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Chargers fall to Tomahawks on the pitch


April 11, 2018 | View PDF

Andrew Hines

Chargers' sophomore mid Jose Ramirez, right, moves the ball upfield as Tomahawks' sophomore mid Victor Aguilar, left, trails at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on April 4.

The Marysville-Pilchuck boys soccer team matched up against their crosstown rivals, the Marysville Getchell Chargers on April 4.

The Tomahawks got off to a quick start as they played aggressively and scored in the third minute of the first half. Through the rest of the half both teams went back and forth putting together strong runs down the pitch. However, neither team would score again until after halftime.

Marysville-Pilchuck continued their strong start to the half as they came out and scored two goals in the first 10 minutes of the second, 45th and 49th minute. Eight minutes later they scored once again and put themselves up 3-0 over the Chargers. Marysville Getchell refused to give up as they kept the pressure with their offense and found the back of the net in the 72nd minute. With the late score the Chargers got on the scoreboard, but the Tomahawks walked away with the 4-1 victory.

"They practice as hard as they play, we've been doing a good job with that. We were able to get it going in the second half and move the ball around. When it comes to a rivalry game you just don't want to play too up or too down, and treat it like a normal game," said Marysville-Pilchuck Head Coach Paul Bartley.

The Tomahawks were led by an incredible performance from their junior forward, Randy Galvan. Galvan secured the hat trick with the final goal in the 57th minute of the game. He also had his hand in the fourth goal scored by the Tomahawks as he added on an assist to his stat sheet.

Marysville-Pilchuck also had big performances from Edgar Martinez and their duo of keepers in Eric Ibanez and Blake Finsen. Martinez, senior mid, cleaned up the close shot by Galvan in the 49th minute of the match which stretched the lead to 3-0. Ibanez, junior, and Finsen, senior, controlled the net as they maintained a shutout up until the 72nd minute.

Andrew Hines

Tomahawks' senior mid Daniel Valadez, right, cuts off the pass to Chargers' senior defender Samual Balka at Marysville-Pilchuck High School on April 4.

"Collectively the team is getting better and working hard. We're working on the little pieces in order to put it all together later in the year. I was telling the kids, it's starting to matter to them and they aren't willing to quit because they have invested themselves in this team," said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Kyle Suits.

The Chargers were sparked by their sophomore forward Jack Rimstad as he scored the lone goal late in the game. Rimstad played a big part in pressuring the Tomahawks' defense and putting together multiple shots on goal.

If you want to cheer on the Tomahawks, their next home match will be against the Mountlake Terrace Hawks on Monday, April 16, at 7:30 p.m. Or if you want to support the Chargers they will be competing against the Arlington Eagles on Friday, April 20, at 7 p.m.


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