The Mercer Island girls soccer team survived another postseason opponent in penalty kicks Thursday night, defeating Holy Names Academy 2-1 at Islander Stadium.
With the win, the Islanders (11-6-2) find themselves one win away from securing a 3A state tournament berth.
Jordan Snyder put the Islanders on the board in the 26th minute, scoring off an assist from Emily Arron. Holy Names’ Jaqui Gerarden tied the game for the Cougars (13-9-0) in the 73rd minute to send the match into overtime.
Mercer Island will take on Mt. Spokane (7-10-0) at 3 p.m. Saturday at Islander Stadium. The winner will move on to the state tournament.
This story was edited to show the updated 3 p.m. start time for Saturday’s game.