Woodinville and Inglemoor Soccer battle to a tie

The Vikings’ Riley McQuade and the Falcons’ Kennedy Bates battle for a 50–50 ball. Bob Kirkpatrick

By Bob Kirkpatrick

The match between the Falcons and Vikings went to double overtime Tuesday evening, Oct. 19 at Pop Keeney Stadium, but neither could post a goal on the board and the fuss ended in a scoreless tie.

“I thought it was a pretty evenly matched game,” Woodinville coach M’ily Reiter said. “We both had chances to score but didn’t. I don’t think we played our best, but I’ll take a draw on not our best day of soccer.”

Each team did have opportunities to put the ball in the back of the net. But their defense rose to the occasion and both got a few solid stops from their keeper.

Woodinville may have had the best chance to record a goal with the ball rolling freely along the entire width of the Viking box and the Inglemoor goalie on the ground with five minutes left in regulation. But there wasn’t a Falcon near enough to tap the ball into the net.

One would think a tie would be better than a loss, especially at the end of the season, but no so for Woodinville as it bumped the team down a couple of notches in the final standings and impacted the Falcons playoff seeding.

“We finished fourth due to the tie. A win would have placed us in second, which would have been better, but fourth is the highest we’ve been since I’ve been at Woodinville,” Reiter said. “We are Northshore champs, which is exciting. We will face off on Nov. 2 against the winner of the Kamiak–Mount Si game. We beat both of them earlier this year, but we know that doesn’t mean anything in a playoff game. We are excited to have 14 days of rest and try to get some of our injuries and illnesses under control, so we have a full squad.”

The game will be played at Pop Keeney Stadium. The match gets underway at 7 p.m.

Inglemoor finished fifth in the KingCo Conference and is hosting Lake Stevenson on Saturday, Oct. 30, at Pop Keeney.

“The time is still to be determined, coach Kent Nelke said. “It’ll most likely be at 2 p.m.”

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