The Friday Harbor lady Wolverines soccer team beat La Conner in their first home game on Tuesday, Sept. 13.
“The girls are showing improvement with each game, indicating a high degree of coachability,” said coach Paul Hopkins. “We’re moving the ball well most of the time, just need to get it in the back of the net a little more often.”
Senior Ava Hoffman scored the first goal in the first quarter of the game. Not long after, Friday Harbor followed up with yet another score. Incredible defensive footwork by all the Friday Harbor girls, as well as some solid blocks by goalkeeper senior Hannah Van Every prevented La Conner from making any point. The score was 2-0 at the end of the first half. La Conner came back fighting but Friday Harbor scored a third time. After a penalty kick against Friday Harbor, La Conner scored one point. The final score was 3-1.
Saturday, Sept. 15, the girls faced Bear Creek. Despite the rain, the girls played tough. Neither team was able to score any points, and the game ended 0-0.
“I hate ties,” Hopkins said, “But the girls played well. I can tell they are really thinking their moves through.”
The next home game is at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 20, on the Linde Field against Mount Vernon Christian.