CAMAS — Early on Tuesday night, the Papermakers, with a 2-0 lead, thought they had clinched outright the 4A Greater St. Helens League boys soccer championship. Union had other thoughts, and changed the dynamic in the second half, scoring two goals to tie the match, and earning a draw.
Tuesday’s tie means the Titans (9-1-1 in league, 10-3-1 overall) may share the league title with the Papermakers if they beat Evergreen this Thursday night. And, because they won the first match against Union, Camas (10-1-1, 14-1-1) earns the No. 1 seed going into the Class 4A district tournament. That starts next week.
Both teams will both play in district semifinals next Monday at McKenzie Stadium against other teams that will be decided after Saturday’s matches.
A free kick by Jonathan Granados sent Tuesday’s match into overtime.
The Camas lead early in the game was thanks to a counter-attack run by Bennett Lehner and a great shot from distance.
The second Camas goal was made by Defender Brennan Smith, who lofted a 40-yard shot into the goal.
In the second half, the Titans prevented the Papermakers from having that kind of space.
Defender Nicolas Sommariva got the first Union goal in the 69th minute.
Districts start Monday at 6 pm at McKenzie Stadium in Vancouver.
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