Vikings play hard

  • Wed Oct 24th, 2018 1:30am
  • Sports

Boys soccer

by Levi Moss

OIHS student

The Vikings traveled to La Conner on Tuesday, Oct. 16, and left Whittaker field with a 12-1 win over the Braves.

On Oct. 18, the Vikings remained undefeated and clinched the Northwest 1A/2B league championship with a 2-0 win over Providence Classical Christian. The Vikings were scheduled to play Grace Academy on Saturday, but Grace Academy had to forfeit the game due to a lack of players.

On Oct. 25, the Vikings will play their senior game at home against island rivals Friday Harbor with a 4:15 p.m. kickoff. Senior games are important for both the players and their families as they play their final home game on Orcas in front of their beloved fans. At halftime, there will be a ceremony honoring the seniors and their parents.

The six seniors on the boys’ soccer team are Kupono Anuenue (No. 24), Ronan Kau (No. 4), Levi Moss (No. 2), Ciaran O’Neill (No. 9), Dominick Wareham (No. 14), and Ethan White (No. 7).

For some of the seniors, this will be their 29th home game at Dahl Field in four years. These players have won 22 games and lost only six. At home, the Vikings have come together to celebrate 143 goals scored (56 of which they scored this year), and have kept their heads held high as they’ve conceded a mere 26.

These seniors have enjoyed four great years on the team, their Freshman year they qualified for the playoffs. Their sophomore year, they came back to beat Evergreen Lutheran in a tremendous 2-1 win that made them Orcas’ first boys soccer team to go to the state quarterfinals. Their junior year, the Vikings placed fourth in state after defeating Mount Vernon Christian 2-0 in the quarterfinals.

Through the highs and lows of their high school careers, these seniors have stuck together. They have been working toward this post-season since their first high school practice on Aug. 17, 2015, at 6:30 a.m. And they are excited to see how their final season will play out.

Girls soccer

by Chela Scheckel-Mohler

OIHS student

This last week, your very own Lady Vikings played against Friday Harbor’s Wolverines. We fought hard and the game seemed to go on forever. Unfortunately, we didn’t take home the win this time around. Since we struggled with the Oct. 22 game, we have been working hard to improve our team bond even further.

As we head into the last couple weeks, some of us are reminiscing on our last season. It’s been a good season full of hard work, losses, wins and lots of laughs. I am glad to say I was a part of this team and that this was my last season. I will look back on this and think of all the great things we accomplished both as a team and as a family.

We have two more games, one in Mount Vernon and another in La Conner.

We are excited to finish this season out with everything we have left. As we train for our last two games, we have been practicing our passing and communication. It’s been a good last couple weeks of practice and we are excited to bring it at our last games.

Volleyball

by Parker Landsman, Kataya Rain and Ariah Howard

OIHS students

As the season is coming to an end, the volleyball team has made a definite spot in tri-districts and a chance at going to state.

On Monday, Oct. 15, the Vikings defeated our rivals Friday Harbor in an intense game, winning 3 sets to 0. We all played our hardest and put up a united front. Our team is tight-knit, and our communication is the key factor in our successes.

Thursday, Oct. 18, marked the final home match for seniors Parker Landsman, Alyssa Johns and Katarina Schiller.

Although we lost against Mount Vernon Christian and Darrington last week, the team is ready to bounce back and keep up the positivity.

Next week we are off to La Conner for our final league match on Thursday, Oct. 25, at 4 p.m.

We know it is a long way to travel but we would sure appreciate the support. Go Lady Vikings!