Inglemoor Soccer notches comeback win over North Creek

The Jaguars Sophie Hanson was able to turn back a scoring threat from Inglemoor’s Avery Libed, but North Creek couldn’t stop the Vikings from chalking up the “W.” Bob Kirkpatrick

By Bob Kirkpatrick

The Vikings and Jaguars went at it in KingCo action Thursday night, Oct. 14, at Pop Keeney Stadium, and when it was all said and done, it was Inglemoor walking off the pitch with a 2-1 win.

The teams played the first half pretty close to the vest and went to the break knotted nil-nil.

“I thought the first half of the game was pretty evenly played—and the halftime score was indicative of that,” coach Kent Nelke said. “I felt as though North Creek came out a little sharper to start the second half and it resulted in them getting the first goal of the game. That seemed to give us some needed energy.”

The Jaguars’ goal was recorded by Daisy Morris eight minutes into the second half of play.

Inglemoor’s Amelia West leveled the match with 7:15 left on a brilliant free kick from 25-yards out that sailed over the outstretched hands of the North Creek keeper and into the upper right corner of the box.

West added the game-winner on a header off a corner kick with 2:40 left in the contest.

“North Creek’s goalkeeper made a couple of nice saves to keep us in check, but I think we finally wore them out at the end of the half to allow us to score the two late goals,” Nelke said.

The win over the Jaguars moves Inglemoor to 5-3 in league play and 7-5 overall. The Vikings matched up with the Woodinville Falcons (7-4-2, 6-2), who are riding a six-game win streak in the final fuss of the regular season Tuesday evening, Oct. 19, at Pop Keeney. The game was played after the paper went to press. Look for the results on www.nshorenews.com.

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