It was the second straight year that the Hawks opened the year with a win over the Marauders; Mountlake Terrace beat Mariner 8-1 on the first day of play in 2014.
While the victory gets the Hawks’ season off on a good foot, before the match coach Evan Hatch hinted that he wouldn’t necessarily be putting a big emphasis on wins and losses this season. “This year, my goal for the team is to increase the consistency of our play, both psychologically and technically,” he said. “I’d like to see our team play hard and play well throughout the entire season and into the playoffs. The team’s focus this year is much more about consistent performance than about wins and losses.”
In other Mountlake Terrace action on Tuesday, the boys tennis team flexed its muscles and pounded the Marysville-Getchell Chargers 5-2 in the season opener for both squads.
All fours Mountlake Terrace singles players defeated their Charger opponents in straight sets with the Hawks’ No. 1 and No. 2 singles’ players, Jeremy Ansdell and Adam Lorraine, each winning their matches 6-0, 6-0.
– By Doug Petrowski
Prep Girls Soccer: Mariner at Mountlake Terrace, Sept. 8
Mariner 0 0 – 0
Terrace 0 2 – 2
Records: Mountlake Terrace 1-0-0; Mariner 0-1-0
Mountlake Terrace next match: vs. Inglemoor, Thursday, Sept. 10, 7:30 p.m. at Pop Keeney Stadium, Bothell
Prep Boys Tennis: Marysville-Getchell at Mountlake Terrace, Sept. 8
Mountlake Terrace 5, Marysville-Getchell 2
Singles: Jeremy Ansdell (MTHS) defeated Josh Angulo (MGHS) 6-0, 6-0; Adam Lorraine (MTHS) defeated Josh James (MGHS) 6-0, 6-0; Jake Peters (MTHS) defeated Brandon Thomas (MGHS) 6-0, 6-1; Drake Day (MTHS) defeated Eben Heacock (MGHS) 6-3, 6-2
Doubles: Nolan Lechner / Adam Madamba (MGHS) defeated Minchoel Jung / Trevor Swanson (MTHS) 6-2, 6-4; Max Leidig / Alec Ung (MTHS) defeated Nathan Snyder / Colton Baygley (MTHS) 6-2, 6-2; Daniel Kicsz / Gordy Delap (MGHS) defeated Ben McGraner / Bukhari Shakil (MTHS) 3-6, 6-0, 6-4
Records: Mountlake Terrace 1-0; Marysville-Getchell 0-1
Mountlake Terrace next match: vs. Meadowdale, Thursday, Sept. 10, 3:30 p.m. at Meadowdale High School