Wildcats nearly upset Snohomish / Soccer

A last second goal prevented the Oak Harbor High School soccer team from executing a stunning upset as the Wildcats lost 2-1 at Snohomish Tuesday, Sept. 19.

On paper, it looked like Snohomish would have an easy time with the Wildcats. The Panthers, who have qualified for the state tournament in four of the past six years, entered the game with a 4-1-1 record, while Wildcats, limping from an injury-filled lineup, were winless in five matches.

None of that mattered as the Wildcats went toe-to-toe with the Wesco leaders until the Panthers punched in a goal with 10 seconds remaining in the match.

“The girls played great soccer,” Oak Harbor coach Mike Lonborg said. “The girls are starting to gel and play well together, and if they continue playing that way and we get some of our injuries back, they’re going to start winning.”

Oak Harbor’s goal came from Caylie Etherington on an assist from Gracie Hiteshew.

“(It was) a beautiful play with the finish from a header,” Lonborg said.

Oak Harbor (0-3, 0-6) heads to Lynnwood (2-1, 4-1) for a 7:30 p.m. match Thursday, Sept. 21.

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