For the Mountain View boys soccer team, the hardest part about advancing to the state tournament was arriving at the stadium Saturday for the Thunder’s bi-district match against North Thurston.
But a late arrival at Highline Memorial Stadium in Burien didn’t keep the Thunder from beating the Rams from Lacey 4-0 to advance to the Class 3A state tournament.
“We basically rolled into the parking lot 30 minutes before our kickoff,” Mountain View coach Jeff Brooks said. “There was a truck fire north of Kelso, so we lost about an hour there. Then there was a wreck near the Tacoma Dome that slowed us up more. ... Luckily, the 11 a.m. game went into penalty kicks.”
Once the Thunder took the field, they wasted no time. Rylan Berriman scored 43 seconds into the contest. He would another unassisted goal before halftime.
Then he scored a third goal 90 seconds into the second half to seal the victory. Tristen Payne added the final goal.
Mountain View will return to Burien on Tuesday or Wednesday to face Hazen in the first round of state.
Kennedy 3, Columbia River 0 — Ian Gorham had five saves in goal in a bi-district loss at Kiggins Bowl.
Bonney Lake 3, Fort Vancouver 0 — The Trappers had their season end with a bi-district loss in Burien.
Jefferson 3, Skyview 0 — The defending 4A state champion Storm had their season end in a bi-district game in Kent.
4A district — For the second consecutive year, Skyview’s Sammi Hampton beat Union’s Jelena Vidovic for the 4A singles title. Hampton, the defending state champion, beat Vidovic, the 2011 district singles champion, 6-3, 6-1 in the final.
Jen Lewis and Esther Kwon of Camas swept to a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Union’s Courtney Newell and Rhiannon Morfin in the doubles championship.
2A district — Hockinson’s Michelle Chiou and doubles team Tiara Atchley and Jaymie Towne won titles at the 2A GSHL meet. Sarah Kaufman of Ridgefield, and Christina Zack and Haley Briggs of Washougal also advance to districts.