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SPORTS BRIEF: FWFC '97 Blue wins State Challenge Cup title
The Federal Way Football Club (FWFC) Boys '97 Blue soccer team travelled to the Starfire sports complex in Tukwila and won the Virginia Mason Washington State Challenge Cup championship recently.
In the final, FWFC '07 beat Washington Premier, 3-2, in overtime on March 2. The team's goals came from Blair Hoefel and Lukas McIntosh.
Federal Way took a 2-0 lead during the first half on goals from Blair Hoefel and Lukas McIntosh. But Washington Premier tallied two goals in the second half to tie the game, sending it to overtime, which is two, 15-minute periods.
In the first overtime period, Corey Brinkman scored the go ahead goal for Federal Way. As state champions, Federal Way FC '97 will now move on to play at the regional tournament in Morgan Hills, Calif.
Federal Way earned the berth in the championship game by beating Snohomish United Black in the semifinals March 1, 2-1. Hoefel tallied the first goal of the game in the first minute. Play continued back and forth until Snohomish tied the game at 1-1 with a goal in the 31st minute. Hoefel then scored the game-winner in the 73rd minute for Federal Way.
The team includes Gage Carlson, Quinn Landrud, Chris Oh, Hunter Covlin, Nick Hall, Corey Brinkman, Marchell Price, Lukas McIntosh, Ismael Esparza, Cole Hoefel, Hunter Bowman, Duncan Fields and Blair Hoefel. The team is coached by Rob Walker and Darren Brookman.