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Genna Wright tallied her second goal of the season Tuesday, but Coupeville fell in a league game. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

It was there, then it was gone, but they want to get it back.

Playing on turf in Bothell Tuesday, the Coupeville High School girls soccer squad had a close game slip away, causing the Wolves to fall 3-1 to host Cedar Park Christian.

The loss drops CHS to 1-2 in North Sound Conference play, 1-4-1 overall.

Coupeville came out strongly in the first half, with Genna Wright rifling home a goal to knot things at 1-1 headed into the break.

That tally, her second of the season, moves the Wolf sophomore into a four-way tie with Mallory Kortuem, Avalon Renninger and Lindsey Roberts atop the team scoring chart.

The Wolves scoring touch went cold after halftime, however, while Cedar Park broke through with a go-ahead goal and then an insurance score.

“We just were not able to convert on a number of chances in the second half,” said Coupeville coach Kyle Nelson.

The two teams will clash again Oct. 11 on Whidbey, and Nelson is already looking towards the match-up.

“Should be a good game when we host them later in the season.”

The Wolves, who are in the midst of a four-game road trip, return to action Saturday, when they face Mount Vernon Christian in a non-conference rumble.

After that, seven of the final eight games on the regular-season schedule are league affairs.

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Emma Smith crushes the hopes and dreams of her foes. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Volleyball is crushing it, but football took a big step back.

While the spikers in the North Sound Conference haven’t played a single league match yet — that begins this coming week — the six teams have combined to thrash a variety of outsiders.

Led by Coupeville and South Whidbey, which are the last two NSC fall sports teams still capable of pulling off an unbeaten season, the league’s volleyball squads are a combined 15-4.

That’s a big step up on football, where five of six teams suffered a loss Friday in the third week of non-conference play.

Meanwhile, soccer and tennis are the only sports where conference mates have clashed.

While it’s still (very, very) early, Coupeville and King’s sit atop the pile, with two league wins to their credit.

The Wolves have won a game on both the pitch and the courts, while the Knights don’t play tennis.

Cedar Park Christian and Granite Falls have one league win apiece, while Sultan and South Whidbey are still looking to collect that first W in the first year of the league.

 

Standings through Sept. 16:

 

North Sound Conference volleyball:

School League Overall
COUPEVILLE 0-0 2-0
CPC-Bothell 0-0 4-1
Granite Falls 0-0 2-1
King’s 0-0 2-1
South Whidbey 0-0 3-0
Sultan 0-0 2-1


North Sound Conference football:

School League Overall
COUPEVILLE 0-0 2-1
CPC-Bothell 0-0 2-1
Granite Falls 0-0 0-3
King’s 0-0 0-3
South Whidbey 0-0 2-1
Sultan 0-0 1-2


North Sound Conference girls soccer:

School League Overall
King’s 2-0-0 3-1-0
Granite Falls 1-0-0 1-2-1
COUPEVILLE 1-1-0 1-3-1
CPC-Bothell 1-1-0 4-2-0
South Whidbey 0-1-0 2-2-0
Sultan 0-2-0 2-3-0


Emerald City League boys tennis:

School League Overall
Seattle Academy 3-0 3-0
Bush 1-0 1-0
COUPEVILLE 1-1 1-1
Overlake 1-1 1-1
University Prep 1-1 1-1
Eastside Prep 0-0 0-0
Bear Creek 0-1 0-1
South Whidbey 0-3 0-3

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Darian Elise and daughter are on hand at Tuesday’s volleyball match to root for Emma Smith. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Lisa Wurzrainer is shocked at how talented daughter Tia is on the soccer pitch.

Jackie Calkins combines hide and seek with snapping pics.

Sherry Roberts shouts encouragement to daughter Lindsey.

Aimee Bishop will be having no shenanigans tonight.

Tammy Smith enjoys her moment of Zen.

Some guys…

“My Aunt Emma is killin’ it!!”

Coupeville sports fans come in all ages.

From lil’ munchkins to their adult counterparts, Wolf faithful stuffed the stands Tuesday at CHS soccer and volleyball matches.

In between shooting the action on the pitch and court, wanderin’ paparazzi John Fisken also trained his cameras on the support crew, and the pics above are courtesy him.

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Coupeville High School varsity fall sports teams are 4-1-1, which makes Genna Wright (left) and Avalon Renninger happy. (Photo by JohnsPhotos.net)

Early results look good.

Having finished the first full week of fall sports, three Coupeville High School varsity squads remain undefeated.

Football, volleyball and boys tennis are all flawless, and while it’s early, the Wolves, and next door neighbor South Whidbey, are setting the pace.

The Falcons are also undefeated in three sports — girls soccer, volleyball and football — meaning Island teams account for six of the nine North Sound Conference programs which can still dream of perfection.

King’s, Sultan and Cedar Park Christian have unblemished volleyball records, while Granite Falls has already been dinged at least once in every sport.

Of course, this is all preamble, as everything played so far has been out of conference.

With one exception.

That was a boys tennis match-up between Coupeville and South Whidbey, which the Wolves claimed in a 3-2 thriller.

As we head into the second week of the season (or week three if you play football), a look at standings through Sept. 9:

 

North Sound Conference volleyball:

School League Overall
COUPEVILLE 0-0 1-0
CPC-Bothell 0-0 2-0
Granite Falls 0-0 1-1
King’s 0-0 1-0
South Whidbey 0-0 2-0
Sultan 0-0 1-0


North Sound Conference football:

School League Overall
COUPEVILLE 0-0 2-0
CPC-Bothell 0-0 1-1
Granite Falls 0-0 0-2
King’s 0-0 0-2
South Whidbey 0-0 2-0
Sultan 0-0 1-1


North Sound Conference girls soccer:

School League Overall
COUPEVILLE 0-0-0 0-1-1
CPC-Bothell 0-0-0 2-1-0
Granite Falls 0-0-0 0-1-1
King’s 0-0-0 1-1-0
South Whidbey 0-0-0 2-0-0
Sultan 0-0-0 1-1-0


North Sound Conference boys tennis:

School League Overall
COUPEVILLE 1-0 1-0
South Whidbey 0-1 0-1

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Mallory Kortuem uses her Jedi mind skills to make the ball float just above the turf.(Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Wolf fans are appropriately impressed (and partially blinded by the afternoon sun).

Fab frosh Mary Milnes snaps a Friday Harbor player’s ankles.

Male Wolf soccer stars, past and present, hold down the top row of the bleachers.

Lily Leedy fires up the offense.

The schedule says fall, but the weather still says summer.

Wanderin’ photo god John Fisken got to spend part of his Thursday outside in the sun, as he clicked away during Coupeville’s girls soccer game vs. visiting Friday Harbor.

The pics above are courtesy him

To see everything he shot under blue skies, pop over to:

https://www.johnsphotos.net/Sports/Coupeville-Soccer-2018-2019/GS-2018-09-06-vs-Friday-Harbor/

And, when you do, remember, purchases help fund scholarships for two CHS student/athletes each year.

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