Undefeated, VHS boys’ soccer faces challenges ahead

Saturday this week will be a big game at home against University Prep.

At just two weeks into the season, the Vashon High School boys’ soccer team continues to steamroll its way through the competition. After five games, the Pirates are 4-0-1, and the tie was against a team outside of the league (they are former state champs).

Last week the Pirates played Cascade Christian in Puyallup (9-0 final score) and Seattle Christian at home on Thursday (final score 8-0) for the first two league games.

In the Cascade Christian outing, scoring leader Tommy Delargy had three goals and senior Finley Oswald also had three on the board for a two-player hat trick. Senior Elliot Eades got on the board with a free kick and Jakob Heuschert scored with a penalty kick. Sophomore Bassam Almustafaalso made good use of a penalty kick. Richard Rivas and Marley Kott split the goalkeeping game with a half each.

In the Seattle Christian match-up, Heuschert, Oswald, Delargy, Jeremiah Bogaard, William Kim, Rivas and Isaac Ajeto all had goals (Oswald and Heuschert each had two). Goalkeeper Kott had two saves.

The Pirates have been dominating in large part due to their attacking scheme, featuring the indomitable Delargy and the speedy Heuschert. Their mid-section is aggressive with Oswald’s dominating playing style. And the defense is anchored by Bogaard and Eades.

Coach Ben Bork said the team is showing up well and it looks like it will continue, though Saturday this week will be a big game at home against University Prep (the school Vashon lost to in the play-offs last year).

Bork said there is great excitement about the Vashon team, now ranked third in state behind second place Overlake (last year’s state champs, who Vashon tied earlier this season).

“Our prospects are looking good for a deep run in the state playoffs this year.”

After press time, the Pirates hosted Charles Wright at Vashon Monday night. On Thursday, they will play a non-league game against Tacoma’s Foss High School at home at 6 p.m. The game will be broadcast on Voice of Vashon.On Saturday, they will host University Prep at home on Vashon at 100. The home games will be broadcast on Voice of Vashon.

— Laurie Hennessey is the mother of a player.

This version corrects the location of Thursday’s game; it will be at home.

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