Tigard, Tualatin teams to play in 1st-round tilts this week

It’s win-or-go-home time for area soccer squads, as the state playoffs start up on Friday.

The Tualatin High School boys soccer team will open the Class 6A state playoffs at home Friday, as it will host Centennial in a first-round match starting at 4:30 p.m.

The Timberwolves enter postseason play with an overall record of 9-2-3. Tualatin wrapped up a share of the Pacific Conference championship by scoring a 4-1 win over Glencoe in a regular-season finale played last Thursday at Hare Field.

Centennial, the No. 3 team out of the Mt. Hood Conference is 3-6-5 on the season.

If Tualatin wins on Friday, it will host either Lakeridge or South Eugene in a second-round state playoff match on Tuesday.

The Tigard boys soccer team will open postseason play on Saturday when it faces Lincoln in a first-round match set to start at 7:15 p.m. at Lincoln High School.

Tigard, the No. 4 team out of the Pacific Conference, is 2-10-2 on the season, with most of those losses coming by forfeit. Lincoln is 8-1-4 on the season.

The Tigers, if they win on Saturday, will play at either Westview or Hillsboro in a state playoff second-round match on Tuesday.

The Tigard girls soccer team, which shared the Pacific Conference championship with Tualatin, will host Beaverton in a Class 6A state-playoff match Saturday, starting at 5 p.m., at Tigard High School.

Tigard brings an overall record of 10-1-3 into the contest. Beaverton, the No. 5 team out of the Metro League, is 6-7-2.

If the Tigers win on Saturday, they’ll host either Glencoe or North Medford in a state playoff second-round match on Tuesday.

The Sherwood girls, who are the defending Class 5A state champions, will open their postseason slate Tuesday when they host a yet-to-be-determined opponent in a first-round match.

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