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.
They started out slow, possibly due to a 30-minute lightning delay, but the Mariners weathered the storm in fine fashion as Sehome’s boys’ soccer team took care of Granite Falls 3-0 on Thursday at Civic Stadium.
A free kick in the seventh minute and a counter-attack goal as time expired were enough for Sultan to hand the Meridian boy’s soccer team a 2-0 loss in the semifinals of the Class 1A District Tournament on Wednesday at Whatcom Community College.
With the best record in the Class 1A Northwest Conference, the Meridian boys’ soccer team pumped the brakes in its 3-1 loss to host Anacortes on Thursday with the district tournament looming next week.