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South girls snap Dimond streak to advance in state soccer

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: May 26, 2018
  • Published May 26, 2018

The South Wolverines girls soccer team snapped Dimond's unbeaten streak Friday night to earn a spot in the Division I state championship match.

South shut out Dimond 2-0 in a semifinal match at Service High to hand the Lynx their first defeat in three years.

Dimond brought a 56-game unbeaten streak into the match. The Lynx had gone 53-0-3 since their last loss, which came against South in the first round of the 2015 state tournament.

South will face Wasilla in Saturday's 5 p.m. championship game at Service.

Wasilla beat West 4-3 on penalty kicks at the end of a scoreless game.

The Warriors will be making their first appearance in a state soccer championship. South has been in five of the last seven titles games and has won four of them (2015, 2014, 2012, 2011).

In Friday's other Division I girls game, West Valley shut out Service 2-0 to claim fourth place.

In Division II action, Grace Christian edged Soldotna 3-2 and Juneau pummeled Palmer 7-0 to advance to Saturday's title match. Kenai defeated North Pole 2-0 in the fourth-place game.

ASAA/First National Bank state soccer championships

Division I

Friday's results

South 2, Dimond 0, semifinal

Wasilla 4, West 3 (penalty kicks), semifinal

West Valley 2, Service 0, 4th place

Saturday's matches

11 a.m. – Dimond vs. West, 3rd place (Eagle River)

5 p.m. – South vs. Wasilla, championship (Service)

Division II

Friday's results

Juneau 7, Palmer 0, semifinal

Grace Christian 3, Soldotna 2, semifinal

Kenai 2, North Pole 0, 4th place

Saturday's matches

9 a.m. – Palmer vs. Soldotna, 3rd place (Service)

11 a.m. – Juneau vs. Grace Christian, championship (Service)

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