Summit sweeps through Class 5A

Both boys and girls win titles on Super Saturday in Hillsboro
Nov. 17, 2013 / By Cliff Pfenning, Oregonsports Journal
Summit players react to the team's fourth goal of the first half Saturday.
Photo by Cliff Pfenning, Oregonsports Journal

HILLSBORO - The boys soccer team from Summit finally broke through to a state title Saturday, then watched as the school's girls team won its second straight title, which led the two teams to join together and chant "sweep."

The boys team beat Hood River Valley 2-0 in its final, then the girls beat Wilson 4-2 to highlight action from championship Saturday in Hillsboro.

"This is great for our program, to win both titles," said Summit's Cameron Ficher, one of two team captains for the boys team. "We knew we could win, it was just a matter of doing it."

Summit got two goals and an assist from Christina Edwards in its win, aided by a span when it scored three times in five minutes.

Wilson got a pair of goals from Kenna Meinhart, but couldn't close out its thrilling playoff run. The Trojans opened the season 0-6-2, but then rallied with seven straight wins, including three in the playoffs on the road, to reach the final from the 15th seed.

With Saturday's sweep, Summit has won four of the five Class 5A state championships awarded this fall, backing up the schools boys and girls team titles from cross country. Summit's football team lost in the first round of the playoffs.

The boys win came a year after the team lost in the semifinals to rival Mountain View, when the teams were seeded No. 1 and 2, respectively, in their half of the 16-team playoff bracket. This year, the Storm played into the second seed in the 16-team bracket and rolled through the playoffs without giving up a goal.

In Saturday's final, Alex Bowlin and Alex Fefferman each scored late in the first half and the Levi Davidson had four saves to preserve the win.