Soccer wins four, looks ahead


Vashon Island High School boy’s soccer team enjoyed double victories last week. The varsity wins were against Chimicum and Eatonville, both teams that sit at the bottom of the conference table. The matches were a solid display of Pirate soccer.

Quick control of the game through passing led to a 6-0 lead by halftime against Chimacum. Assistant coaches implemented minimum passing requirements to qualify for a shot on goal for the second half. This is when the skill of the Vashon players was really on display. The game ended 7-0.

The game in Eatonville was a similar event. Vashon led at halftime 4-0, and the game ended 6-1, with Eatonville scoring a contentious off-sides goal in the last minute. Even though this erased Vashon goalkeeper Ben Stemmer’s chance of a clean sheet for this game, it would be wrong not to mention his incredible penalty kick save in the 62nd minute. A total of 13 goals were scored by Vashon varsity players. Goal leaders were Shane Bedard (4), Peter Amick (3), Gabe Reoux (3), Jack Brenner (1), Luis Villasenor (1) and Austyn Heit (1). These wins put the Pirates in third place in the conference with four wins, two losses and one tie.

Vashon plays an away game at Chimicum this week before returning from spring break to solid competition at home next week. The games are April 22 against Charles Wright Academy and April 24 against Cascade Christian.

— Ben Bork is the coach of the boys soccer team.

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