Natalie Plush, center, celebrates her goal with Aiden Anderson (5) and Peyton Rhyne. (Photo by John Fisken)

Wildcats earn first win / Soccer

The Oak Harbor High School soccer team put its first check in the win column with a 2-0 victory over South Whidbey Saturday, Sept. 23, at Wildcat Memorial Stadium.

Although the Wildcats won their first match in eight tries, coach Mike Lonborg said, “Today was not pretty.”

“We have a tendency to play to our opponent’s skills,” he added. “We had a hard time stringing passes together.”

Regardless, it was a win, thanks to goals by Caylie Etherington and Natalie Plush.

Oak Harbor (0-4, 1-7) returns to conference play when its hosts Meadowdale (1-2-1, 2-2-2) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 26.


Jenna Cooley looks to pass in Oak Harbor’s match Saturday. (Photo by John Fisken)

Caylie Etherington, who scored one of the Wildcats’ two goals in the match, advances the ball for Oak Harbor. (Photo by John Fisken)

Gracie Hiteshew delivers a corner kick for Oak Harbor. (Photo by John Fisken)

Chelsea Lonborg controls the ball for the ‘Cats. (Photo by John Fisken)

Peyton Rhyne and South Whidbey’s Karyna Hezel (12) battle for control of the ball. (Photo by John Fisken)