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Prep sports wrap: Beamer soccer secures SPSL South Division championship
The Todd Beamer Titans girls soccer team clinched the South Puget Sound League South Division championship with a 10-0 thrashing of Spanaway Lake Tuesday at Federal Way Memorial Stadium.
The victory moved the 10th-ranked Titans to 10-0-6 in the SPSL South and with 36 points. Curtis (10-2-3) could have also garnered 36 points with a win Thursday in its SPSL South finale against Spanaway Lake. But the Titans own the tiebreaker over the Vikings. Beamer beat the Curtis, 3-0, on Sept. 7 and played to a 0-0 tie in their other meeting, Oct. 5.
Next up for Beamer is a matchup against Tahoma at 8 p.m. at Federal Way Memorial Stadium Wednesday for the SPSL championship. Tahoma cruised to the SPSL North title with a flawless 15-0-0 record. The Beamer-Tahoma winner will earn the league's top seed to the West Central District Tournament.
Against Spanaway Lake, the Titans picked up a hat trick from Breanna Straus, which gave her a team-leading 19 goals on the season. Beamer also got two goals from Tiarra Fentress and Jasmine Brilliante and single goals from Jenny Hoefel, Avery Salisbury and Katya Bixenman. Goalkeeper Megan Graf picked up her 11th shutout of the season.
The Thomas Jefferson Raiders will join Beamer in the SPSL playoffs. The Raiders will be either the fourth or fifth seed from the North Division, depending on results from Thursday's games.
Jefferson (6-6-3) lost to the North-champion Tahoma Bears Tuesday, 2-1, despite getting another goal from Lindsey Dahl. The TJ junior leads the Raiders with 20 goals.
Decatur (6-3-0) downed the Lakes Lancers Tuesday, 5-1, to remain in second place in the SPSL 3A Division with one match remaining in the regular season.
The Gators got goals from Abby McFaul, Victoria Braun, Allison Lewis, Hannah Herbert and Sierra Shugarts.
The Todd Beamer Titans ended their season Tuesday with a three-game sweep of Federal Way, 25-17, 25-17, 25-19. The victory was the first SPSL win of the year for the Titans (1-7, 6-9).
Beamer got 29 assists from Sophie Miller, eight kills and 10 digs from Lexie Jones, seven kills, five blocks and three aces from Megan Stumpf and five kills and 13 digs from Sam Williams.
Mount Rainier swept Jefferson (0-8, 1-11) Tuesday in the Raiders' last match of the season, 25-17, 25-15, 27-25. Megan Levesque led TJ with nine kills and Allie Crowe chipped in 18 assists.
The Decatur Gators (1-9, 2-13) finished off their year with a loss to Auburn Mountainview Tuesday, 25-18, 25-18, 25-15. The Gators got five kills and three aces from Alishia Wilson and 12 digs each from Christina Sessoms and Rhoni Radcliffe.