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  • Seawolves players (from left) Darick Chaney, Evan Gaul, Josh Hamilton, Christian Strangis and Gene Tibbetts (far right), defend against a Seattle play...

    Photo by Joleen SIMS

    Seawolves players (from left) Darick Chaney, Evan Gaul, Josh Hamilton, Christian Strangis and Gene Tibbetts (far right), defend against a Seattle player during Thursday's 3-0 loss.

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  • Seawolves players (from left) Darick Chaney, Evan Gaul, Josh Hamilton, Christian Strangis and Gene Tibbetts (far right), defend against a Seattle play...

    Photo by Joleen SIMS

    Seawolves players (from left) Darick Chaney, Evan Gaul, Josh Hamilton, Christian Strangis and Gene Tibbetts (far right), defend against a Seattle player during Thursday's 3-0 loss.

TACOMA -- Graduation weekend left the North Sound SeaWolves a bit short-handed.
Missing a number of key players because of college graduations, the SeaWolves lost 3-0 to the Seattle Sounders U-23 team Sunday at Franklin Pierce High School. The loss snapped a two-game win streak for North Sound (3-4).
The Sounders, meanwhile, improved to 5-1-3 and took over first place in the Premier Development League Northwest Division.
"It's unfortunate we didn't have our full team out there," SeaWolves coach Alex Silva said. "Our reserve guys stepped in and got a chance to see how the game is played at this level and that was a good opportunity. But it would have been nice to have some of our starters here."
The Sounders took control early. Sean Morris finished a cross from Aodhan Quinn, one-touching the ball past SeaWolves' goalkeeper Evan Gaul in the third minute. Gaul made his first start of the season in place of starter Claudio Lazar, though Lazar played the second half.
Quinn made it 2-0 in the 21st minute and Sean Okoli completed the scoring in the 40th minute.
The Sounders out-shot the SeaWolves 19-9, but North Sound had some scoring chances. Abdul Aman, who leads North Sound with four goals this season, hit the post three times.
"We made some adjustments in the second half and that helped," Silva said. "Our guys started to figure out how to play at this level. This will help us in the future."
The SeaWolves have a week off before traveling to Sherwood High School in Portland to meet the Portland Timbers U-23 team at 5 p.m. on June 17. The next home match is at 7:30 p.m. on June 20 against the Washington Crossfire.
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