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Boys soccer: Union, Mountain View fall, while Camas, Heritage win in bi-district playoffs

Columbia River, R.A. Long advance to 2A district semifinals

By Tim Martinez, Columbian Assistant Sports Editor
Published: May 4, 2024, 8:03pm
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Eliot Herndon (right) of Union battles Ethan Bell of Curtis for the ball in a 4A bi-district boys soccer playoff at Union High School on Saturday, May 4, 2024.
Eliot Herndon (right) of Union battles Ethan Bell of Curtis for the ball in a 4A bi-district boys soccer playoff at Union High School on Saturday, May 4, 2024. (Tim Martinez/The Columbian) Photo Gallery

The 4A and 3A bi-district boys soccer playoffs produced mixed results for Clark County teams on Saturday.

Union and Mountain View, both playing for a chance to clinch a state berth on Saturday, lost. Meanwhile, Camas and Heritage, both facing elimination, won.

Now, all four teams will advance to loser-out games on Tuesday with the possibility of rematches of rivalry games.

At Union, the Titans fell to Curtis of University Place 2-0 in the 4A bi-district quarterfinal match.

And evenly played match in the first half produced a scoreless 40 minutes. But Curtis began to bring pressure in the second half, when the Vikings broke through in the 56th minute with Patrick Myers scoring off a corner kick by Quinn Richardson.

Curtis solidified its position about 10 minutes later when Andrew George pushed forward to draw out the Union goalkeeper. George was able to work around the keeper, then feed Drew Castellanos, who put the ball in the unguarded goal.

With the loss, Union will face Kentridge on Tuesday in loser-out game in Sumner.

Camas survived a 4A bi-district loser-out match by routing Graham-Kapowsin 6-0.

Markku Laukkanen had a goal and two assists for the Papermakers, who were co-champions of the 4A Greater St. Helens League with Union, but earned the No. 2 seed to the bi-district on a tiebreaker.

Camas will play Kennedy Catholic in another loser-out match on Tuesday in Sumner.

If both Union and Camas win on Tuesday, the 4A GSHL rivals will meet Thursday for a berth to the state tournament.

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A similar scenario is possible in the 3A bi-district tournament.

Mountain View, the 3A GSHL’s No. 1 seed, fell to Gig Harbor 3-0 in a bi-district quarterfinal on Saturday.

After a scoreless first half, Tyler Dull punched in a penalty kick early in the second half to give Gig Harbor the lead. Dull would add another goal and an assist for the Tides.

Mountain View will face North Thurston or Bainbridge on Tuesday in Lakewood in a loser-out match.

Heritage beat Peninsula 2-1 in a bi-district loser-out match Saturday on a pair of unassisted goals by Pablo Sanchez Barbosa.

Heritage will have another loser-out match against Timberline on Tuesday in Lakewood.

If Mountain View and Heritage both survive their loser-out matches on Tuesday, the 3A GSHL rivals would face off Thursday for a berth to state.

Evergreen was eliminated from the 3A bi-district playoffs with a 4-0 loss at Auburn Mountainview. The Plainsmen finished the season 10-7.

Also, Skyview dropped a 4A bi-district loser-out match at Olympia, 1-0.

2A district

COLUMBIA RIVER 4, ABERDEEN 0 — The Rapids got four goals from four different players to breeze into the 2A district semifinals.

J.P. Guzman, Ryland Perron, Bryce Diaz and Tito Banuelos all scored for the Rapids, who will host Tumwater or Hockinson on Tuesday in the district semifinals. The winner of that match would advance to the district title match and clinch a state berth.

R.A. LONG 2, CENTRALIA 0 — Alex Wooden and Albeiro Orozco scored first-half goals for the Lumberjacks, who advanced play W.F. West in the district semifinals Tuesday in Chehalis.

W.F. WEST 2, HUDSON’S BAY 0 — The Eagles fell and will play at Centralia in a district loser-out match on Tuesday.

TUMWATER 4, HOCKINSON 3 — The Hawks’ late comeback fell short in Tumwater.

After 1-1 tie at halftime, Tumwater tallied three second-half goals to take a 4-1 lead with about 10 minutes to go.

But Hockinson did not go quietly, as Sebi Deisenhofer and Carter Cameron scored goals within three minutes of each other to get the Hawks back to within one.

Hockinson will host Aberdeen on Tuesday in a loser-out match.