The Marysville Getchell girls soccer team battled against the Shorecrest Scots for the fourth-place spot in the 3A WESCO standings on Oct. 8.
Shorecrest got off to a hot start as they started pressing the Chargers' defense early and created back-to-back scoring opportunities. After missing a few shots from in close, the Scots were able to go up 1-0 after a corner kick created a quick score in the ninth minute. Shorecrest continued to keep Marysville Getchell on their heels as they came back and scored once again off a deep penalty kick in the 18th minute, 2-0. After going down 2-0, the Chargers began to find a spark as they started to make a few runs in Scots' territory. In the 29th minute Marysville Getchell was able to get behind the Shorecrest defense and got on the scoreboard with a goal from in close, 2-1. Unfortunately for the Chargers, the Scots bounced right back and scored on a shot from deep to send them into halftime up 3-1.
In the second half Marysville Getchell came out as a different team as they were flying around on defense and shutting down Shorecrest’s runs. Throughout the half the Chargers created more scoring opportunities but were unable to find the back of the net. With a strong defense they kept the Scots to their three goals, but still took the defeat 3-1.
“Sometimes it’s good to have a loss if you take it as a learning opportunity and start having those conversations about how you can improve moving forward. As long as we are playing at our absolute best, then that is all I can ask of them. If we can continue to stay healthy and play at the level they are capable of then we should have a great second half to the season,” said Marysville Getchell Head Coach Sarah Hereth.
Marysville Getchell’s only contributor on the scoreboard was their young freshman forward Kirsten Crane on a breakaway goal. Alongside her, their senior mids Sofia Trujillo and Madison Hagglund were the main distributors controlling the Charger offense.
On the defensive end they were led by Faith Sherman and Gi Faria-Hernandez. Sherman, senior center back, played a key role organizing the defense and breaking up possessions that the Scots took deep into Charger territory. Faria-Hernandez, sophomore defender, played physical and fast on the outside sparking runs downfield on multiple occasions.
Your next chance to watch the Chargers at home will be on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 7:30 p.m., where they will be taking on their cross-town rival Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawks.