It was feast or famine for the Eagles so it’s a good thing there were plenty of yards to go around. In a matchup that will go far in determining the Wesco North champion this season, Arlington simply had more big plays and came away with a 45-28 win over Marysville-Pilchuck Sept. 23.
While the defense was there for a half, the Cougars’ offense never showed up. The Lakewood girls soccer team left a 3-0 Cascade Conference loss to King’s Sept. 15 with more questions than it had opening the match.
agle volleyball fans saw glimpses of what would make for an exciting season during Arlington’s season opener against Everett. But there weren’t enough of those moments to overcome the Seagulls in a 3-2 (25-21, 16-25, 25-14, 18-25, 7-5) non-conference loss at home Sept. 8.
Perhaps the only disappointment the Eagles faced Sept. 2 was that they didn’t get the chance to play against possibly the state’s best running back, KeiVarae Russell. But then again, it’s hard to find a letdown in a 42-12 drubbing of Mariner in a non-conference contest on opening night.
The Lady Eagles have had a difficult time getting started on the tennis court in 2011.
Not just literally, as more than a month has passed and Arlington girls tennis has played just five matches, but also figuratively.
Against Jackson the Eagles tried something new to combat their recent lack of offense.
“We only got one shot against Cascade — we scored — but we knew we had to try a more aggressive approach,” said Arlington manager Mike Gudgeon.
For all the swinging the Eagles have been doing, they’re having hard time getting hits lately.
That much was the case in a 7-2 loss to Snohomish April 4, when Arlington struck out 11 times.
With such a contrast in style between the two halves, the Cougars have to view this loss to the Turks as a cautionary tale.
In a 3-1 conference loss to Sultan April 5, Lakewood couldn’t find the back of the net.
For the second straight year the Cougars have gotten a wake-up call when jumping into Cascade Conference play.
Cedarcrest scored early and often to defeat Lakewood 5-0, March 22, in a match that saw the Cougars having a hard time holding onto the ball.
The Eagles are now on everybody’s radar.
That’s what happens when you come out of nowhere to win the division championship. But with high results come high expectations the following season, which boys coach Jack Greaves thinks is a change of pace.