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M-PHS soccer gets playoff win

 

Sarah Lane

Marysville-Pilchuck freshman standout of the game Trina Davis, right, battles with a Meadowdale defender at their home district playoff game on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

Marysville-Pilchuck advanced further into the district playoffs after defeating Meadowdale High School on Tuesday, Nov. 3, at Quil Ceda Stadium.

After a tense back-and-forth game that led to both overtime and penalty kicks, Marysville-Pilchuck took the victory 2-1.

"I think, effort wise, is was about as good as it can get," Marysville-Pilchuck head coach Paul Bartley said on the victory.

Marysville's only goal of regular play came in the first half with freshman Trina Davis' goal. Meadowdale also had a first half goal by junior Hannah Taylor. Although Marysville had possession for most of the game, neither team was able to get many shots on goal.

Marysville had a strong fight toward the end of the second half to get the lead, and made up for their early lack of shots on goal. Bianca Acuario had a low shot on goal that was stopped by Meadowdale goalie Alivia Wynar.

Marysville battled in the last few minutes of regular play to win the game. They nearly scored following a Marysville corner kick that brought down Meadowdale goalie Wynar. With the goalie down, Marysville had a clear shot on goal, but a header by a Meadowdale defender kept the score 1-1, and the game headed into overtime.

Sarah Lane

Marysville-Pilchuck junior Tyanna Davis kicks the ball out of bounds at Marysville's district playoff game against Meadowdale High School on Tuesday, Nov. 3 at Quil Ceda Stadium.

Marysville-Pilchuck kept up their possession into overtime, and within the first minute sophomore Olivia Lee had a shot on goal. Cartina Wright also had two near goal headers off of corner kicks, both of which went wide.

After two five minute overtime halves, the teams competed in a penalty kick shoot off. In the seventh round of penalty kicks, Meadowdale missed the first shot, allowing Marysville-Pilchuck's Trina Davis to get the last goal to win the shoot off, and take the game victory.

"We possessed the ball a lot, we owned possession, we had opportunities on frame, it was all good," Bartley said of the team's performance at Tuesday's game.

Marysville advanced in the district playoffs, and had two more wins to take them to the state playoffs. Marysville-Pilchuck won 4-3 against Glacier Peak High School on Thursday, Nov. 5, and Stanwood 3-0 on Saturday, Nov. 7. The first round of state playoffs take place between Nov. 9 and Nov. 11.

 

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