Playing in its third overtime game in the past four contests, Kamiak edged Edmonds-Woodway 2-1 in the last minute of second overtime period Tuesday night on the Knights’ home field.
The game started off physical, with Edmonds-Woodway having a slight edge in ball possession. The Knights, however, provided the first serious threat at the 25-minute mark as Tyler Hawkinson was fouled inside penalty box, but the penalty kick was blocked by Warriors junior goalkeeper Eric Whitney. A second threat would come two minutes later as Spencer Kienholz beat two Warriors’ defenders down the field and punched one into goal, but a linesman signaled an offside and the goal was called back.
In the second half, Edmonds-Woodway broke a scoreless tie with a goal from senior forward Jake Lagucik at the 46-minute mark, with an assist from senior midfielder Ben Wilmot. Kamiak clawed its way back for an equalizer at the 70-minute mark as senior forward Tyler Hawkinson cleaned up the mess at top of penalty box after several shots on goal from the Knights.
With the 1-1 tie, the teams entered first five-minute overtime and continued with consistent physical plays that saw a handful of injuries and collisions. The Warriors would put together three set pieces from the corner, but were unable to score. Kamiak seniors Tyler Hawkinson and Spencer Kienholz connected for the game winner in the second period of sudden death overtime.
Junior Eric Whitney stood strong in goal for Edmonds-Woodway (2-2 league, 6-4-1 overall) while junior goalkeeper Austin Porter earned the tough win for Kamiak (2-2-0, 5-4-2) in place of the injured senior goalkeeper Caleb Smith.
(Story and photos contributed by Wilson Tsoi.)