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Cardinals surprise Pullman

Third-seeded Medical Lake upended second-seeded Pullman Thursday afternoon to earn a spot in the State 2A boys soccer playoffs along with Great Northern league champion Cheney.

The Cardinals won 1-0 at Pullman on Petra Lee’s goal in the 34th minute.

Lee stole the ball on the Pullman end of the field and fired a shot on goal that the keeper got his hands on but couldn’t keep the ball from rolling past the end line.

Pullman (11-5) missed a penalty kick in the sixth minute.

Medical Lake goalie Garett Lawson made nine saves for the win.

The Cardinals (11-7) get a shot at Cheney (14-2) Saturday at 4 p.m. at Gonzaga Prep to determine seeding into the state bracket.

The Blackhawks got two unassisted goals from Jacob Mager in the first 16 minutes and coasted to a 5-1 win over visiting West Valley (7-10).

Softball

District 8 4A: Lewis and Clark pitcher Kendall Pavey limited Gonzaga Prep to three hits and had three hits of her own to lead the Tigers to a 9-0 victory in a loser-out game at Whitworth.

Fifth-seeded LC (6-15) jumped on the fourth-seeded Bullpups (6-15) early with a three-run first inning. Rachel Head opened the game with a double, stole third and scored on Pavey’s single. Miranda Gadau, running for Pavey, and Madison McLoed, who walked, scored on Tashi Eldore’s single.

That was more than enough for Pavey, who struck out six and walked one.

McLoed finished with two hits and drove in two runs and Head had two hits.

Central Valley and University play tonight for a berth in the regional tournament with LC taking on the loser Monday for the second regional berth.

District 8 3A: Echo Abramson had a three-run home run in the fourth inning as third-seeded East Valley held off fourth-seeded North Central 5-3 at Whitworth.

That leaves NC’s Indians (9-12) as the fourth seed to regional while the Knights (10-11) play Tuesday against the loser of tonight’s Mt. Spokane-Shadle Park game. The winner of tonight’s game is the top seed, while the winner of Tuesday’s game is No. 2.

Abramson had four hits and scored the first run of the game in the third inning on Justine Simpson’s double.

District 7 2B: The field is set for the tournament as Republic, the fourth-seeded team out of the Panorama League, crushed Northwest Christian, the No. 5 team from the Bi-County, 25-4. The Tigers play Bi-County champion Davenport when the tournament begins Tuesday in Medical Lake.

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