Shorewood soccer victory over Shorecrest gives T-Birds Wesco 3A South lead

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Shorewood’s Alex Payton hangs high in the air
after getting off a kick with Shorecrest’s number four,
Alex Chang, attempting to block.
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

Shorewood defeated Shorecrest in a 2-1 Monday soccer game.

Shorewood's victory gives the Thunderbirds a 10-1-1 Wesco 3A record (12-1-1 overall) and sole possession of first place. A Shorewood victory or tie against Meadowdale at Edmonds Stadium Wednesday would clinch first place for the T-birds, as would a loss or tie by second place Glacier Peak.

Shorecrest ‘s Morgan West heads the ball which was deflected to
team mate Alex Day who scored the game’s first goal
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

Second-place Glacier Peak has a 9-2-1 Wesco 3A record (9-5-1 overall) going into a Wednesday match at Everett.

The match was another classic meeting between two of the strongest teams in Wesco 3A.  Shorewood hosted Shorecrest on Shorewood's Senior Night. 

Thunderbird Dawda Dibba and Scots’ Alex Chang
battle for the ball on the sideline.
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

The scoring opened in the first half with a brilliant setup pass by Axel Wickstrom to Alex Day who finished it off in the 16th minute for a 1-0 Shorecrest lead that held into halftime.

Shorecrest forward Chris Iacolucci and Shorewood’s Anthony Pepe,
number 16, look to control the ball.
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

In the second half Shorewood equaled the score. It started with a corner kick that was finished by Justin Collins at the 55th minute. With 6 minutes remaining Dawda Dibba took a free kick from just outside the left corner of the penalty box to the near post. It bounced out and was finished on the rebound by Kevin Price to give Shorewood a 2-1 lead.

Thunderbird Danny Han shields the ball.
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

Shorecrest countered with a couple very strong attempts, but they were unable to get past Calvin Crawford and his defense.  Final score Shorewood 2 and Shorecrest 1.

Shorewood’s Nathan Boyd sets up to pass the ball
as Shorecrest’s Alex Ramsey defends.
Photo by Wayne Pridemore

Sam Schober was in goal for Shorecrest who is now 7-2-3 in league and 9-3-3 overall. Calvin Crawford was in goal for Shorewood who is 10-1-1 in league and 12-1-1 overall.


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