Quin Fraley was not credited with an assist Tuesday, but maybe she should have been — twice.
Two times in the second half, Fraley’s bullet free kicks resulted in follow-up goals by Michaela Gorman in Summit’s 3-0 win over visiting Lebanon in the first round of the Class 5A girls soccer playoffs.
The victory was the 10th in a row for the No. 2-seeded Storm and their ninth shutout during that stretch. Next up for Summit is a home quarterfinal match Saturday against Corvallis; the No. 7 Spartans eliminated No. 10 Ashland 5-1 in another first-round game Tuesday.
“Good to get the first-round ‘W’ and look ahead to the quarterfinals,” said Summit coach Jamie Brock, whose Storm teams won five state championships between 2010 and 2015 and last year advanced to the semifinal round.
The first leg of Summit’s 2017 playoff run started with an unassisted goal by Maggi McElrath in the 25th minute. Eleven minutes into the second half, Fraley lined a free kick from about 35 yards out that was too hot for the Lebanon goalie to handle and Gorman was there to boot the ball into the net for a 2-0 Storm lead.
“Quin hit it low and hard,” said Brock. “It was really hard for the keeper to save.”
In the 75th minute, Fraley did it again — again from about 35 yards and from the right side — and Gorman was there again to knock home the clinching goal.
Lebanon, the fourth-place team from the Mid-Willamette Conference, finished with an overall record of 8-7. Corvallis, Summit’s quarterfinal foe, is the second-place team from the Mid-Willamette.
Bend 3, Churchill 0: Kylee Roath recorded a hat trick to lead the No. 5 Lava Bears to a win at 15th Street Field in the first round of the Class 5A state playoffs. Roath scored in the third minute against No. 12 Churchill and added another score in the 16th minute to give Bend (10-3-1) a 2-0 lead at the half over the Lancers from Eugene. Roath completed the hat trick early in the second half, and Jenna Cornett, who split time in goal with Cassidy Flammang, made several key saves to help the Bears post their third shutout in four matches. Julia Fecteau and Ashley Hillman each had an assist for Bend, which plays at No. 4 Sandy in Saturday’s quarterfinal round.