Federal Way soccer teams fall short in district tournament

Last years 2013 state champions of boys soccer, the Thomas Jefferson Raiders, fell short of a repeat, with a 1-0 shoot-out loss to Curtis on May 15 in the district tournament.

Todd Beamer and Federal Way both got to play two games in the district tournament, with Beamer defeating Kentridge 4-0 on May 13 before falling to Camas 3-0 on May 15.

Federal Way won 5-4 in a shootout over Bellarmine Prep on May 15. In that game, the Eagles saw Garret Brewer record a hat-trick and Hanson Pelogi also find the back of the net.

Federal Way then ran into Camas on May 17, and fell to the Papermakers 2-0.

Thomas Jefferson head coach Dave Hanson said the May 15 loss to Curtis is one of those games that anyone who plays for, or cheers on, a soccer team, experiences from time to time.

“That was one of those games where you do everything right but can’t get it in the back of the net,” he said.

Hanson reflected that this year’s short run in the playoffs was the culmination of an “underachieving season.”

“You have high expectations coming off of a title season and you expect more, it just did not come out the way I thought it would,” he said. “If you look at the teams that are still in it, I know we could have competed again with just a touch of luck, but it did not happen that way.”


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