Yakima Herald-Republic file.

SILVERDALE, Wash. — Ellensburg’s girls soccer team has no problem handling pressure situations this postseason.

In their third extra-time match in the last two weeks, the Bulldogs defeated Sequim in a shootout on Wednesday in the first round of the Class 2A state tournament at Silverdale Stadium.

Sequim started the season 1-7-1 but entered state having won seven straight with a district title.

Ellensburg defeated Ephrata in a shootout to open district and then ousted Cheney in overtime in last Saturday’s winner-to-state crossover.

The Bulldogs (14-4) advance to Saturday’s quarterfinals and will host Sehome (17-2), which defeated Hockinson 3-2 on Tuesday.

No other details on Wednesday’s match were available at press time.

CWAC league and district champion Selah (19-0), which edged Ellensburg 1-0 in the district final, is hosting Burlington-Edison (17-3-1) on Saturday at 1 p.m.

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YVC season ends

Third-ranked Walla Walla closed out Yakima Valley’s season with a 3-0 NWAC East victory on Wednesday at Sherar Gym.

Goldendale grad Ocean Bryan had a match-high 12 kills for Walla Walla, which prevailed 25-11, 27-25, 25-14.

Ashley Uffelman put together 10 kills and five digs and teammate Mikayla Price had seven kills and 11 digs for YVC, which finished 5-11 in the East and 12-24 overall.

YVC highlights: Ashley Uffelman 10 kills, 5 digs; Mikayla Price 7 kills, 11 digs; Simativa Mataafa 6 kills, 6 digs, 2 blocks; Kimberly Uluave 10 assists, 7 digs; Aleisha Rogers 9 assists, 5 digs; Masie Hancock 3 assists, 20 digs.