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'Cats run out of gas | Soccer

Marysville-Pilchuck took advantage of a weary Wildcat soccer team to score three late goals to ice a 5-0 home win Thursday, Sept. 13.

Down four starters, Oak Harbor played well until "we ran out of gas," said coach Jeff Laiblin.

The Tomahawks (1-1, 1-3) led 2-0 much of the match with one of the goals a "questionable no call on an off side," Laiblin said, until a three-goal cascade in the final 10 minutes.

Missing the four starters "caused disruption to both our offense and defense," Laiblin said. "MP is too strong of a team to have such issues. They controlled much of the game with us getting isolated opportunities to score."

Players of the game, Laiblin said, were freshman Ayla Muller, who "played great in her first varsity game," and first-time starter junior Courtney Godwin-Harrison, who was "spot on throughout the match."

Laiblin added, "The ladies are learning to deal with the hurdles we are facing at the moment, while realizing what it will take to succeed in the future."

Oak Harbor (0-1, 1-2-1) hosts Marysville Getchell (0-2, 1-2-1) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 18.

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