Edmonds-Woodway’s Richard Duncan (3) moves with the ball during a game 3A state quarterfinal match against Southridge on May 20, 2023, at Edmonds Stadium. Edmonds-Woodway won 3-0. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Edmonds-Woodway’s Richard Duncan (3) moves with the ball during a game 3A state quarterfinal match against Southridge on May 20, 2023, at Edmonds Stadium. Edmonds-Woodway won 3-0. (Annie Barker / The Herald)

Edmonds-Woodway soccer set for showdown in state semifinals

The Warriors will face top-seeded and unbeaten Lincoln of Seattle on Friday afternoon.

The Edmonds-Woodway High School boys soccer team has reached the Class 3A semifinals. Here’s a capsule look at the Warriors and their semifinal game against Lincoln of Seattle:

No. 4 Edmonds-Woodway Warriors vs. No. 1 Lincoln (Seattle) Lynx

What: Class 3A boys soccer state semifinal

When: 2:15 p.m. Friday

Where: Sparks Stadium, Puyallup

At stake: The winner faces the winner between No. 7 Lakeside and No. 14 Ballard for the state title at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Sparks Stadium. The losers meet in the third-place game at 10 a.m. Saturday at Sparks.

About the Warriors: This is just the second time since Edmonds and Woodway high schools merged in 1990 that the Warriors have reached the state final four, the other time coming in 2016 when Edmonds-Woodway placed fourth. The Wesco 3A/2A champions reached this point by beating No. 13 Mead 2-0 and No. 12 Southridge 3-0. The Warriors have outscored their opponents 68-14.

Edmonds-Woodway is led by its three-pronged senior attack of Victor Ibarra (16 goals, four assists), Ben Hanson (13 goals, 15 assists) and Isaac Parreno (12 goals, five assists), while junior defender Richard Duncan has chipped in with 11 goals and four assists. Senior goalkeeper Gabriel Wilhelm has recorded 10 shutouts.

About the Lynx: At 19-0-1 Lincoln is the only undefeated 3A team remaining in the state. The Lynx, who were state quarterfinalists last year and have outscored their opponents 52-11, beat No. 16 North Thurston 4-1 and No. 8 Mount Vernon 3-1 to reach the semis. Lincoln is one of three Metro League schools to reach the final four, and the Lynx are 3-0-1 against the other semifinalists, including a 1-0 victory on penalty kicks over Lakeside in the Metro Tournament championship game.

Lincoln is led by senior forward Anders Beckton (team-leading 17 goals), who scored hat tricks in each of the Lynx’s previous two state tournament games, while senior midfielder Edan Gortzak scored four in a Metro Tournament semifinal victory over Chief Sealth. Senior goalkeeper Seth Kohno was the shootout hero in the Metro championship game against Lakeside.

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