ARLINGTON — Just because a team scores first, it doesn’t mean that its going to win the game. Just ask the Monroe boys soccer team, which has come from behind in its last four games to sneak into sole possession of third place in the Wesco North.
The Bearcats overcame a 1-0 halftime deficit on Thursday night at Arlington High School to win 2-1 and break a three-way tie for third with Arlington and Lake Stevens.
“This game was amazingly important for both Arlington and Monroe,” noted Monroe head coach Ryan Schaeffer.
With the win, Monroe (7-4-0 league, 7-4-0 overall) increased its chance of advancing to the playoffs as four Wesco North teams automatically advance while a fifth team goes to a play-in game. Arlington (6-6-0, 6-6-0) remains tied with Lake Stevens for fourth place.
Arlington’s Jake Smith scored the first goal of the game — and the sole Eagle goal — on a breakaway in the 13th minute.
After a scoreless first half, Schaeffer motivated the Monroe seniors at halftime with a reminder that there were only 12 days left in their high school soccer careers if they don’t make the playoffs.
“I told them, ‘Don’t leave the field without leaving it all out there,’” said Schaeffer. “It was all about heart and determination for us.”
Senior forward Drew Hopkins, Monroe’s leading scorer with nine goals, connected with a Quinn Coan assist in the 47th minute and again in the 51st minute to take the lead.
“Arlington is one heck of a soccer team,” said Schaeffer. “They have been the toughest team to play, especially on their home field. That was one heck of a battle.”
Schaeffer gave credit for the win to assistant coach John Dragavon for 14 years of support and guidance to the Bearcats and to the officials, who he said did a great job of handling a hard-fought game.
Monroe’s goalkeeper was Miles Garman, while Corbin Anderson tended the net for Arlington.
Marysville-Pilchuck 2, Oak Harbor 1: At Oak Harbor, Brady Ballew’s goal in the 68th minute proved to be the game-winner as Marysville-Pilchuck outlasted Oak Harbor in the Wesco North game. Terence Johnson added a goal for the Tomahawks (9-0-2 in league and overall). Kyle Bloom was in goal for Marysville-Pilchuck. Michael Shevchuk scored for Oak Harbor (5-7, 5-7) and Justin Van Pelt tended goal for the Wildcats.
Cascade 3, Everett 2: At Everett, Reid Jones scored the winning goal in the 78th minute off a Tony Clarke assist to give Cascade (5-7-0 league, 5-7-0 overall) the Wesco North win against Everett (2-9-0, 2-9-0). Jones also scored in the 60th (Gerardo Martinez-Alfaro assist) and Skylar Sutherland scored in the 4th minute. Eric Ofori scored both goals for Everett, one in the 10th (Mark Lee assist) and one in the 20th (Mike Newton assist). Oscar Teran and Scott Tolpingrud shared duties in the net for Cascade and Tanner Jelinek was the keeper for the Seagulls.
Stanwood 1, Snohomish 0: At Snohomish, Jorge Garcia scored the lone goal in the 15th minute off a James Postma assist to give Stanwood (1-10-1 league, 1-10-1 overall) the win — its first of the season — and knock Snohomish (9-2-1, 9-2-1) out of first place in the Wesco North. Dalton Alumbaugh earned the shutout for the Spartans. Snohomish’s goalkeeper was not reported.
Archbishop Murphy 2, Lakewood 0: At Everett, Matt Leen scored in the 57th minute off an assist from Sean Ryan, Erick Schmidt scored in the 64th minute off an assist from Alexis Magana and Archbishop Murphy clinched a 2A district playoff berth with the Cascade Conference victory. Doug Ehlebracht recorded the shutout for Murphy (9-1-0, 10-2-0). James Hoback started in goal for Lakewood (5-6-0, 7-6-0).
Sultan 5, Coupeville 0: At Sultan, Juan Camayo scored two goals and added an assist and teammate Alex Nicholas assisted on three goals, leading Sultan to the Cascade Conference win over Coupeville. Anthony Reyes, Simon Chavez and Axel Romeijn all scored goals for the Turks (5-5 in league, 6-5-1 overall). Stephen Losleben, Andy Livasy and Jake Murray all combined for the shutout in goal for Sultan. Isaac Wacker and Evan Ameluxen-Coleman shared time in goal for Coupeville (5-6, 7-6).
Cedarcrest 3, Granite Falls 0: At Granite Falls, Dusty Felts, Cory Johnson and Zach Brown each scored a goal for Cedarcrest (9-3-0 league, 10-4-0 overall) in its Cascade Conference win over Granite Falls (1-11-0, 2-12-0). Colin McHargue recorded the shutout for the Red Wolves. Granite Falls’ keeper was not reported.
Jackson 361, Edmonds-Woodway 373, Meadowdale 392
At Lynnwood Municipal Golf Course
18 holes, par 65
Edmonds-Woodway: Ricky McDonald (medalist) 65, Chong Byun 73, Davis Halle 75, Brett Phillips 78, Ty Tindall 82. Jackson: Connor Miele 68, Trent Livingstone 70, David Won 72, Barret McGinnis 74, Taylor Pirnke and David Meece 77. Meadowdale: Geoff Burks 71, Cameron Bayer 73, Todd Hollinghorst 78, John Bartkowski 84, Andrew Olsen 86.
Snohomish 375, Stanwood 410, Monroe 424
At Snohomish Golf Course
18 holes played, par 72
Monroe: Preston Love 79, Andrew Russell 79, Eric Meriman 85, Tyler Zissel 88, Mitchell Smith 93. Stanwood: Jordan Solvberg 73, Paige Kanvangh 83, John Thayer 83, Wade Smith 85, Jeff Epperson 86. Snohomish: Dylan Stensland 71 (Medalist), Mike Jaeger 73, Reed Pecha 74, Mick Stocker 77, Matt Tygert 80.
Oak Harbor 431, Lake Stevens 432, Cascade 446
At Battle Creek Golf Course
18 holes played, par 73
Cascade: Anthony Chiarelli 80, Joey Elrand-Wert 86, Brenden Beaver 87, Brian Bachmann 90, Michael Gleave 103. Oak Harbor: Phil Reedy 76 (medalist), Brandon Kenworthy 81, Matt Fiske 85, Judd Ford 86, Greg Martin 103. Lake Stevens: Kyle Gellner 80, Mitch Girard 84, Nick Paylor 87, Chris Lian 88, Partick Barrett 93.
A. Murphy 205, Lakewood 242
At Snohomish Golf Course
Nine holes, par 36
Lakewood: Ryan Anderson 44, Bryce Rosenbach 46, Kris Parish 47, Bryan Gregory 52, Jacob Strand 53. Archbishop Murphy: Chase Larsen 38 (medalist), Sam Hogenson 40, Mike Ciez 40, Brady Redington 43, Joey Green 44.
South Whidbey 211, Cedarcrest 225
At Carnation Golf Course
Nine holes played, par 36
South Whidbey: Shane Thompson 36 (medalist), Lincoln Hawthorne 43, Brooks Guetlin 44, Perry Cooley 44, Tommy Boyle 44. Cedarcrest: Ryan McKinlay 41, Daneil Campbell 44, Jake Harding 45, Sam Linnerooth 47, Jeremey Shannon 48.
Cedarcrest 107, South Whidbey 86
At Useless Bay Golf Course
Nine holes played, Stableford scoring
Cedarcrest: Lauren Hook 25 (medalist), Shannon Bailey 23, Jackie Taylor 22, Brooke Champman 22, Sierra Berg 15. South Whidbey: Brandi Winn 18, Olivia Hamilton 18, Sarah Muncey-Gordon 18, Danielle Leggett 16, Emily Lindus 16.
Sultan 68, King’s 68
At Blue Boy Golf Course
Nine holes, Stableford scoring
King’s: Rachel Kobayashi 20, Kat Coshow 15, Stephanie Casey 11, Jordan Wyrick 11, Yongie Jeone 11. Sultan: Jennifer Lee 30 (medalist), Stevie Ryals 18, Katherine Woo 14, Clara Martinez 4, Alicia Korn 2.
Lakewood 85, A. Murphy 74
At Cedarcrest Golf Course
Nine holes, Stableford scoring
Archbishop Murphy: Julie Conelly 21, Erin Gogal 17, Melina Sutton 13, Jordan Nelson 13, Shannon Thacker 10. Lakewood: Peyton Mizell (medalist) 27, Kayley Mizell 20, Amanda Gregory 15, Chelsea Blackwood 12, Kelsey Gann 11.
Lake Stevens 105, Arlington 61, Cascade 47
At Walter Hall Golf Course
Nine holes played, Stableford scoring
Lake Sevens: Julie Borges 25 (medalist), Lauren Lowbaugh 22, Lindsey Danas 21, Kristina Tews 20, Bri Klein 17. Arlington: Tiffany Daggett 19, Aarika Montanez 19, Mackenzie Bennett 10, Shelby Southy 7, Cassie Van Loo 6. Cascade: Kindra Shively 23, Jamie Arimintrout 15, Marie Runge 8, Mackenzie Labaron 1.
Everett 258, Marysville-Pilchuck 225, Oak Harbor 222
At Legion Memorial Golf Course
18 holes played, Stableford scoring
Marysville-Pilchuck: Sara Rott 51, Abby Beauchamp 50, Stasia Ashley 44, Brielle Saunders 44, Taylor Ashton 36. Oak Harbor: Simone Hamilton 51, Melany Cone 50, Ashley Johnson 48, Kara Stratton 37, Shelbey Hamming 36. Everett: Talex Diede 67 (medalist), Stefanie Soelling 64, Jody Barhanovich 57, Libby Hollingshead 37, Kayla Anderson 33.
Stanwood 10, Lake Stevens 1: At Stanwood, Carly Bosse and Jordan Nemo each hit home runs, and Brittany Jeans struck out 12 batters while issuing only one walk as Stanwood took the Wesco North victory to remain undefeated on the season.
At Stanwood H.S.
Blaire, Kelley and Brewer. Jeans and Bingham. WP—Jeans (9-0). LP—Blaire. 2B—Brewer (L), Nemo (S). 3B—Stillman (S). HR—Bosse (S), Nemo (S). Records—Lake Stevens 2-6 league, 3-7 overall. home 9-0, 12-0.
Lakewood 8, Sultan 5: At Lakewood, Casandra Holcomb’s bases-loaded triple capped a four-run first-inning for Lakewood in the Cascade Conference game.
At Lakewood H.S.
Hopkins and MacDicken. Bean and Etchey. WP—Bean (3-7). LP—Hopkins. 2B—Hasslar (S), K. Barrio (L), Chase (L). 3B—Holcomb (L). Records—Sultan 2-8 league, 2-8 overall. Lakewood 1-7, 2-8.
Orcas Island 18, Darrington 0: At Darrington, Mackie Taylor batted 3-for-3 with a double and four RBI as Orcas Island won the Northwest 1A/2B League game.
At Darrington H.S.
Garcia and Anderson. Baker, Smith (3) and Gentry. WP—Garcia. LP—Baker. 2B—Taylor (O). Records—Orcas Island not reported. Darrington not reported.
Shorewood 5, Mountlake Terrace 2
At Mountlake Terrace H.S.
Singles—Christine Yang (SW) def. Ashley Juretich 6-0, 6-2; Alexa Stead (MT) def. Sara Oh 7-6, 6-3; Kristen Wagner (MT) def. Clara Lam 6-3, 4-6, 7-5; Michelle Beetham (SW) def. Willada Loch 6-4, 6-1. Doubles—Anna Chatilo-Mackenzie Bang (SW) def. Teryn Bouche-Ann Truong 6-3, 6-2; Marina Lutsley-Robina Sandhu (SW) def Molly Erickson-Kendall Stead 6-3, 6-0; Hannah Yueh-Vicky Kim (SW) def. Jennifer Wagnon-Gillian Braden-Armstrong 6-3, 6-2. Records—Shorewood 8-2 league and overall. Mountlake Terrace 3-7.
Jackson 6, Lynnwood 1
At Jackson H.S.
Singles—Rosana Tran (J) def. Gina Giuliano 6-0, 6-0; Annika Swenson (J) def. Madison Smith 6-1, 6-0; Kristina Huynh (J) def. Holly Vanney 6-0, 6-2; Jessica Mar (J) def. Rita Kong 6-0, 6-4. Doubles—Rachel Wong-Becca Magnenat (L) def. Jackie Serame-Sarah Bhak 0-6, 6-3, 6-2; Sandra Hong-Danielle Yan (J) def. Tori VanDawn-Holly Anderson 6-1, 6-2; Anna Smith-Kelli Corbett (J) def. Grace Sim-Miranda Qussis 6-0, 6-0. Records—Lynnwood 0-10 league and overall. Jackson 8-3.
Meadowdale 5, Glacier Peak 2
At Meadowdale H.S.
Singles—Catherine Jorgensen (GP) def. Olivia Bates 6-0, 6-2; Josie Dow (M) def. Louisa Pendergast 6-1, 6-4; Denise Washington (M) def. Carleigh Clendenin 6-3, 6-3; Isabel Reeb (M) def. Amchelle Clendenin 6-1, 6-1. Doubles—Lianne Fijalka-Sara Porteson (M) def. Sam Lous-Sami Boggs 6-0, 6-2; Sarah Desautels-Monica Gilie (GP) def. Erica Landa-Maya Rahkonen 6-4, 6-2; Vanessa Woo-Natalie Buslach 6-1, 6-1. Records—Glacier Peak 1-9 league and overall. Meadowdale 7-3.
Mariner 4, Shorecrest 3
At Shorecrest H.S.
Singles—Lauren Olson (S) def. Dhana Viswanathan 6-4, 6-2; Belinda Pan (S) def. Laura Pfeifer 6-1, 6-1; Zenyka Zebedeus (M) def. Margo Ackerson 6-2, 6-4; Britney Jaussaud (M) def. Carrie Foster 6-1, 6-4. Doubles—Brittany Ruscha-Cassie Lang (M) def. Jorja Jacobson-Thea Henderson 4-6, 6-1, 6-1; Kimi Smith-Tiffany Ku (S) def. Nykole Mitchell-Ribka Panjaitan 6-4, 6-3; Jessa Newberg-Ji Kim (M) def. Ji Park-Havilah Glesener 6-0, 4-6, 6-4. Records—Mariner 4-6 league and overall. Shorecrest 2-7.
Edmonds-Woodway 4, Kamiak 3
At Kamiak H.S.
Singles—Elaine Baik (K) def. Amanda Waldren 6-0, 6-0; Audrey Lee (K) def. Michelle Nelson 4-6, 6-0, 6-2; Jane Hong (EW) def. Annie Yang 7-5, 6-3; Alyssa Gilbert (K) def. Sheridan Smalley 7-5, 7-6 (7-5). Doubles—Sarah Fine-Sophie Roben (EW) def. Veronica Ahn-Abby Wegley 6-7 (6-8), 6-2, 6-4; Jessica Steiner-Annie Wilson (EW) def. Audrey Staton-Nahee Kwak 6-4, 6-4; MacKenzie O’Brien-Mikala Valdez (EW) def. Alice Oh-Joyce Kim 6-1, 6-4. Records—Edmonds-Woodway 10-0 league and overall. Kamiak 7-4.