by Levi Moss
The Vikings’ boys soccer team continued their incredible run of form last week as they traveled to Friday Harbor on Tuesday and picked up a 3-2 win.
The game on Tuesday versus Friday Harbor was one to remember. Before this game, both teams had beaten every other team in the league, leaving them to be the only two undefeated teams. After dominating most of the first half in possession, the Vikings struck first through a penalty kick late in the first half caused by a handball. But although they were up on the scoreboard, there was still a lot of time left to play.
As the second half began, there were many chances back and forth, including a fantastic individual effort by William Garcia, who shot it off the upper left post. But from here on out, the floodgates opened loose on both sides. With only 10 minutes left to play, Friday Harbor scored an equalizing goal from a header off of a free kick. Three minutes later, the Wolverines struck again, completely shifting the momentum. But the Vikings did not give up that easily. With just under five minutes left, the Vikings were awarded, and scored, another penalty from a second handball in the box. With a new found adrenaline in their blood, the Vikings pressured the Wolverines back into their end and scored a miraculous volley by August Groeninger with 2:30 left on the clock. The players and coaches went nuts. Three minutes later, the head referee blew the final whistle, concluding one of the most incredible comebacks in the last five years for the Vikings’ boys soccer team. The Vikings look forward to playing Friday Harbor at home on Thursday, Oct. 25 for the senior game.
On Oct. 4, the Vikings defended their home turf for the eleventh win in a row over Cedar Park Christian, 6-0. The Vikings travel to Lopez on Friday, Oct. 12 with a 3 p.m. kickoff and head to La Conner on Tuesday, Oct. 16 for a 3:30 p.m. game.
by Chela Scheckel-Mohler
I have been playing soccer for five years on the high school girls soccer team. This is by far the best team I have played on, but also the hardest season I have experienced.
We are a well-rounded group of young women and strive to do the best in all that we do.
I feel that most would say a great team means you win every game. I would disagree. Being a great team means being a family and supporting each other through the wins and losses — not only in the games but life as well. This team has lost a good amount of our games this season, and many would think it is over for us. Yet we have managed to overcome obstacles. Each and every one of us have worked our tails off at practice and in games. All that work finally paid off in our second game against the La Conner Braves. The win started with a goal in the first minute assisted by my teammate Anwyn Thompson and scored by myself. The game kept going and there was literally blood, sweat and tears. The teams were both fired up and kept the great intensity. Even though both teams wanted this win, your very own Lady Vikings pulled through and brought this win home. In the next couple of weeks, we will be playing the last few games in our regular season. We are working towards another win to possibly send us to playoffs.