On a day when every winning team pitched a shutout, the South Wolverines and Wasilla Warriors pulled out first-round victories at the Division I state soccer tournament Thursday to set up a replay of last year’s championship match.
South used two goals from Carin Currier to beat Eagle River 2-0 and Wasilla used a penalty kick in overtime to edge West 1-0 to advance to a 1 p.m. semifinal match Friday at Service High. A year ago, South nipped Wasilla 1-0 to capture its fifth state title in eight years.
Also gaining semifinal spots were Colony, which buried Service 4-0, and Dimond, which survived a close match with West Valley 1-0.
ASAA/First National Bank state soccer tournament
Division I girls
South 2, Eagle River 0
Wasilla 1, West 0 (OT)
Dimond 1, West Valley 0
Colony 4, Service 0
Friday’s matches (location in parenthesis)
1 p.m. — South vs. Wasilla, semifinal (Service High)
1 p.m. — Eagle River vs. West, loser out (Eagle River)
3 p.m. — Dimond vs. Colony, semifinal (Service High)
3 p.m. — West Valley vs. Service, loser out (Eagle River)