After locking up a state playoff berth with a win Thursday, the Squalicum boys’ soccer team put the finishing touches on its district tournament run by beating Shorecrest 2-0 on Saturday at Shoreline Stadium.
After losing a match for the first time all year on Tuesday, the Squalicum boys’ soccer team bounced back nicely Thursday to clinch a state playoff berth. The Storm spread the wealth among multiple goal scorers as it took care of Shorecrest 5-1 at Shoreline Stadium.
Devin Gartner scored his first goal of the season for Lynden to snap a scoreless tie in the last minute of the first half. Fellow senior Nick Parris nailed his 25th goal in the final minute of the game to provide a memorable finish to a classic Class 2A Northwest District Tournament match-up.
Normally, freshman forward Kevin Galiano would be taking aim at South Whidbey’s goal. But when Meridian and South Whidbey went to a shootout to determine which team would advance to the Class 1B Bi-District Tournament, coach Joe Spencer had other ideas.