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Cards earn second round playoff game

Medical Lake beat Riverside, will advance win or lose at Lakeside


Paul Delaney

Medical Lake's Ryan Spangler punches the ball past the Riverside goalkeeper for one of the two goals he scored in the Cardinals' 3-1 victory over the Rams in the opening round of the Northeast A League playoffs. Medical Lake met regular season champion Lakeside in a seeding game yesterday (May 7) to determine where teams would play in Bi-Districts May 9-10.

Medical Lake will get their chance to see if they can alter the old adage of "three being the charm" and make that magic number, four.

With the Cardinals' 3-1 first-round loser out district playoff game win over Riverside this past Monday, Medical Lake will get to face Northeast A League regular season champion Lakeside for the fourth time this season.

The Cardinals (11-6 overall) hope this fourth meeting between the two will result in their first win in a seeding game that was played this past Wednesday in Suncrest. The Eagles, 13-2, with their lone league loss coming via the feet of River...

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