Cascade Will Play for State 1A Championship Saturday

Kodiaks down LaSalle 2-0 behind two goals from Ashley Parton

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Cascade Wins
Cascade downs LaSalle 2-0 in State 1A Semifinals
Cascade Wins
Cascade downs LaSalle 2-0 in State 1A Semifinals

SHORELINE, WA – Ashley Parton scored both Cascade goals as the Kodiaks defeated LaSalle 2-0 today at Shoreline Stadium to advance to tomorrow’s State 1A Championship game.

Parton’s first goal came in the 25th minute of the first half as Cascade made a nice transition.  Lauren Richardson got ahead of the defenders and made a beautiful pass to Parton, who dribbled twice and went one-on-one with LaSalle’s goalkeeper, scoring in the back right of the goal.  The Kodiaks would lead the Lightning 1-0 at halftime.

As in the first half, LaSalle came out firing in the second with one shot after another.  But Cascade goalie Devan Archer fended off each attack superbly.  Finally Parton’s game-sealing goal came in the 79th minute when Emily Gaines took advantage of LaSalle playing everyone up to move past a defender and lay a centering pass to Ashley, who easily rolled it past the advancing goalkeeper for the 2-0 win.

Cascade will play the winner of tonight’s King’s and Seattle Academy game tomorrow at 2 o’clock for the State 1A Championship.  A win tomorrow would mark Cascade’s first state soccer title in school history.  Previously, the Kodiak’s best finish came two years ago with a second place, falling to Seattle Christian in the finals 3-nil.

In the State 1B/2B Soccer Tournament, Brewster fell to St. George’s 2-1 in the semifinals at Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner.  The Bears will try to rebound and play for 3rd or 4th against the loser of today’s other semifinal between Life Christian Academy and Adna.

To follow the action, go to www.WIAA.com.

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