The Edmonds-Woodway girls soccer team has continued to play terrific defense this season. A year after allowing a Wesco record-low two goals in conference play, Edmonds-Woodway gave up just six goals in 12 Wesco 3A contests this fall.
“We have an exceptional goalkeeper in Hannah Hicks, who came into the season with very lofty expectations of herself — she wanted as many shutouts as possible,” Edmonds-Woodway Bill LeCompte said. “The rest of the team rallied around her to help her achieve her goals. The (back line players have) a mindset to dominate, and they do.”
The Warriors’ dominant defense, keyed by senior Molly Carden and junior Juliet Hufford, allowed the team to avoid a losing streak in September, when it went four straight games without scoring a goal but compiled a 0-1-3 record over that stretch. The Warriors scored 15 goals in their next four games.
“We just tried to maintain perspective and not get too tense (during the scoreless stretch),” LeCompte said. “We knew that when we scored again, things would open up in a big way, and that’s what happened. Our forward play has improved a lot.”