South Whidbey’s Eli Waldron (7) and Michael Lux (10) battle Lynden Christian for possession in Monday’s district tournament win.	(Photo by Matt Simms)

South Whidbey’s Eli Waldron (7) and Michael Lux (10) battle Lynden Christian for possession in Monday’s district tournament win. (Photo by Matt Simms)

South Whidbey blanks LC; district title match next / Soccer

After defeating Lynden Christian 3-0 Monday, April 29, at Waterman Field in the postseason opener, the South Whidbey High School soccer team plays for the district title Saturday, May 4, against King’s.

The Falcons and Knights just met last week as South Whidbey wrapped up the league title with a 2-0 win in the regular-season finale.

Now the two teams meet again for the district championship at 5 p.m. Saturday at Kamiak High School.

King’s reached the title tilt by defeating the Northwest Conference’s top seed, Meridian, 2-0 Monday.

South Whidbey beat King’s 1-0 in last year’s district championship match after losing two one-goal games to the Knights during the regular season.

The Falcons won both regular season contests with King’s this spring. In addition to Friday’s 2-0 win, South Whidbey won 2-1 April 9.

South Whidbey 3, Lynden Christian 0

It took the Falcons awhile to get going, missing several scoring opportunities early, but South Whidbey took the lead for good late in the first half.

Falcon keeper Julian Inches sent a long ball that an LC defender tried to head but missed. Michael Lux then beat the Lynden Christian goalie to the ball and scored.

“The second half we started to play better and had almost twice the opportunities,” coach Emerson Robbins said.

Nevin Daniels, with an assist from Aiden O’Brien, converted one of those second-half shots into the Falcons’ second goal.

A nice throw-in by Cormac Workman led to an assist by Andrew Curtis on South Whidbey’s final goal, another by Lux.

“Our defense limited Lynden Christian to only four shots for the entire game,” Robbins said.

“Julian Inches made a number of great saves, (including) … one amazing save with his foot that would otherwise have been a sure goal.”

Falcons Cormac Workman, left, and Julian Inches celebrate Monday’s win as Joey Lane looks on. (Photo by Matt Simms)

Falcons Cormac Workman, left, and Julian Inches celebrate Monday’s win as Joey Lane looks on. (Photo by Matt Simms)

South Whidbey keeper Julian Inches passes the ball forward for the Falcons.	(Photo by Matt Simms)

South Whidbey keeper Julian Inches passes the ball forward for the Falcons. (Photo by Matt Simms)

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