CORVALLIS — West Albany High’s bid for a repeat 6A girls water polo title came to an end with an 8-6 loss to Lincoln in the semifinals late Friday night at Osborn Aquatic Center.
The second-seeded Bulldogs will take on Sam Barlow in the third-place game at 1:45 p.m.
Third-seeded Lincoln will face No. 1 seed Newberg in the finals at 7 p.m.
Bailey Dickerson led the Bulldogs with three goals while Kylee Crofcheck, Sabrina Grato and Olivia Friedel each scored. Erica Rietmann had three blocks.
While the loss is tough — West beat Lincoln in overtime earlier this year — playing for third is quite an accomplishment for a team that graduated eight seniors off last year’s squad.
The West boys advanced to the consolation finals with a 13-11 win over No. 4 seed Beaverston early Friday morning.
Kieran Van Horsen had five goals, including a late one to help the Bulldogs fend off the Beavers.
Eric Formiller had three goals and Colby Huddleston two while Randall Miller, Jaden Humpherys and Braxton Miller all added goals.
West Albany wil play Southridge at 7:20 a.m. Saturday for the consolation title.