Aaron Walling was live from the Railbelt Conference Tournament

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FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The 2019 ASAA Alaska State Tournament for soccer has started off with a bang, as the North Pole Patriots and the Kenai Central Kardinals battled to overtime.
However, the Patriots fell 3-2 to the Kardinals in a tight matchup as Kenai hit the game winner in OT.​
The Patriots held the lead late in the second half, until the Kardinals hit a penalty kick force the extra period.​
North Pole will now take on the Kodiak Bears in the first round of the consolation bracket, Kodiak is coming off a tough loss to the Juneau-Douglas Crimson Bears.​
This game is slated for 9 A.M. at West Anchorage High School tomorrow. ​
The West Valley Wolfpack girls' soccer program started their 2019 tournament run with a close loss to the Dimond Lady Lynx.​
The Wolfpack couldn't find the back of the net against the second best team out of the Cook Inlet Conference.​
The red and gold now face the Service Cougars in the first round of the consolation bracket, which is at 3 P.M. tomorrow at West Anchorage.​
Ashlyn Bray was named the West Valley player of the game after only allowing a single in against Dimond.​

The 2019 Railbelt Conference awards were released for both the boys and girls soccer programs.
We start with the boys' honorees.​
On the first team, for the West Valley Wolfpack we have Ethan Raygor, Kristaps Bareika, Michael Dow and Vaughn Simpson.​
For the Lathrop Malemutes, we have Carter Mahler.​
Now on the second team, the purple and gold were represented by Baird Reynolds, Ben Kraska and Isaac Dershin.​
For the Wolfpack, they had Gabe Zayon.​
Now looking at the Good Sport Team, we hav West Valley's Deland Kugaruk and Lathrops Baird Reynolds.​
Coach of the Year went to Howard Maxwell of the West Valley Wolfpack.​
We now look at the girls' awards.​
On the first team, the Wolfpack are represented by Aubrey Stacy and Finn Sprankle.​
For the Malemutes, they had both Taylee Ross and Juliana Mondelli.​
On the second team, we have Chloe Anderson, Gwen Amos-Well, Mesa Arens and Jarah Hoop for Lathrop.​
The red and gold had Megan Dow.​
These next players received honorable mentions, and for the Wolfpack they had Maisey O'Neil.​
For Malemutes, they had Ellie Lovely.​
And for the Good Sport Team we have Lathrop's Abby Arens and West Valley's Megan Dow.​