Both GSL high school soccer teams that opened state tournaments on Tuesday were pushed to the limit. And both passed the tests by winning in shoot-outs.
In 4A, Central Valley was leading 3-2 when the Bears gave up the game tying goal to Emerald Ridge's Luke Logan with 30 seconds left in regulation. But CV's Alex Renz scored the game winner in the shoot-out, which the Bears won 3-1, on the way to a 4-3 win. CV plays again at home on Saturday at one.
At Lampson Field in the Tri-Cities, Mt. Spokane got revenge on Kennewick, beating the Lions 2-1 in a shoot-out. Mt. Spokane tied the game at one in the 78th minute on a Zach Koller goal. In the shoot-out, the Wildcats made all four of their attempts, while Kennewick converted on just two of it's four tries. This, after Kennewick came to Spokane and trounced the Wildcats a week ago, 4-1 at Joe Albi.
In GSL softball, Mead beat Gonzaga Prep, 5-4 in a regional seeding game. The Panthers will be the GSL's 2nd seed to 4A regionals, while the Bullpups will be the third seed. Central Valley is the top seed.