The Chugiak Mustangs and West Eagles are headed to the Division I state soccer semifinals Friday, however they took totally different paths to get there.
Chugiak remained undefeated with a sixty three-27 blowout of the Service Cougars in a quarterfinal recreation in Chugiak, whereas West eked out a 14-10 come-from-behind victory over the Colony Knights in Palmer.
Each winners will play in subsequent week’s semifinals at Anchorage Soccer Stadium. The opposite two semifinals can be determined Saturday when Bartlett takes on visiting Lathrop at midday and East hosts Wasilla at three p.m.
West grabbed its first and solely lead within the fourth quarter when A.J. Su’esu’e scored the sport-profitable landing on a move from Qyntyn Pilcher.
Colony led 7-zero on a run by Caden Jimenez within the first quarter. West tied it 7-7 within the third quarter, and Colony regained the lead, 10-7, with a fourth-quarter area objective.
In Chugiak, the Mustangs outscored Service 21-zero within the second half to show an in depth recreation right into a rout.
The Mustangs led by one or two touchdowns via a lot of the first half, which ended with a landing by every workforce within the remaining seconds.
Service’s Xavier Harris scored with 31.four seconds left to slender the Chugiak result in 35-27, however Chugiak answered virtually instantly when Ramal Maad caught an 18-yard cross from Hunter Harr with thirteen.2 seconds remaining.
That lifted the Mustangs to a forty two-27 halftime lead. They expanded it to sixty three-27 within the third quarter with landing runs by Austin Harr and Ty Huffer and a 17-yard landing cross from Harr to Maad.