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Shootout finishes Capital

Photos by TONY OVERMAN/Staff photographer

Capital players fall to the turf in dejection after Glacier Peak scored the winning goal in a shootout, handing Capital its first loss of the season, 2-1, in a Class 3A state semifinal game on Friday. Capital goalkeeper Keean Joling (left) knocks away a shot by Glacier Peak’s Shane Miller (9) late in a Class 3A boys state semifinal soccer game at Harry E. Lang Stadium in Lakewood on Friday.

CLASS 3A STATE SOCCER:

Final goal in 22-shot shootout leads Glacier Peak to a 2-1 semifinal victory over the Cougars
BY MEG WOCHNICK Staff writer
LAKEWOOD – A shot at a Capital victory came down to just that – one shot. One shot in a shootout. In an unseen event – a combined 22 shots in a shootout – it was the save by a freshman goalkeeper who had started just one prior game that wound up handing Capital its first loss of the season, a 2-1 (11-10 shootout) defeat at the hands of Glacier Peak in the Class 3A boys soccer state semifinals at Harry E. Lang Stadium. After Jesus Mendoza’s diving save, the Grizzles’ Kyle Bjornethun connected on the winning goal to send the second-year school from Sammamish to today’s 2 p.m. state title game against Mount Rainier. Mount Rainier

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HIGH SCHOOL RESULTS, B5

scored two goals in the first three minutes in the other semifinal Friday and held on for a 3-2 win over Camas. Capital (20-1) will play Camas in today’s third/fourth-place game at 10 a.m. It’s the first time since 1988 that Capital will play for a state trophy. “We tell the goalkeepers during the shootouts a lot of the time that it only takes one. And he (Mendoza) got one,” Glacier Peak coach Shannon Murray said of his goalie’s save. Neither keeper – Capital’s Keean Joling nor Mendoza – had a save in the regulation shootout as both teams ran through their lineup of 10 shooters. When it was time for the 11th shooter for Capital, coach Tom Boatright insisted on starting back at the top with Nate Boatright, who converted the shootout’s first shot, instead of Joseph Lacey, who was next in line. Boatright fired a shot to his right – like he did his previous time up – but this time, Mendoza dove to the left and blocked the incoming

shot. “In retrospect, I’m not sure if I should’ve done that,” Tom Boatright said. “He (Nate Boatright) went the way he went the first time, and so did the keeper. It was a great save.” Glacier Peak (18-5) trailed for most of the game after Nate Boatright made it 1-0 in the 22nd minute off a free kick from 20 yards out. But the Grizzlies’ Shane Miller tied the game at 1-1 in the 71st minute on a rebound from a corner kick by Brian Holguin. Joling finished with four saves, including one on a corner kick from Robin Hryciuk in the second 5-minute overtime that was mere inches from going in the net. For Mendoza, this was his second start in goal. He replaced junior Andrew Weakley, who was taking part in a club soccer showcase tournament in Florida. Mendoza made two saves during regulation time, but neither one was more clutch than the one in the shootout. Murray said it was
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Big surprise: Hawks cut White loose
SEAHAWKS: Possibility of

Black Hills in position to chase 2A state title
STAR TRACK: With two
terson, Trent Alsin and Eric Walsh – all moved into today’s finals of the relays in finals, Wolves 2A state track championships. Relyprimed for run at crown ing on depth, Black Hills has five in today’s finals along with two relays, BY GAIL WOOD creating big-point potential. Staff writer “We did what we needed to do TACOMA – Black Hills did all it today, Black Hills coach Tom St. ” could Friday to keep its dream of Clair said. “Everyone who started winning a state title alive. the day moved through to the finals. The Wolves’ big three – Cody Pe- We have a lot of kids who contribute. That’s what makes it so fun.” On a rainy and blustery day, Walsh led the 400 meters early and finished third in the preliminaries with a 49.9, just off a season best. Walsh also will run in two relays. “We don’t try to hold the state title over our heads,” Walsh said. “We don’t talk about it. It’s a team goal. But it’s more about getting it done.” Running into a gusty headwind, Peterson used his signature strong finish in the 110-meter hurdle finals, moving from fourth to second in 15.40, a step behind Mount Baker’s Logan Packard. Peterson finished second last year in 14.6. “It felt smooth. He just ran faster than I did,” Peterson said. “I’m hapSee TRACK, page B6
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suspension may have influenced release of RB
BY ERIC D. WILLIAMS Staff writer

With a possible four-game drug suspension hanging over his head and an apparent struggle to buy into head coach Pete Carroll’s new culture, running back LenDale WHITE White was released by the Seattle Seahawks on Friday just five weeks into his tenure in Seattle. “It became apparent at this
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Huskies win twice, advance
UW SOFTBALL: Top-ranked

Washington rebounds to win Super Regional
BY HOWIE STALWICK Contributing writer
SEATTLE – The top-ranked Washington Huskies kept their NCAA softball season alive by defeating No. 8 Oklahoma, 3-0 and 4-0, Friday night at the Seattle Super Regional. Washington won the deciding game of the best-of-three series late

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The Huskies form a welcoming committee for their first run in the second inning Friday night after they were trounced the night before by Oklahoma.

Friday at Husky Softball Stadium to advance to the Women’s College World Series in Oklahoma City next week. Washington standout Danielle Lawrie, battered for five home runs in Oklahoma’s 6-1 victory Thursday, fired a two-hitter in Friday’s first game. UW’s senior right-hander (40-3) struck out 10, walked four and hit two batters for the defending NCAA champions.
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IN THE NEWS
Celtics overcome Magic, 96-84, to reach NBA Finals
Paul Pierce has 31 points and 13 rebounds to lead the Boston Celtics to a 96-84 victory over the Orlando Magic to win the NBA’s Eastern Conference finals in six games. Next stop for the record 17-time champion Celtics is the NBA Finals, which will start Thursday in Los Angeles or Phoenix.
See NBA, page B3

Mariners ride Lee’s pitching, Bradley’s bat to 8-3 victory
Lefty Cliff Lee gives up two first-inning runs then settles down and pitches eight efficient innings, and Milton Bradley, left, drives in three as the Mariners beat the Angels, 8-3.
See MARINERS, page B3

Sounders return to MLS action, travel to Colorado
After throttling Boca Juniors, the Sounders shift from international friendly to the serious business of MLS play today at Colorado. The Rapids are a point ahead of Seattle in the Western Conference and feature several offensive weapons.
See SOUNDERS, page B3

WINSLOW TOWNSON/The Associated Press

UW product Nate Robinson, left, gets congratulations from Celtics teammates Rajon Rondo, right, and Kevin Garnett.

TODAY: M’s at L.A. Angels, 1:10 p.m. TV: FSN. Radio: 1030-AM, 1240-AM

TODAY: Sounders FC at Colorado Rapids, 6 p.m., Dick’s Sporting Goods Park, Commerce City, Colo. TV: KONG. Radio: 97.3-FM (1210AM in Spanish).

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