by Chela Scheckel-Mohler
The Lady Vikings Soccer team had an entire week to practice. We have been doing a lot of talking about what works and doesn’t work for us in games. We’ve been focusing on a lot of pattern play and opening up to make more space for each other along with transitions.
The Lady Vikings went head-to-head against Friday Harbor’s Wolverines on Monday, Oct. 15. All of the games hold meaning, but this game was not only the last home game of the season, it was also the last home game for our seniors — myself included.
Our seniors have been playing on the high school team since eighth grade and this game was bittersweet. At halftime, the seniors and their families were honored for all of the hard work and effort they have put into soccer for the last five years. This was a crucial game because we wanted to take this win and send the seniors off with one last win at home. The game happened after the Sounder went to press. To see the score, visit www.nw1a2bathletics.com.
by Levi Moss
The train keeps rolling for the Vikings boys’ soccer team as they’ve extended their unbeaten record to nine wins in a row with a 3-2 win over Mt. Vernon Christian at home on Oct. 6. Due to the absence of a football team, the homecoming game the last few years has been played by the girls’ or boys’ soccer team. For last year’s homecoming game, the boys took on La Conner and snagged a 3-0 win. This year, however, they faced a much more challenging opponent: the Hurricanes.
The Vikings had previously played away at MVC on Sept. 11 and walked away with a 2-1 victory over the Hurricanes. The match had been an ugly one that involved many missed chances by the Hurricanes, leaving the Vikings somewhat lucky to escape with a win. However, the Vikings would guarantee that luck was not a factor this time around. Two minutes into the game, the Vikings struck first through a header goal by freshman William Garcia. But within the next five minutes, the Hurricanes scored a controversial counter-attack that the Vikings felt should’ve been halted by a foul on one of their players.
The first half died down quickly as both teams got tired from the box-to-box play, resulting in the half to end 1-1. Midway through the second half, the Vikings scored another goal from a cross-field sprint by Daniel Keyes who slotted the ball in the bottom left corner past the keeper. The Vikings quickly found a third goal from a chipped shot by August Groeninger from the penalty spot. The Vikings went to dominate the rest of the game offensively, only to let in a breakaway goal with two minutes left in the game. The homecoming game was one of the biggest crowds the boys’ soccer team has ever played for at home, and the fans never failed to cheer their voices out. This week, the boys travel to Providence Classical Christian on Thursday, Oct. 18 and Grace Academy on Saturday, Oct. 20. Their next and final home game of the season is Oct. 25 against Friday Harbor at 3 p.m.
by Coach Mike Kulper
The cross country team competed in the Lake Lap Invitational meet on Oct. 12 at Lake Padden. Junior runner Jaydon Krisch ran the beautiful 2.6-mile course in a blazing 14:33.6 to beat out 112 runners from seven other high schools to take home the title in the men’s race. Other competitors included Alina Daoust, Logan Jones, Erin White, Fallon Willis and Porter Willis, all of whom also performed well at the meet.
by Lindsey Simpson
The volleyball team is staying strong with a 4-2 standing, putting them second in the league behind La Conner. After a long homecoming week, the girls traveled to Concrete, bringing home a 3-0 win. Both the varsity and junior varsity teams continue to work hard and show improvement. The team has a busy week ahead of them. On Monday, the girls had a home match against the Friday Harbor Wolverines at 4 p.m. To see the score, visit www.nw1a2bathletics.com.
On Oct. 17, they will be traveling to Mt. Vernon Christian, where they plan to continue their successful season. On Oct. 18, the team will play the Darrington Loggers at home at 3:30 p.m.