By Quint Turner
Lynnwood—Despite an early stalemate between the teams, the Scots from Shorecrest High School would eventually get their momentum and show why they are ranked number 2 in the state 3A boys soccer poll. Shorecrest forced turnovers, connected on passes and pushed through the Maverick defense to convert on opportunities.
In the first half, there weren’t that many opportunities for either side, as the teams played evenly. However, the Scots got a shot in the 14th minute on goal but Patrick Gove made the stop easily. The momentum turned to the Scots after that, and they never looked back. A dangerous free kick was almost deflected into the net but Gove made another huge stop. Meadowdale fired shots from long distance on the Scots keeper, as he played way out during most of the game, and Peter Mataya got a shot that was almost over the goalie’s head but it was saved. In the 32nd minute, the Scots would get their first goal and add another one in the 38th minute to lead 2-0 at the half.
In the second half, the Scots started where they left off. They had a few chances on corners, including one that was headed to a Scot player twice, but they weren’t able to put it home. Chris Prasanna had the best chance for the Mavericks in the 58th minute. With Meadowdale still down 2-0, he took a pass from Alec Robertson but just shot it wide. The Scots would go on to score two more goals to put it away.
The Mavs next varsity game is Friday at Shorewood at 7 p.m.
Sports correspondent Quint Turner is a student at Meadowdale High School.