Boys soccer: Late goal sends Camas soccer back to state
Four other county teams clinch state tournament berths
Saturday, May 12, 2012
The Camas boys soccer team did not want to take its chances in a shootout and went for the win.
The Papermakers got it.
They earned a return trip to the 3A state tournament with a 2-1 win over Bonney Lake on Saturday at Doc Harris Stadium.
Roldan Alcobendas scored in the 75th minute off an assist from Wyatt Brown to break a 1-all tie.
Camas coach Roland Minder said Bonney Lake was a feisty team that “never let us get into rhythm.”
As a result, Minder said he decided to go on attack in the closing minutes.
“It’s never good to go into a shootout, so I said we want to win it now,” he said.
Brown switched position to create space, dropped a ball back to Alcobendas who launched a 28-yard blast that, according to Minder, bent the Bonney Lake goalkeepers’ hands back.
Nathan Beasley had the first Camas goal in the 24th minute.
Bonney Lake tied the match in the 54th minute.
Next for Camas is a 7 p.m. Tuesday state match against Bishop Blanchet of Seattle at Doc Harris Stadium.
Mountain View 6, Decatur 4 — Ngawang Choephel scored two goals and assisted on two as Mountain View won the 3A bi-district match at Highline Stadium.
Mountain View advances to the state tournament to play at Lakeside of Seattle.
Choephel’s second goal game with five seconds to play in the first half to give the Thunder a 4-1 lead.
Fabian Celestian and Foster Langsdorf each scored two goals for the Thunder.
Coach Jeff Brooks pointed out that in its last seven matches, Mountain View has outscored its opponents 34-6.
“We’ve been playing very solid the last seven games,” he said.
Prairie 2, Foss 1 — The Falcons earned their first trip to state in three years with the bi-district win at Auburn Memorial Stadium.
Igor Shapoval scored both Prairie goals, the first off an assist from Blake Dufault in the 46th minute, and the second with an assist from Joe Semro in the 78th minute to break a 1-all tie.
Prairie coach Mike Mikelson said his team has been a second-half team all season.
“Our kids are fit and don’t give up until the final whistle,” he said. “Foss is a good team and outhustled us. We have some work to do before our next game.”
Prairie will travel to play Mercer Island.
Hazen 2, Columbia River 1 — Columbia River’s season came to end with the loss to Hazen at Highline Stadium.
Ryan Hallquist scored the Chieftains goal in the second half off an assist from Kevin Thurston.
Skyview 3, Federal Way 2 — The Storm got the early jump on the fifth-ranked Eagles then held on in the end to clinch their first 4A state tournament berth since 2009.
Carter Johnson scored on an assist from Austin Horner early in the match to give the Storm the key 1-0 lead. Horner assisted on a goal by Bobby Hutchin to give Skyview a 2-0 lead.
After Federal Way cut the margin to 2-1 before halftime, the Storm struck first in the second half when Horner scored off a long kick by goalkeeper Evan Laws for a 3-1 lead.
Federal Way cut the margin to 3-2 on a penalty kick which resulted in a red card for one of the Storm players. Skyview played the final 15 minutes a man down.
“The team played outstanding,” Skyview coach Jenn Johnson said. “Federal Way is a tough team. But we knew what we needed to do, and everyone played their role.”
Skyview will face Roosevelt of Seattle on Wednesday in Puyallup in the 4A state tournament, Johnson said.
Washougal 1, Aberdeen 0 — Sam O’Hara scored off a throw-in from Yorro Bah in the 20th minute in the 2A district playoff at Fishback Stadium.
Coach John Tyger praised his seniors and the defensive effort.“This group of seniors really came together today,” he said. “Aberdeen had a couple of threats but nothing close. We really dominated on defense.”
Elesey Razumovskiy and Michael Wright kept the pressure on Aberdeen with good scoring chances up front.
Washougal will travel to play Fife or Foster in the 2A state tournament.