Ed Shepherd
Rams' captain, Tino Lopez-Slish fell down on a breakaway on this play, as, the Sentinels; keeper get the ball, but, Lopez-Slish would score the game-winning goal, with three minutes left in the game, a 2-1 win.

SLIDESHOW: Rams struggle, early, against Spanaway Lake, in district soccer playoff, but, not, late, to make state

By Ed Shepherd
CONTRIBUTING WRITER

It was one of the more incredible comebacks one will ever see in the game of soccer.

Mount Rainier trailed, 1-0, as Spanaway Lake scored a goal with 10 minutes to play in the game Thursday, but the Rams came back with two scores in the final six minutes for a rousing state-qualifying 2-1 win over the Sentinels in a WIAA District 3 4A playoff at Curtis High School.

"Don't see it too often," said Rams coach Steve Mohn, asked to recall any ending like that in his soccer days. "One of the better games I've been in, as a player or a coach."

Mohn's seen a lot of soccer action, too, as a player, having played on the University of W ashington men's soccer team, helping them get to the second round of the NCAA college tournament his junior and senior seasons. And Mohn's also the coach of the Highline Community College men's soccer team now.

The Rams won the South Puget Sound League Northwest Division with an 8-4-1 record and won eight of their last nine. And the one non-win wasn't a loss but a tie.

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Sports Roundup for 5-18-15

Friday, May 15

Baseball
SCS 4, Klahowya 1
Seattle Christian captured the West Central District Class 1A title with Friday's victory over Klahowya at Curtis High School in University Place.
The Warriors now advance to the regional level of state play for the final 16 teams.
Seattle Christian will take on South Whidbey in a 10 a.m. Saturday game at Volunteer Park in Anacortes.
The Warriors must win that game and a second that afternoon to reach the May 29-30 state tournament in Yakima.

Saturday, May 16

Boys soccer
Central Kitsap 2, Kennedy 1
Kennedy Catholic came up short in Saturday's West Central District Class 3A championship battle at Highline Memorial Stadium, losing in a tiebreaker penalty kick shootout to Central Kitsap.
The Lancers were outscored in the shootout, 3-2.
JFK will open state action Tuesday, playing Shorewood in a 7:30 p.m. match at the Starfire Complex in Tukwila -- the Lancers' regular home field.
Liberty 3, Tyee 0

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Sportswatch for the week of May 20-26

By Tim Clinton
SPORTS EDITOR

High schools

Boys soccer
Tyee hosts Ridgefield for a 6 p.m. state Class 2A playoff opener at Highline Memorial Stadium on Wednesday as Mount Rainier travels to Snohomish for 8 p.m. Class 4A action.
State quarterfinals will take place for first round winners Friday and Saturday.

Fastpitch
Kennedy Catholic visits Bellarmine for a 4 p.m. non-league game Wednesday and the Sea-King District 2 tournament continues Thursday with West Seattle playing at 5 p.m. at either the Southwest Athletic Complex or Southeast Athletic Complex.
SWAC near Chief Sealth will be the site of all games on the final day of the tournament Friday.
A loser-out game for fifth place starts off the day at 3 p.m., followed by the game for third and fourth at 5 p.m. and the game for first and second at 7 p.m.
West Central District action takes place Friday and Saturday at the Sprinker Recreation Center in Spanaway.
Highline and Evergreen both play in 10 a.m. games to open Friday, with Seattle Christian playing at 11 a.m. and Kennedy Catholic at 12 p.m.

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