Columbia River wins Class 2A girls soccer state title

Chieftains defeated Hockinson 1-0 in the finals; Ridgefield finishes third, giving the GSHL a sweep of the top three spots in the finals

SHORELINE — It was a clean sweep for the Greater St. Helens League at the Class 2A girls soccer state championships this weekend.

Members of the Columbia River girls soccer team celebrate after being presented with the state championship trophy Saturday. The Chieftains defeated Hockinson 1-0 in the championship game. Photo courtesy of Alan Moditz
Members of the Columbia River girls soccer team celebrate after being presented with the state championship trophy Saturday. The Chieftains defeated Hockinson 1-0 in the championship game. Photo courtesy of Alan Moditz

Columbia River claimed the state championship with a 1-0 victory over fellow GSHL mate Hockinson in Saturday’s final at Shoreline Stadium. The Chieftains were also the GSHL regular season champions this season.

Yaneisy Rodriguez, a senior, scored a long free kick for the lone goal of the championship match. 

Yaneisy Rodriguez is mobbed by her Columbia River teammates after she scores what turns out to be the winning goal in the Class 2A girls soccer state championship game Saturday. Photo courtesy of Alan Moditz
Yaneisy Rodriguez is mobbed by her Columbia River teammates after she scores what turns out to be the winning goal in the Class 2A girls soccer state championship game Saturday. Photo courtesy of Alan Moditz

Columbia River advanced to Saturday’s final with a 1-0 victory over Selah in Friday’s semifinals. Hockinson advanced to the finals with a 2-0 win over Ridgefield in the other semifinal matchup on Friday.

The Chieftains’ senior class won three GSHL titles, three district titles and two state championships in their four years in the Columbia River High School program. This is the program’s fourth state title since 2009.

Ridgefield defeated Selah 3-1 Saturday to claim third place, giving the 2A GSHL the top three trophies in the state.

Columbia River’s Yaneisy Rodriguez (10) heads the ball while Hockinson’s Ellie Summerson (16) defends. Photo courtesy of Alan Moditz
Columbia River’s Yaneisy Rodriguez (10) heads the ball while Hockinson’s Ellie Summerson (16) defends. Photo courtesy of Alan Moditz
The Columbia River Chieftains gather after winning the Class 2A girls soccer state championship Saturday at Shoreline Stadium. The Chieftains defeated Greater St. Helens League mate Hockinson 1-0 in the championship game. Photo courtesy of Alan Moditz
The Columbia River Chieftains gather after winning the Class 2A girls soccer state championship Saturday at Shoreline Stadium. The Chieftains defeated Greater St. Helens League mate Hockinson 1-0 in the championship game. Photo courtesy of Alan Moditz


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