The Friday Harbor Wolverines boys soccer team worked together to win the Mount Vernon Christian 4-1 Tuesday, Sept. 24.
“Overall it was an exceptional team effort,” Tyler Howe, head soccer coach said, adding that the game was a reflection of the hard work the team put in during practice. Within the first fifteen minutes of the game, both teams had scored.
“The first goal was a nice combination between Ismael and Luke Erickson. Ismael Churape played a great through ball and Luke was composed in putting it away,” Howe said.
The Wolverines scored another goal before the second half. That second goal, Howe noted, was an impressive individual effort from Emmet Carriert. Both Carriert and Nick Herko are workhorses and the backbone of Wolverine midfield, he added.
That left the score at half time 2-1.
The Wolverines started the second half of the game off with yet another goal. Friday Harbor’s defense was also able to prevent Mount Vernon Christian from scoring further.
“Our backline had a tremendous game. They are maintaining their shape well and doing an exceptional job of switching the field when needed. Evan Foley has done a great job of playing away from pressure. They are all doing really well,” Howe said.
With less than 10 minutes of the game to go, Friday Harbor was able to kick one more in to score, making the final score 4-1.
“Or record is that we are building each game at a time and looking more dangerous and cohesive as a group. This team has a huge heart and a tremendous amount of desire which you can’t teach. It’s nice that they bring it,” Howe said.
The Wolverines will be playing Lopez Thursday, Sept. 26, at 3:30 p.m. on Lopez. The next home game will be Saturday, Sept. 28, at 1:30 p.m., against Orcas.
“[Orcas] is our strongest opponent yet so come on out and support these guys,” Howe said.
The boys traveled to Lopez to play the Lobos on Sept. 26 and won, 5-0. Then the Wolverines played the Orcas Island Vikings at home on Sept. 28, losing to the island rivals, 1-2. Upcoming games for the Wolverines include Thursday, Oct. 3 at Orcas and Monday, Oct 7 at home against Lopez.