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Second-half surge lifts Oak Harbor to win | Soccer
Picking up the intensity in the second half and getting two goals by J.J. Mitchell, the Oak Harbor High School soccer team defeated Marysville-Pilchuck 3-1 Monday, April 7, at Wildcat Memorial Stadium.
The Tomahawks (3-1, 3-4) suffered their first Wesco North loss, and the win lifted Oak Harbor (3-1), 4-1-1) into a three-way tie for first with Stanwood (3-1, 4-2-1) and M-P.
Marysville-Pilchuck's Fabian Panduro-Galvan scored on a penalty kick in the first half and Oak Harbor trailed 1-0 at the break.
The second half was a different story as the Wildcats dominated play. Oak Harbor did not allow a shot on goalkeeper Kevin Silveira and peppered M-P keeper Daniel Camplejohn.
"We played pretty slow in the first half but came back in the second half and played a much faster game," said coach Brian Thompson. "Our defenders and midfield players were working hard to keep the ball out of our half."
Alex Waner, off an assist by Andrew Mitchell, scored 10 minutes into the second half to tie the match.
Ten minutes later J.J. Mitchell, assisted by Alex Krantz, put Oak Harbor ahead.
With two minutes left, J.J. Mitchell struck again on another assist by Krantz.
Oak Harbor heads to Snohomish to play Wesco South leader Glacier Peak (3-0-1, 5-0-1) at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 9. The Grizzlies are ranked second in the state and coached by Oak Harbor grad Kyle Veach.