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Bulldogs remain unbeaten, return to state semifinals for second time in three years.

PMG PHOTO: PHIL HAWKINS - Woodburn junior Caitlynn Spencer and the Bulldog defense held La Grande scoreless in a 2-0 victory Saturday at Woodburn High School.PMG PHOTO: PHIL HAWKINS - Senior defender Larissa Fregoso and the Woodburn Bulldogs are one of five 4A teams this year that have given up less than 10 goals.The Woodburn girls soccer team's undefeated season continued on Saturday, Nov. 6, with a 2-0 win over the visiting La Grande Tigers in the quarterfinal game of the 2021 4A state championships.

The Bulldogs improved to 11-0-4 on the year with the team's fourth shutout in its current five-game win streak.

Woodburn took control of the game in the opening half with goals from senior Myranda Marquez and sophomore Julissa Rios, with assists from junior Luz Rojas and sophomore Elizabeth Valdez Vazquez, respectively.

The defense held tight in the second half for the Bulldogs' ninth shutout of the season.

Woodburn travels to Gladstone for the state semifinals on Tuesday, where the Gladiators boasts a defense that has given up a 4A-best four goals.

The two teams last met in the 2019 quarterfinals, where the ninth-seeded Bulldogs bested the top-ranked Gladiators enroute to the state title.

PMG PHOTO: PHIL HAWKINS - Woodburn sophomore Julissa Rios scored one of the Bulldogs' two first-half goals against the Tigers.PMG PHOTO: PHIL HAWKINS - Woodburn senior Myranda Marquez scored one of the team's two first half goals on an assist from Luz Rojas.PMG PHOTO: PHIL HAWKINS - Woodburn sophomore Hadassah Nava attacks up the left side of the field in the second half of the Bulldogs' 2-0 win over La Grande on Saturday.

BOYS SOCCER

Woodburn fell 4-1 to the Willamette Wolverines in the quarterfinals of the 2021 5A boys soccer playoffs.

The 10-seed Bulldogs (9-6) kept pace with the 2-seed Wolverines (15-1) through the first 66 minutes of play before Willamette scored three goals in the final minutes to pull ahead.


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