Wildcat boys’ soccer finishes Kingco play with draw against Eastlake in another physical battle

The Mount Si High School boys’ soccer team achieved, to some extent, their regular season goal of finishing unbeaten in league, last night. However, it wasn’t exactly what they had in mind, but they’ll still take it.

The Wildcats finished Kingco play at 7-0-1 with a scoreless, two-overtime tie in another physical game, this time against the Eastlake Wolves at Eastlake High School in Sammamish. “We just could not finish last night,” said Mount Si coach Darren Brown by email to the SVSJ. “(It was) one of those nights.”

The physical play, which was evident in the Wildcats’ win over Issaquah Tuesday and resulted in a pair of yellow cards against Mount Si, last night resulted in two red cards against Eastlake players, costing them two men on the field. This could become a big factor in the playoffs, which for the Wildcats won’t start until May 11. “The play is very physical in 4A,” Brown said. “Speed and strength are a huge factor in high school soccer. Some players can be effective with this and it can shadow technical play. You can’t just do that at a high level of soccer, say, in some premier teams at the club level. In high school, there are so many different levels of play that the physical and aggressive teams have an advantage.”

Mount Si will meet Inglemoor for the Kingco championship at Mount Si High School on May 11. Game time is likely to be 7:30 p.m.

Rhett Workman

About Rhett Workman

Rhett Workman is the editor of the Snoqualmie Valley Sports Journal. Workman is a veteran sports journalist, having covered Snoqualmie Valley sports for nearly a decade with the Snoqualmie Valley Record newspaper before starting up the SVSJ. Workman's coverage has earned the support and respect of Valley coaches, players, parents and fans, and the SVSJ continues the standard of coverage that Workman brought to the Valley Record.
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