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M-P battles Arlington on the pitch

 

March 21, 2018 | View PDF

Andrew Hines

Junior defender Leonardo Jaramillo pushes the ball upfield against the Eagles defense at Arlington High School on March 14.

The Arlington boys soccer team welcomed the Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawks for the Eagles' first home game of the season, on March 14.

From the first pass, the Tomahawks put pressure on the Eagles as they kept a relentless attack on the offensive end. After a handful of shots on goal, Marysville-Pilchuck was able to convert their first goal in the 10th minute. The Eagles responded by putting together a few runs that ended with close shots, however, they were unable to convert those for goals on the scoreboard. The Tomahawks found a groove once against late in the first half as they scored in the 24th, 27th and 31st minutes.

In the second half both teams played with physicality and the emphasis switched to the defensive end as neither team dominated offensively. The Tomahawks scored once again in the 48th minute, but that would be the last score of the game. Marysville-Pilchuck walked off the pitch with a 5-0 victory over Arlington.

"We started really well and passed efficiently from beginning to end. We don't have all of our guys in there yet and I think this is going to be a very good squad. They say they are a family and they play like it," said Marysville-Pilchuck Head Coach Paul Bartley.

David Armador, Tomahawks senior mid and captain, controlled the attack and pace the entire match. He scored the first goal on the day and then sent Marysville-Pilchuck into halftime with another score off of a penalty kick.

Andrew Hines

Juan Hernandez, Eagles' junior mid, plays the sideline as he maneuvers his way into Tomahawk territory at Arlington High School on March 14.

Marysville-Pilchuck also had strong play from sophomore Edgar Martinez, freshman Davis Mcgee and junior Alden Dufour. Each of them scored in the game, extending the Tomahawks' lead and essentially putting the game away early.

On the defensive end, the pair of keepers, Eric Ibanez and Blake Finsen, racked up a handful of saves and maintained the shutout from beginning to end.

Arlington's senior captains Wyatt Bierer and Francisco Calvillo were able to push the Eagles' offense and get them into scoring situations. Unfortunately, the shots weren't able to find the back of the net, but with their scoring ability that should develop throughout the season.

If you want to come out and support the Eagles, their next home match will be against the Stanwood Spartans on Friday, March 30, at 7:30 p.m. Or if you want to cheer on the Tomahawks, their next home game will be against the Archbishop Murphy Wildcats n Wednesday, March 28, at 7:30 p.m.

 

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