M-P competes with Central Kitsap tonight at 7 p.m. (slide show)

ARLINGTON — A "new system" has gave the Marysville-Pilchuck soccer team the edge in a revenge game against Stanwood — learning to win.

Bianca Acuario (red)

ARLINGTON — A “new system” has gave the Marysville-Pilchuck soccer team the edge in a revenge game against Stanwood — learning to win.

“This is something we didn’t do early in the season. Now we’re finishing,” M-P coach Paul Bartley said.

M-P entered the 3A district tournament with a 5-6-1 league record. They were shut out by the Spartans 3-0 in the first round Oct. 31. M-P won its next two consolation matches to meet Stanwood again for third place in districts Nov. 7. M-P blanked them 3-0.

“The main thing is you have to learn how to win,” Bartley said. “We’re running a system that finally clicked. It’s taken us a long time to get there.”

Freshman midfielder Trina Davis scored the first goal with an assist from senior midfielder Bianca Acuario. Acuario scored the other two tallies.

The offensive tweaks will help M-P in their next games, Bartley said.

“I think we’re running it as good as we can get it,” Bartley said. “[We’re] taking advantage of opportunities, and everybody is finding their space. We’re running with determination to finish the ball.”

M-P will play Central Kitsap Tuesday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m. at Silverdale Stadium in the first round of the state tournament.

“Everyone just has to go on offense,” Bartley said. “And when we do that, I don’t think anyone can hang with us.”



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