Coming into the three day weekend, boys/girls soccer and volleyball started their playoff run in hopes of conquering state. Football had one regular season game left before delving into post season play.
West Linn’s Varsity Volleyball team (17-8) season came to an early end after they fell the the Clackamas Cavaliers (21-4) 3-1. The Lions took the first set 25-21, but were shut out for the rest of the match, falling 25-21 in the second set and failing to put up 15 points in sets three and four, 25-14 and 25-13, respectively.
Girls soccer (5-8-2) took on the Westview Wildcats (11-3-1) early Saturday morning but fell late, 2-1. Both teams were scoreless at halftime but Westview scored first to take a 1-0 lead. With 16 minutes left, the Wildcats again put the ball in the back of the net. Katie Moller, senior, added a late goal but it was not enough as the Lions fell, 2-1.
Boys soccer (12-3) dominated the Century Jaguars (8-7-1), 4-1 Saturday in the first round
of the Oregon School Activities Association playoffs. West Linn struck first with a goal from Colton Hefty, junior, and again from Jason Sandoval, junior. At halftime, the Lions had a commanding 2-0 lead. Hefty earned a penalty kick after being shoved to the ground, and Jake Bray, senior, scored with ease to put West Linn up 3-0. Century finally scored but the Lions responded quickly with another goal from Bray. When the final whistle sounded, West Linn emerged victorious 4-1. The Lions will take on Lincoln this Wednesday at 7 p.m. at West Linn.