Skyline soccer ousted in state quarterfinals

June 3, 2014

By Staff

An own goal late in the second half propelled the Snohomish Panthers past the Skyline Spartans, 2-1, in the quarterfinal round of the Class 4A boys soccer state tournament May 24 at Snohomish High School.

Snohomish went ahead 2-0 in the 71st minute, when Blake Crutchfield’s 35-yard throw-in deflected into the goal off the hands of Skyline goalkeeper Jack O’Keefe.

The Spartans answered with a Nick Morgan goal, assisted by Nate Hardwick, in the 72nd minute, but it wasn’t enough for the visitors, who saw their season come to an end with a 14-2-3 record.

The Spartans had a few late chances to equalize, including Armeen Badri’s shot in stoppage time, but Snohomish goalkeeper Ryan Peters made eight saves to earn the win.

Tanner Corrie put Snohomish ahead 1-0 in the 55th minute, scoring from six yards out after a run up the right side of the field. The Panthers (18-2-0) avenged a 1-0 loss to Skyline on March 22.

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