Sehome advanced through the first round in a shootout and hopes to keep that momentum rolling on Saturday, May 21, when the Martiners play at Ridgefield in the Class 2A State Quarterfinals.
Sehome vs. Ridgefield
2 p.m. Saturday, May 21, at Ridgefield High School
Scouting the Mariners
League: Northwest Conference (first)
District: Northwest (second)
State appearances: 21
State playoff record: 28-20
State titles: 2 (2002, 2008)
The Mariners rebounded from their first loss of the season in the district title game by squeaking by Kingston 1-0 in a shootout in the first round on Tuesday, May 17. Ben Holroyd scored the game-winning penalty kick. Devin Trueb had 10 saves during regulation and an even bigger one during the shootout to set up Holroyd’s boot. The shutout was Sehome’s 12th of the season. The Mariners had multiple scoring opportunities during regulation in the game, but couldn’t find the back of the net.
Scouting the Spudders
League: 2A Greater St. Helen’s (first)
District: Southwest (first)
State appearances: 14
State playoff record: 17-17
State titles: None
The Spudders opened their eighth straight trip to state with a 2-1 win over Issaquah Liberty on Tuesday. Max Hauser scored one goal and set up the other by Jason Osborn, and Ridgefield relied on steady defensive pressure to make the lead stand. The Spudders have not lost since falling to Hockinson on April 13. They have won 10 straight since then. Their other loss came against Class 4A Skyview in the opener. The Spudders have posted nine shutouts, including three in the district tournament.
Key to the game: Both of Ridgefield’s goals in the first round were a result of the Spudders’ ability to move the ball and find the open man for a shot. Sehome’s defense needs to clamp down and limit possession and give their own offense a chance to find space.
Herald’s pick: Sehome 1-0