Seaside 3, Brookings 0WARRENTON - The Brookings-Harbor and Seaside girls soccer teams both came into the state playoffs as No. 3 seeds from their respective leagues.
That's about where the similarities ended.
The Gulls totally dominated Saturday's first-round contest at the Lower Columbia Youth complex, winning 3-0. And it wasn't even that close.
Seaside took target practice on the Bruins' net, finishing with 38 shots on goal (22 in the first half), with all three scores coming in the second half.
Brookings-Harbor managed to cross midfield a few times, but the Bruins had no shots on goal.
"We were a little tense in the first half, but the first goal in the second half really settled us down," said Seaside coach Dave Rouse. "We've been getting better with every game, and I thought the girls worked hard and played well. They really wanted this one."
The Gulls controlled the first 40 minutes, yet the two teams finished the first half in a scoreless tie.
Micah Cerelli's kick hits the crossbar as Brookings Harbor keeper Brianna Rose reaches. Jackie Birmingham, second from left, is in place to kick the ball for Seaside's first goal in a first-round state playoff game at the Lower Columbia Youth Soccer complex.
SUE CODY - The Daily AstorianSeaside shots were deflecting off the cross bar, both posts and Bruin defenders.
The Gulls didn't waste any time scoring in the second half as a shot by Micah Cerelli deflected off the cross bar, and teammate Jackie Bermingham was right there to put it home for the goal, just 20 seconds into the half.
Five minutes later, Seaside's Abby Frank scored from the top of the penalty area for a 2-0 lead, and Cerelli scored unassisted in the 15th minute for the final goal.
Brookings-Harbor keeper Brianna Rose, who was hurt on a corner kick in the first half and left the game, returned in the second half, but was removed from the game in the 17th minute after showing signs of a concussion.
Rose was taken to Columbia Memorial Hospital, and was held overnight and released Sunday.