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Shorewood defeats Arlington 1-0


September 20, 2017 | View PDF

Andrew Hines

Arlington's Adrianne Blackburn steals the ball and attempts to clear it for the Eagles at Arlington High School on Sept. 14.

After beating Stanwood 2-0 on Sept. 12, the Arlington Eagles opened up league play against the Shorewood Thunderbirds on Sept. 14.

From the start of the game both teams played aggressive on each side of the ball as neither team wanted to give up the first goal. Through a tough fought first half, the score stood still at 0-0, as Arlington couldn't finish off a few offensive attacks.

The first part of the second half was more of the same as both teams stayed strong on the defensive side of the ball. However, in the 55th minute Shorewood launched a pass from 30 yards out and managed to tap it in for a score. For the rest of the game Arlington pressured on the offense but couldn't penetrate the Thunderbirds' defense. In the end the Eagles were defeated with a score of 1-0.

Andrew HInes

The Eagles' Hailee Wrzesinski takes the ball up the sideline as the Eagles attack on offense at Arlington High School on Sept. 14.

"The thing our young players need to understand is how hard they have to play, and playing with physicality from start to finish. It's hard to play with your back to the goal but we need to focus on not turning the ball over because we had a lot of trouble with that tonight," said Arlington Head Coach Nathan Davis.

After an ACL surgery in the offseason, starting goalkeeper Brielle Schrader played strong in her first game back. She tallied up multiple saves throughout the match and only allowed one goal to Shoreline.

Caitlin Bartlow and Arianne Blackburn also helped with the strong defense as both players were consistent and brought experience to the field.

On the offensive end, Gia Tift and Hailee Wrzesinski kept a lot of pressure on the Thunderbirds as they were relentless for possessions and played with a lot of power.

If you want to come out and support the Eagles, their next home game will be against the Oak Harbor Wildcats on Tuesday, Oct. 3, at 7:30 p.m.


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