MIDDLETON - Sophomore Meaghan Bare scored a golden goal in the 98th minute to lift the Lake City Timberwolves past the Centennial Patriots 3-2 in double overtime of a state 5A girls play-in match Saturday at Middleton High.
Lake City (7-6-4) will face Highland (13-3-2) in the opening round at state Thursday at 11:30 a.m. at the Irma Anderl Soccer Complex at Lake City.
"We played really well," Lake City coach Matt Ruchti said. "Centennial is a well-coached and consistent team."
Bare also scored in the 15th and 55th minute for Lake City, which has now qualified for state four straight years.
"Meaghan was just on fire today," Ruchti said. "She was on a mission today and played all 98 minutes. She just turned on the ball and made a great finish at the end."
Bailey Watson and Erika Thompson each had one goal and Kim Carlson had two assists for Centennial, which defeated Timberline for the consolation championship in last year's state tournament.
"It was a great team effort today," Ruchti said. "To be traveling and playing in Middleton in the middle of nowhere, it was a good team win."
First half - 1, LC, Meaghan Bare (unassisted), 15:00. Second half - 2, LC, Bare (Maddi Ward), 55:00. 3, Cen, Bailey Watson (Kim Carlson), 75:00. 4, Cen, Erika Thompson (Carlson), 77:00. First overtime - none. Second overtime - 5, LC, Bare (Sydney Quimby), 98:00.
Shots on goal - LC 10, Cen 7.
Saves - LC, Tiegan Horton 5; Cen, Hailey Richards 8.
Bonners Ferry 1
LEWISTON - The Grizzlies defeated the Badgers in a state 3A play-in match.
Bonners Ferry finished 11-5-1.
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Mountain View 2
Coeur d'Alene 0
MIDDLETON - The Mountain View Mavericks scored twice in the first 15 minutes to defeat the Vikings in a state 5A play-in match at Middleton High.
"We kind of came out flat in the first 20 minutes," Coeur d'Alene coach Jeff Lake said. "We chased the game, but could never catch it."
Graison Le scored in the 61st minute on an assist from Matt Hulquist for Coeur d'Alene, which finishes 9-6-3.
Mountain View (11-6-2) advances to face Idaho Falls (9-6-1) at state Thursday at 9 a.m. at Coeur d'Alene High.
"I hate to see my seniors go out like this," Lake said. "I'm really proud of how we played, even though we lost the game."
First half - 1, MV, Tyler Blackmer (Darion Green), 10:00. 2, MV, Tias Rosenkrance (unassisted), 15:00. Second half - 3, Cd'A, Graison Le (Matt Hulquist), 61:00.
Shots on goal - Cd'A 6, MV 5.
Saves - Cd'A, Keagan Shillington 4; MV, Ibrahim Ibrahim 5.
St. Maries 2
LEWISTON - David Calderon had a goal and an assist for the Wolverines in a victory over the Lumberjacks in a state 3A tournament play-in match at Walker Field.
Jacob McGregor scored on an assist from Austin Cordell in the 22nd minute to tie the match at 1 before halftime for St. Maries.
"We played well, just in the second half we got beat," St. Maries assistant coach Joe Renaldo said. "We fell apart a little bit in the second half. We played really good, but just got a little tired. We're definitely proud of the season, but it's just an unfortunate way to end it."
Ryan McNulty scored in the 69th minute for St. Maries, which finishes 10-8-1.
First half - 1, Wei, David Calderon (unassisted), 5:00. 2, SM, Jacob McGregor (Austin Cordell), 22:00. Second half - 3, Wei, Austan Hemphil (Calderon), 47:00. 4, Wei, Tony Lopez (Colin Lesch), 49:00. 5, SM, Ryan McNulty (Jesse Suchoski), 69:00.
Shots on goal - Wei 11, SM 6.
Saves - Wei, Zach Johnson 2; SM, Cody Posselt 7.