Soccer
Bethany Baker, The World

Hidden Valley, which beat North Bend in the first round of the Class 4A girls soccer playoffs, came up just short of the state title in Hillsboro on Saturday, falling to Valley Catholic 1-0 on a late goal.

The Valiants got the only goal of the match in the 72nd minute, when Francesca Tubito deflected a corner kick by Katelyn Snook off the crossbar and into the net.

Tubito, a senior, came on as a substitute during the match.

Valley Catholic goalie Noelle Mannen had three saves, while Hidden Valley’s Megan Porter had six saves.

Class 4A Boys: Newport, which never had a home match in the playoffs, completed an improbable run to the title by beating Stayton 2-1 when Drew Torres scored the winning goal in the 73rd minute.

Torres also assisted on the other goal for Newport, scored by Ricardo Gonzalez-Vasquez early in the second half. Stayton’s Kevin Hernandez tied the match in the 51st minute.

The Cubs, who beat Brookings-Harbor in the semifinals and repeated as state champions, avenged two losses to the Eagles in league play.

Class 5A Girls: Summit built a 2-0 halftime lead and held on to beat North Eugene 3-2. Molly Day, Maggi McElrath and Sophie Cleland scored for the Storm and Cleland also had an assist.

Class 5A Boys: Woodburn completed a thrilling ride to its second straight championship by beating Corvallis 2-1 in overtime after scoring in the final four minutes to force the extra session. Corvallis got a goal by Edgar Monroy in the seventh minute and the lead held up until Trevor Karsseboom scored for Woodburn in the 76th minute. Salvador Perez then scored in the first minute of overtime.

Like Newport and Hidden Valley’s girls, Woodburn reached the final without ever playing a home match, winning every round by a single goal, including an overtime victory over Hood River Valley and a win at La Salle Prep that went to penalty kicks.

Class 6A Girls: Jesuit shut out Sunset 4-0 for the title, scoring two goals in each half. Callan Harrington scored two goals in the win.

Class 6A Boys: Westview got goals by Ryan Park and Liam Kiger in the first half and shut out Jesuit 2-0 for the title.

Class 3A-2A-1A Girls: Oregon Episcopal scored four goals in the first half and won its fourth straight crown and sixth in seven years, beating Catlin Gabel 5-1. Stephanie Finley, who finished sixth in the state cross country meet a week earlier, had two of the goals and Sophie Chen had a goal and an assist. Catlin Gabel avoided a shutout on a goal by Sophie Wand in the 77th minute.

Oregon Episcopal was the only girls team to repeat as champion this year.

Myrtle Point graduate Jeffrey Veysey, who played for the Coquille-Myrtle Point DevilCats in high school, served as an assistant referee for the match.

Class 3A-2A-1A Boys: Riverside broke open a 1-0 game with three straight goals in the second half and beat Catlin Gabel 4-1 for the title. All four goals were scored by different players, though Madrigal Misael had a goal and two assists.

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