Picture Perfect: Orcas clip Dolphins in Shoreline

Picture Perfect: Orcas clip Dolphins in Shoreline

Shoreline center back Ryan Anderson heads away danger during a brief downpour in first half.

shoreline_dolphinsby Donald Brady

SHORELINE, WA— (school release) The Phins came into the game trailing Edmonds by one point for the 3rd playoff spot in the North region. A mostly quiet first half exploded into an up and down second half.

Match Photos: by Wilson Tsoi for Shoreline Athletics

The Orcas struck first with a goal in the 59th minute. They doubled their lead in the 65th minute. Shoreline answered right back. A corner kick from Yovanni Martinez fell to the feet of Mike Mercado who blasted the ball to the back of the net. However, the goal was disallowed after the line judge deemed the ball had gone through the side netting.

Dolphins freshman midfielder Joel Chavez is fouled.
NORTH
LEA PTS SEA GF GA SO
Peninsula 4-0-1 13 6-1-2 19 7 4
Whatcom 3-1-1 10 4-2-1 14 10 1
Edmonds 2-2-1 7 2-4-2 9 14 1
Shoreline 1-1-3 6 1-1-6 11 9 2
Skagit Valley 1-3-1 4 1-5-1 7 14 1
Everett 0-4-1 1 0-6-1 4 21 0

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In the 74th minute Jerry Reyes-Ortega saved an Orcas penalty (earned by a questionable yellow card on Shoreline GK) only to see the Orcas react first to the ball and push their lead to 0-3. Shoreline would pull a goal back in the 81st minute as fittingly Mike Mercado finished a corner. It wasn’t enough as Whatcom would leave with a 1-3 victory.

The Phins remain one point behind Edmonds for the final playoff spot in the North region. Next up for Men’s soccer is a home clash with NWAC #2 Peninsula College at 2:45pm on Wednesday, September 30th.

Shoreline CC men's soccer goes down 1-3 against Whatcom CC at Dolphin Field, Shoreline, Washington on September 26, 2015.
Shoreline goalkeeper Jerry Reyes-Ortega.
Shoreline sophomore center back Ryan Anderson heads the ball off frame in waning minutes.

Goals:
Ibrahim, Khalil (Whatcom) at 59 min
Herrera, Uriel (Whatcom) at 65 min
Alvarado, Thomas (Whatcom) at 74 min
Mercado, Mike (Shoreline) at 81 min

Assists:
Avina, Diego (Whatcom) at 59 min

Saves:
Reyes, Gerardo “Jerry” (Shoreline) Saves: 5
Gutierrez, Hector (Whatcom) Saves: 3

Goals Allowed:
Reyes, Gerardo “Jerry” (Shoreline) Goals Allowed: 3
Gutierrez, Hector (Whatcom) Goals Allowed: 1

Yellow Cards:
Gerardo “Jerry” Reyes (Shoreline)
Adrian Torres (Shoreline)
Jorge Varela (Shoreline)

Red Cards:
none

Fighting Ejections:
none

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