O. Harbor gets state soccer berth

Herald staff

OAK HARBOR – In a winner-to-state, loser-out Class 4A bi-district playoff game, Oak Harbor dominated Redmond 3-0 Saturday.

Oak Harbor fullback Hazel Sapida shut down well-regarded Redmond forward Nichole Martinez.

Oak Harbor coach, Guy Barber said, “Hazel Sapida and Nikki Gamble played outstanding. Hazel shut down one of the better players in the state in Martinez, and Gamble controlled the whole field and played spectacular defense.”

Gamble scored the first goal of the game in the 53rd minute. Oak Harbor goalkeeper Abby Busic held tough for the shutout.

In the other bi-district playoff game, Inglemoor edged Shorewood 2-1 to advance.

  • Klahowya 4, South Whidbey 3: The Falcons lost in the tri-district title game to the defending state champions. Both teams advance to next weekend’s state quarterfinals. Washougal eliminated Meridian 2-1 in a loser-out game.

    Goals-South Whidbey: Skouras, Gilles, Bates. Klahowya: Crisman 2, Beall, Hintz. Goalkeepers-South Whidbey: Horn. Klahowya: Langdon. Record-South Whidbey 12-6 overall.

  • Overlake 5, Snohomish County Christian 2: Kirk Thorson scored a hat trick for Overlake in a Class A/B tri-district playoff game. Soo Lee and John Corpi scored for the Lions, who will play an undetermined opponent Tuesday at Renton Stadium.

    Goals-Snohomish County Christian: Lee, Corpi. Overlake: Oka 2, Thorson 3. Goalkeepers-Snohomish County Christian: Kehres. Overlake: Kott.

  • King’s 40, Chief Leschi 6: Masaki Matsamoto carried the ball seven times for 115 yards and two touchdowns, paving the way for the Knights’ rout. Defensive tackle Tim Began had seven unassisted tackles while helping King’s hold Chief Leschi to only 169 total yards of offense in the Chinook league game.


    Chief Leschi






    King’s-Matsamoto 60 run (Jones kick)

    King’s-Matsamoto 25 run (Jones kick)

    King’s-Friese 15 pass from Tillman (Jones kick)

    King’s-Friese 10 pass from Tillman (Jones kick)

    King’s-Tillman 24 run (kick blocked)

    King’s-Stepper 22 run (kick failed)

    Chief Leschi-Soot 12 run (kick blocked)

    Records-King’s 4-1 league, 7-2 overall. Chief Leschi 0-5, 0-8.

  • Class 2A bi-district tournament: The Granite Falls Tigers are headed to the state playoffs for the first time in school history. Denise Wilbur led the team with 58 kills and six blocks to pace Granite to its fourth-place finish.

  • Class A tri-district playoffs: At Edmonds-Woodway H.S., Life Christian defeated Darrington 15-6, 15-3 in the championship match. Both teams earned state berths. Orcas Island beat LaConner 15-6, 15-11 for third. They both also advanced to state as did Bellevue Christian and University Prep, which finished fifth and sixth, respectively, following Bellevue Christian’s 17-15, 15-6 victory.

  • Class B tri-district tournament: At Shorecrest H.S., Snohomish County Christian earned its first-ever state berth by winning its first-ever tri-district title. SCC beat Lopez 15-11, 15-12 in the title game. SCC coach Shannon French said Teszia Jacobson keyed her team’s victory with her blocking and hitting, while setter Siri Brekkaa “found holes all day long.” Mount Vernon Christian defeated Seattle Lutheran 12-15, 15-6, 16-14, coming back from a 14-0 deficit in the third game to take third in a winner-to-state, loser-out game.

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