Prep roundup: Union soccer team gets first-round win

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Tyler Shadix and Nathaniel Cheney scored second-half goals to lift Union to a 2-0 victory over A.C. Davis of Yakima in a first-round game in the 4A state tournament at Yakima.

“We’ve been knocking on the door to get a first-round win at state, and it feels great to finally make good on that opportunity,” Union coach Kelcey Burris said.

Union will host Ferris of Spokane in a quarterfinal match Saturday at McKenzie Stadium.

Hazen 3, Mountain View 2 — Missed opportunities doomed the Thunder in the first round of the Class 3A state playoffs. Fabian Celestin scored in the first half for Mountain View, and Marshall Hartley converted a penalty kick for the equalizer in the middle of the second half, but Hazen found the net again with about seven minutes remaining.

Softball

Woodland wins two –– Woodland beat Rochester 7-1 and Hoquiam 10-0 to clinch a berth to the 1A state tournament. The Beavers will play Montesano on Saturday for the district championship in Centralia.

La Center still alive — Kayla Aguirre’s three-run home run in the top of the first inning sparked her team’s response to a 16-0 loss to Montesano as the Wildcats defeated Toledo/Winlock 12-8. The Warhawks led 4-3 after an inning, but La Center responded with a four-run second to take the lead for good.

Emily Muffett, who took the loss against Montesano, pitched a complete game with five strikeouts for the win, and was also 2 for 3 with a double and two RBI. Aguirre was 2 for 4 with four RBI.

La Center will play Hoquiam in a loser-out game at 11 a.m. Saturday.