Tasha Pabisz erased a 1-0 deficit for Archbishop Murphy, then Shelby Koch scored the game-winner in the 36th minute to lift defending the Class 2A state champs past Sehome in a Northwest District 1 semifinal game on Tuesday.
The victory sets up a district championship game at 3 p.m. on Saturday at Civic Stadium in Bellingham between the Wildcats and Lakewood. It will be the third meeting of the season between the Cascade Conference foes.
The Cougars have won each of the first two meetings in shootouts. Both Archbishop Murphy and Lakewood earned 2A state playoff berths with the semifinal victories.