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Soccer wins one, loses one

Denise Griffith, center, eludes a Seattle Christian player in last Tuesday’s home soccer game. - Rik Forschmiedt Photo/Riksimages.com
Denise Griffith, center, eludes a Seattle Christian player in last Tuesday’s home soccer game.
— image credit: Rik Forschmiedt Photo/Riksimages.com

By BILL TRANDUM

For The Beachcomber

After a tough loss to Seattle Christian, 7-2, on Tuesday, Oct. 4, the Vashon High School girls soccer team dominated the Charles Wright Academy side in an away game on Thursday, beating the Tarriers, 3-0.

The first score came when Cat Amick took a pass from freshman midfielder Madison Chapman outside the 18 and worked her way to the left across the goal face. She put the ball out of the reach of the goalkeeper, high in the left side of the net.

Shortly, Charles Wright made its best attack of the match. A hard shot was blocked by Vashon goalkeeper Courtney Gateman; the rebound was sent right back and Gateman’s quick reflex action again blocked the shot. A third try was cleared by defender Mykah Shiosaki.

Before halftime, left wing Lena DeGuzman lofted a well-placed ball from outside the 18 to Cat Amick, who cleanly headed it into the net for the Pirates’ second score.

The second half was likewise dominated by Vashon. DeGuzman used her powerful left foot to place a free kick over the defenders and out of reach of the Charles Wright goalkeeper for Vashon’s third and final score.

Four more games remain in league play, all of them to be played away. Additionally, two away games against bigger non-Nisqually league schools are scheduled to help the Vashon girls refine their game for post-season play.

 

— Bill Trandum is the parent of a Seattle Sounders women’s team player and the uncle of a Vashon player.

 

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