by Marty Zier
The (6-4) Viking boys’ soccer team lost to Mt. Vernon Christian 5-0 and finished the week mid-pack in league standings. Providence Classical Christian leads the league at (9-0) followed by MVC at (8-1) and Grace Academy tied with the Vikings at (6-4). Rounding out the league is Cedar Park Christian at (3-7), Lopez at (2-9) and LaConner at (1-9). The Vikings travel to La Conner this week.
The Lady Vikings (1-8) played the top of the league teams last week losing to the unbeaten and first place La Conner Braves and to the second place Friday Harbor Wolverines.
The (8-0) Braves had no trouble with Vikings according to head coach Chris Doherty.
“La Conner is very organized and fast but we did have our chances, we were just unable to shoot on target. It was a clean game and well refereed,” he said.
After a game two weeks ago against the (5-3) Wolverines, Doherty was very pleased with his team’s performance in the latest 3-0 loss to Friday Harbor.
“The girls played the best I have seen from this team,” he said. “It was an all-around effort bringing the best out of the Vikings on the field. It was an exciting game and we are heading in the right direction. Special thanks to Phil Carter for his excellent work standing in as the referee.”
Orcas travels to Concrete this week.
The (4-6) Lady Vikings split the week with a loss to La Conner but a long, overdue win against Friday Harbor.
Coach Rebekah Hardee expected a tough game against the unbeaten (10-0) Braves and lost in three sets. But that loss was quickly forgotten with an exciting game later in the week against the Wolverines.
“It has been a week of extreme ups and downs,” Hardee said. “After the loss to the Braves, we traveled to Friday Harbor and our team was ready to play the Wolverines better the second time around. We lost the first set but kept our heads up and won the next two. The fourth set went to Friday Harbor, which sent us into the fifth set. We started out strong and gained the lead. The team showed grit and perseverance with their focus and determination by taking the win. The last time we beat them was in 2012!”
At (5-4) in league, the Lady Vikings are mid-pack, chasing the Braves, Darrington at (7-2) and Friday Harbor at (5-4). Concrete is (3-6) and Shoreline Christian is (0-10).
The ladies host Darrington this week.