Warriors’ sports roundup: Loss for girls soccer, win for volleyball Tuesday

With a stifling defense and an opportunistic offensive attack, the Marysville-Getchell Chargers put an end to the Edmonds-Woodway Warriors’ dream of a district championship as the Chargers defeated the Warriors 3-0 in a District 1 3A Girls Soccer Tournament semi-final match played Tuesday at Edmonds Stadium.

With the victory, M-G moves into the tourney championship match on Saturday, Nov. 9, relegating E-W over to the consolation side of the tournament bracket. The Warriors can still earn a berth to the WIAA State 3A Girls Soccer Tournament, but will have to win two straight loser-out district matches to get to state.

E-W was dominated in Tuesday’s match against the Chargers, who jumped out to an early lead and then scored twice late to secure the win.

M-G freshman Kenzie Thompson-Sheldon scored the opening goal of the match in the 15th minute when she booted a bouncing ball into the E-W net from eight yard out. Then in the 72nd minute, sophomore Alana Gomez scored at the end of a two-player breakaway for the Chargers. Three minutes later it was Jadin Thompson-Sheldon, older sister of Kenzie, that sealed the victory with a third M-G goal.

A swarming Chargers defense, led by sure-handed goalkeeper Kassidy Short, gave the Warriors few chances at scoring in the contest, something M-G has been doing with increased frequency lately. Tuesday shutout is the fourth-in-a-row for the Chargers.

The win was the second for Marysville-Getchell over E-W this season; the Chargers slipped past the Warriors 2-1 back on Oct. 1, the only other time this year that the Warriors have given up more than one goal to an opponent.

To view the entire District 1 3A Girls Soccer Tournament bracket, click http://www.wescoathletics.com/tournament.php?tournament_id=3107&sport=11

In other Edmonds-Woodway sports action on Tuesday, the Warriors’ volleyball team closed out its 2019 regular season with a 3-1 (25-20, 15-25, 25-15, 25-22) victory over the Everett Seagulls in a match played at Everett High School.

With the win, E-W finishes fourth in the 2A/3A Wesco League standings with a league record of 11-3, 12-3 overall. The team will next headed into the District 1 3A Volleyball Tournament as the no.4-seed and will host the no.5-seeded Ferndale Golden Eagles on Tuesday, Nov. 12, in a first round tourney match; first serve at Edmonds-Woodway High School is scheduled for 7 p.m.

To view the entire District 1 3A Volleyball Tournament bracket, click www.wescoathletics.com/tournament.php?tournament_id=3106&sport=10

Prep Girls Soccer: Marysville-Getchell vs. Edmonds-Woodway, Nov. 5 (District 1 3A Girls Soccer Tournament semi-final match)

Marysville-Getchell 1 2 3

Edmonds-Woodway 0 0 0

Goal scorers:

— Kenzie Thompson-Sheldon (Marysville-Getchell) in the 15th minute

— Alana Gomez (Marysville-Getchell) in the 72nd minute

— Jadin Gomez (Marysville-Getchell) in the 75th minute

Records: Edmonds-Woodway 14-3-1 overall; Marysville-Getchell 13-4-1 overall

Edmonds-Woodway next match: versus Shorecrest; Thursday, Nov. 7; 7 p.m. at Shoreline Stadium (District 1 3A Girls Soccer Tournament loser-out match)

Prep Volleyball: Edmonds-Woodway at Everett, Nov. 5

Edmonds-Woodway 3 – Everett 1 (25-20, 15-25, 25-15, 25-22)

Records: Edmonds-Woodway 11-3 in 2A/3A Wesco League, 12-3 overall; Everett 5-9 in 2A/3A Wesco League, 6-9 overall

Edmonds-Woodway next match: versus Ferndale; Tuesday, Nov. 12; 7 p.m. at Edmonds-Woodway High School (District 1 3A Volleyball Tournament first round match)

— By Doug Petrowski 

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