It was win-and-get-in for two Edmonds-Woodway Warriors teams on Thursday; one squad felt the elation of victory while the other saw their 2019 season end.
The Warrior softball team punched its ticket to the District 1 3A Softball Tournament next week with a 6-5 win over the Shorecrest Scots in a district tourney play-in game staged at Edmonds-Woodway High School.
The Scots jumped on E-W for four runs in the top of the first inning, but the Warriors answered with five run of their own in the bottom of the frame. E-W added another tally in the second inning, then held on for the victory.
Freshman Nalani Marinez led the Warriors with three hits in the contest while Annika Forseth earned the mound win, settling down after a rough first inning and striking out 13 Scots in the contest.
The No. 7-seeded Warriors will start the double-elimination District 1 3A Softball Tournament with a matchup against No. 2-seed Snohomish on Tuesday, May 14, at Phil Johnson Fields in Everett. Win or lose, E-W will play a second game on Tuesday against either Arlington or Everett.
To view the entire District 1 3A Softball Tournament bracket, click http://www.wescoathletics.com/tournament.php?tournament_id=2891&sport=15.
In boys’ soccer action, the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors fell one win short of qualifying for the WIAA State 3A Boys Soccer Tournament after a 2-0 loss on Thursday to the Squalicum Storm at Shoreline Stadium.
The Storm’s Nathan Berg was credited with both goals in the District 1 3A Boys Tournament winner-to-state, loser-out match. The sophomore scored in the 19th minute after a long throw-in slipped through the hands of E-W goalkeeper Mackey Guenther; the ball ended up at the feet of Berg, who warded off a couple of Warrior defenders and slipped the ball into the net.
Berg scored a tap-in goal in the 63rd minute when teammate Mason Lloyd rushed down the left side and centered a ball past the hard-charging Guenther. Berg was alone at the far post and easily coaxed the ball in for the Storm’s second goal.
The Warriors got 11 shots off in the match, but none found their way into the Squalicum goal
With Thursday’s defeat, the Warriors end their 2019 season with an overall mark of 10-6-2.
To view the entire District 1 3A Boys Soccer Tournament bracket, click http://www.wescoathletics.com/tournament.php?tournament_id=2892&sport=9.
Prep Softball: Shorecrest at Edmonds-Woodway, May 9 (District 1 3A Softball Tournament play-in loser-out game)
Shorecrest 4 0 1 0 0 0 0 — 5 7 3
Edmonds-Woodway 5 1 0 0 0 0 0 — 6 11 1
Winning pitcher: Annika Forseth (Edmonds-Woodway)
Losing pitcher: Allie Leicester (Shorecrest)
Records: Edmonds-Woodway 8-12 overall; Shorecrest 7-13 overall
Edmonds-Woodway next game: versus Snohomish; Tuesday, May 14; 5 p.m. at Phil Johnson Fields in Everett (District 1 3A Softball Tournament first round game)
Prep Boys Soccer: Edmonds-Woodway vs. Squalicum; May 9 (District 1 3A Boys Soccer Tournament winner-to-state loser-out match)
Edmonds-Woodway 0 0 — 0
Squalicum 1 1 — 2
— Nathan Berg (Squalicum) in the 19th minute
— Nathan Berg (Squalicum) in the 63rd minute
Records: Edmonds-Woodway 10-6-2 overall; Squalicum 13-2-4 overall
Edmonds-Woodway next match: 2019 season completed
— By Doug Petrowski