Blaine's boys' soccer team played evenly with King's, but allowed a second-half goal to take a 1-0 loss on Friday, May 9, at King's High School in Shoreline.
"It was a battle. We had three good chances in the first half and just couldn't finish," Blaine coach Giovanni Quesada said in a phone interview. "In the second half we put on good pressure, but it was their house. My kids played to win. We tried to come back, but they're a great team."
Quesada was pleased with the effort his team showed as it tried to pull back even with the Knights.
"We left everything on the field," he said. "Everyone played hard and showed passion. It excited me to see how well they played in the postseason. They were angry for a win."
Blaine takes on Mount Baker in the third-place game at 7 p.m. Saturday, May 10, at Whatcom Community College.