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Porter scores four goals as Wolverines advance in district playoffs

Whitney Porter, shown giving a Concrete player some grief earlier in the season, scored her eighth goal of the week and 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th goals of the season Wednesday in the first round of district playoffs, at Coupeville.     - Scott Rasmussen / file photo
Whitney Porter, shown giving a Concrete player some grief earlier in the season, scored her eighth goal of the week and 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th goals of the season Wednesday in the first round of district playoffs, at Coupeville.
— image credit: Scott Rasmussen / file photo

Whitney Porter scored her 23rd, 24th, 25th and 26th goals of the season to help lead the Wolverines to a first-round soccer district playoff win Wednesday against Coupeville.

The Wolverines, who finished the regular season 9-1 league, 10-5 overall, defeated Coupeville 4-2. They could advance to the tri-district tournament Nov. 5 with a win against Meridian at Whatcom Community College. Win or lose, Friday Harbor plays Saturday at Oak Harbor High School against a to-be-determined opponent.

After yielding Coupeville an early penalty kick on a phantom call to trail 0-1 at 15 minutes, things turned Friday Harbor's way. Porter scored a hat trick with goals at 27, 34, 41 minutes, all assisted by Clara Brand, and it was 3-1 at the interval.

Ten minutes into the second half, Porter scored her fourth goal, again off a Brand delivery. The remainder of the game was a mopping-up operation blemished only by a Coupeville tally at the death.

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