Brookings-Harbor’s hopes of reaching the Class 4A boys soccer finals ended Tuesday when the Bruins lost at home to Newport.
The two teams were tied 1-1 at the end of regulation and the two 10-minute overtime periods and the match went to penalty kicks, where the Cubs beat the Bruins 3-1.
Luke Beaman scored Brookings-Harbor’s goal during regulation, tying the match with 24 minutes to go.
In the penalty kick round, both teams missed their first attempts and made their second. But the Bruins never got another one past Newport’s goalkeeper and the Cubs converted in the third and fifth rounds to win.
Newport advanced to Saturday’s championship match against Stayton at Liberty High School in Hillsboro. Stayton beat McLoughlin 2-1 in overtime Tuesday.
The girls final will feature two unlikely foes when Hidden Valley faces Valley Catholic.
Hidden Valley beat North Bend 4-2 in the first round of the playoffs at Vic Adams Field and continued as road warriors with wins at top-ranked North Marion (2-1) and at Molalla (1-0) in the semifinals.
Valley Catholic, meanwhile, also started with two road wins, over Junction City (4-0) and North Valley (3-1) before beating Philomath 4-0 in the semifinals at home Tuesday.
Valley Catholic was the No. 10 seed for the playoffs and Philomath the No. 11 seed. Hidden Valley is the No. 9 seed, though the Mustangs were ranked No. 7 at the end of the regular season. Valley Catholic was No. 8, but both were bumped down for the playoffs to accommodate league champions who were guaranteed home matches.
The girls championship game is at 10:30 a.m., followed by the boys at 1 p.m. The Class 3A-2A-1A championship games also are at Liberty, with Riverside facing Catlin Gabel at 3:30 p.m. for the boys title and Catlin Gabel and Oregon Episcopal battling at 6 p.m. for the girls crown.
It’s the third straight year Catlin Gabel and Oregon Episcopal have played for the girls crown and the ninth straight year at least one of the two has been in the championship match. Oregon Episcopal has won five of the past six state titles.
The bigger schools will play their championship games at Hillsboro Stadium.
In Class 5A, Corvallis faces Woodburn for the boys crown at 10:30 a.m. and Summit’s girls battle North Eugene at 1 p.m. In Class 6A, Jesuit and Sunset meet for the girls title at 3:30 p.m. and Jesuit and Westview battle for the boys crown at 6 p.m.