After an undefeated season, the Friday Harbor girls soccer team is headed to the 1B and 2B state soccer tournaments.
On Oct. 30, on their home turf, the Wolverines battled Auburn Adventist Academy and won, 10-2. Coach Paul Hopkins said the win qualified the team for both the district tournament and the first round of the state.
The Oct. 30 game included three “hat tricks,” said Hopkins, which is when one player scores three goals in one match.
These were performed by seniors Jenna Gizzi, Ava Hoffman and Leah Black.
The 10th and final goal was scored by junior Joanna Evans.
“Our defense did a good job,” said Hopkins. “Auburn had a couple of very good players up front with speed and skills. We … got … experience against the skills we’ll see in future playoff games.”
In the last part of the game, Auburn scored their final goal, but it was not enough to catch up with the Wolverines. Senior Tori Polda was excited about the win.
“[It feels] amazing,” she said. “As a team, we’ve been working hard.”
On Nov. 3, the Wolverines won the district tournament at Interlake High School in Bellevue against Concordia Christian, 10 -2.
The win gave Friday Harbor the district title and the No. 1 district seed heading into the quarterfinals of state.
The athletes found themselves down 0-1 in the first half but rallied to score three unanswered goals. Goals were scored by Black, Darcy Ayers and Jenna Gizzi. The team remains undefeated with a record of 12-0-3.
At state, they will play the Adna Pirates, the district 4 No. 2 seed. Adna lost to Kalama in their district title game.
The exact time and location of the first round of the state tournament has yet to be announced, but will run between Nov. 8 and 10. Check the Journal for updates.