Mac-Hi to play La Salle for boys state title Saturday

The Pioneers down Molalla, 2-1, Tuesday, to face La Salle in the state championship game Saturday.

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GLADSTONE, Ore. — Mac-Hi’s boys soccer team will be looking to exact some revenge on La Salle Saturday at 3:30 p.m. when the Pioneers and the Falcons get together in Wilsonville to decide the Oregon Class 4A state championship.


It was La Salle that derailed the Pioneers 3-1 in last year’s state quarterfinals, ending a run of three consecutive state championship seasons for the Pioneers.


Mac-Hi earned its way back to the state finals for the fourth time in five years here Tuesday with a 2-1 triumph over Molalla.


It was the third straight postseason win for the Pioneers, who edged Marist 2-1 Nov. 10 in Milton-Freewater and then blanked Phoenix 1-0 Nov. 14 in a quarterfinal game in Phoenix.


La Salle, meanwhile, advanced to this year’s championship game Tuesday with a 1-0 victory over Cottage Grove in a game played in Portland. The Falcons won the game with a 4-2 edge in a shootout.


Earlier, La Salle stopped Sisters 4-1 in its first postseason match and followed with a 2-1 victory over Central in the quarterfinals.


No other details on Mac-Hi’s semifinal win were submitted.

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