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Felix nets goal, Cardinals make history

Corbett advances to face No. 2 Scappoose in first-ever trip to the state quarterfinals

THE OUTLOOK: DAVID BALL - Corbetts Sarah McMichael works a ball into the offensive end of the field ahead of Philomaths Lily Bogard.

First-round playoff

Team Score
#7 Corbett
#10 Philomath

CORBETT — The Corbett Cardinals girls soccer team made history Wednesday night with a 1-0 win over Philomath in the 4A playoffs to make their first-ever state quarterfinal appearance.

The Cardinals cashed in the night's only goal when Christina Krieger hit a blast from the top of the box only to see it deflected back out. Teammate Alyssa Felix trailed the play on the left side and was in the perfect spot just a few strides back on the left side. She fired a quick shot that found the net with 17:49 to play.

“The ball was right there in front of me and I saw an opportunity,” she said. “The defense was clustered together, so I had an open shot.”

Philomath pressed for the equalizer down the stretch, just missing the top corner twice and getting another shot stuck in the netting above the goal.

Corbett (12-2-1) advances to play at No. 2-ranked Scappoose (15-0-0) in Saturday's 4A quarterfinals. The Tri-Valley has three teams in the Elite Eight with Gladstone and Molalla also winning first-round matches.

Pick up a copy of our Friday, Nov. 6, print edition for expanded coverage.

View a photo gallery from the match at daveball.exposuremanager.com.