Lions fall in state final
All the hype about how good the state's #1 ranked Summit Storm ended up being true.
In the OSAA 6A Boys State Soccer Championship game held Saturday night at Hillsboro Stadium, the Storm came out quickly and had the West Linn Lions on their heels from the kickoff.
West Linn hadn't given up a goal in their four previous playoff games but it took Summit just slightly more than 3 minutes to find the back of the net and draw first blood. With 12 minutes left in the first half, the score was 3-0 with the Storm outshooting the Lions 7-1.
The Lions played a better game in the second half and were more aggressive about attacking the Storm. Unfortunately, West Linn's pressing play fed into the Storm's counter attack and by the end of the game the Lions had lost 6-0.
The loss was just the Lions' second of the season dating back to September 8, a 2-0 loss to Lakeridge High School. The Lions finished the season with an overall record of 15-2-2. Not only did they go to the state finals for the first time in school history, but they also were Three Rivers League Champions.
Watch for our complete story of the game and a slideshow at a later time.
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