The past is just that, the past, and now the Coupeville High School soccer team has a chance to overcome a rugged regular season with a positive run in the playoffs.
The Wolves finished their league slate with a 6-0 loss at King's Monday, Oct. 22, lowering their Cascade Conference record to 1-13 (1-15 overall).
Now Coupeville, the No. 8 seed, begins district tournament play Wednesday when it travels to Lynden Christian (9-6-1), the No. 1 seed, for a 4 p.m. loser-out match.
Coupeville coach Dan d'Almeida said, "I watched them play recently…I like some of our match-ups and our defensive energy has been tremendous the second half of the season. LC is disciplined and I'm sure it will be a hard fought match."
He added, "These girls have worked hard every day with great team spirit. I am optimistic that we will move on this year."
To move on the Wolves will need to claim their first playoff win in school history, according to d'Almeida.
The regular season finale at King's did not go well, according to d'Almeida: "We came out flat against King's and they made us pay."
The Knights (12-3, 14-3) scored just seven minutes into the match and led 4-0 at the break.
"At halftime we discussed intensity and getting ready for the playoffs and had a much better second half," d'Almeida said.
He said he was "pleased with the play of our younger sophomore group, especially the defensive effort from the Luvera twins (Ivy and Ana). Erin Rosenkranz, Christine Fields, Micky Levine and Marisa Etzell hustled and won some 50-50 balls."