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Eagles, Oak Harbor battle to 3-3 tie

 

Andrew Hines

Arlington's Eric AceroRosas battles for possession against the Oak Harbor defender at Arlington High School on April 3.

The Arlington Eagles boys soccer team matched up with the Oak Harbor Wildcats on their home field on April 3.

The Eagles looked to be coming out with low energy as the Wildcats dominated on offense in the first minute, scoring with ease and taking the lead, 1-0. Arlington answered back quickly as they scored in the fourth minute and then again in the sixth minute. With a quick duo of scores, the Eagles controlled the game for the rest of the first half which ended with a score of 2-1.

The Eagles continued their hot streak in the second half as they scored in the 45th minute to put them up 3-1. The match seemed to be over but the Wildcats battled back, starting with a score in the 67th minute. Oak Harbor scored again in the 71st minute, tying it up at 3-3. At the end of regulation and overtime, neither team scored again and the final was a 3-3 tie.

"It's always tough to bring kids without a normal school day to play. Being on Spring Break kind of changed our rhythm, you could even tell in the locker room, everything wasn't quite there. In the second half we had trouble with the 50-50 ball and we just didn't finish when we had to," said Arlington Head Coach Mike Gudgeon.

Andrew Hines

Nathan Ursino makes the pass for the Eagles as they go against the Wildcats at Arlington High School on April 3

Eric AceroRosas was incredible on the offensive side of the ball as he scored two of the three goals for the Eagles. AceroRosas was responsible for the first Arlington goal of the night and the last goal scored in the second half.

Stephen Caponey also played well for the Eagles as he served as the main ignitor for the team. He finished with a goal and an assist in a very impressive performance.

"Now we've got the ability to get guys in and we're starting to finish. Bringing guys from so many different teams and so many different places, I think it takes us a while to get everyone on the same page. We're starting to figure that out and it will just get better as we go," said Coach Gudgeon.

If you want to check out the next home game for the Eagles, they will be facing the Mountlake Terrace Hawks on Friday, April 14, at 7:30 p.m.

 

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