King’s tops Falcons, earns piece of title / Soccer

King’s knocked the visiting South Whidbey High School soccer team from among the undefeated Wednesday, Oct. 23.

The Knights won 2-0 in the regular-season finale and earned a share of the North Sound Conference title.

Although the two teams split a pair of 2-0 matches during the regular season and are co-champions, King’s will head to the district tournament as the No. 1 seed via a draw used to break the tie.

The Falcons (9-1, 13-1-1) will play at the top seed from the Northwest Conference, Lynden Christian (8-5-1), at 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28, in its district opener.

A win will put South Whidbey into the championship game Saturday, Nov. 2. (Place and time to be determined.)

If the Falcons lose, they will play the winner of Granite Falls and the Northwest Conference’s yet-to-be-determined third seed at home Wednesday, Oct. 30. The time has not been set.

Win there, and South Whidbey will play for third and fourth at noon Saturday.

Lose that match, and the Falcons will play for fifth and sixth at 10 a.m. Saturday.

The top five teams advance to the bi-district tournament.

King’s 2, South Whidbey 0

The Knights (9-1, 12-4) scored on a penalty kick in the first minute of the match after a push in the back, which changed the “dynamics of the game,” according to coach Terry Swanson.

King’s scored again late when the Falcons pushed the ball high trying to get the equalizer.

“We got caught with a long ball driven to an open forward running into space behind our centerbacks,” he said.

“Our team played strong all game, but it is difficult to beat good teams coming from behind because of the defensive strategy they can incorporate with a lead,” he added. “Our team played with poise and intensity throughout the game. Kings is strong and talented team, and we are a better team having played them again.”

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