Knights shut out Vikings, settle for a tie in rematch | Soccer

Kamiak has recorded 5 straight shutouts
By David Pan | Oct 18, 2017
Photo by: David R Pan Kamiak’s Sidney Schmidt brings the ball up the field against Lake Stevens Thursday, Oct. 12, at Kamiak High School.

Kamiak did just about everything right in its rematch with Lake Stevens.

The Knights’ defense extended its string of shutouts to five games.

The Kamiak offense also had two excellent scoring opportunities late in the game, but weren’t able to cash in and the Knights settled for a 0-0 double overtime tie with the Vikings in a Wesco 4A girls soccer clash Thursday, Oct. 12, at Kamiak High School.

“It was one of those nights,” Knights coach Beth Stewart said. “We couldn’t find the back of the net.”

Senior forward Kailin Wiley had a breakaway shot attempt thwarted by a Lake Stevens defender, who ended up tackling the Kamiak standout in front of the goal. Later, Kamryn Adcock’s free kick just outside the box bounced off the crossbar.

Lake Stevens mounted a challenge in overtime but Kamiak sophomore goalkeeper Stephanie Roestel made a pair of saves to preserve the tie.

“I think she’s getting a lot more confident as the season goes on,” Stewart said of Roestel.

The tie means that Kamiak (7-2-1 in the league, 8-2-1) and Lake Stevens (7-2-1, 9-2-1) ended the week tied for second place in the league behind Jackson (9-1-0, 10-1-0). The Knights, who lost 3-1 to the Wolfpack earlier in the season, were scheduled to play the Timberwolves on Tuesday, Oct. 17, after the Beacon’s deadline.

Because of their earlier victory over Kamiak, the Vikings would hold the tiebreaker in the event the two teams finish with the same record.

Stewart said that the Knights played better in the rematch with Lake Stevens.

“We held them to a shutout,” she said. “We’ll take the shutout and we’ll just keep working toward getting goals the next time. … We just had more composure than the first time. We had a lot more dynamic movement up top, a lot more opportunities to score.”

Prior to Thursday night, the Knights had not had problems finishing their scoring opportunities. Kamiak scored six goals against Glacier Peak, seven against Cascade and seven against district rival Mariner.

In the Tuesday, Oct. 10 contest against the Marauders, junior Hunter Beirne scored three goals and junior Mackenzie Gilbert added two. Wiley and freshman Abby Selbeck each had a goal. Wiley also had two assists.

The focus for the rest of the regular season, Stewart said, is consistency of play and finishing their opportunities.

“I think tonight we had a few opportunities that we didn’t finish,” Stewart said. “ I think that we need to make sure in big games like this that we figure out a way to do it.”

Kamiak travels to Monroe for a 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 19, contest, hosts Mount Vernon at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 24 and wraps up on the road at Glacier Peak at 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 26.

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