Hawks shut out Eagles, 3-0
The Arlington boys soccer team took on the Mountlake Terrace Hawks on their home field on April 14.
From the moment the match started both teams began playing with intensity and physicality. The Eagles and the Mountaineers took their shots early and often, but neither team was able to put the ball into the back of the net.
In the second half, the Mountaineers were able to score, in the 49th minute, for the first time in the entire match. The Eagles tried to battle back, but with a lack of communication they allowed another goal in the 62nd minute and then again in the 76th minute. Unfortunately for Arlington, they couldn't jumpstart their offense in the second half to bounce back and lost the contest with a score of 3-0.
"We're kind of at that point where we are just doing our thing. We have a lot of talented guys, and I feel like if we can get over this little mental hump then we will be playing with anyone. We didn't do anything super special for them, we just played our game and it worked in the first half. We had an injury, had to shuffle players around, and then we struggled to create offense," said Arlington Head Coach Mike Gudgeon
The Arlington Eagles had a rough day on the offensive end as they weren't able to generate a score throughout the game. However, the senior duo of Stephen Caponey and Eric AceroRosas managed to give the Eagles a chance by producing multiple shots on the goal.
The sophomore keeper, Noah Sawdon, also contributed heavily, especially in first half. The Mountaineers were held scoreless through the first 48 minutes and that was in large part due to the efforts of Sawdon making multiple big time saves.
If you want to check out the next home game for the Arlington Eagles, they will be taking on the Marysville Getchell Chargers on Friday, April 21, at 7:30 p.m.