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Mike Kuczi's brace leads Rainier Brewers to a 5-1 victory over defending champion Olympia Brewing Vikings at Memorial Stadium. The Vikings had won the first half of the season's first division and Rainiers had claimed the second half. Washington State won the second division and Pacific Lutheran the third tier.
Chloe Williams scores her Big Sky-record 43rd goal as Eastern Washington wins its second consecutive conference tournament championship, 3-0 over Northern Colorado, in Cheney. The Eagles, who also won the regular season title, secure their record 16th win. Williams also scores in the NCAA first-round loss at USC.
Bruce Raney figures in all three goals as Seattle Pacific regains the Sounders Cup by beating Washington, 3-1, at Memorial Stadium. Raney’s second goal, an intercepted back pass, proves to be the winner in the 51st minute. He also scores the game’s first goal and is brought down to set-up Mark Metzger’s late penalty. The Huskies, who get a first-half goal from Skip Jinneman, had held the cup since 1977.
Defending champion Seattle Pacific surrenders a 2-goal, second-half lead and the title to Oakland (Mich.) in overtime, 6-4, at the NCAA Division II semifinal in Tampa. The 5th-ranked Falcons had taken a 4-2 lead in the 59th minute on Phil Bullard's third goal.
Freshman Mary Ann Santucci scores to finally deliver the first state 3A championship to Seattle Prep, 1-0 over Bonney Lake at Lakewood. The Panthers had finished runners-up four times before, including three straight between 2006-08. Bonney Lake had never advanced beyond the first round. Santucci finds the net in the 30th minute, getting her foot on the ball from a scrum of several players in Bonney Lake’s 6-yard box. Afterward, Seattle Prep coach Andy Hendricks loses his trademark black mustache. He first promised in 1991 to shave if off if Prep ever won state.
Three-time state champion Eastside FC 94 Red, coached by Dan Strom, takes third place in the USYSA U16 Boys finals in Phoenix, losing out on a place in the final on goal differential.