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Soccer off to a soggy but successful start

Vashon’s Gerardo Pereyda-Antune (left) and Archbishop Murphy’s Quin Nelson go one-on-one for control of the ball in the mud on Thursday. - Rik Forschmiedt Photo/Riksimages.com
Vashon’s Gerardo Pereyda-Antune (left) and Archbishop Murphy’s Quin Nelson go one-on-one for control of the ball in the mud on Thursday.
— image credit: Rik Forschmiedt Photo/Riksimages.com

Vashon High School boys soccer is underway, with 38 athletes turning out to and play this season, and play is off to a wet but decent start, with two wins and one loss.

The Pirates won their season opener against Life Christian, 4-2, at an away game on Monday, March 12. A three-goal hat-trick by senior Ezra Koenig secured the lead, finished by an additional goal scored by Brazilian exchange student Victor Morira.

The next match, a non-league home game against Archbishop Murphy, was played under unrelenting rain and ended in 5-0 loss for the Pirates.

Vashon traveled to play rival Charles Wright on Monday, and trounced the Tarriers, 5-0.

Additional games last week were postponed as fields across Western Washington remained largely underwater after the week’s wet weather.

The Pirates will travel to take on Chimacum on Friday, and the team’s first home game is scheduled for next Tuesday at 6 p.m. against Orting.

 

— Karen O’Neil is the mother of a Pirate soccer player.

 

 

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