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Chargers defeat Eagles on the pitch


Andrew Hines

Stephen Caponey, left, battles for Arlington possession as Nathan Snyder looks to steal for Marysville Getchell at Arlington High School on April 21.

The Arlington Eagles boys soccer team matched up with the Marysville Getchell Chargers in a tough fought match on April 21 at Arlington High School.

Early in the first half the Arlington Eagles played aggressive, creating multiple shots on goal and getting into the Chargers' box on several occasions. Fortunately for the Chargers, they were able to stand strong on defense and not allow a score in the first half. After a strong defensive stand, the Chargers attacked and were able to score in the 10th minute. At the half the score was 1-0.

The Arlington Eagles went on the attack but couldn't create enough pressure to score in the second half. The Chargers stayed disciplined and didn't allow a goal in order to walk away with the 1-0 victory.

"It was exciting to score and get an early one. It got kind of physical out there so I was just telling them to stay straight up and make sure you walk away to keep composed and focused so we could avoid any cards or anything. You could tell before the game a lot of these guys know each other and it felt like a rivalry from the start," said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Geoff Kittle.

In the 10th minute of the game, Christhian Sandoval put together an offensive possession in order to score the only goal of the match for the Chargers. The Chargers' defense and senior keeper Erik James had a great effort as they walked away with the shutout.

"In my opinion every game you get about five chances, and with their chances they managed to put one away. Their keeper made some really great saves and we couldn't put away one of our chances. After they got ahead early they didn't have to press to score anymore, and they did a really good job of getting us out of our game," said Arlington Head Coach Mike Gudgeon.

If you want to check out Arlington's next home game they will be facing Marysville-Pilchuck on Monday, May 1, at 7:30 p.m. Or if you want to attend the next Marysville Getchell home game they will be playing the Lynnwood Royals on Friday, April 28, at 7 p.m.


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