Soccer: Coach sees positives in Wolves' loss
By JIM WALLER
Whidbey News Times Sports editor
September 15, 2010 · 8:57 AM
It is not often a soccer coach will lose 10-0 and see silver linings in the match.
But Coupeville coach Mike Thornton liked much of what he saw in the Wolves’ loss to Archbishop Murphy Tuesday, Sept. 14, at Mickey Clark Field.
The defending 2A state champion Wildcats churn out Division I college players, and this year’s edition again features a bucket of talent led by Tasha Pabisz, who collected five goals and an assist in the win over Coupeville.
Thornton was pleased that his team battled throughout the match and kept “challenging” and “pushing” the Wildcats.
In the past, Thornton said, ATM (1-0, 2-0) would slice through Coupeville with little resistance; this year the ‘Cats had to “earn every goal.”
Thornton said, “Our captains (Casey Andrews, Amanda d’Almeida and Cassidi Rosenkrance) just kept pushing and showing by example; that was a good aspect of the game.”
He added, “Our spirits were up and the girls were not giving up.”
After the match, Thornton said, the Archbishop Murphy coaches said his club is “better every time they see them.”
Coupeville (0-1, 2-1) entertains Cedarcrest (0-1, 0-2-1) Thursday, Sept. 16, at 6 p.m.Contact Whidbey News Times Sports editor Jim Waller at firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-675-6611 ext. 5060.