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Jaffe ends soccer drought, times 4

The South Whidbey boys soccer team scored its first win of the season Monday. It was time, because it's something they've wanted for a couple weeks.

After a 1-0 loss to Lynden Christian on the road Friday, the Falcon boys -- ignited by striker Adam Jaffe's four goals -- won 7-3 against Granite Falls at Waterman Field Monday.

Even with the win fresh in his mind this week, Falcon coach Fran Einterz said the Falcon's loss on Friday against Lynden Christian was a tough loss to swallow.

Einterz said the game was disappointing because he felt South Whidbey had outplayed Lynden Christian. The Falcons out shot the Lyncs 2-1 while getting solid work in goal from keeper LJ Godsey.

The Lyncs needed a break to win the game, and they got it. Lynden Christian's Brett Van Andel scored the game's only goal in the 77th minute on a penalty kick. Einterz said his team simply ran out of time as the Falcons tried to even the score.

On Monday against Granite Falls, the game started fortuitously. Senior midfielder Scott Perkins nabbed the first goal of the game off a header.

The Tigers tied the game briefly at 1-1, but then Falcons took the game away.

"We just started firing," said Einterz.

In addition to Jaffe's four goals and Perkins' head shot, Spencer Buckman found the net twice.

Einterz said the Falcons need to focus on penalty shots in future games. Two of the Tigers' three points Monday were penalty shots.

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