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Seniors of soccer look forward to postseason

Sophomore defender Rachel Hamelin vies with Oak Harbors Hope Thompson to butt the ball toward her teammates. -
Sophomore defender Rachel Hamelin vies with Oak Harbors Hope Thompson to butt the ball toward her teammates.
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MARYSVILLE Wins by the Marysville soccer team raised the bar for future Tomahawk teams.
After becoming the winningest girls soccer team in school history against Cascade Oct. 18, the Tomahawk girls continued their winning streak in October, defeating Arlington 3-1 and Oak Harbor 6-1 in rematches of games earlier this season that had resulted in ties.
Furthermore, it gave M-P the distinction having defeated every conference rival except Snohomish at least once this season.
Senior forward Melissa Lauer turned in a hat trick in the Oct. 25 thrashing of the Wildcats, and senior midfielder Kassandra Riozzi assisted Lauers three goals, scoring two of her own. Forward Hannah Wood turned in a goal of her own with about nine minutes left in the first half.
I was glad to see that we got some good scoring, coach Geoff Kittle said after the victory over Oak Harbor. It was senior night, and they were amped up. Were capable of that every night.
Though the team went on to the playoffs their first postseason game was Oct. 30, after The Globe went to press the game was the last regular season match for the seven seniors on the varsity roster.
The Globe caught up with four of them after the game and asked their favorite moments of the season, so far.
Riozzi had several favorites.
Tonight was awesome, because all the goals were scored by seniors.
She added that her favorite moment for herself was the Tommies 1-0 victory at Lake Stevens, in which she got the lone goal. Her favorite memory for the team was their 2-1 comeback at Monroe.
My sister (Krista) had the game-winner, Riozzi said.
Lauers favorite memory of the season didnt even take place on the field.
Overall, it was team dinners where we got the most laughs out and got to be goofy, she said.
Senior forward Nicolette Runyan remembered the teams legacy.
I think the moment we knew we were going to districts for the first time, she said.
Wood hopes her favorite moment foreshadows the teams playoff future.
I would have to say definitely this game was fun because we came out as a senior group, she said. I hope it reflects how we do next week.
Kittle had a favorite memory too: At Monroe, when we were down 1-0 at halftime. We came back to win it 2-1. I think it really catapulted our entire season. We only had (two) wins at that point. We knew we had to win. We showed we could come back from adversity.

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