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1 goal is enough for Wolves | Soccer

A relentless attack by the Coupeville soccer team finally broke through in the 53rd minute to secure a 1-0 win over Sultan Wednesday, April 25, at Mickey Clark Field.

The Wolves' persistence paid off as they dominated the match and outshot the Turks 30 to six.

Coupeville coach Paul Mendes said Sultan (1-12, 1-14) goalie Danny Arroyo "put in a great performance" and recorded 23 saves.

Sean Donley, while tightly marked, headed in a "superb" cross from Zach Forland, according to Mendes, to register the game's only goal.

Mendes said, "Our defense secured the shutout and kept their concentration and had no lapses, which is crucial for success in a game like this.

"Kole Kellison was in goal again for us, which allowed Zach Forland to play another game at forward."

Kellison took over in the net the past three games for Forland and his strong play has given Coupeville more lineup options, Mendes said.

Coupeville (6-6, 8-6) travels to Lakewood (5-8, 6-8) at 7 p.m. Friday, April 27, and then hosts Granite Falls (1-10, 2-11) at 2 p.m. Saturday in the regular-season finale.

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