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GP uses late attack to sink Wildcats | Soccer

A flurry of late goals broke up a close match and the Glacier Peak soccer team defeated Oak Harbor 5-0 Thursday, Oct. 11, in Snohomish.

The Grizzlies (2-6-2, 2-8-2) took a 1-0 lead on an odd goal when a wild Glacier Peak shot hit off the back of an Oak Harbor player and slipped by 'Cat keeper Makenzie Perry.

That score stood up as the teams played evenly until the Grizzlies scored on a corner kick midway through the second half.

Oak Harbor then committed three mental mistakes, according to coach Jeff Laiblin, and GP capitalized with goals.

Laiblin said Perry "played great in goal," and his team played "well but you could tell they were physically and mentally tired late."

The Wildcats are still missing five varsity players because of injuries and lost two more during the match. Three junior varsity players, Carly Hall, Renee Ross and Vivian Valles, saw their first varsity action and another, Selina Medina, received significant minutes. "They all played well," Laiblin said.

Oak Harbor (0-9, 1-10-1) hosts Marysville-Pilchuck (3-5-1, 4-7-1) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 16.

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