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Highlander girls soccer aiming for state tournament
With a Seamount League co-championship under their belts from last year, the Hazen Highlanders girls soccer team is looking for more.
The Highlanders last season took their 11-4-1 record into the playoffs where they beat Auburn Mountainview, but lost to the eventual state champs from Columbia River.
As the 2013 school year begins, the Hazen is led by four seniors, all of whom are four-year starters for the Highlanders: Defenders Gabby Brower and Courtney Kitely, midfielder Cindy Hanson and forward Chelsea Delgado.
All four girls were also named to the All League first team last year, according to Coach Ken Matthews.
“Right now, I am very excited about what this team could accomplish,” Matthews said in an email.
Matthews said Bowers is a player to watch this season. The defender has already given a verbal commitment to play at Western Washing+ton next year.
Also one to watch is Korbyn Walls, and outside midfielder who is choosing between two colleges right now. Matthews said Walls is coming off two years of injuries, but has been scrimmaging very well this summer.
The season gets underway Saturday at The Joe at Hazen High School with the Highlander Invitational Jamboree and then opens with four non-league games that Matthews said will tell the team a lot about themselves: Auburn Mountainview and Garfield at home and then Black Hill and Bonney Lake on the road.