(Federal Way, WA)

District 3/4 4A Soccer Playoffs at Federal Way’s Memorial Field saw two games unfold with a spot in the State Tournament hanging in the balance. Three of the four teams featured last night won two straight loser out games to reach this spot in the postseason where a win would mean a trip to state, a loss would result in a de facto win to state loser go home game on Saturday. The first game saw Bainbridge take on Timberline at 5pm while Stadium faced Auburn Mountianview at 7pm.

Here is our coverage of both games.

Game 1
Bainbridge 5 Timberline 2

Bainbridge set the tone early six minutes in when Vinny Self finished a mad scramble in front of the Timberline goal to put the Spartans from the NW corner of the state of Washington in command.

Bainbridge controlled the pace of play throughout the first half, which was displayed with Finn Reynolds’s goal in the 20th minute to give Bainbridge a commanding 2-0 lead.

Just when it seemed as if Bainbridge was to run away with the lead, Timberline responded. A freekick outside of the penalty area set up Mike Navarette to capitalize on a freekick past Bainbridge keeper Cooper Harrington. Timberline was not done, seconds later the Blazers forced a corner that saw Navarette on the receiving end, stashing a second goal in minutes, to tie the match.

A match that was controlled by Bainbridge suddenly was level.
Bainbridge controlled the pace to start the second half, and their possession time was rewarded when a foul in the Timberline penalty area set up a penalty kick for Hudson Reynolds. Timberline keeper Landon Gordon guessed right, but Reynolds pulled his penalty in a spot where Gordon could not stop the PK, and Bainbridge was back in the lead 3-2.

Hudson Reynolds was not done; Reynolds three minutes later scored an insurance goal on a header set up from a pass from Will Treverton to put Bainbridge a 4-2 lead.

Cruz Piland in the 70th minute put the outcome in no doubt to hand Bainbridge a 5-2 lead.

Bainbridge with the 5-2 win secures their 18th State appearance.

Timberline will play Saturday at 11 AM at Harry E. Lang Stadium, against Auburn Mountainview to decide who will head to State.

Vinny Self’s early goal

Finn Reynolds’s goal

Navarette’s free kick

Navarette’s second stoppage time goal

Hudson Reynolds’ PK

Hudson Reynolds’ second goal in three minutes

Cruz Piland’s leaves no doubt

ESN Postgame Show

Game 2

Stadium 2 Auburn Mountainview 0

Two teams that made the State tournament last year hoped to mark a return trip with a win last night from Federal Way, where Stadium and Auburn Mountainview collided with a spot in the state tournament up for grabs.
Juliano Araujo Carvalho Da Costa broke the ice in the 25th minute with the opening goal off a pass from Emmet McDonough to give Stadium a 1-0 lead.

Case Kelanic put on a show in goal for Stadium with a save from Davyd Fedina in the 33rd minute.
At the half, Stadium held the one goal advantage.

The second half saw Kelanic’s heroics again with another save off a second Davyd Fedina shot this time in the 45th minute.

Auburn Mountainview pressed but could not break through the Stadium defense.

It was in the final seconds, the trailing Tigers pressed by pulling their goaltender when Fisher Jarzynka scored a rare empty net goal to seal the win the 2-0 shutout win for Case Kelanic and the victorious Stadium Tigers.

Stadium clinched the program’s 20th berth in the State tournament.

Auburn Mountainview will face Timberline Saturday at 11 AM in a win and in game against Timberline at Harry E. Lang Stadium.

The BHG Takin’ It the House of Play of the Game was the goal from Juliano Araujo Carvalho Da Costa that proved to be the winner.

Our Thorbeckes Wellness Center MVP was Stadium Goaltender Case Kelanic with the shutout.

Juliano Araujo Carvalho Da Costa goal

Kelanic first half save

Kelanic early second half stop

Jarzynka empty net goal

ESN Postgame Show

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