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Unbeaten Rural soccer to square off with Olathe West in 6A title game

By RICK PETERSON

TopSports.news

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.

KadenHill3Kaden Hill (7), in action earlier this season, scored the game-winning goal in Washburn Rural's 2-1 semifinal win over Blue Valley Northwest in the Class 6A state tournament. [File photo by Doug Walker/TSN]

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

FRIDAY'S RESULTS

Washburn Rural 2, Blue Valley Northwest 1

Olathe West 2, Wichita North 1

SATURDAY'S GAMES

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.