 15, 2012 8:43 am

At Sunset Chev Stadium, Sumner

Friday’s semifinal schedule:
Crosspoint Academy (11-4) vs. Bear Creek (13-4), 2 p.m.
Napavine (11-5) vs. Liberty Bell (12-5), 4 p.m.

Title match is 2 p.m. Saturday

Skinny: Bear Creek tries to defend its title. The Sea-Tac League champions are led by midfielder Caroline Bridgwater (six goals, 21 assists), the league player of the year. … Napavine has been the hard-luck finals’ loser the past three seasons. The Tigers lost 1-0 to Bear Creek in last year’s title game. Sweeper Josie Dekoker was the SWW 1A’s co-defensive MVP. … Crosspoint Academy was the Sea-Tac runner-up, and will face Bear Creek a third time this season – losing 1-0 and 2-1 during the regular season. … Liberty Bell is the state 1B/2B academic champion. Its best tournament finish was making it to the 2003 1A semifinals, losing to Cedar Park Christian.

At Sunset Chev Stadium, Sumner

Friday’s semifinal schedule:
Northwest Christian of Colbert (13-6) vs. Mount Vernon Christian (17-3), 6 p.m.
St. George’s (16-2) vs. Providence Classical Christian (12-4), 8 p.m.

Title match is 4 p.m. Saturday

Skinny: St. George’s, the 2008 runner-up, has been ranked No. 1 all season, and is the favorite to win its first title. The Dragons were Northeast League champions, led by forward Erik Muelheims (23 goals). … Providence won the 1B/2B title in 2010, and lost to Waitsburg, 1-0, in last year’s finals. … If you like scoring, Northwest Christian is your team – tallying a state-high 123 goals. Crusaders’ forward Jacob Weaver led the state in scoring with 56 goals. … Mount Vernon Christian won the Northwest League. Forward Caleb Riley was second in the state with 29 goals.

Tickets: $9 for adults, $7 for children/senior citizens on daily basis; $15 for adults, $10 for children/senior citizens for tournament pass.

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