Cascade girls fall 3-1 to Brookings-Harbor in playoffs

Cascade girls fall 3-1 to Brookings-Harbor in playoffs

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Cascade girls fall 3-1 to Brookings-Harbor in playoffs

Cascade midfielder Sydney Downey celebrates a goal against Brookings-Harbor during the first round of the OSAA Class 4A state playoffs, Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at Cascade High School in Turner, Ore. Brookings-Harbor won the game 3-1.

Cascade midfielder Sydney Downey celebrates a goal against Brookings-Harbor during the first round of the OSAA Class 4A state playoffs, Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at Cascade High School in Turner, Ore. Brookings-Harbor won the game 3-1.

Cascade’s goalkeeper has the ball go over hear hand and into the goal on a Brookings-Harbor free kick during the OSAA Class 4A state playoffs.

Cascade’s goalkeeper has the ball go over hear hand and into the goal on a Brookings-Harbor free kick during the OSAA Class 4A state playoffs.

TURNER – Sometimes you learn after you get burned.

Sometimes you get burned again.

The defense of Cascade High School’s girls soccer team let Brookings-Harbor junior forward Tyrah Baron get behind them twice – once early and once late – and Baron scored two goals in a 3-1 win during Wednesday’s first round of the OSAA Class 4A state playoffs.

“It’s something that we talked about at halftime, too,” Cascade coach Skip Collins said. “Again, I just think it’s youth.

“But overall, what a great season. We won the conference. No one was expecting us to win the conference. And that just gives us a foundation to build on and grow. Anything else was a bonus. This was a bonus for us, especially with the youth and the age of the girls.”

Cascade, last year’s 4A state runner-up, started five sophomores and four freshmen, and the Cougars overachieved all year.

No. 5 seed Cascade concludes the season at 10-2-2, the team’s first loss since its season opener.

“I like to see them a little bit beat up about it because it shows that they care about their team and the game,” Collins said.

Cascade midfielder Nyah Collins (7) brings the ball up field against Brookings-Harbor during the first round of the OSAA Class 4A state playoffs, Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at Cascade High School in Turner, Ore. Brookings-Harbor won the game 3-1.

Cascade midfielder Nyah Collins (7) brings the ball up field against Brookings-Harbor during the first round of the OSAA Class 4A state playoffs, Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at Cascade High School in Turner, Ore. Brookings-Harbor won the game 3-1.

No. 12 seed Brookings-Harbor (12-2-2) advances to play the winner of Hidden Valley and North Bend in Saturday’s quarterfinal round.

Brookings-Harbor had scored 101 goals entering the playoffs, and knew how to score.

In the 26th minute Brookings-Harbor’s Baron got behind the Cascade defense and put it in for a 1-0 lead.

Five minutes until halftime Cascade midfielder Nyah Collins sent a crossing pass from the left side by Sydney Downey in front of Brookings-Harbor’s goal, and Downey scored it to tie the game at 1-1.

“My daughter had a great cross and put it in there to our senior,” Collins said. “Hey, a freshman putting a ball in like that, the age is a factor, but not an excuse.”

Four minutes into the second half Brookings-Harbor’s Bailey Nielson’s scored on a direct free kick from 25 yards out and 15 minutes later Baron got behind the Cascade defense again and put in her second goal of the game.

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Brookings-Harbor forward Tyrah Baron, center, celebrates her second goal of the game against Cascade during the first round of the OSAA Class 4A state playoffs, Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at Cascade High School in Turner, Ore. Brookings-Harbor won the game 3-1.

Brookings-Harbor forward Tyrah Baron, center, celebrates her second goal of the game against Cascade during the first round of the OSAA Class 4A state playoffs, Wednesday, November 4, 2015, at Cascade High School in Turner, Ore. Brookings-Harbor won the game 3-1.

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