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Indians girls' soccer falls to Brookings in state first-round penalty kicks

No. 3 Bruins sink three shots after two overtimes, win 2-1


PHOTO CREDIT: DARCY WHISENHUNT - Ashley Baughman (8), Payton Fisher (16) and Sierra Stafford (13) race Brookings senior midfielder Emma Murdock (9) to a loose ball.PHOTO CREDIT: ALEX NEMIROVSKY - Payton Fisher (16) and the 13th-ranked Indians reached the first round of Class 4A state for the seventh year in a row after beating Yamhill-Carlton in the play-in on Thursday, Oct. 27.PHOTO CREDIT: ALEX NEMIROVSKY - Natalee Irwin (10) elevates for a header against Yamhill-Carlton in the play-in round.PHOTO CREDIT: ALEX NEMIROVSKY - Payton Fisher (16) fights for control of a loose ball against Yamhill-Carlton in the play-in round.

This time the No. 3 Bruins finished.

Emma Jones rebounded her first-half penalty kick to answer Brookings senior midfielder Siena Worthey's on Tuesday, but the host Bruins sank three kicks in overtime for a 2-1 Class 4A state first-round win.

The 13th-ranked Indians (9-5-2 overall) beat the Bruins (11-1-2) for last year's state championship at Liberty High in Hillsboro and played to a scoreless tie halfway between them on Sept. 3 in Pleasant Hill, but the Bruins got it done at home.

"The girls played extremely well, possessed the ball more and took more shots but just couldn't put the ball away," Scappoose coach Summer Jark said.

Brookings will face the sixth-ranked Molalla in the quarterfinals on Saturday as it chases its first state title.

The Tribe found itself in its second overtime in six days after Payton Fisher's play-in goal lifted the Indians 1-0 over No. 19 Yamhill-Carlton on Thursday, Oct. 27, at Chinook Field in Scappoose.

"Sierra [Stafford] and I were running and she found me, and the ball went through two defenders," said Fisher, a sophomore midfielder who joined Stafford as one of nine back from last year's championship. "We've been playing together for a long time. It was a good game, and [the Tigers] fight hard."

The Tribe reached the first round for the seventh year in a row as it pitched 10 shutouts and season-swept Seaside, Tillamook, Banks and Astoria.

"Even though we didn't get the outcome we had hoped for, everyone played great and we're going to get it next season and surprise everyone," Indians junior midfielder Mackenzie Ela said.

Scappoose finished second to No. 2 Valley Catholic in the Cowapa League with an 8-2 run and will graduate senior forward Nichole Nicholas in the spring.

"I'm proud of them and the season they had," Jark said.