EVERETT — Madison Schultz scored two goals in the second half to lift Edmonds-Woodway past Jackson and keep the Warriors undefeated on the season.
“We got tired,” Jackson head coach Jesslyn Kellerman admitted. “We probably had a 10 minute lull … and they are a good enough team to make something happen.” After a scoreless first half, the Timberwolves struck early in the second half when the ball was played into the Warriors’ penalty area. In the scramble, Lynnae George laid the ball back to Maddie Cooley, who finished into the side netting from about 10 yards out.
But Jackson could not hold the lead as Edmonds-Woodway equalized in the 65th minute. Schultz received the ball and turned near the top of the Jackson 18-yard box, beat one player and rifled in a shot to tie the match.
The freshman forward put the Warriors ahead for good just three minutes later when she got ahead of a defender and scored from 12 yards out.
The Timberwolves created some chances late, but couldn’t get one by Edmonds-Woodway goalkeeper Kiera Towell and the Warriors defense.
Despite the loss, Kellerman was happy with her team’s performance.
“I thought it was the best all-around game we played this season,” said Kellerman. “We created more chances and we had more corners, I thought they were a good team and played soccer…we’re looking forward to the rematch.”
At Everett Memorial Stadium
Goals—Maddie Cooley (J), Madison Schultz (EW) 2. Assists—Lynnae George (J). Goalkeepers—Edmonds-Woodway: Kiera Towell. Jackson: Callie VanAelst. Records—Edmonds-Woodway 4-0 league, 4-0 overall. Jackson 2-2, 2-2.