The Shorecrest Scots took advantage of a depleted Mountlake Terrace Hawks squad and its young back four Tuesday, running away with a 7-1 victory over Terrace in a Wesco League girls soccer match-up at Shoreline Stadium.
Shorecrest’s Lauren Brown scored five goals in the win, her first three coming after dribbling through the heart of the Terrace defense to set up easy shots on goal.
“We had a breakdown in our backline,” Terrace Coach Alvin Little said after the loss. “We didn’t defend very well.”
Brown’s first score came in the very first minute of play when the junior slipped a low shot into the lower left corner of the Hawk goal from seven yards out.
Terrace answered just two minutes later when junior Donnya Kvinge found a loose ball in the six-yard box and pounded it into the goal for the equalizer.
But at the midpoint of the first half Shorecrest took back the lead 2-1 on a short range shot by Brown, who then added a third Scot goal in the 36th minute and a fourth two minutes later to make the score 4-1 at halftime.
Brown’s fourth goal of the half was her most impressive of the night, a 30-yard laser from the left side off a throw-in. She would complete her scoring late in the second half with another long-range blast that bounced off the cross bar, dropping straight down and barely crossing the goal line.
Second half goals by Ronna Iverson and Maggie Taylor rounded out the Shorecrest scoring.
“The Scots, I’ve got to give them props,” Little said. “They finished and did what they had to do.”
Terrace played without their two co-captains on Tuesday. Junior Sammy Ruiz missed the match due to illness while senior Maddie Powers is out for the season after suffering a broken fibia she suffered in the Sept. 29 game against Meadowdale.
Even without their co-captains, the Hawks showed some signs of life throughout the second half against Shorecrest when the team defended better, controlled the ball for long stretches and forced Scot goalkeeper Kate Wiper into making three saves in the final 40 minutes.
Little made a formation change at halftime by adding a couple more midfielders into the mix and making it easier for his players to matchup with the Scot forwards. “It seemed to help our team a little bit,” he said. “And we were actually knocking the ball around pretty well. We actually had a little bit of push at the beginning of the second half.”
Despite the lopsided result, Little was fairly upbeat after the match. “It’s just one of those games where you can’t get mad or anything like that,” he concluded. “The girls never quit; they kept playing. So I’ve got to take a positive out of that and move on. We can’t sulk–we’ve got another game on Thursday.”
The Hawks travel to Marysville on Thursday, Oct. 6, for a match-up with the Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawks at QuilCeda Stadium. First kick is slated for 7:30 p.m.
Prep Girls Soccer: Mountlake Terrace at Shorecrest, Oct. 4
Terrace 1 0 — 1
Shorecrest 4 3 — 7
Lauren Brown (Shorecrest) in the 1st minute
Donnya Kvinge (Mountlake Terrace) in the 3rd minute
Lauren Brown (Shorecrest) in the 20th minute
Lauren Brown (Shorecrest) in the 36th minute
Lauren Brown (Shorecrest) in the 38th minute
Ronna Iverson (Shorecrest) in the 66th minute
Maggie Taylor(Shorecrest) in the 72nd minute
Lauren Brown (Shorecrest) in the 75th minute
Corner kicks: Mountlake Terrace 4; Shorecrest 8
Yellow cards: Shay Adams (Shorecrest) in the 57th minute
Records: Mountlake Terrace 1-5-1 in 2A/3A Wesco League, 5-5-1 overall; Shorecrest 3-1-2 in 2A/3A Wesco League, 5-2-3 overall
Mountlake Terrace next game: versus Marysville-Pilchuck, Thursday, Oct. 6, 7:30 p.m. at QuilCeda Stadium in Marysville
–By Doug Petrowski