Soccer: Coupeville faces Nooksack Saturday for final bi-district berth
By JIM WALLER
Whidbey News Times Sports editor
May 10, 2010 · Updated 3:06 PM
The Coupeville boys soccer team will try to punch its ticket to bi-district when to faces Nooksack Valley at 1 p.m. at Mount Vernon High School Saturday, May 8, in the final sub-district match.
The Wolves eliminated visiting Lynden Christian 3-2 Wednesday before falling to host Meridian 2-0 Thursday in earlier sub-district action.
Meridian (9-8) will match up with King's (12-3) Saturday to determine the top two seeds heading to bi-district.
The Coupeville-Nooksack winner will get the third seed, the loser will be eliminated.
Nooksack Valley (9-9) eliminated Friday Harbor 6-0 Wednesday and lost to King's 5-0 Thursday.
In Coupeville's loss at Meridian, the Wolves "scored" first, but the goal was denied because of off sides.
The Trojans' Anatoli Datskiy's shot deflected off a Coupeville defender and found the net to give Meridian the lead just seconds before halftime.
Meridian notched its second goal in the 62nd minute when a Coupeville clearing kick in front of the net ricocheted off a Wolf and into the goal. Greg Couweleers was credited with the score.
Coupeville coach Paul Mendes said, "It was a defense battle early. They had an outstanding goalie (Dakota Hundley)."
He added, "We will focus on the future now. This team has bounced back before."Contact Whidbey News Times Sports editor Jim Waller at email@example.com or 360-675-6611 ext. 5060.