Soccer: Coupeville cruises by Concrete 6-0
By JIM WALLER
Whidbey News Times Sports editor
September 8, 2010 · Updated 6:22 PM
Coupeville unleashed the Amanda Attack Tuesday, Sept. 7, when the Wolves blanked visiting Concrete 6-0 in the 2010 girls soccer season opener.
Junior Amanda Montana and sophomore Amanda d'Almeida each scored two goals to lead the Coupeville to the nonconference victory.
The Wolves now travel to Mount Vernon Christian Thursday, Sept. 9, for a 4 p.m. nonleague match. Coupeville opens Cascade Conference play Tuesday, Sept. 14, a home at 6 p.m. against state power Archbishop Murphy.
Against Concrete, d'almeida scored first 10 minutes into the game. Six minutes later her corner kick set up a goal by sophomore Kelsey Miranda.
With 3:45 left in the half, Montana dribbled her way through the Lion defense to notch her first tally.
In the second half, d'Almeida and Montana punched in their second goals, and sophomore Haley Marx finished the scoring by knocking in her first career score.
Sophomore Stephanie Hilkey, who played most of the game in the goal for Coupeville, helped hold Concrete scoreless.
Coach Mike Thornton said, "We played really well. We passed well and our foot skills have improved."
He added, "If we continue to move the ball we will be successful. That is more exciting than scoring goals."
Thornton is pleased with his team's attitude this season: "We have been stressing that we need to practice and play with a purpose. They have bought in. They all want to be successful; there is no individualism. This group has really worked hard."Contact Whidbey News Times Sports editor Jim Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-675-6611 ext. 5060.