SILVERDALE - The Sehome girls' soccer team took 17 shots during its game, but it was the three in the shootout that made the difference.
The Mariners and Klahowya battled to a 0-0 tie through regulation and extra time before Sehome came through with a 3-1 win in the shootout in a Class 2A State Tournament quarterfinal on Saturday, Nov. 10.
The win sends the Mariners (19-1-1) into the semifinals where they will play Yakima West Valley at 8 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 16, at Shoreline Stadium.
"A lot of girls were focused to make it to the final four," Sehome coach Andria Fountain said in a phone interview.
The Mariners won the shootout in the fourth round. Teya Mischaikov and Emily Webster each scored in the shootout and Hannah Mankle scored in the fourth round for the game-winner. Sehome goalie Rachel Albert saved Klahowya's shot in the first round and Klahowya missed a shot in Round 2.
It was a good ending after a slow start for Sehome.
"We didn't play our best first half," Fountain said.
Sehome came out in the second half and recorded 12 shots on goal and controlled much of the play.
"We were hammering at them," Fountain said. "Even through the double overtime I thought we dominated, we just couldn't get one in the back of the net."
Besides the big save in the shootout, Albert also had a save in the 52nd minute on a one-on-one matchup with a Klahowya player who got past the Sehome defense.
"She came up with a couple huge saves," Fountain said. "She had a great game."
SEHOME 0, KLAHOWYA 0 (SEHOME WINS 3-1 IN SHOOTOUT)
Shots on goal: Sehome 17, Klahowya 8. Goalies (saves): Sehome: Rachel Albert (5); Klahowya: Taylor Reuter (7).