Thurston finishes long road to title

The Colts survive a shootout with Clackamas in 6A final
Nov. 17, 2012 / By Cliff Pfenning, Oregonsports Journal
Thurston players celebrate after beating Claskamas 1-0 for the 6A state title.
Photo by Cliff Pfenning, Oregonsports Journal

HILLSBORO - Thurston won its first state championship with a 2-0 victory over Clackamas in the Class 6A final at Hillsboro Stadium Saturday.

Aliyah Gallup scored in the 11th minute and Sarah Johnson added the clincher in the 77th minute to complete a perfect season for the Colts.

Thurston, which reached the state semifinals at Class 5A three years ago, finished 17-0-1, with 14 of the wins as shutouts. Goalkeeper Lindsey Mabinouri made 11 saves in Saturday's game, which featured 35 shots combined between the teams.

Clackamas, making its first championship game appearance, finished 11-5-2.



Summit got a pair of goals from junior Hadlie Plummer and one from freshman standout Christina Edwards and won the Class 5A girls soccer championship 3-0 over Sherwood at Hillsboro Stadium.

Plummer scored both of her goals on penalty kicks after Plummer had given the team the lead in the 21st minute with an unassisted score.

Sherwood pressured Summit throughout the match and finished with a 7-1 edge in corner kicks, but finished with a 12-10 deficit in shots.

Summit finished at 15-0-2, while Sherwood, the defending champion, finished at 14-2-2.



A 40-yard free kick from defender Taylor Plunkett found the back of the net and carried Gladstone to the Class 4A championship at Liberty High School.

Plunkett's strike capped a stallar season in which the Gladiators allowed only three goals and finished with 13 consecutive wins. on the way to a 16-1-1 record.

Mazama, in a championship for the first time, had been able to score 10 ore more goals three times during the season, but was able to muster only one shot on goal against Gladstone.



Hannah Huston's goal in the 43rd minute broke a 1-all tie and boosted the Aardvarks to the Class 3A title at Liberty High School.

Huston's goal followed the tying goal by Valley Catholic's Claire McLoughlin by just 20 seconds, and the teams battled to a stalemate for the remainder of the game.

OES finished the season at 14-1-2, while Valley Catholic, which had given up just nine goals all season, finished at 13-1-2.