MARYSVILLE — The Tomahawks boys soccer team beat Wesco 3A south opponent Mountlake Terrace in a home game on Friday, April 19, 1-0.
Freshman Ariaan Cardenas scored the lone goal in the 78th minute, with an assist from junior Ryan Spiva. Marysville’s goalkeeper was also a freshman, Cole Bradley-Kuk, who along with the Tommies’ defense, kept MLT shut out.
“I thought our midfield played really well,” said head coach Paul Bartley. “Our starting goalie, Ryan Spiva, we moved to outside mid, because we’ve had so many injuries in the midfield. He’s been doing really well. He got the assist on the goal, which was scored in the 78th minute, and since we play 80 minutes, it was kind of dramatic.”
The Tomahawks competed against the Chargers at home on Monday, April 22, and lost to their crosstown rivals 2-0.
“We have to win out if we are going to make it into the playoffs,” said Bartley. M-P is currently fourth in the Wesco 3A North division.
“Last year we made it into the playoffs, but we had 14 seniors graduate last spring as well,” said Bartley, who hopes the team will make it to the playoffs despite being relatively young. “I think we can do it if we put everything together. We’ve been playing better together as a team, and since we only have one senior on our team, everyone is learning their roles. If we bring it all together, I think we have a good shot of making it into the playoffs.”
Following the Monday game against the Chargers, the Tomahawks face Everett at home on Friday, April 26, at 7 p.m.