In this edition of The Full 80, we’ll look at the Bainbridge High School girls soccer team chasing back-to-back Class 3A Metro League Mountain Division titles and overcoming their first loss of the season. As always, theres national rankings, this weeks upcoming big matchups, updated college commits, all-classification Top 10 rankings and state rankings by classification at the bottom of this post.
By MATT MASSEY | Special to The Seattle Times
Bainbridge hoping to pull off rare back-to-back 3A Metro League Mountain conquest
The Bainbridge High School girls soccer team knew repeating as Class 3A Metro League Mountain Division champions would be tough.
But they also knew they’d have the experience to add to their 2012 title.
Its been mostly about good bounces than bad in 2013. The Spartans must bounce back from their first loss of the season to wrap up a second consecutive Mountain title.
Bainbridge, battling injuries and illness of late, fell for the first time this season last Thursday at second-place Bishop Blanchet 2-0.
“In all sports, its tough to be on every game, I think,” said Bainbridge coach Scott Druker, whose team beat Bishop Blanchet 3-1 on Oct. 8. “Also, when you play teams twice, they learn things about your team and play you closer. Over the years in Metro, the top teams been beaten.”
Bainbridge needs to turn its first loss into motivation and awareness, not negative momentum.
“It’s good to be humbled a little bit sometimes,” Druker said. “Because, you’re not always going be on. You’re not always going to get the calls. You can’t always walk into a game at like 80 percent (health-wise) and expect to win.
“You’ve got to show up every day, especially in the Metro League Mountain Division. Any team can beat any team on any given day. It might be good for us in the long run.”
The Spartans knew they’d have senior forward Natalie Vukic to lean on for goals and playmaking. Vukic, the Metro League Mountain Division Most Valuable Player now verbally committed to the University of Utah, scored 26 goals and dished out 10 assists in 2012.
Vukic has 15 goals and nine assists as the Spartans (11-1-2 overall, 6-1-2 league) are closing in on a rare Mountain Division repeat in arguably one of the toughest divisions in the state.
“She draws a lot of coverage to her side of the field,” Druker said of Vukic. “It is a little more difficult for her. She’s still finding different ways to find the net and her assists are up from previous years. She draws all of the attention.”
Bainbridge, sporting nine seniors and the kind of experience to make a deep run in the 3A state playoffs, has been solid in the back on defense, outscoring foes 46-9 with eight shutouts.
The Spartans, rated No. 5 in 3A in the latest Times rankings, count on four senior defenders heavily. They are Julia Chiado, Annie Casey, Ameila Easterbrook and Kristen Bond. Sophomore goalkeeper Deahna King, after splitting time as a freshman, has posted six seven clean sheets this season.
Druker prefers experienced players in key positions on the field.
“I’ve moved a lot of veterans into key positions,” he said. “We want to use seniors or experienced in those spots. My philosophy the last couple of years, is to go with experience.”
Junior forwards Riley Gregoire (12 goals, 7 assists) Celia Story (9 goals, 7 assists) have stepped up with the focus of opposing defenses on Vukic. Story is bouncing back from a recent illness.
A win or tie in Tuesdays Mountain finale at home on Tuesday against Lakeside at 7 p.m. will lock up back-to-back division crowns.
Bainbridge lost to Meadowdale of Lynnwood 2-1 in the first round of 3A state last season. The last time the Spartans, who finished 14-3-1 in 2012, reached the state semifinals was in 1981 semis in 4A (then AAA).
The Spartans surely have their eyes on revisiting history, but first things first in Tuesdays regular-season finale.
Dominating teams so far: Goals for, goals against
Heres a sampling of teams with some of the biggest goal differentials/lowest goals allowed/highest total goals around the state (through Oct. 26):
|Team||Goals for||Goals against|
|West Valley (Yakima)||75||3|
|Lakeside (9 Mile Falls)||74||7|
|East Valley (Spokane||38||8|
Around the Area
One team from Washington state Skyline of Sammamish, tied at No. 21 — remains ranked in the Top 25 in the national rankings. Below is the NSCAAs Oct. 22 poll:
Three teams from Washington state remain in NSCAAs Region VI Top-15 poll, led by Skyline at No. 4 and followed by Issaquah at No. 9 and Kentridge at No. 14. The link below is for the Region VI, which came out Oct. 22:
Games to Watch Week 8
Here are this weeks top matchups:
Tuesday, Oct. 29 SPSL 4A, Auburn Riverside at Kentwood, 7:30 p.m.; Kentlake at Tahoma, 7:30 p.m.
KingCo 3A/2A, Bellevue at Mercer Island, 7:30 p.m.; Liberty at Mount Si, 7:30 p.m.
3A Metro League, Bishop Blanchet at Holy Names, 3:30 p.m.; Eastside Catholic at Seattle Prep, 3:30 p.m.; Lakeside at Bainbridge, 7 p.m.
Seamount League, Lindbergh at Renton, 5:30 p.m.; Kennedy Catholic at Hazen, 7 p.m.
Cascade Conference, Lakewood at Cedarcrest, 7 p.m.; Archbishop Murphy at Sultan, 7 p.m.
1A Nisqually League, Cedar Park Christian at Cascade Christian, 6:30 p.m.; Seattle Christian at Life Christian, 3:45 p.m.
Wednesday, Oct. 30 SPSL 3A, Peninsula at Auburn Mountainview, 7 p.m.
WesCo 3A, Marysville Getchell at Marysville-Pilchuck, 7:30 p.m.; Shorewood at Mountlake Terrace at Lynnwood, 7:30 p.m.; Glacier Peak at Shorecrest, 7:30 p.m.
1A Nisqually League, Bellevue Christian at Seattle Christian, 3:30 p.m.
Thursday, Oct. 31 SPSL 4A, Auburn at Auburn Riverside, 7:30 p.m.; Kentridge at Mount Rainier at Highline Stadium, 7:30 p.m.; Kentwood at Tahoma, 7:30 p.m.
Seamount League, Renton at Kennedy Catholic, 6 p.m.
1A Nisqually League, Charles Wright at Cedar Park Christian, 4:30 p.m.
2B Sea-Tac League, Mount Rainier Lutheran at Crosspoint Academy, 4 p.m.
KingCo 4A playoffs, Issaquah at Skyline, KingCo 4A championship match, 7:30 p.m.; Woodinville vs. Inglemoor at Skyline HS, KingCo 4A No. 3 seed, 5:30 p.m.
Friday, Nov. 1 Playoffs.
Saturday, Nov. 2 Playoffs.
Links for upcoming league and district prep girls soccer tournament matches are listed below. Postseason play started on Monday, Oct. 28 with KingCo 4A Tournament games. Information will be updated here as it becomes available (click the word bracket on the right for most leagues/districts):
Northwest District (District 1)
Sea-King District (District 2)
West Central District (District 3)
Southwest District (District 4)
Yakima Valley District (District 5)
North Central District (District 6)
Northeast District (District 7)
Greater Spokane District (District 8)
Southeast District (District 9)
STATE TOURNAMENT INFORMATION
Nov. 22-23, 2013
1B/2B Boys and Girls Soccer Championships
SUNSET CHEV STADIUM, SUMNER
1A and 2A Girls State Soccer Championships
SHORELINE STADIUM, SHORELINE
3A and 4A Girls State Soccer Championships
SPARKS STADIUM, PUYALLUP
LEAGUE AND DISTRICT BRACKETS
WASHINGTON STATE PLAYERS VERBALLY COMMITTED TO PLAY NCCA DIVISION I-II-III WOMENS SOCCER FOR 2014, 2015, 2016
(Please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any additional commits; updated Monday, Oct. 28)
Air Force Madison Adams, Bonney Lake, F, Sr.
Arkansas Karli White, Cedarcrest, F, Jr.; Regan Gibbs, Naches, GK, Jr.
Arkansas State Lauren Crimi, Auburn Riverside, D, Sr.
Arizona Sierra Bilginer, Redmond (not playing for school team), F, Sr.; Calisse Crisler, Archbishop Murphy, F, Sr.; Kennedy Kieneker, Redmond, MF, Jr.
Boise State Annie Hoffman, Issaquah, CMF, Jr.
California Emily Boyd, Nathan Hale, GK, Sr.
Carnegie Mellon University— Haili Adams, Juanita , MF, Sr.
Central Washington Bailey Martoncik, Tahoma, MF-F, Sr.; Emily Baril, Skyline, GK, Sr.; Alyssa Navlet, Meadowdale, MF-F-D, Sr.; Emily Seelbach, Auburn Riverside, MF-D, Sr.; Viktoriya Vasina, Auburn Mountainview, F, Sr.
University of Chicago– Sophie Wagner, Auburn Mountainview, D, Sr.
Cincinnati Jaeden Chew, Skyline, GK, Sr.
Colgate Emily Crichlow, Meadowdale (Lynnwood), F, Sr.
Colorado Courtney Fedor, Interlake, D, Sr.
Columbia Emily Johnson, Forest Ridge (does not play for school team), F, Sr.
Concordia University Ana Delgadillo, Columbia River, D, Sr.
Elmira College (New York) Sage Miller, Nathan Hale, F-D, Sr.
Florida International Lyrik Fryer, Issaquah, D, Jr.
Grand Canyon University Madison Reynolds, Columbia River, F, Sr.
Harvard Mia Bladin, The Northwest School, MF, Sr.
Hawaii Pacific University Lindsay Hurley, Columbia River, D, Sr.; Marianna de M. Castro, Redmond, GK, Sr.
Idaho Andes Archibald, Richland, D, Sr.
Illinois Kara Marbury, Mead (Spokane), F, Jr.
Middle Tennessee State Kathy Thomas, Franklin Pierce, D, Sr.
University of Nevada Rylee Peterson, Edmonds-Woodway, F, Jr.
Kentucky Rachel Wheeler, Issaquah, F, Sr.
University of Louisiana-Lafayette Ashleigh Cade, Bonney Lake, F-MF, Sr.
UNLV Jordan Sallee, Stadium, GK, Sr.
Minnesota Hannah Holm, University (Spokane), F, Sr.
University of Montana Charlene Burger, Columbia River, MF, Sr.; Chanelle Pederson, Bellarmine Prep, D, Sr.
Montana State-Billings Jordyn England, Stanwood (does not play for school), GK, Sr.
Northern Arizona Maddie Sjothun, Union (Vancouver), D, Sr.
Oregon Abby Morrow, Inglemoor, MF-F, Sr.
Oregon State Emma Bergstorm, Interlake, MF-F, Sr.; Celia Vaughn, Gig Harbor, MF, Sr.
Pennsylvania Darby Mason, Lakeside (does not play for school team), MF, Sr.
Point Loma Nazarene Easton Kawasaki, Columbia River, F-MF, Sr.
Portland Kimberly Hazlett, Squalicum, F, So.; Jessica Kennedy, Lewis & Clark (Spokane), MF, Sr.; Mady Seckman, Kamiak, D, Sr.; Rylee Seekins, Hockinson, MF, So.
Portland State — Zoe Vincini, Shorewood, F, Sr.; Mackenzie Bean, Bothell, F, Sr.
Princeton University Beth Stella, Kings, MF-F, Sr.
Santa Clara University Jenna Holtz, Bellarmine Prep, MF, Sr.
Seattle University Isabelle Butterfield, Bellevue, MF-F, Sr.; Maddie Racine, Eastside Catholic, MF-F, Sr.; Hunter Mar, Kentridge, MF-F, Jr.
Seattle Pacific University — Brooke Holland, Skyline, MF, Sr.; Molly Stinson, Woodinville, GK, Sr.; Julia DeVere, Squalicum, MF, Jr.
Stanford Mariah Lee, Kentwood (does not play for school), F, Sr.
St. Marys Martha Heaps, Mead (Spokane), D, Sr.
Troy University Megan Charlton, Kentwood, GK, Sr.
Utah Natalie Vukic, Bainbridge, MF-F, Sr.; Madison Clarkson, Auburn Mountainview, MF, Sr.
Vanderbilt Logan Cox, Capital (Olympia), D-MF, Sr.
Washington Taylor Sekyra, Lake Washington (transfer from Liberty-Issaquah), D, Jr.; Jessica Udovich, Puyallup, MF-D, Jr.
Washington State Jordan Branch, Skyline, MF-D, Sr.; Elizabeth Griffith, Puyallup, MF, Jr.; Abbey Porter, Skyline, D, Jr.
Western Washington — Gabby Brower, Hazen, D, Sr.; Sierra Shugarts, Decatur, D, Sr.
State rankings by classification (4A, 3A, 2A)
1, Skyline (12-1-1)
2, Gig Harbor (7-0-4)
3, Kentridge (11-0-4)
4, Issaquah (11-2-1)
5, Mead (12-2-1)
6, Union (Vancouver) (11-1-1)
7, Central Valley (Spokane) (12-1-1)
8, Federal Way (11-2-1)
9, Chiawana (14-2-0)
10, Jackson (11-1-2)
On the bubble: Curtis (11-2-1), Snohomish (11-2-1), Lewis & Clark (Spokane) (11-3-0), Camas (10-2-2), Woodinville (10-4-1), Tahoma (8-3-3), Puyallup (9-2-3), Edmonds-Woodway (11-2-1), Inglemoor (8-2-4), Eastlake (8-6-1), Kentwood (8-3-3), Skyview (Vancouver) (10-3-1), South Kitsap (7-4-4), Olympia (9-3-2)
1, Columbia River (13-0-1)
2, Kamiakin (14-1-0)
3, Bonney Lake (12-1-1)
4, Shorecrest (12-1-1)
5, Bainbridge (11-1-2)
6, Bellevue (12-2-0)
7, Auburn Mountainview (12-2-0)
8, Meadowdale (Lynnwood) (9-2-3)
9, Timberline (9-1-2)
10, Bishop Blanchet (9-3-3)
On the bubble: Seattle Prep (7-2-6), Shorewood (8-4-2), Peninsula (8-5-1), Mount Spokane (9-4-1), Marysville Getchell (8-4-2), Interlake (8-3-4), Hanford (10-5-0)
1, West Valley (Yakima) (16-0-0)
2, North Kitsap (15-0-0)
3, Archbishop Murphy (Everett) (15-0-0)
4, Black Hills (13-1-1)
5, West Valley (Spokane) (13-2-1)
6, Sumner (12-1-1)
7, Squalicum (Bellingham) (12-1-2)
8, Sehome (Bellingham) (10-2-3)
9, Ephrata (12-3-1)
10, Klahowya (Silverdale) (12-3-0)
On the bubble: Kingston (12-3-0), Ridgefield (11-3-1), Hockinson (9-5-1), Prosser (13-3-0), Lake Washington (6-6-3), Ellensburg (10-5-1), Olympic (10-5-0), Bellingham (7-3-5), Fife (12-2-0)
TOP 10 PREP GIRLS SOCCER ALL-CLASSIFICATION RANKINGS
By Matt Massey
5. Seattle Prep
6. Mead (Spokane)
7. Meadowdale (Lynnwood)
8. Union (Vancouver)
9. Mount Spokane
10. Lake Washington