Sehome’s boys’ soccer team came just a few inches wide of earning an upset win over Class 4A Newport, but instead had to settle for a 0-0 tie in a nonconference game on Friday April 17, at Newport in Bellevue.
Max Diehl had six saves for the Mariners starting in goal, but took a foot to the side of the head coming out to save a one-on-one scoring chance and had to be removed from the game with a mild concussion.
In his absence, Devon Trueb saved five shots in about 20 minutes of work.
“We’re a team that plays up and down to the level of competition,” Sehome coach John Sylvester said in a phone interview. “Our goalkeepers made some very big, important saves, and so did theirs.”
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Sehome had a couple of good chances to score. One came with about 12 minutes to go in the game after some good passing and combination play in the midfield. Kiefer Thomas’ shot following what Sylvester described as a “great build-up” careened just wide to the side.
The other chance came when Trueb was playing in the field before he moved back to fill in for Diehl. Trueb had gotten in behind the Newport defense and goalkeeper, he cut back to square up with the goal and his shot hit he post.
Sehome plays next at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, April 21, at Civic Stadium against Blaine.
Sehome 0, Newport 0
Goalies (saves) — Sehome: Max Diehl (6), Devon Trueb (5); Newport: Colton Muhlhauser (7). Shots on goal — Sehome 7, Newport 11.