Marysville Getchell’s Alana Gomez (left) battles Edmonds-Woodway’s Sydney Chappell for the ball during the Chargers’ state-clinching win last week. Marysville Getchell is one of six local prep girls soccer teams headed to their respective state tournaments. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Marysville Getchell’s Alana Gomez (left) battles Edmonds-Woodway’s Sydney Chappell for the ball during the Chargers’ state-clinching win last week. Marysville Getchell is one of six local prep girls soccer teams headed to their respective state tournaments. (Olivia Vanni / The Herald)

Prep notebook: Soccer, volleyball teams punch tickets to state

Six local girls soccer teams and two volleyball teams are headed to state tournaments this week.

After the dust settled from last week’s district and bi-district tournaments, six local high school girls soccer teams had punched their tickets to state.

Glacier Peak, Lake Stevens, Marysville Getchell, Snohomish, King’s and South Whidbey are each headed to their respective 16-team state tournaments, which begin this week.

Wesco 4A champion Glacier Peak earned its first state berth since 2010 on an overtime goal from freshman Ryann Reynolds, whose game-winner lifted the Grizzlies to a 3-2 walk-off victory over Eastlake in last Tuesday’s Class 4A Wes-King Bi-District semifinal.

Lake Stevens fell to Inglemoor in the other 4A bi-district semifinal last Tuesday, but rebounded to beat Skyline 3-2 in a winner-to-state, loser-out match two days later. The Vikings are headed to state for the third consecutive season and the fourth time in five years.

Marysville Getchell earned its second state berth in three years with a 3-0 win over Edmonds-Woodway in a 3A Northwest District semifinal last Tuesday. The Chargers then claimed their first-ever district title with a 2-0 victory over Ferndale on Saturday. Marysville Getchell outscored opponents 8-0 in its three district-tournament matches and has posted five consecutive shutouts.

Wesco 3A/2A champion Snohomish fell to Ferndale in penalty kicks in last Tuesday’s other 3A district semifinal, but rebounded to win back-to-back district elimination matches. The Panthers beat Shorewood 1-0 last Thursday, then blanked Wesco 3A/2A runner-up Edmonds-Woodway 2-0 on Saturday to earn their third state berth in four years.

At the 1A level, North Sound Conference co-champions King’s and South Whidbey both advanced to state.

King’s, which had already clinched a state berth by winning the 1A Northwest District title the previous week, beat Seattle Academy 2-0 Saturday to claim the 1A Northwest/Sea-King Bi-District crown. The Knights are headed to state for the 13th time in 14 years.

South Whidbey, meanwhile, beat Overlake 5-1 in a bi-district tournament match last Thursday to advance to state for the second time in three years. Prior to that, the Falcons hadn’t reached state since 2003.

GRACE ACADEMY VOLLEYBALL EARNS FIRST STATE BERTH

The Grace Academy volleyball team won a pair of loser-out matches in the 1B Northwest/Sea-King/West Central Tri-District Tournament last week to earn its first-ever state berth.

The Eagles swept Concordia Christian Academy in a tri-district play-in match, then rebounded from a quarterfinal loss to earn a four-set victory over Quilcene in another elimination match to advance to state.

Grace Academy is headed to the 1B state tournament, which takes place Thursday and Friday in Yakima. Grace Academy plays Wilson Creek in its tournament opener at 9:45 a.m. Thursday

KING’S VOLLEYBALL ADVANCES TO STATE

The King’s volleyball team improved to 18-0 and earned its 16th state berth in 17 years after sweeping its way to 1A Northwest District and 1A Northwest/Sea-King Bi-District titles.

The Knights have swept all but three regular-season matches this season. The only sets they lost came in non-league matches against 4A and 3A teams.

King’s is headed to the 1A state tournament, which takes place Friday and Saturday in Yakima.

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