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Solid effort carries 'Cats to win | Soccer

Putting all the pieces together for a solid game, the Oak Harbor soccer team defeated Meadowdale 1-0 at Lynnwood High School Thursday, April 26.

The Wildcats have now won two of their last four matches after failing to hit the win column through the first 10.

Matt Jensen's goal, assisted by Dakota Powers, in the 50th minute put the finishing touches on the stellar Wildcat performance. The Mavericks (3-9-2) defeated Oak Harbor 3-1 earlier this spring.

Assistant coach Jeff Laiblin said Oak Harbor had "a strong offensive presence" throughout the match, led up front by Jensen and Vance Freitas, who had "great games."

The defense, paced by keeper Kevin Silveira's shutout and 10 saves, had an "incredibly strong" effort, Laiblin said.

Defenders Chase Muller, Gavin Stewart, Caleb Gatica-Cortes, Isaiah Trower and reserve Bernard Deguzman helped preserve the shutout, according to Laiblin.

"We put together a solid all-around effort," Laiblin said.

Oak Harbor (2-11-1) travels to Shoreline Stadium at 7:30 Monday, April 30, to face first-place Shorewood (14-0).

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