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Chargers fall to Tomahawks 4-1


Andrew Hines

Marysville- Getchell's Erick Carrillo, races ahead of Marysville-Pilchuck defenders Jaime Bombach, left, and Juan Ortiz-Garcia, right, at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on May 10.

From the opening minute the intensity and emotion was evident as cross-town rivals squared off in a postseason matchup. The Marysville-Pilchuck boys soccer team hosted Marysville Getchell on May 10 in a must-win game to stay in the race for State. The last time these teams played the outcome was a tie. This time around the Tomahawks wouldn't accept anything less than the win as they battled to a 4-1 victory.

"When we played them last time I think we came out tight. This time we played a lot looser, attacked them right away and we had a good result," said Marysville-Pilchuck Head Coach Paul Bartley.

Ariaan Cardenas, Marysville-Pilchuck forward, was flying around the pitch early as he scored in the first minute of play. He didn't stop there as he was able to beat Chargers defenders to score again only 11 minutes later. This quick scoring effort kept the focus on Cardenas the rest of the game as they kept him from scoring for the rest of the match. Daniel Amador and Siloe Galvan took advantage of that later in the match as they scored in the 31st and 48th minutes, respectively.

"Our keepers are really solid and have made a lot of really great saves all year long. Our defenders are really solid guys and can individually defend very well. I really hope some of these guys make all-conference because they're a big reason the scores have been close all year," said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Geoff Kittle.

The Marysville Getchell keepers, Conor Beegle and Erik James, combined for 12 saves over the match. Even though the score doesn't reflect a great defensive performance, the Chargers played incredible defense but just were one step behind the Tomahawks. The only goal scored by Marysville Getchell was made by junior mid Tajinder Singh in the 19th minute.

"We like clean sheets and they pride themselves on it. They were really upset that they gave a goal away and came out harder because of that. We try to refine and try to go wider. We're really trying to spread defenses out and create those holes to pass and score," said Coach Bartley.

Marysville Getchell was knocked out of the playoffs with this loss. Marysville-Pilchuck continued past the Chargers to beat Lynnwood, advancing to the final round of Districts. Unfortunately, they fell to Mountlake Terrace 1-0, getting kicked out of the playoffs one game away from the State tournament.

"Overall it feels like an improvement from last season. We tied more games than we lost but things kind of unraveled for us here in the playoffs. I'm still proud of them. Our program has made the playoffs every year in our existence. We scratch and crawl but manage to fight our way to get here," said Coach Kittle.


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