Shorewood senior forward Isaak Abraham celebrates with fans after scoring a goal during the Class 3A District 1 title game Saturday at Shoreline Stadium. The Stormrays won 2-1 against Edmonds-Woodway. (Taras McCurdie / The Herald)

Shorewood senior forward Isaak Abraham celebrates with fans after scoring a goal during the Class 3A District 1 title game Saturday at Shoreline Stadium. The Stormrays won 2-1 against Edmonds-Woodway. (Taras McCurdie / The Herald)

Shorewood repeats as 3A district boys soccer champ

Isaak Abraham’s difference-making cameo appearance helps the Stormrays top Edmonds-Woodway 2-1.

SHORELINE — Isaak Abraham only played 10 minutes in the Class 3A District 1 boys soccer championship game Saturday night at Shoreline Stadium.

The Shorewood senior forward was nursing an injury, but he also wanted some field time ahead of the state tournament. In those 600 seconds, Abraham not only assisted the Stormrays’ first goal midwasy through the second half, he also rocketed a shot into the back of the net near stoppage time, helping give Shorewood a 2-1 win over Edmonds-Woodway for back-to-back district trophies.

“I knew I was banged up coming off the Lynnwood game, so I was like, ‘10 minutes, give it all I got,’” Abraham said. “And in the last 10 minutes, we made an impact and made the two goals happen.”

Both Shorewood (17-1-1) and Edmonds-Woodway (13-3-3) advanced to the state tournament.

The Warriors beat the Stormrays 2-1 in mid-April to exterminate Shorewood’s possibility for an undefeated league record, so there was no better time for payback than in the district title game.

“It’s a championship game, so we were playing to win,” Shorewood coach Shaun Warner said. “Our guys wanted to beat them really bad. … Our message was we’ve beaten everybody in Wesco but Edmonds-Woodway at this point, so let’s get the clean sweep tonight.”

In approximately the 65th minute Abraham outpaced an Edmonds-Woodway defender down the left sideline, cut back and crossed the ball into the goal area for senior forward Jackson Smith to tap in for the opening goal.

Several minutes later Shorewood was attacking the Warriors’ defensive half again when the ball was crossed into the box and whiffed by a Stormrays player. But play reset and the ball was passed to Abraham, who slotted it past the goalkeeper to make it 2-0.

In stoppage time, Edmonds-Woodway got on the board from senior Alexander Bryan’s free kick, headed in by senior Kincaid Sund, but it was too little too late.

“(This game didn’t) decide our final fate. We had already qualified for state, so that’s a good feeling,” Warriors coach Jason Hanson said. “I thought the game had a much different energy than the previous game against them. And it wasn’t until the final 20-25 minutes that it felt hyper-competitive. So credit to our guys that came in at the end and got that goal. That showed some fight and resiliency. I’m proud of them.”

Mount Vernon 3, Lynnwood 1

The last time the Royals (9-8-3 overall) qualified for the state tournament was in 2017, and they’ll have to go another season empty handed as they fell to the Bulldogs (13-3-3) in a winner-to-state, loser out game at Shoreline Stadium.

Lynnwood sophomore forward Henry Torres opened the contest in the first five minutes, netting a deflection for a 1-0 lead.

About 11 minutes later, Mount Vernon senior midfielder Aaron Diaz responded with blast to the upper right quadrant. Sophomore forward Angel Reyes-Villavicencio tapped in a cross from senior defender Carlos Rosales at approximately the 30th minute. With less than two minutes remaining in the game, Rosales had about a 30-yard free kick that deflected into the net for the two-goal advantage.

Arlington 2, Shorecrest 0 (winner to state, loser out)

The Eagles (12-6-2 overall) booked a trip to their first state tournament in 39 years after beating the Scots (10-6-4) in a winner-to-state, loser-out game at Shoreline Stadium. Arlington was in a similar position in 2022 against Edmonds-Woodway, but lost 4-2.

Sophomore forward Brody Dalgaard netted freshman midfielder Elias Hernandez-Paz’s cross just three minutes into the game, and senior Brian Torres slotted a shot past Shorecrest’s goalkeeper at approximately the 65th minute.

“The goal today was to come in and try to be as mistake-free as possible, not necessarily trying to go out and score a miraculous amount of goals but try to be error-free,” Arlington coach Kieren Raney said. “We beat Edmonds-Woodway, who was ranked five at that time. We (lost to Shorewood) 5-4, we (lost) 2-1 against Mount Vernon. I don’t care who it is (at state), we’ll give somebody trouble.”

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