The Marysville-Pilchuck boys soccer team hosted the Mountlake Terrace Hawks on April 1.
The Tomahawks took the kick-off and immediately put pressure on the Hawks as they came out aggressive from the very first pass. After being denied on a few early shots, Marysville-Pilchuck was able to find space along the goal line and found the back of the net in the ninth minute to go up 1-0 over the Hawks. Shortly after their first goal the Tomahawks took a deep shot from the outside and scored once again in the 23rd minute. They weren’t able to score again before halftime and they went into the second-half up 2-0 over Mountlake Terrace.
Mountlake Terrace came out in the second half with more energy on the offensive end, but the Tomahawks' defense continued to shut them down. Multiple defensive stops contributed to a transition score in the 61st minute for Marysville-Pilchuck’s third goal of the night. The Tomahawks stayed aggressive from beginning to end as they totaled 22 shots-on-goal and secured the 3-0 shutout victory over the Hawks.
“It’s nice when we are able to expand players' roles so that we can use them in different spots later in the season. Every day they come out and practice how they play. They are intense and they know that when you are out on the field you have to be ready to go,” said Marysville-Pilchuck Head Coach Paul Bartley.
Marysville-Pilchuck was led by their seniors Randy Galvan, Kyle Matson and Eric Ibanez. Galvan, forward, scored the first and third goal for the Tomahawks as he has notched a total of seven goals on the season. Matson, forward, accounted for the second goal against the Hawks as he has scored a total of six goals so far this year. Ibanez, goalkeeper, recorded eight saves on the night while also putting up his fifth clean sheet of the season behind a strong defense.
If you want to come out and cheer for the Tomahawks, their next home match will be against the Marysville Getchell Chargers on Tuesday, April 23, at 7:30 p.m.