After two devastating injuries, Issaquah junior Devan Talley has dream season

December 3, 2013

After her first serious knee injury at age 14, Devan Talley remained determined.

After her second one, on her opposite knee, Talley felt the universe was picking on her.

By Greg Farrar Devan Talley, Issaquah High School junior forward, plays in the state 4A girls soccer championship Nov. 23 in Puyallup, during which she scored for an early 1-0 lead against Central Valley.

By Greg Farrar
Devan Talley, Issaquah High School junior forward, plays in the state 4A girls soccer championship Nov. 23 in Puyallup, during which she scored for an early 1-0 lead against Central Valley.

But Talley, a junior forward playing her first season for the Issaquah High School girls soccer team, is now the leader of an Eagles team that finished second in the 4A state championship.

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The agony of defeat

November 26, 2013

Issaquah girls lose second straight finale heartbreaker

This was supposed to be their year.

After a painful loss to rival Skyline in last year’s state championship, the Issaquah High School girls soccer team was not about to let the sting of second place plague them again.

By Greg Farrar Anna Miller, Issaquah High School sophomore goalkeeper, and her tearful teammates congratulate the Central Valley Bears after coming in second in the state 4A girls soccer championship final Nov. 23 in Puyallup.

By Greg Farrar
Anna Miller, Issaquah High School sophomore goalkeeper, and her tearful teammates congratulate the Central Valley Bears after coming in second in the state 4A girls soccer championship final Nov. 23 in Puyallup.

The Eagles were off to a great start in 2013, finally defeating the Spartans in a thrilling shootout victory in the state quarterfinals Nov. 16.

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