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Tomahawks fall in District Tournament


November 8, 2017

Andrew Hines

photo BY Andrew Hines Tomahawk sophomore Brynn Pilkenton takes the contact and passes up field against Shorecrest during the 3A District Consolation Match at Edmonds Stadium on Nov. 4.

The Marysville-Pilchuck girls soccer team came into the 3A District Tournament as one of the lowest seeded teams, and fought hard to get to the consolation championship against the Shorecrest Scots on Nov. 4.

The Tomahawks came into their first game as huge underdogs as they took on the number one seeded Snohomish Panthers. With a shutout on defense they were able to take their first win of the tournament by a score of 1-0. Then they moved on to Edmonds-Woodway in the second round. The Warriors got an early score on a breakaway in the 15th minute and the Tomahawks weren't able to finish on the offensive end, losing 1-0.

After losing in the second round, Marysville-Pilchuck had to battle through the Ferndale Golden Eagles in order to play for a chance at a State Tournament berth. The Tomahawks took the commanding victory with a 2-0 score over Ferndale.

In the final elimination match of the tournament, the Tomahawks came out and played head to head with the Scots. Shorecrest was aggressive on offense as they created early shots and kept the ball out of the Tomahawks' possession. The Scots created two back-to-back scores near the end of the first half, in the 28th and 36th minute.

In the second half neither team seemed to be able to penetrate the backline of the defense as each shot was deflected or saved. The Tomahawks pressured the Scots but it wasn't enough as they lost, 2-0.

Andrew Hines

Marysville-Pilchuck's Trina Davis weaves through the Warriors defense in the second round of the 3A District Tournament at Edmonds Stadium on Oct. 31.

"It took us a little while to get organized early in the season, but we started to figure it out late and came together. These girls spend a lot of time together and they have great chemistry, unfortunately we just came up short tonight," said Marysville-Pilchuck Head Coach Paul Bartley.

Senior mid Olivia Lee and junior mid Trina Davis controlled the offense of the Tomahawks throughout the tournament. They were able to use their superior speed and quickness in order to make lanes for their team and keep the pressure on the defense.

On the defensive end, senior Dominique Jenkins played a huge role as she was tough and made difficult plays with her physicality and aggressiveness.

With the loss, the Tomahawks missed the chance to go to the State Tournament. They will look to continue their success next season with a State push.


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