Class 2A State Semifinal breakdown

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDNovember 21, 2013 

INSIDE BELLINGHAM

ROSTER

No. Player Pos. Yr.

2 Lindsey Selnes D Sr,.

3 Morgan Jones M/F Fr.

4 Mary Dyrland F Sr.

5 Hattie North M Jr.

6 Brooke Baker F So.

7 Noelle Isaacason M Sr.

8 Sydney Wright F Jr.

9 Cashel Vincent F Sr.

10 Kelsey Mitchell D Sr,.

11 Mia Hodges M Jr.

13 Emma Fleck D Jr.

14 Haley Nichols D Jr.

15 Mariah Miller M Jr.

16 Ashley Burns D Sr.

17 Michaela Knutson D Sr.

18 Emma Brice D Jr.

21 Hannah Jacobus G Sr.

22 Kendra Steele M Fr.

23 Kylie Clark D So.

2013 RESULTS

Sept. 10 Marysville-Getchell (Northwest) W 2-0

Sept. 12 Ferndale (Northwest) T 1-1

Sept. 14 Sehome (WCC) T 1-1

Sept. 17 at Mount Baker* W 5-0

Sept. 19 Lynden* (Northwest) W 2-0

Sept. 24 at Lynden Christian* L 4-2

Sept. 26 Meridian* (Northwest) T 2-2

Sept. 28 at Squalicum (Civic) L 4-0

Oct. 1 at Blaine* W 6-1

Oct. 3 Squalicum* (Civic) T 1-1

Oct. 8 at Sehome* (Civic) L 1-0

Oct. 10 Sedro-Woolley* (Civic) W 8-0

Oct. 15 Anacortes* (Civic) W 5-0

Oct. 22 at Burlington-Edison* T 0-0

Oct. 24 Nooksack Valley* (Northwest) W 9-2

Oct. 28 at Ferndale* L 2-1

CLASS 2A NORTHWEST DISTRICT PLAYOFFS

Nov. 2 Archbishop Murphy L 1-0

Nov. 5 Sehome W 1-0

Nov. 7 Burlington-Edison W 4-2

Nov. 9 Archbishop Murphy L 1-0

CLASS 2A STATE PLAYOFFS

Nov. 12 at Ridgefield W 4-3

Nov. 16 Archbishop Murphy (at Civic) W 1-0

LEADERS

GOALS

Player G

Kendra Steele 10

Cashel Vincent 9

Brooke Baker 9

Mia Hodges 8

Mary Dyrland 5

ASSISTS

Player Ast.

Kendra Steele 10

Cashel Vincent 9

Mary Dyrland 8

Hattie North 2

6 players tied with 1

STATE PLAYOFF HISTORY

Year Class Opponent Result

1985 3A Edmonds L 3-0

1986 3A Edmonds L 3-1

1987 3A Mark Morris W 3-2, SO

Rainier Beach W 2-0

Mountlake Terrace L 2-0

Olympia L 2-0

2002 3A Seattle Prep W 2-1, SO

Mercer Island W 1-0

Skyline W 1-0, SO

Kennedy Catholic L 4-0

2003 3A Mark Morris W 8-3

Seattle Lakeside L 5-2

2004 3A Kennedy L 2-0

2006 2A R.A. Long W 4-0

Eatonville L 4-0

2013 2A Ridgefield W 4-3

Archbishop Murphy W 1-0

KEYS FOR THE RED RAIDERS

LUCKY NUMBER THREE

The Red Raiders have found success of late when they face a team for the third time. Against Sehome, a team Bellingham had not defeated for the better part of six years, Bellingham lost its first matchup in the regular season, tied the second and inevitably beat the Mariners in a loser-out game in districts. The same was the case against Archbishop Murphy, which beat the Red Raiders twice in the district tournament before Bellingham beat the Wildcats 1-0 in the quarterfinals of the state tournament. The Red Raiders are hoping a similar outcome will come against Squalicum, which beat and tied with Bellingham during the regular season.

CAN THE OFFENSE PRODUCE?

Bellingham's offense has been hit or miss, to say the least. While finding goals has been a struggle for the Red Raiders for much of the season, now they face a Squalicum team that has only allowed 11 goals in 21 games this season. Brooke Baker has provided the team some late-season punch after missing part of the year, and it was her goal that lifted Bellingham over Archbishop Murphy in the quarterfinals. Cashel Vincent, too, with her nine goals, looks to initiate the offense against a stingy Storm defense.

PHYSICAL BY NATURE

Player for player, Bellingham may not have the sheer amount of talent that Squalicum does. With that said, Bellingham's two junior midfielders, Mia Hodges and Hattie North, acknowledge their willingness to fight for balls, something that is going to be important in keeping Squalicum's talented front line of Kim Hazlett and Kim Dorr from getting too many good looks on goal. The two have combined for 38 goals this season, and the duo of Hodges and North said they have to do a better job of possessing 50-50 balls if they want to win.

INSIDE SQUALICUM

ROSTER

No. Player Pos. Yr.

0 Bailey Canup G So.

1 Brittany Peters F Sr.

2 Julia DeVere M Jr.

3 Kim Hazlett F So.

4 Jackie Dierdorff D Jr.

5 Braeden Hilleary F So.

6 Sarah Byron F Jr.

7 Michelle Saunders M Jr.

8 Sarah Hulbert D So.

9 Gracie Slater F Sr.

10 Lauren Gibb M Sr.

11 Catelyn Stevenson D Fr.

12 Kelly Anderson D Fr.

13 Payton McNally D Jr.

14 Rachel Dorr D So.

15 Lizzy Herda M Sr.

16 Kim Dorr F So.

21 Brooklyn Bell-Stevenson F Sr.

61 Eckert, Lauren G Sr.

2013 RESULTS

Sept. 12 at Sehome (Civic) L 4-3

Sept. 14 at Ferndale W 2-0

Sept. 19 at Burlington-Edison* W 5-2

Sept. 21 Jackson (Civic) T 1-1

Sept. 24 at Lynden* (Bender) W 5-0

Sept. 26 Sehome* (Civic) W 4-1

Sept. 28 Bellingham (Civic) W 4-0

Oct. 1 Meridian* (Civic) W 4-0

Oct. 3 at Bellingham* (Civic) T 1-1

Oct. 8 Sedro-Woolley* (Northwest) W 6-1

Oct. 10 at Nooksack Valley* W 6-0

Oct. 15 Blaine* (Northwest) W 7-0

Oct. 17 Ferndale* (Northwest) W 2-1

Oct. 22 at Mount Baker* W 4-0

Oct. 24 Lynden Christian* (Civic) W 3-0

Oct. 28 at Anacortes* W 5-0

CLASS 2A NORTHWEST DISTRICT PLAYOFFS

Nov. 2 Lakewood W 5-0

Nov. 5 Burlington-Edison W 1-0

Nov. 9 Lake Washington L 1-0

CLASS 2A STATE PLAYOFFS

Nov. 12 Hockinson W 1-0

Nov. 15 at Fife (at Franklin Pierce) W 3-0

LEADERS

GOALS

Player G

Kim Hazlett 19

Kim Dorr 17

Gracie Slater 7

Lauren Gibb 6

Braeden Hilleary 6

ASSISTS

Player Ast.

Lauren Gibb 17

Kim Hazlett 11

Kim Dorr 5

Rachel Dorr 5

Lizzy Herda 5

STATE PLAYOFF HISTORY

Year Class Opponent Result

2001 3A Highline L 1-0, SO

2003 3A Cedarcrest L 3-0

2012 2A Fife W 6-0

Hockinson W 4-0

Sumner L 1-0

Yakima West Valley L 1-0

2013 2A Hockinson W 1-0

Fife W 3-0

KEYS FOR THE STORM

CAN THE STORM STAY HOT ON OFFENSE

In the district final against Lake Washington, Squalicum couldn't muster a goal and fell in penalty kicks. In the opening round of state against Hockinson, a 35-yard shot from Jackie Dierdorff was the lone goal for the Storm. Finallyagainst Fife, Squalicum broke out for three goals in a convincing win. Storm coach David Kish said after the win against Hockinson that he thought the goals would take a "flood -gate" like swing once the first one went. We'll see if that's the case against Bellingham in the state semifinals.

WILL THE STORM'S EXPERIENCE PAY OFF

Squalicum's run to the final four last season may have ended in disappointment, losing to Sumner in penalty kicks in the semifinals, but that experience is something both coach David Kish and his team are going to rely on come Friday. Despite the team starting several sophomores, including Hazlett and the Dorr sisters, all of them played a significant role on last year's squad that made it to state for the first time in 10 years. Senior keeper Lauren Eckert also figures to play a significant role if the game does get decided by penalty kicks, a position she was in last year against Sumner and earlier in the Storm's playoff game against Lake Washington.

CAN STORM CONTROL TEMPO

Squalicum knows what Bellingham is going to try to do: play physical and force the Storm away from its methodical, passing-and-controlling style game. Kish preaches always passing the ball with an intention, whether between defenders and midfielders or midfielders and forwards, and Bellingham is aware of that. Red Raiders' coach Mark Wright even went as far as to say that if his team allows Squalicum to play "pretty," Bellingham will be in trouble. One of the main reasons the Storm has found success with that clean style of play is because its three senior midfielders - Lauren Gibb, Lizzy Herda and Gracie Slater, who also are the three team captains. They've done a good job controlling tempo and initiating the offense, Kish said, and if that trend continues, Squalicum may be looking at a chance to play for the state championship.

SCOUTING THE OTHER SEMIFINAL

SUMNER VS. YAKIMA WEST VALLEY

When: 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22

Site: Shoreline Stadium

Spartans scouting report: Defending 2A state champions. ... Beat Squalicum in a shootout in last year's state semifinals, before beating Sehome 1-0 in the title game. ... Making ninth state playoff appearance and second trip to the state semifinals. ... Enter with a 15-1-1 record. ... Have won 16 straight since lone loss to Bonney Lake on Sept. 13. ... Outscoring teams 100-4 this season. ... Beat Black Hills 6-0 in first round of the state playoffs and Lake Washington 1-0 in quarterfinals.

Rams scouting report: Finished third in the 2A state playoffs last year. ... Lost 4-0 to Sehome in last year's state semifinals but beat Squalicum 1-0 in the third-place game. ... Making 18th state playoff appearance and 10th trip to the state semifinals. ... Advanced to the state championship game three times, winning the title in 2001. ... Enter with a 20-0 record. ... Have 10 straight shutouts. ... Outscoring teams 85-3 this year. ... Beat Clarkston 2-0 in the first round of the state playoffs and Spokane West Valley 2-0 in the quarterfinals.

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