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.