Pirates girls soccer team among Valley’s best this fall

Led by first-team all-league selections Itzel Islas (F), Katrina Kupp (M) and Jordyn Jolley(D/M), the Pirates beat every team in the CBBN this season. The only problem was that they also lost to every team but Sunnyside, finishing fourth in the league standings.


Davis hosted its first playoff game in five years on Nov. 5, beating West Valley 3-1. But their state tournament dreams came up a little short with a loss to Moses Lake in the district semifinals.

Islas and forward Jissel Escobedo — an all-conference honorable mention — were the only two seniors on the roster. Jolley and Kupp, both juniors, will return next season, along with junior Alexis Olivas and freshman Arlene Mendez, both all-league second-team selections.


For the second year in a row, the CBBN did not have a representative from the Yakima Valley at the Class 4A girls soccer state tournament.

CBBN soccerPerennial powerhouse West Valley — which reached the district title game last season but was denied a state berth because the league was allotted only one berth — ended up falling to cross-town rival Davis in the CBBN quarterfinals this fall. The Rams finished 5-7 in league play and 5-10 overall.

Davis showed tremendous improvement this fall, earning the league’s No. 4 seed and hosting their first district tournament game in four years and defeating West Valley 3-1 on Nov. 5. But the Pirates ended up coming up just short of advancing to the league’s final state play-in game, losing to Moses Lake 3-2 in penalty kicks. Davis finished at 7-5 in league and 9-9 overall.

The league’s third Yakima Valley representative, Eisenhower, also made strides this season, winning a pair of league games — one over rival Davis on Oct. 12 — to finish at 2-10 in league and 4-13 overall.

Eastmont won its second consecutive district title with a 2-1 win over Wenatchee. The Panthers claimed the league’s second 4A state berth with a 2-1 win over Moses Lake on Nov. 9.