SPOKANE — The Burlington-Edison girls’ soccer team grabbed a lead late, then managed to hold on for five furious minutes.
That stretch helped the Tigers advance to the quarterfinals of the Class 2A State Tournament.
Moira MacKay scored two goals and Grace Clark scored one as the Tigers beat East Valley (Spokane) 3-2.
MacKay scored a first-half goal, which East Valley answered with a goal of its own before halftime.
Clark scored, and MacKay added the third goal with a header off a corner kick by Aimee Slotemaker.
Then East Valley answered with another goal, and the Tigers had to hold the course through the last five minutes.
“The last five minutes were a mad scramble. A crazy, uncontrolled finish,” Tigers coach Ryan Kuttel said. “Both teams went hard, and ultimately the clock ran out.”
Kuttel said the Tigers got good play, especially from defender Tessa Brownell, as they faced a talented East Valley team.
“I was impressed with East Valley. They had excellent athletes, excellent soccer players,” he said.
The Tigers will face Selah later this week. The date of the match has not yet been set.
Selah beat Lindbergh 7-0 to advance to the matchup with the Tigers (17-3-1).
Concrete Lions 7, Friday Harbor Wolverines 6
LA CONNER — Tyler Nevin scored on a short run, Kendall Bass kicked the crucial extra point and the Lions made a couple of huge defensive stands to win a 20-minute Northwest 2B League tiebreaker against the Wolverines.
The Lions advance to face top-seeded Adna on Friday in a first-round game of the Class 2B State Tournament
Nevin scored on the Lions’ first drive of the tiebreaker, and Bass added the extra point. Friday Harbor answered with a touchdown on its second drive, but Concrete stopped the two-point conversion.
“It must have been on the one-inch line. It was a close one,” Lions coach Arthur Sanchez said.
Friday Harbor had another scoring opportunity in the second half, but Evan Cleland chased down the Wolverines’ quarterback for a 6-yard loss on a key third-down play. A Wolverines fourth-down pass attempt fell incomplete to help the Lions cement the victory.
“We’re facing the No. 1 team, but the kids are excited. It’s play big or go home,” Sanchez said.