Lady Eagles open playoffs with shutout victory

Freshman midfielder Jessica VanLoo, No. 15, battles M-P forward Melissa Lauer for the ball Tuesday, Oct. 24 at M-PHS. -
Freshman midfielder Jessica VanLoo, No. 15, battles M-P forward Melissa Lauer for the ball Tuesday, Oct. 24 at M-PHS.
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The Lady Eagles soccer team opened the first round of 3A District 1 playoffs in style with a 2-0 blanking of Squalicum Saturday, Oct. 28, at Whatcom Community College.
Sophomore Amanda Wreggelsworth and freshman Kristina Longosky each found the back of the net for Arlington, and junior Andrea Parlin earned the shutout victory.
Arlington improved to 3-9-5 on the season.

At Whatcom C.C.

Goals Arlington: Wreggelsworth, Longosky. Assists Arlington: Pederson. Goalkeepers Arlington: Parlin. Squalicum: Atkins.

The Lady Eagles soccer team may have already clinched a 3A District I playoff berth, but that didnt stop them from playing M-P to a scoreless tie.
The physical and hard fought battle Tuesday, Oct. 24, took place at Quil Ceda Stadium and was the second time the rivals have battled to a draw.
The Sept. 26 game at AHS also went to two five-minute overtime periods and resulted in a 1-all tie.
Senior forward Roxanne Pederson received a yellow caution card four minutes into the second half for pushing a M-P defender.
The Lady Eagles were fortunate as two M-P goals were called back due to offside calls in the first half.
Senior goalkeeper Jessica Welk, playing in place of injured junior Parlin, recorded her second career shutout.
I am most proud of this shutout, Welk said. I havent played a lot this year and just tried to stop the ball. I kept telling myself Jess- you just need to look at the ball and follow it into your hands.
While the M-P defense held Arlingtons offense relatively stagnant throughout the contest, Welk kept her team in the game with a number of athletic saves.
Coach Nathan Davis praised the effort of his reserve goalie in the intense physical affair.
Jessica really stepped up and did a great job off the bench, Davis said.
I told the girls that if you play good defense it will always put you in a position to do good.

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