February 20, 2018

On to State!

10,710 practice and contest hours later we find ourselves sending 3 of 4 of Corbett High School teams into the state playoffs. Remarkable in itself but throw in the fact that each team went undefeated in league play and brought home League Championships in each only adds to the amazing fall season that Corbett athletics have experienced thus far.

Volleyball is on an incredible run going undefeated on the season at 26-0. Their last victory clinched the Lewis and Clark League Championship as they easily swept the Aardvarks from Oregon Episcopal in 3 sets. They are the #1 team in the state and host a first round state playoff this Saturday, November 5th. Time and opponent have yet to been decided. The quarter-finals are set for November 11th and 12th at Lane Community College where our girls expect a return trip.

The Girls Soccer Team secured their first League Championship in team history amassing an 11-2-1 season record . They will make their first appearance in the state playoffs as the quarter finals get underway on Saturday, November 12th. Site, time and opponent are still undetermined. Our Lady Cardinals are currently ranked #8 in the state.

The Boys Soccer Team also brought home their first League Championship in team history going 9-2-2 on the season. Their only losses came at the feet of Oregon Episcopal School and Catlin Gabel, two perennial soccer favorites. The boys are currently ranked #10 and will enter the state playoffs as our league’s #1 representative on Tuesday, November 8th. Site, time and opponent are still yet to be determined.

After beating Warrenton this past Friday during homecoming our football team has the opportunity to complete the cycle and make it 4 for 4 in fall state appearances. A home victory over Valley Catholic in the final league match-up this Friday will solidify the 3rd and final seed into the 1st Round of the state 3A football playoffs. A win Friday night and our Cardinals will likely travel and play their first round contest on the road either Friday, November 11th or Saturday, November 12th.

I wrote the script this year and the coaches and teams responded like champions. When student athletes believe in their coaches, their teammates, and their own personal abilities there are no limits in what they can accomplish together. Fantastic job by everyone involved! Now the fun begins.

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