Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography
                                Issaquah Eagles midfielder Dawson Oen, left, controls the ball while being defended by Mount Si midfielder Jared Davies, right, in a matchup between KingCo 4A soccer teams on April 13.

Photo courtesy of Don Borin/Stop Action Photography Issaquah Eagles midfielder Dawson Oen, left, controls the ball while being defended by Mount Si midfielder Jared Davies, right, in a matchup between KingCo 4A soccer teams on April 13.

Eagles boys soccer team earns shutout against Wildcats

Issaquah captures ninth win on soccer pitch.

For the second time during the 2018 season the Issaquah Eagles boys soccer team captured a victory against the Mount Si Wildcats.

Issaquah registered a 2-0 victory against Mount Si during inclement weather conditions consisting of rain and wind on April 13 at Mount Si High School in Snoqualmie. The Eagles improved their overall record to 9-1 with the win while Mount Si dropped to 3-4-2.

Issaquah defender Grant Williams scored on a header off of a corner-kick in the 17th minute, giving his team a 1-0 lead. The Eagles added an insurance goal just three minutes into the second half when Gavin Herman connected on a goal in the 43rd minute, extending their lead to 2-0. Issaquah had the wind at their backs in the first half and Mount Si had the wind at their backs in the second half.

“I thought that would really help us,” Mount Si head coach Darren Brown said of his team’s advantage in the final 40 minutes of regulation. “We wanted to play those through balls, get forward and have some opportunities and looks. We just didn’t execute. They just outplayed us. That is why they are at the top of the league. We didn’t finish buts it’s okay. We got a lot of season left.”

Mount Si’s best opportunity to score occurred in the 60th minute. Issaquah goalie Gage Nardi came out of the box to pursue a loose ball. After a few seconds, Mount Si regained possession and Alec Bothwell unleashed a solid shot on goal but Nardi was able to recover and leap high into the air for the save. Issaquah head coach Kyle Tatro was impressed with his goalie’s performance between the posts.

“He was aggressive, he was composed and he was everywhere we needed him to be tonight,” Tatro said of Nardi.

The Eagles have won their past two games after suffering their first loss of the 2018 season to the Skyline Spartans on April 6. Tatro believes the loss against Skyline could had been a blessing in disguise.

“It lifted the pressure off of our backs of trying to maintain that perfect season. They were eager to back out and prove they were better than that result (loss to Skyline) showed,” Tatro said.

More in Sports

Going outside of the comfort zone

Sound Publishing sportswriter Shaun Scott discusses his affinity for hot yoga.

The Eastlake High School boys basketball youth camp took place from July 9-12 at Eastlake High School in Sammamish.
                                Photo courtesy of Eastlake Wolves boys basketball program
Eastlake boys basketball camp is a tradition in Sammamish

Current players mentor future Wolves on the hardwood.

The opening weekend of the Washington State District 9 Little League all-star baseball tournament, which is for players between 11 and 12 years of age, took place at Beaver Lake Park in Sammamish from July 7-8.
                                The event, which is hosted by Sammamish Little League, has 14 teams from Eastside communities partaking in the tournament. The tournament will continue this weekend and will conclude on either Monday, July 16 or on Tuesday, July 17 (if necessary). Games this week during weeknights will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday games begin at 10 a.m. and Sunday games will kick off at noon. For more information about the schedule of games, please visit www.washdist9.org. Eastside Little League programs participating in the tournament include Bellevue East, Bellevue Thunderbird, Bellevue West, Eastlake, Falls, Issaquah, Kirkland American, Kirkland National, Mercer Island, Redmond North, Redmond West, Sammamish, Snoqualmie Valley and Snoqualmie Valley North.
                                Photo courtesy of Ryan Alvis
Opening weekend of district baseball tournament takes place in Sammamish

Summer baseball tourney is a tradition on the Eastside.

Eastlake Wolves 2018 graduate Emma Bickford will play softball at Santa Clara University this coming school year.
                                Shaun Scott, staff photo
Competitive nature propels Bickford on the softball field

Eastlake shortstop will play collegiate softball at the Division-1 level.

Eastlake Wolves girls basketball player Keeli Burton, who was part of the 2018 Adidas Girls USA Select Team, competed in the Adidas All-American Camp from June 5-16 in Italy.
                                Shaun Scott, staff photo
An unforgettable trip to Italy

Eastlake Wolves girls basketball star Keeli Burton travels overseas.

The Issaquah Gunners FC women’s soccer team, which competes in the WPSL, earned a 2-1 win against the Eugene Timbers FC Azul on June 16 at Issaquah High School. The Gunners improved their overall record to 2-0-1 with the victory. Natasha Baptiste, left, controls the ball against the Timbers. Photo courtesy of Rick Edelman/Rick Edelman Photography
Gunners capture second victory of the 2018 season

The Issaquah Gunners FC women’s soccer team, which competes in the WPSL,… Continue reading

Issaquah will host the AVP Seattle Open

The annual AVP Beach Volleyball Seattle Open will take place from June… Continue reading

Skyline Spartans sophomore wide receiver Karl Herrmann hauls in a pass during a spring football practice session on June 12 at Skyline High School in Sammamish. Shaun Scott, staff photo
Spartans’ talented roster has aspirations of advancing deep into the postseason

Skyline football team has a bevy of returners in 2018.

Skyline Spartans senior quarterback Joe Green will be the undisputed leader of his football team this fall. Shaun Scott/staff photo
Green is a steadying force for the Spartans

Skyline senior quarterback is looking forward to the 2018 season.

Issaquah Little League hosted its annual championship day to mark the culmination of the spring season on June 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Dodd Field in Issaquah. Four championship games took place in four different divisions consisting of AAA (baseball), Coast (baseball), Majors (baseball) and Coast (softball).
                                Teams winning titles included the Yankees (AAA baseball), the Mariners (Coast baseball), the Cardinals (Majors baseball) and the Huskies (Coast softball). Members of the Mariners championship winning team (pictured) celebrate after winning a title in the Coast division. Photo courtesy of Carmon Thumlert
Championship day on the diamond celebrates local all-stars

Issaquah Little League hosts season-ending celebration.

Eastlake Wolves senior Broc Stauffer hauls in a short pass before turning the ball upfield during a spring football practice session on June 5 in Sammamish.
                                Shaun Scott, staff photo
Wolves are optimistic on the gridiron

Eastlake looking to clinch a spot in the playoffs in 2018.