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Coupeville senior Lindsey Roberts (front) was named to the 1st team All-Conference squad by league soccer coaches. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Junior defender Tia Wurzrainer was also honored by the North Sound Conference.

Two for the win.

Coupeville High School landed a pair of players on the All-League team when North Sound Conference girls soccer coaches tabulated their votes.

Senior midfielder Lindsey Roberts and junior defender Tia Wurzrainer both landed on the 1st team.

Those honors, and many more, were revealed Thursday night as the Wolf booters capped their season with an awards shindig.

In addition to her All-Conference hardware, Roberts, a four-year starter who banged home 17 career goals, was tabbed as the team’s Player of the Year.

CHS coach Kyle Nelson also honored freshmen Mary Milnes (Rookie of the Year) and Lily Leedy (Most Improved), along with senior Sarah Wright (Most Inspirational).


Varsity letter winners:

Knight Arndt
Mollie Bailey
Kiara Contreras
Anna Dion
Maddy Hilkey
Natalie Hollrigel
Mallory Kortuem
Lily Leedy
Katelin McCormick
Mary Milnes
Avalon Renninger
Lindsey Roberts
Audrianna Shaw
Ema Smith
Genna Wright
Sarah Wright
Tia Wurzrainer


Participation certificates:

Megan Behan
Aurora Cernick
Casey Rogers

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Casey Rogers leads off a collection of Wolf soccer photos I didn’t get to use during the season. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Avalon Renninger

Mollie Bailey

Megan Behan shoots up the field during the season-opening jamboree in Oak Harbor.

Maddy Hilkey

Mallory Kortuem

Knight Arndt

After four years as a stellar starter, Lindsey Roberts has left the pitch.

The games are done, but the sorting of the photos continues.

Over the course of a season, John Fisken (and a lot of parents) gift me with numerous pics, and not all get used before the final whistle sounds.

Today, we’re catching up on Coupeville High School girls soccer glossies, dropping in seven portraits and an action shot which haven’t previously seen the light of day.

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Lindsey Roberts, a four-year starter for Coupeville soccer, closed her prep pitch career Wednesday night. (Photo by Jackie Saia)

The final night was a stunner.

The North Sound Conference closed out its inaugural girls soccer season Wednesday, and upsets in two of three games threw the playoff picture out of whack.

South Whidbey shocked King’s 2-0 to give the defending 1A state champs their only league loss, while Sultan, which had been win-less in conference play for much of the year, beat Cedar Park Christian 1-0 for the Turks second win in a week.

All that, combined with Coupeville falling 5-1 at Granite Falls, flipped the league’s #2 and #3 playoff seeds and knocked the Wolves out of the #5 slot, ending their season without a postseason game.

King’s (9-1), South Whidbey (7-3), Granite Falls (7-3), CPC (4-6) and Sultan (2-8) advance to the modified double-elimination district playoffs against teams from the Northwest Conference, while Coupeville (1-9) stays home.

The Wolves, who finished 2-12-1 overall, with wins over Sultan and Port Townsend and a tie against Friday Harbor, entered the night holding a tiebreaker on Sultan for the final playoff berth.

While both teams had one win, coming against each other (CHS won 6-0 on their field, Sultan won 1-0 on theirs), the Wolves were a point up in the standings because of getting extra credit for a double-overtime loss to CPC.

That advantage vanished, however, when the Turks pulled out a nail-biter in the final regular season game.

Meanwhile, playing in Granite Falls, Coupeville got a first-half goal from junior Avalon Renninger, her third of the season, but it wasn’t enough to topple the rough ‘n tumble Tigers.

The loss turned out to be the final prep soccer game for four Wolf seniors, as Ema Smith, Maddy Hilkey, Lindsey Roberts and Sarah Wright depart.

The cupboard isn’t bare, however, as five of the six players who scored during the 2018 season can return next year, when it appears very likely Coupeville will drop from 1A to 2B.


Final scoring totals:

Genna Wright – 7
Lindsey Roberts – 4
Avalon Renninger – 3
Anna Dion – 2
Mallory Kortuem – 2
Tia Wurzrainer – 1

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Ema Smith was one of four Coupeville High School soccer stars honored Monday during Senior Night festivities. (Photos by Jackie Saia)

Lindsey Roberts hangs out with part of her vast family.

Sarah Wright (3) and lil’ sister Genna are joined by their parental units.

Maddy Hilkey has both grandma and mom with her on her big night.

The Fab Four and their coach for the past two seasons, Kyle Nelson.

Roberts lets mom Sherry get at least one hug in.

Hilkey exits with a laugh.

The Fab Four closed one chapter Monday, but they’re not done yet.

Playing at home for the final time in their prep soccer careers, Coupeville High School booters Ema Smith, Maddy Hilkey, Lindsey Roberts and Sarah Wright were honored on Senior Night, then went out fighting.

While the Wolves fell 3-0 to visiting South Whidbey, CHS, and its veteran leaders, have at least one, and possibly many more, games left this season.

Coupeville, which sits at 1-8 in North Sound Conference play, 2-11-1 overall, travels to Granite Falls (6-3, 7-6-1) Wednesday for the regular season finale.

The Wolves are tied with Sultan (1-8, 5-10) for fifth-place, and the last playoff slot, from the six-team league.

Except, because this is soccer and everything needs to be extra-complicated, Coupeville is actually a point up on the Turks, since one of their league losses came in double overtime.

If the Wolves hold on to the #5 slot — Sultan plays Cedar Park Christian (4-5, 7-7) Wednesday — they open the modified double-elimination district tourney Oct. 22.

Coupeville’s playoff game would be at the home of the #3 NSC school (either Granite or South Whidbey), and would be a loser-out affair.

Win, and the Wolves play Oct. 24, still on the road, one victory away from advancing to bi-districts or one loss from packing up their gear.

Everyone confused? Good, there will be a test later.

Facing off with their Island rivals for the second time this season Monday, the Wolves battled South Whidbey (6-3, 8-5-1) almost to a standstill in the first half.

The Falcons slipped home a goal right before the break, then tacked on two more in the second half to sweep the season series from Coupeville.

“The girls played real well, just not quite with the energy we needed to pull out a win,” said Wolf coach Kyle Nelson.

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Mallory Kortuem leads the charge Thursday as Coupeville and Cedar Park Christian waged a double overtime thriller. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Showing off their support for cancer research on Pink Night, the Wolves played under blue skies.

Ema Smith gets her head into the game.

Leaving the goalie in her dust, Anna Dion slaps home a goal.

Everything but the win.

Playing on a night when they raised awareness for cancer research, the Coupeville High School girls soccer team put together quite a show for the local fans.

Led by two more goals from rampaging sophomore sensation Genna Wright, the Wolves pushed visiting Cedar Park Christian to the very limit, before falling 4-3 in double overtime.

The Eagles slipped in the winning score with just over a minute left to play, averting a draw and keeping CHS locked in a tie for the final playoff berth out of the North Sound Conference.

With the narrow loss, the Wolves fall to 1-7 in league play, 2-10-1 overall.

Coupeville, which has two games left — Senior Night against South Whidbey Oct. 15 and a road trip to Granite Falls Oct. 17 — is tied with Sultan (1-7).

King’s (8-0) clinched the league title Thursday with a 2-1 win over Granite Falls (5-3), while South Whidbey (5-3) moved into a second-place tie with a 7-0 shellacking of Sultan.

With its win, Cedar Park Christian (4-4) sits in fourth-place.

Five of six teams from the North Sound Conference advance to the double-elimination district tourney, which starts Oct. 22, with the #5 seed drawing King’s in the first round.

If Coupeville and Sultan finish the regular season in a tie, they will meet Saturday, Oct. 20 to decide who will be the #5 seed.

The game will be on the turf in Sultan, thanks to a blind draw to determine tiebreaker hosts.

While the Wolves would have preferred a win Thursday, CHS coach Kyle Nelson was happy to see his team bounce back after a rough road loss earlier in the week.

“One of our best games, bringing things together,” he said. “It was an exciting back and forth game; we had more opportunities and they capitalized on some free kicks.”

Wright smacked a pair of goals into the back of the net to pace the Wolves, her sixth and seventh of her sophomore season.

That gives her 17 for her career, tying her with Lindsey Roberts for the lead among active players, and moving her halfway to the Wolf girls program record of 35 goals by Mia Littlejohn.

Coupeville’s other goal came from junior Anna Dion, who recorded her second score of the season.


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