The Marysville Getchell boys soccer team hosted their first home match of the season as they took on the Mountlake Terrace Hawks on March 19.
The Chargers came out aggressive on the offensive end as they continuously made runs into the Hawks' territory early on. They created a few opportunities to score early and used their speed and passing on the outside to earn a goal in the 11th minute. Unfortunately, Mountlake Terrace answered back quickly as they worked their way in close to score in the 20th minute. Near the end of the first half the score was tied up 1-1, but the Hawks managed to draw a foul and scored on a penalty kick in the 38th minute. Marysville Getchell entered halftime down 2-1.
The Chargers began to focus more on their offense as they were now playing from behind in the second half. With a few risks taken on offense, the Hawks managed to exploit the Marysville Getchell defense and scored quickly on a breakaway in the 48th minute. The Chargers had no choice but to play risky on the defensive end as they needed to create offense. This led to Mountlake Terrace scoring once again in the 61st minute and walking away with the 4-1 victory.
“We had opportunities early, but a few missed chances forced us to chase the game. We had to push players forward to score and that left us vulnerable on counter attacks in the back. It’s the difference in playing even versus playing from behind,” said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Kyle Suits.
The Chargers sophomore forwards Rogelio Salgado and Mark Popach made a huge impact on the Chargers offense. Salgado notched the only assist on the match for Marysville Getchell while Popach scored the lone goal early.
If you want to cheer on the Chargers their next home match will be against the Lynnwood Royals on Friday, March 29, at 7 p.m.