By MATT MASSEY
Special to The Seattle Times
Unbeaten Glacier Peak retained its spot atop the Class 3A standings with a narrow escape on Thursday against Everett.
The Grizzlies are getting tested more and more as the regular season winds down.
The Grizzlies needed a goal in the fifth minute of overtime to dispatch of the Seagulls 3-2. The winning score came on a long punt from goalkeeper Andrew Weakley to Shane Miller, who won the game with a shot past Everett goalkeeper Tanner Jelinek.
That pushed defending 3A state champion Glacier Peak’s record to 14-0-0 overall and 12-0-0 in WesCo 3A.
Shorecrest, whose lone loss was to the Grizzlies, kept pace in the win column and is right behind Glacier Peak at 12-1-0 in the standings. The Scots are ranked No. 2 in 3A as they have been all season.
Camas, who finished third in 3A state last spring, maintained its winning ways and is 13-1-0 and in the No. 3 spot again.
Sammamish checked in again at No. 4 and is the lone unbeaten 3A team at 12-0-1 after a two-win week that included a 2-1 triumph over a tough Mercer Island squad, which had been ranked in the Top 10 earlier this season. Taylor Berg’s 60th minute goal was the difference for the Totems on Friday.
Pasco ended a two-match losing streak – after falling in shootout to Eastmont and Sunnyside – and switched spots in the rankings with Columbia Basin Big Nine member Southridge of Kennewick. The Suns, who have its only two losses to Pasco, moved ahead of the Bulldogs to No.
5 in 3A from No. 6 and they lead the CBBN standings at 10-2 to Pasco’s 9-3.
Shorewood, despite suffering its fourth loss of the season and second to Shorecrest 1-0 in shootout on Friday, stayed in the Top 10 at No.
The Thunderbirds, who have three losses to the top two teams in the state including two in shootout, host top-ranked Glacier Peak on Wednesday as both teams close out WesCo 3A play. The Grizzles beat Shorewood 3-2 in shootout on April 6.
Shorecrest and Glacier Peak play again tonight at 7 p.m. at Shoreline Stadium with the WesCo 3A title on the line.
Bonney Lake of SPSL 3A cracked the Top 10 for the first time this season, moving to 13-2-1 with its ninth consecutive victory on Wednesday. The Panthers have outscored league foes 42-3 during the nine-match winning streak.
Bonney Lake’s ascent came at Bainbridge’s expense as the Spartans dropped out of the Top 10 for the first time this season. Bainbridge slipped to 9-3-1 with its second loss in the last 10 days.
In Class 4A, Ferris stay at the top of the rankings with a pair of wins last week – 2-1 over Gonzaga Prep on Wednesday and 4-0 over Rogers of Spokane on Friday. Senior forward Brandon Barber scored a hat trick that final league win.
The Saxons (12-2-0) finished tied with Mead for the Greater Spokane League (GSL) title at 8-1-0 and split a pair of matches with the Panthers.
Ferris takes on Mead again on Wednesday at Joe Albi Stadium at 8 p.m.
to determine the No. 1 seed to regionals and the 4A District 8 champion. The loser meets Wednesday’s 4 p.m. game winner – either No.
3 Lewis & Clark or No. 4 Central Valley on May 10 to decide the final two berths to regionals.
Bellarmine Prep kept winning to stay at No. 2 as did fellow Narrows League rival, Stadium, which moved up from No. 4 to No. 3.
Skyline, the previous No. 3, dipped to No. 7 with its first loss of the season, a 1-0 decision to Eastlake. Sawyer Preston gave the Wolves the victory with an unassisted goal in the 70th minute.
Eastlake (8-3-2) is tied atop the KingCo 4A standings at 7-1-1 with Garfield and Skyline, and probably deserves at spot in the Top 10. All the top 10 teams keep winning, however.
Beamer (12-0-3) and Kentwood (11-0-3) remain as the only unbeaten 4A teams.
As of the most recent National Soccer Coaches Association of America
(NSCCA) rankings on April 26, Washington state placed four teams in the Top 20 and another in the also receiving votes section. Glacier Peak checks in at No. 3, followed by Shorecrest at No. 9, Jackson at No. 11 and Beamer tied at No. 18. Bellarmine Prep is among those also receiving votes. Here’s the poll:
The latest ESPN Rise Powerade Fab50 rankings – through games of April
24 — includes Glacier Peak at No. 12, Beamer at No. 14, Shorecrest at No. 20, Bellarmine Prep at No. 30, Stadium at No. 44, Jackson at No.
46 and Marysville-Pilchuck at No. 47. Here’s the rankings:
Here are The Seattle Times rankings for Class 4A and 3A for Week 7:
Class 4A and 3A boys soccer state rankings – Week 7 (records through April 30, 2011)
1. Ferris (Spokane) (12-2-0)
2. Bellarmine Prep (12-1-0)
3. Stadium (10-2-0)
4. Mead (Spokane) (9-2-0)
5. Jackson (13-1-0)
6. Marysville-Pilchuck (12-1-1)
7. Skyline (11-1-2)
8. Garfield (12-1-1)
9. Beamer (12-0-3)
10. Kentwood (11-0-3)
On the bubble: Richland, Puyallup, Jefferson, Emerald Ridge, Mariner, Newport, Eastlake, Tahoma, Rogers (Puyallup), Skyview (Vancouver), Union (Vancouver), Chiawana, Davis (Yakima), Issaquah, Gig Harbor, Central Kitsap.
1. Glacier Peak (14-0-0)
2. Shorecrest (14-1-0)
3. Camas (13-1-0)
4. Sammamish (12-0-1)
5. Southridge (Kennewick) (13-2-0)
6. Pasco (12-3-0)
7. Lakeside (7-1-2)
8. Capital (Olympia) (9-0-3)
9. Shorewood (10-4-0)
10. Bonney Lake (13-2-1)
On the bubble: Bainbridge, Bremerton, Kennewick, Kennedy, Mercer Island, O’Dea, Mountain View, Decatur, Eastmont (Wenatchee), Skyview.