The semifinal matchups in all classifications of girls soccer and the boys soccer Class 2B/1B tournament are set.
In the Class 4A tournament, we’ve got a couple intriguing rematches. The Skyline-Tahoma game is a repeat of a 2010 semifinal that Tahoma won 1-0 and a 2009 semifinal that Skyline won 1-0.
The other 4A semifinal pairs Narrows League rivals Gig Harbor and Bellarmine Prep. The Lions won both regular-season games by scores of 2-1 and 4-0. The Tides are streaking after knocking off Edmonds-Woodway 5-1 and SPSL South champion Beamer 1-0 in the quarterfinals.
The 4A and 3A semifinals have changed locations to Sparks Stadium in Puyallup this season. The 2A and 1A matches have moved to Shoreline Stadium in Seattle. Semifinals will be played Friday and finals on Saturday.
Below, you’ll find the matchups, and I’ll fill in game times when they’re announced.
GIRLS SOCCER STATE TOURNAMENT
CLASS 4A, 3A
Where: Harry E. Lang Stadium, Lakewood Schedule: Friday – 3A semifinals: Seattle Prep (12-1-7) vs. Southridge (13-4-0), 2 p.m.; Prairie (14-4-1) vs. Bonney Lake (18-1-1), 4 p.m.; 4A semifinals: Skyline (18-0-0) vs. Tahoma (19-1-0), 6 p.m.; Kentwood (15-3-1) vs. Skyview (14-1-3), 8 p.m. Saturday – 3A third-place game, 10 a.m.;4A third-place game, noon; 3A final, 2 p.m.; 4A Final, 4 p.m. Class 4A outlook: Two-time defending champion Skyline is primed to add a third state title to its trophy case. Goalkeeper Tina Vargas leads a defense that has allowed just four goals and posted 13 shutouts this season. The Spartans, ranked No. 1 in the nation by the National Soccer Coaches Association of American, have reached the semifinals six times in the last 11 seasons. Skyline eliminated Tahoma in the first round of the 2009 state tournament. Read more »
Jordan Wicks, GK, 12, Wilson
Callie Chadwell, Defender, 11, Capital
Dani Taylor, Defender, 12, Capital
Karly Bothman, Defender, 10, Yelm
Samantha Branham, Defender, 11, Wilson
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