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Shutouts rule the day in Division I girls soccer tournament

  • Author: Anchorage Daily News
  • Updated: May 23
  • Published May 23

South captain Carin Currier leads the break during her team's 2-0 win over Eagle River. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)

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

Thursday’s results

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)

Eagle River's Sydney Swanson kicks the ball during a 2-0 loss to South. (Matt Tunseth / Chugiak-Eagle River Star)

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