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SPOKANE — The Ferris boys soccer team scored three goals in the first 15 minutes and cruised to a 6-0 victory over Cascade on Wednesday in a Class 4A state playoff game.
Ferris got first-half goals from Matt Belles, Jonathan Calgalo and Callan Martin to build a 3-0 halftime lead. For the game, the Saxons outshot Cascade 20-2.
The Saxons were able to contain dangerous Cascade forward Samuel Agyei, who scored 11 goals this season. Agyei made some strong runs and sent two dangerous crosses into the Ferris goalmouth, but no teammate was there to meet them.
The Bruins, who had driven the same day from Everett, were playing their first game of the season on grass, and a day earlier had lost a popular classmate to leukemia.
Ferris improved its record to 16-2 and is the only team from the Spokane area — at any level — still alive in the postseason.
Cascade ended its season 10-8-2.