Corbett takes the lead seven minutes into the match and its back line seals the victory

by: THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Corbetts Finnian Moon wins a header off a throw-in against Santiams Nicole Magnuson during the Cardinals 1-0 playoff win Tuesday night.

The Corbett girls soccer team struck in the opening minutes and that proved to be enough in a 1-0 win over Santiam Christian in the opening round of the 3A playoffs Tuesday night.

The Cardinals got on the scoreboard seven minutes into the match when Kelsie Duncan cleaned up a rebound that came out about 10 yards in front of the net.

“I saw the ball come out of the goalie’s hands, and I just had to put it in the back of the goal,” Duncan said. “I was just thinking ‘don’t miss’.”

Corbett’s Emma Peterson had a shot deflect off the goalie’s hands and into the bottom of the cross bar later in the first half, while Duncan saw a shot ding the post early in the second half.

Corbett advances to face reigning 3A champion Oregon Episcopal on Saturday. The Aardvarks are 12-1-1 this season, including a 3-0 win over Corbett in the first week of the season.

“They are a tough team, well coached with a lot of skilled players,” Corbett coach Scott Hassebroek said. “I’m hoping we can give them a better battle this time. I know we’re a better team now than what we were early in the season.”

Look for extended match coverage in the Friday, Nov. 9, print edition.

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