The Wilson Trojans' upstart run in the Class 5A girls soccer playoffs took them to Hillsboro Stadium on Saturday for the state championship match.

No. 1-ranked Summit won 4-2, stretching its unbeaten streak to 36 games and claiming its third title in the past four years and second in a row.

Wilson was the team that exceeded expectations, however. The unsung Trojans were ranked 22nd out of 38 teams in 5A going into the posteason. But they beat four higher-seed teams en route to the final -- Hood River Valley, Sherwood, West Albany and Wilsonville -- all on the road.

Championship game photos by Jonathan House/Portland Tribune:

  • Wilson's Kenna Meinhart pushes through the Summit defense.

  • The Trojans congratulate Meinhart after one of her two goals in the 5A championship game.

  • Wilson High students root for their underdog team at Hillsboro Stadium.

  • Wilson's Dana Nathanson (left) goes for a header with Summit's Christine Edwards.

  • Mara McLaughlin (right) of Wilson gains control near midfield, ahead of Summit's Raja Char.

  • Wilson's Madison Horn (17) lets out a sigh after her shot misses against Summit.

  • Jamie Kresl (right) of Wilson gets to the ball first in a footrace with Christine Edwards of Summit.

  • Madison Horn makes a move for Wilson, as Summit's Mya Fraley tries to defend.

  • Wilson players, including Mara McLaughlin (10), Kenna Meinhart (7) and Dana Nathanson (6), react at the end of the 4-2 championship game loss to Summit.

  • The 2013 Wilson Trojans have their second-place hardware after a string of upsets put them in the Class 5A title game.

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