It's been a season of firsts for the Tyee High School boys soccer team.
The Totems made their first state playoff appearance since 1982 when they hosted Capital this past Tuesday, and they posted their first state victory ever when they won that game by a 4-1 score.
Now Tyee goes on to the state quarterfinals Saturday, May 18 for the first time when the Totems pay a 7 p.m. visit to Franklin Pierce High School of Tacoma.
The Totems are aiming to win that loser-out game and earn a berth into the May 24 state Class 2A semifinals to be played at Sunset Chevrolet Stadium in Sumner. The championship game follows for the winner the next day and the loser plays for the third place state trophy.
Tyee would love to add those firsts to its history, but first they had to win Tuesday's game against Capital played at Highline Memorial.
It was the Cougars who scored first in that game to put the pressure on the Totems, with Kellen O'Neill striking on a Riccio assist in the 20th minute of play.
Tyee tied it up again in the 39th minute. Osvaldo Lopez found the back of the net on an Aguiniga assist.More ›