MUKILTEO – And then there was one.
In Monday’s showdown for Wesco South soccer supremacy, Shorecrest (9-0-1) capitalized on two free kicks and defeated Kamiak (7-1-1) to remain undefeated and secure sole possession of first place in the division.
“We’re happy to be on top (of the Wesco South) right now,” Thunderbird coach Drew Thompson said. “We were fortunate to get a couple of opportunities to capitalize and score.”
It didn’t hurt that two game-changing calls provided them two almost automatic scoring opportunities either.
In the 57th minute, Shorecrest played a ball into the Kamiak penalty box and when the Thunderbird striker went down, the far-side assistant referee flagged for a penalty kick.
Shorecrest midfielder Elliot Richards punched the penalty shot into the net to put the Thunderbirds up 1-0.
Fifteen minutes later (72nd minute), another foul was called on Kamiak just outside the top of the penalty box, and again Shorecrest capitalized.
This time junior midfielder Mickey Crudo ripped a low line drive that was slightly deflected to beat Kamiak goalkeeper David Dunaravick and make the score 2-0.
The Knights had their own chances on offense.
In the second half, Kamiak’s Kyle Benson made numerous cross-field runs and played cross passes into the box.
Kamiak mustered six second-half shots and created numerous set-play chances off free kicks and corners.
However, Shorecrest goalkeeper Andy McDonald was up to the challenge, making two diving saves and controlling the ball well in wet conditions.
“Andy has played well all year, and tonight was no exception,” said Thompson. “We’ve got the talent and now we can start to look ahead at getting back (to state) and maybe even winning state this year.”
At Kamiak H.S.
Goals-Shorecrest: Crudo, Richards. Goalkeepers-Shorecrest: McDonald. Kamiak: Dunaravich. Records-Shorecrest 9-0-1 overall. Kamiak 7-1-1.
Mariner 3, Shorewood 2 (2OT): At Everett, Mikey Avalos scored the game-winning goal at the 21/2-minute mark of the second overtime to lead the Marauders to the Wesco South victory.
At Goddard Stadium
Goals-Mariner: Martinez, Avalos 2. Shorewood: Johnson, Vas. Assists-Mariner: Reyes 2, Palacios. Goalkeepers-Mariner: Banuelos, Gutierrez. Shorewood: McKinley. Records-Mariner 3-6 in league, 3-6 overall. Shorewood 3-6-1.
Edmonds-Woodway 94, Marysville-Pilchuck 74, Mountlake Terrace 59, Meadowdale 21: At Mountlake Terrace, Shauna Beech earned medalist honors with a Stableford score of 27 to lead Edmonds-Woodway to the nonconference win.
At Ballinger Lakes G.C.
Nine holes, par 34
Edmonds-Woodway-Beech 27 (medalist), Foster 17, Humann 15, Kim 14, Johnson 11. Marysville-Pilchuck-Ashton 16, Ashley 14, Saunders 14, Brown 12, Winston 10. Mountlake Terrace-Coons 20, Zuefeldt 16, Treece 12, Hill 11. Meadowdale-Johnson 10, Daughtery 8, Park 3.
Cedarcrest 70, Sultan 21: At Sultan, Shannon Bailey earned medalist honors with 25 Stableford points to lead Cedarcrest to victory in the Cascade Conference meet.
At Blue Boy West G.C.
Nine holes, par 33
Cedarcrest-Bailey 25 (medalist), Taylor 17, Clarke 14, Archuletta 11, LaBate 3. Sultan-Sinhlapasai 7, Martinez 5, Ryals 4, Woo 3, Moon 2.
Wesco South Meet: At Mill Creek, Robbie Vanisko shot a one-over-par 37 and Michael Crump shot a 40 to lead Mountlake Terrace to the Wesco South win. Ryan Young earned medalist honors with a score of 36 for Jackson, which finished second.
At Mill Creek G.C.
Nine holes, par 36
Team results-Mountlake Terrace 201, Jackson 202, Lynnwood 277, Mariner DQ.
Mountlake Terrace-Vanisko 37, Crump 40, Wall 41, Cheever 41, Shoemaker 42. Jackson-Young 36 (medalist), Vargas 38, Neeley 42, Siemer 42, Fitzpatrick 44. Lynnwood-Jackson 39, Stumpf 57, Magnenat 58, Davis 59, Wieben 64. Mariner-Umbinetti 48, McMannis 53.
Lakewood 202, Archbishop Murphy 221: At Stanwood, Adam Brisben earned medalist honors with a one-over-par 37 to lead Lakewood to the Cascade Conference win.
At Kayak Point G.C.
Nine holes, par-36
Lakewood-Brisben 37 (medalist), K. Noteboom 38, Boyce 40, Melohusky 41, S. Noteboom 46. Archbishop Murphy-Mitchell 40, Larsen 42, Zwaller 44, Davis 47, Hinwood 48.
Anacortes 5, Lakewood 2: At Anacortes, Sarah Boe (No. 3 singles) and Jessica Nielson (No. 4 singles) each won their respective matches but it wasn’t enough for the Cougars, who fell to Anacortes in the nonconference meet.
At Anacortes H.S.
Singles-Koss (A) def. Hesselmen, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4; Baca (A) def. Wentz, 7-5, 7-5; Boe (L) def. Hobbs, 6-0, 6-4; Neilson (L) def. Krawczyk, 6-3, 6-4. Doubles-Post-Grimnes (A) def. Jillian Shafer-Jocelyn Shafer, 6-2, 7-5; J. Archer-M. Archer (A) def. Prosser-Desmond, 6-2, 3-6, 6-0; Anderson-Lycette (A) def. Griffith-Wendt, 6-3, 6-1. Records-Lakewood 3-6 overall. Anacortes 5-4.
Cedarcrest 7, Coupeville 2: At Duvall, Sam Boelter had two RBI to lead Cedarcrest to the Cascade Conference win. Crystal Canday got on base every time she batted and scored one run for the Red Wolves.
At Cedarcrest H.S.
Griffen and Murdy. Tolley, Taylor (4) and Botts. WP-Tolley (3-1). LP-Griffen. Records-Coupeville 0-8 league, 0-9 overall. Cedarcrest 6-1, 7-1.
Lakewood 10, Blaine 9: At Blaine, Jesse Etchey had a two-run triple in the third inning and ended with three RBI total to lead Lakewood to the nonconference win.
At Blaine H.S.
Stauffer, Etchey (5), Harkins (7) and Etchey, Regan (5). Grasler, Diez (3), Weaver (5), Dodgsen (6) and Anderson. WP-Stauffer (1-2). LP-Grasler. S-Harkins (1). 2B-Murphy (L), Stauffer (L), Martin (L), Dodgsen (B), Paciorek 2 (B), Bleeker (B), Johnson (B). 3B-Etchey (L). HR-Paciorek (B). Records-Lakewood 7-6 overall. Blaine 6-7.
Archbishop Murphy 5, Cedarcrest 3: At Everett, Patrick Kelly broke a 3-3 tie with a pinch-hint two-run double in the bottom of the sixth inning to lift Archbishop Murphy to victory in the Cascade Conference game.
At Archbishop Murphy H.S.
Cook, Coble (6) and Chittenden. Clancy, Healow (6) and McNaughton. WP-Healow (2-1). LP-Coble. 2B-Hackerman (A), Kelly (A). Records-Cedarcrest 5-8 in league, 5-8 overall. Archbishop Murphy 5-5, 7-5.
Sultan 1, Coupeville 0: At Coupeville, Matt Hatton reached first on an error in the top of the seventh inning and scored the game’s only run on Tyler Ruddock’s single to lift Sultan to victory.
LaFavor, McCrorey (7) and Romeign. Evans and Larson. WP-LaFavor. LP-Evans (0-4). S-McCrorey. 2B-Hauser (C). Records-Sultan 4-6 in league, 4-7 overall. Coupeville 1-12, 1-12.