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Former Washington high school standouts guide Washington State women's soccer to tournament win over 1-seed Virginia


Several former Washington high school standouts helped make history at Washington State on Friday night. 

The Cougars took down No. 1 seeded Virginia 3-2 on Friday night in the second round of the NCAA women’s soccer tournament in Charlottesville.

King’s Way (1A) alum MacKenzie Frimpong-Ellertson scored the go-ahead on a deflected shot by former Curtis (4A) standout Morgan Weaver in the 82nd minute to put away the No. 3-ranked team in the country on the road.

Video of Frimpong-Ellertson's late go-ahead goal posted to Twitter by KREM Sports Director Brenna Greene.

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It was immediately dubbed the best win in program history. The Cougars had never before beat a top seed. They return to their first Sweet 16 appearance since 2017 where they play West Virginia at 2 p.m. on Sunday.

To Washington high school soccer fans, the game featured perhaps some familiar names making key plays all night. 

Weaver scored Washington State’s second goal in the 31st minute to take a 2-0 lead.

Several other former Washington high school standouts are on the roster, including sophomore Kelis Barton (Renton), freshman Rose Young (Mount Rainier) and freshman Megan Sullivan (Issaquah).

Here are more highlights posted by Washington State athletic department.