Falcons Soccer on a heater

Cassie Johnson rockets one toward the Cougars’ box late in the first half. The Bothell keeper was able to get a hand on the ball and deny the goal. Bob Kirkpatrick

By Bob Kirkpatrick

Kylee Laccinole, Cassie Johnson and Ally Laccinole recorded a goal each and Woodinville blanked Bothell 3-nil on the pitch at Pop Keeney Stadium Thursday, Oct. 14. It was the Falcons sixth win in a row and their seventh victory in the last 10 games.

“We have made quite the run since the first two games. After our 7-1 goal differential in those games, I was a little worried but knew we were more talented than we had shown, and I’m excited that we have turned things around,” coach M’ily Reiter said. “We feel really good about where we are at and excited about heating up late in the season heading into playoffs.”

Reiter said the Falcons’ success as of late can be attributed to her players stepping up and coming together as a team.

Kylee Laccinole got Woodinville on the board at the 19 minute-mark on a putback that hit off the crossbar. Johnson made it 2-zip with 7:44 left in the first half of play. The Falcons owned the entire 40 minutes and didn’t allow the Cougars a shot on goal.

Ally Laccinole rounded out the scoring for Woodinville with the lone goal of the second half.

“I thought we played some really good soccer —best I’ve seen all season. In every single game leading up to the Bothell game, we’ve played well in half of the game, but we put it all together for a complete 80-minute match, so that was fun to see,” Reiter said. “All of our goals have been coming from good overall team play, good buildups, and those are putting us in positions to put the ball in the back of the net.” 

The Falcons have had 11 different players score goals this season. Kylee Laccinole and Kennedy Bates lead the pack with three each. Cassie Johnson, Ally Laccinole, Ikhlas Patel, Layla Mai, Sydney Medd and Ella Zamzow have two each, and Adie Segadelli, Darby Rogers and Alexis Danks have each recorded a goal.

Woodinville ends regular season play against Inglemoor. If the Falcons win, they’ll finish third in the KingCo standings and capture the Northshore side of the league. If the Vikings win, Woodinville finishes in the fifth spot. Postseason play gets underway on October 28.

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