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Carolyn Lhamon launches. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Back to the pitch.

There are no games Wednesday, but plenty of photos as we take a look at Coupeville High School soccer players in action.

The pics above and below are courtesy wanderin’ photo clicker John Fisken.

To see more of his work, and possibly buy some glossies for the in-laws living down in wine country in Temecula, pop over to:

https://www.johnsphotos.net/Sports/Coupeville-soccer-2020-2021

 

Preston Epp tangoes.

Sophie Martin pursues.

Aidan Wilson bids farewell.

Leni Raduenz pushes the action.

Alex Murdy contemplates his choices.

Audrianna Shaw fires away.

Cael Wilson gets bendy.

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Lily Leedy’s first goal put Coupeville soccer ahead to stay Thursday night. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Revenge is a dish best served cold.

Backed by a raucous student section Thursday, the Coupeville High School girls soccer squad scorched visiting Granite Falls 4-2.

The non-conference win was a nice bounce-back for the Wolves after a rough game Tuesday, and also nice payback for games in recent years when very-physical Tiger teams left CHS players bruised, battered, and concussed.

This time out, the former North Sound Conference rivals played an exciting, evenly-matched game in which a few players hit the pitch, but without malice lingering in any of the hits.

Now 2-2 on the season, Coupeville hits the road for three straight games, not playing at Mickey Clark Field again until Oct. 7.

The Wolves took advantage of playing in front of their home fans, drawing energy from their fellow students, who were on top of their chanting ‘n cheering game.

Coupeville struck early, thanks to Audrianna Shaw.

Given a free kick, the Wolf senior crunched a shot which moved left to right, found an opening, and disappeared into the corner of the net less than four minutes into the game.

“Just call her Audri ‘Airbender’ Shaw!”, said jubilant Coupeville Athletic Director Willie Smith as he watched the goal curve to pay-dirt.

Granite Falls would net an equalizer in the 11th minute, when Evelynn Fuller beat Wolf goalie Anna Myles, but after that Myles went into lock-down mode.

With a big boost from rough ‘n ready defenders like Nezi Keiper, Mary Milnes, and Carolyn Lhamon, the Wolves clamped down on the Tigers, blunting their best efforts.

Then Lily Leedy struck.

Set up by a pass from Eryn Wood, the senior midfielder broke free down the left side and slapped home the first goal of her varsity soccer career, handing Coupeville a lead it would never lose.

Up 2-1 heading into the second half, the Wolves pushed hard, rattling shots at the harried Granite goalie.

The Tiger netminder made one exceptional kick save, and another pretty-good deflection where she punched at the ball, while Coupeville gunner Sophie Martin just missed on a big boomer to the right side of the net.

But Martin kept coming, and was not to be denied.

She bounced a goal off the cross bar early in the second half, with the ball dropping and crossing the line, before flinging itself back out onto the field.

It was in the net long enough to count, however, which was all that mattered, stretching Coupeville’s margin to 3-1.

Granite Falls slipped a shot past Wolf goalie Maylin Steele with 12 minutes to play, cutting things back to a one-goal affair, but Steele, like Myles before her, was solid 99.2% of the way.

Denying the visitors several times, with a couple of really-sweet saves dropped in to fire up her fellow students, Steele held the line.

Then Martin delivered the final exclamation point, deflecting a rebound off of a Shaw shot back into the net with a little over two minutes to go.

Her bold shoes flashing under the stadium lights, she pumped her fists and ran into history.

No mere goaltender can stop Sophie Martin.

With two goals Thursday, Martin has three on the season and eight in her CHS career, moving her into a tie with Sage Renninger for #6 on the all-time Wolf girls scoring chart.

Martin passes Mallory Kortuem, Marisa Etzell, Alexia Hemphill, and Micky LeVine, and now sits four goals behind #5 all-time scorer Avalon Renninger.

Shaw’s game-opening goal was her third of the season, and fourth of her career.

Beyond the goals, Coupeville was solid in all aspects of the game, with role players such as Katelin McCormick, Ava Mitten, and Reese Wilkinson all bringing top effort.

And then there was Noelle “Bring it on!” Daigneault, basking in the glow of her teammates appreciation of her yellow card, and Sophia Milasich¬†earning the undying respect of the media by handing out post-game brownies.

With Coupeville’s next two games against Northwest 2B/1B League rivals Friday Harbor and La Conner, Coupeville wanted to be back in stride before hitting the road.

Consider it mission accomplished.

“We needed to turn the ship around, and did,” said CHS coach Kyle Nelson. “A good game, and a good win.”

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Sophie Martin has scored five goals while playing for CHS soccer. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Xavier Murdy has a nose for the net.

Sophie Martin leads the charge.

The Coupeville High School senior has netted five career goals as a Wolf, placing her atop all active CHS soccer scorers heading into a new season.

When Coupeville kicks off the fall campaign — first day of practice is next Monday, August 23 — there will be 11 players who possess eligibility and have at least one varsity goal on their resume.

While we don’t know yet if all of those booters — six girls and five boys — will return to action for the Wolves, we do know who they’ll be chasing.

Mia Littlejohn owns both CHS girls soccer records, having tallied 27 goals in a single season, and 35 for her career.

Over on the boys side of the ledger, the records are split between a pair of cousins, with Derek Leyva having torched the net for 24 scores in a season, while Abraham Leyva finished with 45 career tallies.

Martin’s five goals places her in a five-way tie with Anna Dion, Britt Harpe, Jenn Spark, and Tia Wurzrainer.

The Wolf senior needs four goals to supplant Sage Renninger (8) as the sixth-best scorer in program history, and if she doubles her career total she can join an exclusive club of Wolves to reach double digits.

That list includes Mia Littlejohn (35), Kalia Littlejohn (33), Genna Wright (20), Lindsey Roberts (17), and Avalon Renninger (12).

For the boys program, the top active scorers are senior Xavier Murdy and junior Aidan Wilson, who both sit with three career goals.

 

Career goal totals for active Wolf players:

 

GIRLS:

Sophie Martin – 5
Eryn Wood – 3
Carolyn Lhamon – 1
Ava Mitten – 1
Audrianna Shaw – 1
Reese Wilkinson – 1

 

BOYS:

Xavier Murdy – 3
Aiden Wilson – 3
Nick Guay – 1
Cole White – 1
Cael Wilson – 1

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Eryn Wood blasts a return Monday as CHS tennis returns to action. (Photos by JohnsPhotos.net)

Genna Wright flicks a winner.

Noelle Daigneault reaches to the heavens.

Sophie Martin makes a strong debut on the hardcourt.

Jaimee Masters is locked ‘n loaded.

Vivian Farris reaches high to net a shot.

The courts are open for action.

Coupeville High School tennis players returned to competition for the first time since 2019, rolling to a big win at home Monday afternoon.

As the Wolves peppered their foes with precision shots, wanderin’ photo guy John Fisken bounced from court to court, capturing the pics seen above.

To see all the images he captured, and possibly buy some glossies for the grandparents to put on the mantle, pop over to:

GT 20221-03-08 vs Friday Harbor – John’s Photos

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