Tualatin defends its title
HILLSBORO - With an 17-4 edge in shots, the Tualatin girls soccer team was bound to get at least one goal past North Medford goalkeeper Hayley Hass Saturday night. It got two.
Sparked by a dominating offensive performance, the top-ranked Timberwolves beat the Black Tornado 2-0 Saturday night at Hillsboro Stadium for its second-straight Class 6A state title and third in four years.
Junior Corine Togiai scored both goals in the second half, when Tualatin put up 11 shots. Her first goal came on a 30-yard, crossfield shot in the 57th minute, and she scored again in the 61st minute on a 10-yard blast that went off Hass's gloves.
The offensive performance followed a pair of penalty kick wins over Westview and Sunset.
Summit needed an overtime goal - and three extra days - to beat crosstown rival Bend 2-1 for its third straight title. The Storm got a goal from Maggie McElrath just 1:44 into the second overtime period at Willamette University, where the final was moved due to travel issues relating to bad weather during the previous week. Summit finished with a 21-12 edge in shots.
Valley Catholic won its second straight title, but first at Class 4A after moving up from Class 3A during the summer. The Valiants beat Cascade 3-2 in the final.
Oregon Episcopal, the runner-up last year, beat Westside Christian 2-0 in the final for its third title in four years.