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Pinecrest senior Keaton Clark is congratulated for her goal in the first round of the state playoffs against Cary. She scored the game-winning goal against Ashley Thursday at home.

There’s something magical about the playoffs in nearly every sport., from Cinderella runs from lower seeded teams that seem to win in improbable situations game after game, to comebacks that are hard to explain.

Pinecrest girls soccer coach Corey Rice was somewhat at a loss for words when describing what his team had accomplished minutes earlier after a 2-1 comeback win over Ashley in the second round of the N.C. High School Athletic Association 4A state playoffs at home Thursday.

Union Pines Woman's Soccer for The Pilot Newspaper

Union Pines’ Taryn Pekala looks for an open teammate against Williams in the second round of the NCHSAA 3A state playoffs.

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