Staff photo/Heather Spaulding A Wolverine grabs the ball in a previous game, earlier this season.

Friday Harbor boys’ soccer heads to district playoffs

After two back-to-back wins, on Oct. 18 and Oct. 20, Friday Harbor Wolverines boys’ soccer team will be going to district — the final step before possible competing at state.

The Wednesday, Oct. 18 game came down to a tie-breaking “shoot out.” In a shoot out, five players on each team attempt to make a shot, and the team that makes the most of those five shots, wins. Friday Harbor senior Per Black, juniors Joseph Kaden and Max Mattox, and sophomores Emmett Carrier and Ismael Churape, all made their shots, according to Coach Andrew Duke, while Mount Vernon Christian missed one.

“It will be recorded as a 1-0 win,” said Duke. This was the first time the Wolverines beat Mount Vernon Christian in 12 years, he added.

Friday, Oct. 20, the Wolverines went up against Providence High School, another tight game that ended tied up at halftime, one-to-one after Junior Yadir Plaza kicked a goal for Friday Harbor. The game remained tied until the last 15 minutes of the game when freshman Satchel Pieples snuck in a goal.

“This may have been the first time we beat Providence,” Duke noted.

The Wolverine team is now moving on to district playoffs, which determines who plays in the state playoffs.

“The league is all knotted up at this point, with two teams tied for first and two teams tied for third,” Duke said. District games will be scheduled after Oct. 31.

Moving forward, Duke said, the team is still working on creative offense and opening up more scoring opportunities, but they have not lost a single home game he added proudly.

“We have defended our field well,” Duke said.

The Journal will post the district game schedule as soon as it is announced.