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20Jan/16Off

Glencoe Girls Advance to Second Round with 2-1 Road Win Over West Salem

Success in the OSAA State Soccer Championship playoffs has been elusive for the Glencoe Girls soccer program since its origin in 1980.  With barely a handful of playoff wins throughout the years, travelling to Salem to take on the number 11 seed West Salem Titans in the first round of the OSAA 6A playoffs as a number 22 seed seamed to be a daunting task.  However, behind solid net minding from the Tide's second team all league Junior goalkeeper Caitlin Kastelic and two goals from Freshman Celeste Molina Sanchez, Glencoe fought through physical play in midfield and a torrential downpour in the second half to defeat West Salem 2-1.

West Salem midfielder Liz Mendez (1) focuses on the ball to bring it under control under pressure from Glencoe midfielder Erika Ganzales Moreno (18) in the first half.

West Salem midfielder Liz Mendez (1) focuses on the ball to bring it under control under pressure from Glencoe midfielder Erika Ganzales Moreno (18) in the first half.

West Salem midfielder Liz Mendez (1) volleys the ball in the first half.

West Salem midfielder Liz Mendez (1) volleys the ball in the first half.

Glencoe midfielder Olivia Dendinger (10) dispossesses West Salem midfielder Paula-Marie Labate (7) with a sliding tackle in midfield during the first half.

Glencoe midfielder Olivia Dendinger (10) dispossesses West Salem midfielder Paula-Marie Labate (7) with a sliding tackle in midfield during the first half.

Glencoe midfielder Olivia Dendinger (10) dispossesses West Salem midfielder Paula-Marie Labate (7) with a sliding tackle in midfield during the first half.

Glencoe midfielder Olivia Dendinger (10) dispossesses West Salem midfielder Paula-Marie Labate (7) with a sliding tackle in midfield during the first half.

West Salem midfielder Liz Mendez (1) plays the ball forward during the first half.

West Salem midfielder Liz Mendez (1) plays the ball forward during the first half.

Glencoe midfielder Taylor Coulson (15) plays the ball out of the defensive third under pressure from West Salem defender Raine Loewen-Thomas (12) in the first half.

Glencoe midfielder Taylor Coulson (15) plays the ball out of the defensive third under pressure from West Salem defender Raine Loewen-Thomas (12) in the first half.

Glencoe midfielder Celeste Molina Sanchez (17) dribbles the ball during a second half attack.  The Crimson Tide freshman scored a brace giving Glencoe its 2-1 playoff victory over the Titans.

Glencoe midfielder Celeste Molina Sanchez (17) dribbles the ball during a second half attack. The Crimson Tide freshman scored a brace giving Glencoe its 2-1 playoff victory over the Titans.

West Salem midfielder Paula-Marie Labate (7) and Glencoe defender Peyton Bell (1) battle for possession in the second half.

West Salem midfielder Paula-Marie Labate (7) and Glencoe defender Peyton Bell (1) battle for possession in the second half.

Glencoe midfielder Olivia Dendinger (10) dribbles the ball into the attacking third chased by West Salem defender Raine Loewen-Thomas (12) and Loryn Silbernagel (16) in the second half.

Glencoe midfielder Olivia Dendinger (10) dribbles the ball into the attacking third chased by West Salem defender Raine Loewen-Thomas (12) and Loryn Silbernagel (16) in the second half.

Glencoe midfielder Olivia Dendinger (10) dribbles the ball into the attacking third in the second half.

Glencoe midfielder Olivia Dendinger (10) dribbles the ball into the attacking third in the second half.

Glencoe midfielder Olivia Dendinger (10) embraces midfielder Celeste Molina Sanchez (17) after Molina Sanchez scored her second goal of the match with 2:25 remaining in the match to put the Tide up 2-0.

Glencoe midfielder Olivia Dendinger (10) embraces midfielder Celeste Molina Sanchez (17) after Molina Sanchez scored her second goal of the match with 2:25 remaining in the match to put the Tide up 2-0.

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