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Chayse Van Velkinburgh with dad Dustin. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Chayse shreds the defense. (Photo courtesy Dustin Van Velkinburgh)

“All in all, it was a good day.”

Chayse Van Velkinburgh, a 10-year-old Coupeville Elementary School student, continues to play above his age group on the soccer pitch.

Saturday, mask in place, he participated in two games, while repping the uniform of two different teams.

Van Velkinburgh opened the day by suiting up for the U12 NWU Black squad, starting at left back, where he helped trigger two of his team’s three goals in a loss.

The first score came off of a long ball played from the back, while on the second tally the young supernova dropped in a pinpoint quick throw to give a teammate an advantage on a backpedaling goaltender.

“The score won’t show it, but he played really well at that level,” said dad Dustin.

Game two brought Chayse back to his normal squad, U11 NWU Black, and he propelled them to an 8-3 victory.

The younger Van Velkinburgh scored twice in his nightcap, punching in a laser from 25 feet out for one score, before getting creative for another goal.

Smartly reading the opposing goaltender, he picked off a goal kick, then lit up the goalie.

A little dribble opened things up, before Van Velkinburgh slid the ball between the opposing player’s legs to set off a celebration.

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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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