High School Soccer

Prep girls’ soccer state playoff capsules

HOCKINSON AT SQUALICUM

Time: 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15

Site: Civic Stadium

Hawks update: Hockinson’s 2-1 win over North Kitsap in the first round of the state tournament to get into the quarterfinals for the second time in the past nine years, despite making the state tournament all nine of those years. The Hawks (15-4-1) are excellent at the offensive end, scoring 76 goals in 20 games this season, including 10 in the four playoff games.

Storm update: After an undefeated run through the regular season and district tournament, Squalicum (20-0-1) showed no let up in its first round 5-0 win over Olympic. Kim Hazlett finally came out of her playoff slump with a huge three-goal performance. The star junior was held scoreless in the district tournament. Rachel Runnals has also solidified her spot as the Storm’s goalkeeper after splitting time with Bailey Canup all season.

Herald’s pick: Squalicum 4-0.

KING’S AT MERIDIAN

Time: 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 15

Site: Civic Stadium

Knights update: King’s topped Montesano 4-0 in the first round of the state tournament. The Knights (18-1-1) topped Meridian in a shootout in the District 1 Championship two weeks ago before falling to Seattle Academy in the bi-district tournament. King’s defense is mighty stingy, shutting out opponents 16 times this season and only allowing five goals this season, one of which was to Meridian.

Trojans update: Meridian’s stars were on fire against Seattle Christian in a 3-1 first round win. Janessa Murphy had a goal and two assists, while Payton Lunde had two goals and an assist. The Trojans also rid themselves of the shootout streak they were on. The three prior playoff matches all went to kicks from the mark. Sydney Gospodinovich came up big as goalkeeper several times against Seattle Christian.

Herald’s pick: Meridian 1, King’s 0

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