Caroline Doyle, Jordan Taylor

Crescent Valley's Caroline Doyle and Corvallis' Jordan Taylor battle for control of the ball earlier this year. The Raiders and Spartans will play a back-to-back Tuesday at Spartan Stadium in the first round of the 5A state playoffs. 

Godofredo Vasquez, Gazette-Times

Here is a look at the upcoming prep boys and girls soccer first-round playoff matchups. All girls matches are scheduled for Tuesday while the boys play Wednesday.

Girls

5A

No. 13 Wilsonville vs. No. 4 Crescent Valley

Records: Wilsonvile (9-6, 4-3 Northwest Oregon Conference), Crescent Valley (10-1-3, 5-0-2 Mid-Willamette Conference)

Time: 5 p.m.

Location: Spartan Stadium

Crescent Valley wrapped up second place in the MWC last Wednesday with a 7-1 drubbing of Lebanon.

The Raiders, who will be playing their second straight home match at Corvallis’ Spartan Stadium, led the conference in scoring with 61 goals. Only Summit (70) and Hood River Valley (64) have scored more in 5A this season.

Wilsonville enters on a three-match winning streak, including a 4-0 shutout of Mountain View in the play-in round.

No. 10 North Eugene at No. 7 Corvallis

Records: North Eugene (8-1-5, 5-0-2 Midwestern League), Corvallis (8-2-4, 6-0-1 MWC)

Time: 7 p.m.

Red-hot Corvallis hosts North Eugene in the second of a back-to-back at Spartan Stadium.

The Spartans went 6-0 to close the regular season, capturing their fourth straight MWC title.

North Eugene is coming off consecutive draws against Churchill (0-0) and Marist (1-1).

4A

No. 10 Philomath vs. No. 7 Junction City

Records: Philomath (10-2-3, 7-0-3 Oregon West Conference), Junction City (9-2-3, 7-1-2, Sky-Em League)

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Location: Willamette High School (Eugene)

Philomath, which shared the OWC title with Cascade, blanked Banks 2-0 Saturday in the play-in round.

Sky-Em-champion Junction City is 7-0-2 in its last nine matches.

3A/2A/1A

No. 10 Santiam Christian vs. No. 7 Blanchet

Records: Santiam Christian (8-6, 5-5 Special District 4), Blanchet (13-2, 12-0 Special District 3)

Time: 7 p.m.

Location: Salem Academy

The Eagles have dropped four of their last six entering the playoffs.

Blanchet, the SD3 champion, has won every match since starting the season 0-2.

The winner advances to play No. 2 Creswell (11-0-2, 9-0-1 Special District 4) on Saturday. The Bulldogs received a bye to the quarterfinals.

Boys

5A

No. 11 South Albany at No. 6 Corvallis

Records: South Albany (10-5, 4-3 MWC), Corvallis (11-2-1, 5-2 MWC)

Time: 6 p.m.

An unprecedented Oregon School Activities Association ranking situation led to Wednesday’s rematch between MWC rivals.

The playoffs are seeded based on power ranking, and the OSAA will drop the lower-seeded team up to three spots to avoid a first-round matchup of league opponents.

South Albany (11), Crescent Valley (12), Central (13) and Silverton (14) — four MWC teams — were next to each other in the final rankings, causing fits for the OSAA.

“Our rule of has always been to move three spots, and if we can’t avoid it in three spot we go to the original bracket,” OSAA Assistant Executive Director Kris Welch said. “I don’t believe this has happened before. I talked to (Executive Director Peter Weber) and he does not recall this ever happening since we have gone to the ranking system.”

The Rebels, who are coming off a 2-1 play-in round victory at Churchill, upset Corvallis 3-1 on Oct. 12 at home. The Spartans finished second in the MWC behind Woodburn (11-1-2, 7-0) and received a play-in round bye.

No. 12 Crescent Valley at No. 5 Wilsonville

Records: Crescent Valley (10-4-1, 4-3 MWC), Wilsonville (11-2-2, 5-1-1 Northwest Oregon Conference)

Time: 6:30 p.m.

Crescent Valley advanced to the round of 16 with a 3-1 win against Eagle Point last Friday. 

It was the fourth straight win for the Raiders, who are facing a Wilsonville team that blanked The Dalles 4-0 in the play-in round.

The Wildcats enter on a five-match winning streak.

No. 15 Philomath at No. 2 Phoenix

Records: Philomath (6-7-2, 4-4-2 OWC), Phoenix (11-2, 10-0 Skyline Conference)

Time: 3 p.m.

Philomath came away with a 3-1 upset win at Elmira on Saturday to punch its ticket to the round of 16.

Phoenix hasn’t lost since a Sept. 13 nonleague match at Brookings-Harbor.

No. 9 Santiam Christian at No. 8 Oregon Episcopal (Portland)

Records: Santiam Christian (10-2-1, 10-2 Special District 3), Oregon Episcopal (6-4-4, 4-2-2 Special District 1)

Time: 5:30 p.m.

The Eagles closed the regular season last Tuesday with a 2-1 victory over Creswell.

Oregon Episcopal has won three straight after a rough 0-3-2 stretch in the middle of its season.

— Bob Lundeberg, Corvallis Gazette-Times

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