High School Soccer

Prosser faces Othello in soccer today

OTHELLO -- The Prosser Mustangs beat the Huskies 5-1 in Prosser in their last meeting behind Helen Petersen's hat trick.

This first-round state 2A matchup has a few different elements at work, however.

The Mustangs (13-5) haven't played since a 1-0 loss to East Valley in the CWAC district championship last Tuesday, while Othello (12-6) is fresh off Saturday's 2-0 upset of Pullman in the 2A regional playoffs.

Plus, this 2 p.m. match will be played on the Huskies' home field.

"Everybody plays better at home," said Othello coach Kevin McDonald. "If my defense and goalkeeper (Allesha Reyes) are on like they have been the last few games, it's going to be really hard for Prosser to get anything in."

* Jack Millikin; 509-582-1406; jmillikin@tricityherald.com