Oak Harbor Gracie Hiteshew boots the ball up the field for the Wildcats in Thursday’s match with Stanwood.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Oak Harbor Gracie Hiteshew boots the ball up the field for the Wildcats in Thursday’s match with Stanwood. (Photo by John Fisken)

Wildcats lose to Stanwood in OT / Soccer

A second-half rally fell just short as the Oak Harbor High School soccer team lost 3-2 to Stanwood in overtime Thursday, Oct. 10, at Wildcat Memorial Stadium.

Down 2-0 at halftime, Oak Harbor “made some adjustments and the girls really stepped up their play,” coach Mike Lonborg said, as the Wildcats battled back to tie the match.

Tiana Jackson scored both Oak Harbor goals, the second on a pass from Natalie Plush with five minutes remaining in regulation.

The Spartans (6-4, 6-6) won the contest in overtime on a goal set up by a corner kick.

Oak Harbor played without a handful of injured starters, forcing Lonborg to use several junior varsity players.

“The girls played hard and really played well the second half,” he said. “Sophomore Grace Waite stepped into a starting role due to injury and did a great job holding her side down on defense.”

Oak Harbor (3-7, 4-8) plays at Marysville-Pilchuck (3-5-1, 5-5-1) at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15.

Rebecca Blazich moves the ball up the field for Oak Harbor. (Photo by John Fisken)

Rebecca Blazich moves the ball up the field for Oak Harbor. (Photo by John Fisken)

Tessa Hughes takes possession for Oak Harbor.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Tessa Hughes takes possession for Oak Harbor. (Photo by John Fisken)

Oak Harbor goalkeeper Tiana Jackson scoops up a Stanwood shot. Jackson moved to the front in the second half and scored both Oak Harbor goals.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Oak Harbor goalkeeper Tiana Jackson scoops up a Stanwood shot. Jackson moved to the front in the second half and scored both Oak Harbor goals. (Photo by John Fisken)

Sydney Lupien pass for Oak Harbor.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Sydney Lupien pass for Oak Harbor. (Photo by John Fisken)

Natalie Plush looks for an open teammate.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Natalie Plush looks for an open teammate. (Photo by John Fisken)

Cassie Stady hustles the ball up the field.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Cassie Stady hustles the ball up the field. (Photo by John Fisken)

Chloe Wallace heads the ball in traffic for Oak Harbor.	(Photo by John Fisken)

Chloe Wallace heads the ball in traffic for Oak Harbor. (Photo by John Fisken)