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Coupeville suffers similar defeat | Soccer

For the second match in a row, the Coupeville High School soccer team was stung by two late goals for a 3-0 defeat.

This time around, King's tripped up the Wolves at Mickey Clark Field Saturday, Sept. 29.

The Knights, like Granite Falls Thursday, scored an early goal and clung to a 1-0 lead until the late uprising. The goal came on a header off a corner kick.

Coupeville coach Dan d'Almeida said his team got off to a solid defensive start against the power Knights, winners of eight of nine matches.

He praised the play of several defenders: "Ana Luvera was very active and effective on the right side. Anna Bailey, recovering from an ankle sprain, anchored the defense throughout."

He added, "Kelsey Miranda contributed as a defender…and as a forward."

Amanda d'Almeida was "a force in the midfield," coach d'Almeida said, winning "more headers than the entire King's team" and penetrating to deliver "several dangerous through balls to Makana Stone."

Coupeville (0-7, 0-9) plays at home at 5 p.m. twice this week, meeting Cedarcrest (4-3, 4-5) Tuesday and Lakewood (3-4, 3-5-1) Thursday.

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