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Chayse Van Velkinburgh and dad Dustin – two generations of goal-scoring soccer hotshots. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

You can’t contain him, and you certainly can’t stop him.

While his playing time has been limited as the world battles through a pandemic, Coupeville soccer ace Chayse Van Velkinburgh has taken advantage of his opportunities.

Back on the field Sunday, the CES 4th grader knocked in a pair of goals to spark his U9 NWU squad to a 5-2 win over Deception FC.

What made the two-goal game an even bigger feat was Van Velkinburgh spent the game playing on the back line, anchoring the NWU defense.

But given a brief shot at blue sky, he made like dad Dustin back in the day, and sent the ball careening towards the net, hitting pay dirt.

It was the second game for the younger Van Velkinburgh and his teammates this season.

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Chayse Van Velkinburgh dreams of scoring soccer goals while hanging out with dad Dustin. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Fresh off a basketball doubleheader, a pack of CMS girls pulled double duty, also competing in a volleyball tourney. (Jennifer Marzocca photo)

Everywhere a Coupeville kid, keeping busy and honing their athletic skills.

Look around this weekend, and it wasn’t just the high school basketball teams which were busy.

A pack of Coupeville Middle School girls played a basketball doubleheader Saturday with their SWISH squad, and if you scroll down a few stories, you’ll see how they did.

Spoiler: they did very, very well.

Then, right after basketball was done, most of that same basketball team hit the road for Puyallup, where they played as part of a club volleyball team Sunday.

Chloe Marzocca, Mia Farris, Lyla Stuurmans, Jada Heaton, Taylor Brotemarkle, Madison McMillan, and Katie Marti all play for the Whidbey Volleyball Club U-13 squad.

That team played three matches Sunday in pool play, then bounced out a team in bracket play before their weekend came to an end.

“Overall, not bad. Definitely room to grow. Hard working girls,” said team mom Jennifer Marzocca.

Skip over to the soccer pitch, and another local progeny was hard at work.

Chayse Van Velkinburgh, who attends Coupeville Elementary School, suits up for Northwest United U-10.

Playing two games this weekend, he scorched the nets for six goals and dealt out three assists, while also finding time to pop over and anchor his squad as both a defender and goalie.

To very little surprise, Van Velkinburgh and Co. won both games, coming out on top 5-2 and 8-1.

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Coupeville soccer ace Chayse Van Velkinburgh scored 15 goals in four games this weekend. (Photo courtesy Dustin Van Velkinburgh)

He’s come for all the goals. I said, all of them.

Coupeville soccer ace Chayse Van Velkinburgh had himself quite a weekend, smashing home 15 goals across four games as he and his Northwest United U9 squad finished second at a tournament in Issaquah.

The only team NWU fell to was the Bellevue Titans, and the championship game ended in confusion and much muddling by the refs.

A disputed final goal, set up by a questionable call on a free kick, allowed Bellevue to send the title tilt to penalty kicks, where they slipped away with the biggest trophy.

That couldn’t take the shine off of Van Velkinburgh, though, as he rattled home goals in every game.

After opening with a goal and an assist, the pitch artist, who will be a third grader at Coupeville Elementary School in the fall, ripped off three goals and three assists in game two.

That was just the set-up for total freakin’ domination, with Van Velkinburgh smashing home 10 goals (you read that right) and assisting on three others in a rout of Gig Harbor.

In the title game, the booter with the torrid toe added three more assists and one final goal.

At which point the entire field caught on fire. Most likely.

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Coupeville’s Chayse Van Velkinburgh scored four goals while playing with his select soccer squad at the annual Skagit Firecracker tourney. (Photo courtesy Dustin Van Velkinburgh)

He’s a goal-scoring wizard, he is.

Coupeville 2nd grader Chayse Van Velkinburgh exploded the nets at the 25th Skagit Firecracker soccer tournament in Mount Vernon.

Whidbey’s answer to Ronaldo peppered rival goalies all weekend, smacking four goals into the back of the net to spark his select soccer squad to a stellar performance.

Van Velkinburgh plays for U9 Northwest United, and he and his team played up a bracket at the tourney, competing in the U10 division and claiming 2nd place.

NWU fell 2-0 to the ISC Gunners in the first round, but then came back strong to dropkick Titans FC 9-6 and Shoreline Sports 3-1.

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   Coupeville’s Chayse Van Velkinburgh, a 7-year-old playing for a U10 soccer squad, won a tourney title this weekend. (Photos courtesy Dustin Van Velkinburgh)

   Deception FC, and its Cow Town gunslinger (second from left, bottom row) marinate in the victory.

Like father, like son.

Coupeville hoops coach Dustin Van Velkinburgh was a soccer sensation back in his younger days, and now his son, Chayse, is coming for all the old man’s records.

The younger Van Velkinburgh, who is headed into the second grade at Coupeville Elementary this fall, is proving to be a pitch prodigy.

While he’s only seven, Chayse is already advanced enough he plays alongside booters several years older.

He and his squad, the Deception FC, stormed through the field at the Starfire Xtreme Cup in Tukwila this weekend, capturing the title in the U10 select gold division.

Van Velkinburgh started all four games on defense.

When he wasn’t locking down rival shooters, he also moved forward at times, punching home a goal and recording four assists.

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