South Whidbey soccer thumps Lakewood, Sultan

Jeff Meier passes against Cedar Park Christian earlier this season. He has scored three hat tricks thus far after recording his most recent three-goal game against Sultan on April 13.

Eight different South Whidbey boys soccer players scored as the team rebounded from its second loss of the season with a 10-0 win over Lakewood on Friday.

The Falcons, reeling from a 2-1 loss to Cedarcrest on April 7, came out strong against the Cougars. South Whidbey took a 3-0 lead at halftime that sprung to a 10-0 drubbing by the match’s end.

“It went well,” Falcon head coach Emerson “Skip” Robbins said Monday in a phone interview.

Friday’s boys soccer match could have been a Nickelodeon program, “The Luke and Luke Show.” Falcon juniors Lucas Leiberman and Lucas Fulton each scored two goals.

“It was the Lucas night,” Robbins said.

South Whidbey (5-2-0 Cascade Conference, 7-2-0 overall) was without leading scorer Kai da Rosa. The senior forward was touring a college during the high school’s spring break. The absence and the lopsided affair led to a lot of action for the reserve players.

“We got a lot of guys playing time,” Robbins said.

South Whidbey’s scoring onslaught opened with an unlikely candidate. Senior defender Bryce Auburn booted in the ball off a corner kick.

Kameron Donohoe, a senior midfielder, followed with a goal of his own. Davin Kesler later scored on a penalty kick to jump out to the quick lead.

Leiberman and Fulton scored the next pair, the latter assisted by junior Lochlan Roberts.

Jeff Meier, South Whidbey’s second-leading scorer, booted in a shot assisted by Kesler.

Fulton headed in the next goal on an assist from Leiberman.

“You watch Lucas (Fulton) play and if you’re the opposing coach you say, ‘I don’t have to worry about that guy too much,’” Robbins said. “But he has a way of finding the goal. It’s an uncanny sense. It’s weird. I’ve never coached a kid like him before.”

Coel Cable, a senior reserve, scored the next goal for his first varsity point.

Leiberman scored again before senior midfielder Andy Zisette booted in the final shot.

Lakewood had yet to win a match this season.

On Monday, South Whidbey took on Sultan (3-4-0 conference, 4-4-1 overall) in a blustery, rain-soaked 1A Cascade Conference showdown with playoff implications. The Falcons quickly took control of the score and won 11-0, with three players scoring hat tricks.

“We looked sharp,” Robbins said.

“We didn’t mean to pour it on,” he added.

Zisette, Meier and Leiberman each had three goals. Zisette had all three of his by halftime. He and Meier were sidelined for much of the second half.

“Andy had his coming out party last night,” Robbins said. “He was on fire. If I had left him in he would have finished with five or six goals.”

It was the third time Meier recorded a hat trick this season.

Donohoe and junior Jordan Henriot scored the other two goals.

South Whidbey hits the road this week for matches April 15 against Cedar Park Christian (1-5-0 conference, 1-7-0 overall) in Bothell and April 17 against Granite Falls.