Vikings score early to beat Mount Vernon for third

EDMONDS — Lake Stevens used an early goal to hold off a feisty Mount Vernon team to win the 4A District 1 third-place game and advance to Saturday’s play-in game to the 4A state tournament.

Marcus Edwards assisted Michel Zavalza in the seventh minute in the game’s only strike that was on the mark. Seventy minutes later Edwards manned the back post on a corner kick during a late-game flurry and cleared a shot that curled around goalie Brennen Countryman.

“He cleared it three yards inside the post and that was the game winner,” Vikings coach Kit Shanholtzer said of the play by his senior forward

The final five minutes was non-stop shot after shot by the Bulldogs, but Countryman came up big every time.

“That’s this game.” Mt. Vernon coach Tony Dabbs said. “You can get tons of opportunities, but until you get that one in the back of the net the goal seems really small.”

Lake Stevens plays Roosevelt from the Kingco league Saturday 2 p.m. at Seattle’s Memorial Stadium in a winner-to-state-loser-out contest. It will be the Vikings fourth game in seven days. They were 3-0 against the Bulldogs, winning by a combined score of 4-1.

This season was a positive return to 4A competition and Wesco for the Bulldogs after a six-year stint in the Northwest Conference.

“We knew what we were getting into,” Dabbs said. “The competition is stiff every single game. You have to play your best every single game to get results.

“I like the competition. I think it’s good for us as we go forward”

At Edmonds Stadium

Goals—Michel Zavalza (L). Assists—Marcus Edwards (L). Goalkeepers—Mt. Vernon: Adriano Terenzi. Lake Stevens: Brennen Countryman. Records—Mt. Vernon (7-9-2 overall), Lake Stevens (13-4-2).

More in Sports

Trump: NFL should suspend Oakland Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch

He sat during most of the U.S. anthem and stood for the Mexican anthem before a game in Mexico City.

Regina’s Tyler Brown stops a shot with Everett’s Matt Fonteyne looking on Sunday afternoon at Xfintiy Arena in Everett on November 19, 2017. Everett lost 2-1.(Kevin Clark / The Herald)
Regina narrowly escapes with a 2-1 win over Silvertips

A shot by Everett’s Matt Fonteyne’s bounces off the post in the final seconds

Falcons set to test Seattle’s ‘Legion of Backups’

Playing without Richard Sherman and Kam Chancellor is “new territory” for the Seahawks.

No playoff berth at stake, but Apple Cup has plenty to offer

Huskies’ dramatic win over Utah sets the stage for the state’s annual Pac-12 showdown

POLL: Who wins this year’s Apple Cup, Huskies or Cougars?

Washington and Washington State have identical 9-2 records heading into Saturday’s game in Seattle.

REFLECTIONS: Tips snap power-play skid, continue penalty-killing streak

The Game The Regina Pats were predicted to be one of the… Continue reading

Monroe football’s historic season ends with loss to Sumner

The Spartans’ big second half hands the Bearcats a 56-14 4A state quarterfinals loss.

Lake Stevens’ Eason is The Herald’s Volleyball Player of the Year

The Seattle University-bound senior setter was a stabilizing presence for the Vikings.

3-2-1, bam! Georgia Dome imploded in downtown Atlanta

The dome opened in 1992, and it was flattened within about 15 seconds.

Most Read