Edmonds-Woodway defeats Meadowdale | Girls soccer

By David Pan | Nov 01, 2018
Photo by: David R Pan Edmonds-Woodway’s Sydney Scott (left) and Meadowdale’s Kelci Studioso clash during a district playoff game Saturday, Oct. 27.

Edmonds-Woodway didn’t play its best game against district rival Meadowdale.

But the Warriors found a way to win, as junior Kyra Hicks and senior Ingrid Fosberg each scored a goal off of assists by senior Chiara Serafini in a 2-0 victory over the Mavericks in a 3A District 1 tournament game Saturday, Oct. 27, at Edmonds Stadium.

Edmonds-Woodway (15-3 overall) took a 1-0 lead in the 33rd minute when Hicks headed in a long throw-in by Serafini.

“I just try and target within the frame and I hope one of my teammates can get a head on it or the other team by accident,” Serafini said.

Edmonds-Woodway coach Bill LeCompte felt fortunate to go into halftime with a 1-0 lead.

“Meadowdale to their credit came out and put a lot of pressure on us,” LeCompte said. “They were outhustling us in the first half and a lot of the 50/50s we weren’t contending for. They were just doing a really good job of putting effort into getting them.”

At halftime, the Warriors made some offensive adjustments. Even though Edmonds-Woodway didn’t score until the final two minutes of the second half, the Warriors seemed to control the ball better.

“We changed a little bit of tactics in the way we were attacking in the second half to try to get the ball more up the field,” LeCompte said.

Edmonds-Woodway stayed aggressive as time was winding down in the second half. LeCompte told the players to keep battling.

“I asked Bill, ‘Bill you want to hold it here?” Serafini said.

The Edmonds-Woodway coach replied to just keep going.

Serafini booted a corner kick that Fosberg converted into a goal to seal Saturday’s victory.

“She played a great ball to the far post for Ingrid,” LeCompte said. “We’ve really focused over the years on dead balls. To get two dead ball goals we know that that those can be the difference maker in games and today it was.”

The shutout was the Warriors’ ninth of the season.

“We did a really good job of communicating and trying to shut down what they were up to,” LeCompte said. “Defensively, we did what we typically do, which is try to minimize opportunities.”

The hard-fought victory is nothing new for the Warriors, who have won four games by one goal.

“I think we have to grind every game out no matter what, especially if we weren’t playing our best,” Serafini said. “When it’s not going in our favor necessarily the whole game, we have to be able to make the most of it, keep the pressure up and back each other up.”

Edmonds-Woodway followed up Saturday’s game with a 2-1 loss to Shorewood in a winner-to-state game Tuesday, Oct. 30 at Shoreline. The Warriors face Arlington in a winner-to-state/loser-out contest at 5 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 1, at Shoreline Stadium. The Mavericks (7-10-2) were eliminated from postseason play afer losing 4-0 to Shorecrest Tuesday, Oct. 30, at Shoreline Stadium.

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