Edmonds-Woodway comes up short against Mountlake Terrace | Boys soccer

Warriors score 3 late goals in tough 4-3 loss
By David Pan | May 03, 2018
Photo by: David R Pan Edmonds-Woodway’s Ben Forder keeps the ball away from Mountlake Terrace’s Ryan Coffman during a Wesco 3A game Friday, April 27, at Edmonds Stadium. The Hawks won 4-3.

Edmonds-Woodway’s late charge turned what looked to be a rout into a thriller.

Trailing 3-0 with about 15 minutes left in the second half, the Warriors scored three goals but still came up short in a bitter 4-3 loss to district rival Mountlake Terrace in a Wesco 3A boys soccer game Friday, April 27, at Edmonds Stadium.

Edmonds-Woodway (8-4-0, 11-5-0) could take some solace that it finished ahead of the 2A Hawks (6-5-1, 8-7-1) in the regular season standings. The Warriors, the No. 4 seed, face Squalicum in a first-round district tournament game at 1 p.m., May 5, at Squalicum High School.

Whether it was because of the absences of senior captain Armon Tenaw or head coach Michael Ochoa, the Warriors started out slow against Mountlake Terrace, who seemed to be energized by Max Jackson’s early goal in the first half. Tenaw has been sidelined about a month due to an injury and Ochoa was serving the second of a two-game suspension after a red card in the 2-1 loss to Snohomish on Friday, April 20. Tenaw was expected back for the district playoffs.

Mountlake Terrace extended its lead to 3-0 with a pair of goals Diego Aguiniga and Bobby Stoyanov early in the second half and appeared to be in control of the game.

Edmonds-Woodway, however, had other ideas.

Sophomore Sebastian Olson scored in the 66th minute. A a foul in the box in the 75th minute gave the Hawks a penalty kick, which Stoyanov converted to boost the lead back to a seemingly comfortable three goals – 4-1.

But senior Lamin Manneh thrilled the Edmonds-Woodway faithful and cause consternation on the Mountlake Terrace sideline by scoring two goals in the final five minutes.

“The last 15 minutes … if we had started that way, I think it would have been a different story,” Edmonds-Woodway junior varsity/assistant coach Scott Vorsburgh said. “We had a slow start.”

Not having Tenaw in the midfield also had an impact on the Warriors’ offense.

“It made a big difference,” Vorsburgh said. “He’s pretty much is the captain in the center of the field.”

The intensity of play between the Warriors and the Hawks resulted in the referee issuing yellow cards to both teams and even a red card to a Mountlake Terrace player.

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