Soccer cleans up 5-0

The South Whidbey girls soccer team made a sweep of things when the Falcons beat Blaine 5-0 in a surprisingly mid-season nonconference game in Mount Vernon Saturday.

A break-and-run offense gave the Falcons the edge in the one-sided game.

Sophomore midfielder Kelsey Kimmel scored at 13 minutes on a break away through the middle, and again at 25 minutes after a break from the left. Both goals were from around 18 yards out and bring Kimmel’s scoring total to four goals on the season.

Ten minutes into the second half, junior forward Jenna Wild received a pass to center and scored the Falcon’s third goal of the game, and her fifth goal of the season.

Freshman forward Martha Rocio Gil-Osorio then proved she’s not the only one in her family adding to the Falcon winning legacy. With 10 minutes left in the game, she rebounded a shot at 15 yards out and dribbled past the Borderite goalkeeper to score.

Shortly after Gil-Osorio’s net kick, junior midfielder Katie Watson solidified the win with a left-footed boomer to bring the final tally to 5-0.

Despite having a defense that is still in the works, South Whidbey was able to suppress Blaine’s offense and outshot the Borderites 17-2.

“We were shutting down any runs on the outside and making sure nothing was coming through,” said Rita Jones, a Falcon junior defender. “It was windy and we were on turf — two things we’re not used to — but we shut them down.”

Senior Falcon goalkeeper Allyson Riggs distinguished herself in the game with her second penalty shot save of the season. Riggs was on her toes when she made a diving save that tipped the ball wide to ricochet off the goal post and back to Riggs for the final grab.

The Falcons were on the road Tuesday against Granite Falls and results were not available as of press time. The team now has a record of 6-3 and will challenge Lakewood at home at Waterman Field Thursday.

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