LAKE STEVENS — The Eagles faced a tough team in fellow Wesco 4A North opponent Lake Stevens during a Friday, March 22, away game that ended in a 3-0 loss for Arlington.
The Vikings scored their first goal in the first 21 minutes of the game and Arlington found it difficult to put up a score at all. The relative youth of the Eagles’ team compared to the Vikings may have aided in the Lake Stevens teams’ success. Lake Stevens boasts 14 seniors, four juniors and one freshman, while Arlington has four seniors and four juniors on the roster, and the rest are freshman and sophomores.
The biggest issue facing the Eagles was the strength of a team that has played together for four years and can anticipate each other’s actions. Arlington will need to work on getting used to one another as a cohesive group and staying on the ball offensively.
Lake Stevens’ Jonathon Perry, Grant Shultz and Drew Jacques each scored, with James Tanner assisting with the last two of them. Jon Erickson had an assist on the first.
Right now Arlington’s league record is 0-2-1 and their overall record is 0-3-1. They are gearing up to face Mariner at home at 7 p.m. on Friday, March 29, in a non-league game.