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Wolves edged again | Soccer

By JIM WALLER
Whidbey News-Times Sports editor
April 8, 2013 · 8:41 AM
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Suffering its fourth one-goal loss of the season, the Coupeville High School soccer team fell 2-1 at Granite Falls Friday, April 5.

Down 2-0 at halftime, coach Paul Mendes and the Wolves made some adjustments to stimulate the offense in the second half. The changes helped, but Coupeville couldn't quite catch the Tigers (2-4, 2-6).

Mendes said, "We did put together a good comeback effort in the second half. Our offense was not breaking through much, so at halftime we moved Josh Wilsey (normally a defender) up to forward to change things."

Wilsey scored the Wolves' goal when he beat a defeater on a 50/50 ball and cashed in on a quick, close-range shot with his left foot.

Coupeville's improved second-half attack made it "an intense, close game right to the end," Mendes said.

The Wolves nearly tied it with five minutes left when central defender Luke Pelant just missed wide of the left post on a header.

Coupeville (0-6, 0-7) completes the first round of Cascade Conference play when it hosts King's (2-3, 2-4-1) at 6 p.m. Monday, April 8.

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