First-place Meadowdale stayed atop the Western Conference with a 10-1 win over the Oak Harbor High School soccer team Monday, April 8, at Wildcat Memorial Stadium.
“We had to avoid errors in the defensive third to be competitive against Meadowdale; unfortunately, that did not happen,” Oak Harbor coach Jeff Laiblin said. “We started really strong and for the first 10 minutes we held our own. Then things came undone.”
Of the Mavericks’ 10 goals, Laiblin labeled only three as “quality.” The others came from Oak Harbor mistakes, including an own goal.
“We were our worst enemy at a time when we needed to be perfect,” he said.
The Wildcats scored on Alberto Hernandez’s corner kick.
“We have to focus on a better defensive performance, combined with 100 percent effort for 80 minutes,” Laiblin said. “I believe that as we get more players back, our team defensive effort will get better and we will have a positive performance against (Stanwood).”