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Soccer: Bucs, Vikes out in first round
POULSBO — The top two teams in Olympic League soccer this season were unable to advance to the second round of the state tournament this week.
The Kingston Buccaneers and North Kitsap Vikings both lost in the first round of the tournament Wednesday.
The Bucs lost 3-1 to the Ridgefield Spudders. The Spudders were the Greater St. Helens League 2A District champions.
The Vikes lost 2-1 to the Bellingham Red Raiders at North Kitsap Stadium. The Red Raiders lost their first game of the season May 11 to Archbishop Murphy. The team tied once this season as well.
North Kitsap head coach Greg St. Peter expected the Raiders to be a difficult team.
“They’re definitely going to be strong,” St. Peter said earlier this week.
The Raiders and Spudders play each other May 18. The winner will be one of four teams remaining in the tournament, and will play for the state championship at Sunset Chevrolet Stadium.
Also advancing in the State tournament are Tyee, Franklin Pierce, Sedro-Woolley, Sumner, Cheney, and Grandview.