Friday, October 7, 2016
|Photo by Wilson Tsoi|
In their only previous match up of the year the Phins drew with Edmonds 1-1. Coming into Wednesday the Phins were tied for 3rd place with Everett and needed a win to stay in the NWAC playoffs hunt.
The Phins controlled possession throughout the match forcing 12 saves from the Edmonds Goalkeeper. Shoreline finally broke through in the 69th minute as Brooklyn Gratzer played a perfect corner kick into the box.
Mai Francisco flicked the ball along and Rikki Quintero placed a strike past into the back of the net for a 1-0 lead.
Seven minutes later Gratzer gained possession 30 yards out from goal and when no one closed her down she blasted a shot past the Edmonds keeper to insure 3 points and a 2-0 win for the Phins.
Everett also won on Wednesday so the two teams remain in a tie for 3rd place in the North Region table.
Shoreline hosts Everett in a crucial match on Saturday, October 8th at 12pm. If the Phins win they will have sole possession of 3rd place down the stretch of the North Region schedule.
The Phins are now 5-3-2 overall and 3-3-2 in the North Region.