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No. 3 Wildcats host Hood River Valley Tuesday in first round of Class 5A playoffs

COURTESY PHOTO: GREG ARTMAN - Wilsonville honored its 10 senior girls soccer players before Tuesday's home game.

Wilsonville's girls soccer team continued to dominate the Northwest Oregon Conference last week.

The Wildcats defeated Putnam 7-2 on Tuesday and then topped Hillsboro 4-1 Thursday to finish the regular season a perfect 7-0 and win back-to-back league championships.

Wilsonville has won 14 straight NWOC games over the past two seasons.

"I knew the girls would be ready for league after going through the fast paced and bumps and bruises of preseason playing 6A teams," Wilsonville coach Dwight Sheppick said. "It created an uncomfortable situation that the girls had to deal with and they excelled. Our league doesn't play a fast paced game that we have developed and we were able to put everyone under pressure from the first minute and we were able to break teams down."

Lindsey Antonson scored three goals in each game last week, bring her season total to 32.

Karina Borgen also put the ball in the back of the net against Putnam and Hillsboro.

Araxi Tejada-Martinez, Camryn Pettenger-Wiley and Haley Stahl scored goals against Putnam as well.

Wilsonville honored its 10 seniors before Tuesday's game at home, including captains Pettinger-Wiley, Stahl and Kylie Aube.

"This was a very special group of seniors that help create an atmosphere that helped the underclassmen learn and grow from," Sheppick said. "All 10 seniors will be greatly missed and hard to replace."

The Wildcats opened the Class 5A playoffs Tuesday at the No. 3 seed in the 16-team tournament.

"Going into the playoffs the girls are very focused and determined," Sheppick said. "Soccer is a sometimes cruel and unpredictable sport, but the girls have a lot of heart and they will be very dangerous with the chance to make a deep run."


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