by Portia White
Orcas Island High School student
With their first league game of the season, the Lady Vikings pulled out a victory of 3-2 against Concrete on the road on Sept. 26. The Vikings will finish up their five-game road trip at Auburn Adventist and Mount Vernon Christian for the week of Sept. 30. The team will finally be back at home on Oct. 5 to face Coupeville at 2:30 p.m. With the Vikings’ first-year head coach Rachel Wilson, the team looks to build on their current victory.
The Lady Vikings took on first-place Mount Vernon Christian on Sept. 23 and took a tough loss of 0-6. The Vikings’ next two games are on the road: Auburn Adventist on Sept. 30 and back to MVC on Oct. 2. The Vikings have been working hard, and are hoping to bounce back with a win. The team has battled with some injuries and illnesses, and hope to return to full strength as they continue to prepare for more league action.
Continuing their undefeated streak, the Vikings took two more wins, bringing their record to 4-0. The team played Providence Classical Christian at home on Sept. 24, with a final score of 7-1. This brought Orcas to a 15-game home winning streak, dating back to September 2017. On Sept. 26, they faced the La Conner Braves on the road, defeating them 6-1. The team traveled to Friday Harbor on Sept. 28, in a battle of the islands. The winner of the match will have the upper hand of the league. On Oct. 1, the Vikings traveled to Lopez and will have a home match on Oct. 3, at 4 p.m. vs. Friday Harbor.
The Vikings have competed in two meets so far this season. On Sept. 14, they went to the Sehome Invitational in Bellingham, and on Sept. 21, traveled to South Whidbey. The team this year is very young and expanded this season from the last.
“The team has really grown and it’s good to know that when I graduate, Cross Country will continue on here,” says Senior Jaydon Krisch.
The Vikings will attend the Nike Twilight Invite in Marysville on Oct. 5.