Celebrating Senior Night, the South Whidbey High School soccer team played one of its best halves of the season in an 11-0 swamping of visiting Sultan Friday, April 19.
The first-place Falcons (6-0, 10-1) close out the regular season this week, going to Coupeville (3-4, 5-7) at 6 p.m. Tuesday, April 23, and then entertaining second-place King’s (5-1, 7-2-1) at 6 p.m. Friday, April 26.
South Whidbey 11, Sultan 0
The Falcons were a tad off in the first half, hitting only four of 19 shots. The second half was a different story, as South Whidbey played some of its “best minutes” of the season, according to coach Emerson Robbins.
“Our guys moved the ball around like professionals and attacked with precision and purpose,” he said.
The Falcons connected on seven of 21 shots after the break and finished with 40 attempts.
“I can’t remember a team having 40 shots on goal, or at least it’s been a while since we’ve accomplished such an offensive barrage,” Robbins said.
While the offense was pummeling the Turks, the defense limited Sultan to one shot, which was a penalty kick saved by Julian Inches.
Robbins praised the work of his defenders, Cormac Workman, Joey Lane, Sequoia Durham, Thomas Simms and Eli Waldron.
A trio of 12th-graders fittingly led the offense on Senior Night.
Michael Lux and Nevin Daniel each collected hat tricks, while Graham Colar had “an absolutely stellar game,” according to Robins, with two goals and five assists.