With just three wins so far this season, the Mountlake Terrace Hawks were hoping to put together a strong performance and surprise the 9-1-2 Shorewood T-Birds Tuesday night at Shoreline Stadium.
The Hawks almost pulled off what would have been a shocking upset.
The Scots, outplayed for much of the match, needed a goal in the game’s final minute of regulation to steal a 2-1 victory away from the heartbroken Hawks.
With the match tied at 1-1, Shorewood’s Ilya Panek blasted a right-footed shot from the left corner of the 18-yard box past Terrace goalkeeper Charles Bates in the 80th minute for the game-winning goal. The shot came only after the ball had been thrown-in from the right touch line and had rolled through nearly the entire length of the 18-yard box, past numerous Hawks and Scots, before reaching Panek.
The final goal was technically the only ball Shorewood put into the Terrace goal all night; the first Scot tally came when the Hawks mishandled a Shorewood corner kick and inadvertently scored an own goal in the 33rd minute.
The Hawks controlled much of the action Tuesday against the heavily-favored Scots, especially in the second half. Shorewood’s senior goalkeeper Isaac Whitacker was forced into making six saves in the match, including one off a penalty kick by Terrace’s Gavin Scott in the 58th minute.
Seven minutes the Hawks got their only goal of the match when Nate Cockbain buried a 12-yard shot into the Scot goal.
Both teams had plenty of changes for more scores in the game. In addition to their unsuccessful penalty kick, Mountlake Terrace had a goal waved off in the 72nd minute due to an offside call.
Shorewood’s Ousainou Bojang bounced a header off the right goalpost in the 23rd minute, one of several goal-scoring opportunities that the Scots weren’t able to convert.
Shorewood Coach Bill Wilkins was impressed with the intensity that Terrace showed Tuesday night. “It was a good battle; those guys really went for it. I think they kind of had a postseason mentality, like we’re playing for the playoffs,” he said.
Meanwhile, Terrace Coach George Dremousis was left baffled by the loss. “We’re playing well right now — we’re playing heads up. It’s just a razor’s thin margin between victory and defeat,” he said.
With just two matches remaining for the Hawks in the regular season, Dremousis believes that his squad can still earn a spot in the postseason district tournament, but must get some wins. Terrace hosts Oak Harbor at Edmonds Stadium on Monday, May 2, then returns to Shoreline Stadium on Wednesday, May 4, to close out the regular season against Shorecrest.
The 3A Boys Soccer District Tournament is set to begin on May 7.
In other Terrace sports action on Tuesday, the Hawk softball team couldn’t keep up with the hot-hitting Marysville-Pilchuck Tomahawks Tuesday at Mountlake Terrace High School. Kylie Lopez led the M-P offense by going 4-for-5 with a home run, a triple, three runs scored and four RBIs. Terrace’s Jazz Zenk went 3-for-4 with a home run, a double and four RBIs while teammate Sammy Ruiz also picked up four RBIs in a 1-for-3 outing.
In girls tennis, the Hawks were pounded 6-1 by the undefeated Glacier Peak Grizzlies at Mountlake Terrace High School. Tina Liu earned the sole Terrace victory with a 6-3, 6-3 win in the no. 1 singles’ match, but the rest of the Hawk squad all lost their matches in straight sets to the powerful Grizzlies.
Prep Boys Soccer: Mountlake Terrace at Shorewood, April 26
Terrace 0 1 — 1
Shorewood 1 1 — 2
Mountlake Terrace own goal in the 33rd minute
Nate Cockbain (Mountlake Terrace) in the 65th minute
Ilya Panek (Shorewood) in the 80th minute
Charles Bates (Mountlake Terrace) — 3
Isaac Whitaker (Shorewood) — 6
Emsud Kandzic (Shorewood) in the 47th minute
Ousainou Bojang (Shorewood) in the 62nd minute
Records: Mountlake Terrace 3-6-1 in 3A Wesco League, 3-7-4 overall; Shorewood 8-1-0 in 3A Wesco League, 10-1-2 overall
Mountlake Terrace next match: versus Oak Harbor, Monday, May 2, 7:30 p.m. at Edmonds Stadium
Prep Softball: Marysville-Pilchuck at Mountlake Terrace, April 26
Marysville-Pilchuck 3 0 4 1 0 3 3 — 14 13 1
Mountlake Terrace 2 0 1 0 3 3 0 — 9 11 2
Winning pitcher: McKenzie Justice (Marysville-Pilchuck)
Losing pitcher: Sammy Ruiz (Mountlake Terrace)
Records: Mountlake Terrace 8-4 in Wesco League South Conference, 10-4 overall; Marysville-Pilchuck 8-1 in Wesco League North Conference, 10-2 overall
Mountlake Terrace next game: versus Meadowdale, Friday, April 29, 4 p.m. at Meadowdale High School
Prep Girls Tennis: Glacier Peak at Mountlake Terrace, April 26
Glacier Peak 6 — Mountlake Terrace 1
Singles: Tina Liu (Mountlake Terrace) defeated Michelle Baldini (Glacier Peak) 6-3, 6-3; Katherine Geiger (Glacier Peak) defeated Kaitlyn Anderson (Mountlake Terrace) 6-2, 6-0; Lauren Hoopes (Glacier Peak) defeated Brianna Tran (Mountlake Terrace) 6-0, 6-0; Marissa Johnson (Glacier Peak) defeated Lisa Fernandez (Mountlake Terrace) 6-1, 6-0
Doubles: Anna Sneesby / Madeline Mahler (Glacier Peak) defeated Ayanna Traylor / Kristina Shalatova (Mountlake Terrace) 6-0, 6-0; Micah Flood / Issy Koehler (Glacier Peak) defeated Stefiana Roesli / Nina Berry (Mountlake Terrace) 6-0, 6-0; Emma Riddle / Laurel Albrecht (Glacier Peak) defeated Ruthie Little / Lauren Lee (Mountlake Terrace) 6-0, 6-1
Records: Mountlake Terrace 0-8 in Wesco League South Conference, 0-12 overall; Glacier Peak 10-0 in Wesco League South Conference, 12-0 overall
Mountlake Terrace next match: versus Lynnwood, Wednesday, April 27, 3:30 p.m. at Lynnwood High School
–Story and photo by Doug Petrowski