By RICK PETERSON
And then there were two!
Washburn Rural's soccer team came from behind to earn a berth in Saturday's Class 6A state championship game with a 2-1 semifinal win over Blue Valley Northwest Friday at Olathe's College Boulevard Activity Center.
Next up for the 19-0-0 Junior Blues is the 2 p.m. final against Olathe West (12-7-1), which took a 2-1 win over Wichita North (17-2-1) in Friday's second semifinal.
Blue Valley Northwest (8-11-1) drew first blood against Washburn Rural and took a 1-0 lead into halftime, but the Junior Blues pulled even on Easton Bradstreet's goal midway through the second half and scored the game-winning goal eight minutes later on a shot from senior Kaden Hill.
Olathe West also trailed 1-0 in its semifinal, but scored the final two goals to take the victory.
Blue Valley Northwest will face Wichita North in the 12 p.m. third-place game.
CLASS 6A STATE SOCCER
At College Boulevard Activity Center, Olathe
Washburn Rural 2, Blue Valley Northwest 1
Olathe West 2, Wichita North 1
12 p.m. -- Third place: Blue Valley Northwest (8-11-1) vs. Wichita North (17-2-1) .
2 -- Championship: Washburn Rural (19-0-0) vs. Olathe West (12-7-10.