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Lions boys' soccer can't pull off upset of No. 8 La Salle Prep

St. Helens last reached first round of state in Class 3A/2A/1A in 1998


SPOTLIGHT PHOTO: JAKE MCNEAL - Carsten Hawkins (21) chases a loose ball against No. 8 La Salle Prep.You can't say the Lions didn't give it their best.

St. Helens (0-13-1 overall, 0-6-1 Northwest Oregon Conference) fell 4-1 to eighth-ranked La Salle Prep on Senior Night in Tuesday's season finale after playing to five decisions of a goal or fewer this season.

The Lions, yet to win a state championship, finished eighth in the conference and last reached the postseason with their Class 3A/2A/1A first-round trip in 1998.

No. 4 Hillsboro (10-2-2, 6-1) won the conference title, and top-ranked Columbia River Conference champion Hood River Valley (12-0-2, 6-0) is out for its third state title in a row.

St. Helens graduates forwards Jack Cook and Conner Nett, midfielder Greg Maywald, defenders Andrew Ziegler, Carsten Gilje, all-conference pick Jacob Olson and Carsten Hawkins and goalkeeper Jacob Hawkins in the spring.

Northwest Oregon Conference

League Overall GF GA Rank

1 Hillsboro 6-1 10-2-2 43 16 4

2 La Salle Prep 5-0-2 7-2-5 23 12 8

3 Wilsonville 5-1-1 10-2-2 36 14 5

4 Sandy 2-3-2 7-4-3 26 20 17

5 Putnam 2-3-2 4-8-2 19 28 26

6 Parkrose 1-4-2 3-9-2 28 47 23

7 Milwaukie 1-4-2 3-9-2 17 29 25

8 St. Helens 0-6-1 0-13-1 7 47 32