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PREP SOCCER: Wilson girls, Central Catholic boys march into finals


The underdog, unsung Wilson Trojans girls soccer team has done it again.

Third state playoff game, third upset.

On Tuesday, the Trojans won 1-0 at Wilsonville to earn a date in the Class 5A championship game, 1 p.m. Saturday at Hillsboro Stadium.

A corner kick by sophomore defender Carly Meyers came to the near post, hit Wilsonville defenders and went to the back of the net with about 17 minutes remaining, and the Wilson defense and sophomore goalkeeper Nikki Hogan, called up recently from the JV because of a concussion to freshman starter Jackie Hudson, did the rest.

Wilson, which shared the PIL 5A title with Cleveland, came into the playoffs ranked No. 22 out of 38 5A teams.

The Trojans had to win a play-in game at No. 11 Hood River Valley, which they did, 3-1.

Since then, Wilson has knocked off No. 2 Sherwood 2-1 in overtime, No. 7 West Albany 3-1 and No. 3 Wilsonville, all on the road.

The Trojans, who were 4-6-3 going into their play-in game, will carry an 8-6-3 mark into the state title match against No. 1 Summit, which improved to 16-0-2 with a 2-1 home victory Tuesday against Bend.

Wilson has won seven matches in a row, and Tuesday's game avenged a 3-1 loss at Wilsonville on Sept. 19.

Wilson's boys played in the state championship game two years ago, losing 2-1 to Woodburn.

by: MATTHEW SINGLEDECKER/PAMPLIN MEDIA GROUP - Jesuit senior defender Spencer Scott (left) plays a ball in the air before West Linn's Jackson Brooke can make a play on it during Tuesday's 6A semifinal game at Jesuit.CLASS 6A BOYS

Central Catholic and Jesuit will meet for the state championship at 3:30 p.m. Saturday at Hillsboro Stadium.

CC downed McKay 3-0 at Strasser Field on Tuesday, and Jesuit turned away visiting West Linn 2-0.

The Rams (16-1-0) are ranked No. 1; Jesuit (16-1-1) is No. 2. They have not played each other this season.

Jesuit beat Central 2-0 in last year's quarterfinals, then went on to win the title game over Lincoln 3-0.


The Saturday final is Sunset-Tualatin, 6 p.m. at Hillsboro Stadium.

Sunset scored a 1-0 overtime win over Westview on Tuesday, while Tualatin became the first team this season to score on Jesuit and beat the Crusaders 2-0 at Jesuit.

Tualatin is the state's third-ranked team, and Sunset is fourth.


Hood River Valley, which eliminated Cleveland on Saturday, won at No. 1-ranked Woodburn 3-1 in OT on Tuesday, denying the Bulldogs a chance for their fourth consecutive 5A title.

HRV will play Summit for this year's crown. The Storm downed visiting Wilsonville 2-0 on Tuesday.

Summit is ranked second in the state, and HRV is No. 4.


No. 3-ranked Oregon Episcopal charged into the state finals with a 2-1 victory Tuesday at No. 2 Riverside. OES will play St. Mary's of Medford in the championship match, 1 p.m. Saturday at Liberty High. St. Mary's, ranked No. 9, ousted No. 5 Portland Adventist Academy 3-2 Tuesday at PAA.

OES is seeking its fourth state crown since 2005. The Aardvarks' last title came in 2009.


Oregon Episcopal and Valley Catholic will duel for the state championship at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Liberty High.

OES was a 1-0 home winner Tuesday over St. Mary's.

OES is ranked No. 1 and has a 14-1-2 record.

Valley Catholic, ranked No. 2 and 11-3-1, defeated Catlin Gabel 4-0 at Hare Field.