Auburn Mountainview staged a furious comeback, but second-ranked Shorecrest held on for a 3-1 victory to join the quarterfinalists. No. 4 Mountainview, which had been on a tear recently, was down 2-0 before winning the third game and cut a 24-18 deficit to one before falling short.
Lakes is making the most of its first trip to state since 1977, beating Mount Si in the opening round, 3-2. Shorecrest and Lakes now sqaure off in the final quarterfinal at 6:30 p.m. Mountainview and Mount Si battle at 2 p.m. to stay in the trophy chase.
It was a tough day for teams from the West Central/Southwest bi-district with representatives losing six of seven matches. Ouch! Lakes, a co-No. 4 seed, was the only winner.
There’s a break in the action now, but I’ll be back with the results of those consolation matches later this afternoon.