Wolves can’t overcome Sultan’s fast start / Soccer

A late rally came up a tad short and the Coupeville High School soccer team lost 4-3 at Sultan Tuesday, April 16.

The Wolves (2-4, 4-7) and Turks (2-3, 3-8) are now tied in the win column in the battle for third place and a home playoff game. Coupeville beat Sultan 2-0 in their other meeting March 22.

Sultan has three North Sound Conference matches remaining; Coupeville has two.

Wolves’ coach Kyle Nelson said he was bitten once again by “a Sultan curse,” as the Wolves continued their struggles with the Turks.

Sultan roared to a 3-0 lead in the first half before Aram Leyva made it 3-1 on a penalty kick.

Sultan tacked on a goal in the second half, then withstood Coupeville’s comeback.

Derek Leyva tallied twice to make it a one-goal game, but the Wolves couldn’t get the equalizer.

“We had a few other great attempts at goals in the closing minutes to make for an exciting game, but ultimately we paid for our slow start,” Nelson said.

Coupeville finishes the regular season with two 6 p.m. home matches. Cedar Park Christian (0-6, 0-8) visits Friday, April 19, and then league-leading South Whidbey (5-0, 9-1) comes to Mickey Clark Field Tuesday, April 23.

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