MOUNT VERNON – The girls of Highland return to the last four.
Racheal Keller made a save and a penalty in a penalty shootout to lead the Scotties to an upset 1-0 win over second-place Mount Vernon Christian in the quarterfinals of Saturday’s Class 2B-1B state football tournament.
The seventh-placed Highland, who defeated Onalaska in the first round by the same score, improved to 17-4 and meets the No. 3 Okanogan in the first semifinal at 5 p.m. Friday at Renton Memorial Stadium. The Scotties finished third last year .
Anahi Garcia, Madeline Ceja, Gaby Paniagua and Leslie Lopez also took their penalties as Highland won the penalty shootout 5-4. The Scotties’ Ashlee McIllrath made five saves in regulation and overtime.
No. 4 St. George’s and No. 1 Kalama meet in the second semi-final on Friday at 7pm
Okanogan advanced by defeating Cle Elum 5-0 in Wenatchee.
First half: No value.
Second half: No value.
gunfight — Highland 5 (Rachael Keller, Anahi Garcia, Madeline Ceja, Gaby Paniagua, Leslie Lopez), Mount Vernon Christian 4 (Alex Brown, Caitlin VanderKooy, Abby Russell, Kayla VanHofwegen).
Saves: Ashlee McIllrath (H) 5, Grace Van Pelt (MVC) 3, Rachael Keller (H) 1.
KAMIAKIN 2, WEST VALLEY 1: At Lampson Stadium, Kaitlyn Rudick’s tally took the six-seeded Rams even early in the second half, but No. 3 Kamiakin scored his winner in the 65th minute of the quarterfinal game. Kate Christian scored the go-ahead goal after an indirect kick into the penalty area.
Kamiakin (17-3) advances to semifinals at Puyallup.
West Valley, who won the CBBN championship, ended 15-3-1.
First half: 1, Kamiakin, Mya Lee, 29:00.
Second half: 2, WV, Kaitlyn Rudick, 44:00; 3, Kamiakin, Kate Christian, 65:00.
CWAC GSL CHANGE
SELA 3, PULLMAN 2: At Pullman, the Vikings fought back from a 2-0 deficit to force a fifth set, nearly completing the comeback before beating Pullman in the winner 25-19, 25-23, 20-25, 23-25 , 18:16 documents. to-state, loser-out match.
Pullman, the GSL champion, extended his winning streak to 13 games and will compete in the 2A State Tournament with Ellensburg and Ephrata next week at the SunDome.
Ellensburg qualified directly by winning the CWAC district title and Ephrata earned his spot by beating Clarkston 25-12 25-12 20-25 25-15 on Saturday.
The brackets for the 4A, 3A and 2A state tournaments will be announced Sunday.
CHELAN WINS TITLE: For the second year in a row, the top seeded Goats dominated the tournament and swept their way to the title by defeating No. 2 Annie Wright 25-12, 25-23, 25-21 in the SunDome. Chelan defeated Lynden Christian in last year’s final.
The Lyncs clinched the third-place trophy this time, beating Cascade Christian in five sets.