by JACK RUSSILLO
Orcas High School Senior
Opening the season on a perfect day in LaConner, the Vikings’ boys soccer team jump started their season with a 3-1 win against the Braves on Sept. 11.
Despite Orcas lacking a couple key players, assistant coach Terry Turner said, “The whole team played well and helped each other out, even our newer, younger players. With two defensive starters out, senior Eric Eagan stepped up in a new center defensive position.”
The Braves opened up the scoring early but Orcas responded with a long-distance goal from center back Michael Harlow. Moments later, William Coe found himself with the ball near the LaConner goal and passed it back to senior captain Jack Russillo, who rifled a shot to the back of the net. Just before halftime, Russillo scored again off a direct corner kick, securing the win.