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Post-season debut

District playoffs start Monday for Columbia High girls soccer team

Columbia High's girls soccer team will be on the road for the remainder of the 2004 season.

The Bruins, currently second in Trico Division standings, close out regular-season play with a Trico Division match at Ridgefield today, Oct. 28, that kicks off at 4 p.m.

On Monday, Columbia travels to Hoquiam for a first-round match of the SW Washington District 4 2A playoffs that is scheduled to start at 5 p.m.

CHS's opponent, most likely, will be Winlock/Toledo (11-4), which entered the final week of the regular season as the third-place team in the Evergreen Division of the SW Washington 2A/1A League.

This season, SW Washington has five berths to the state 2A tournament, which gets underway Wednesday, Nov. 10, and concludes the weekend of Nov. 19-20 at Lakewood High School.

The two division champions--Ridgefield of the Trico and either Onalaska/Napavine or Montesano of the Evergreen--automatically qualify for the state playoffs.

Each division's second- and third-place teams will battle for the three remaining spots.

If it wins next Monday, Columbia will play next Wednesday at 6 p.m. at Camas High School for an automatic state berth (third or fourth).

Should they lose, the Bruins will play at 4 p.m. at Camas in loser-out match for the fifth and final position.


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