April 7, 2021 at Mount Vernon Christian. Orcas Island 3, Mount Vernon Christian 0. The Hurricanes and visiting Vikings both opened the 2020-21 ‘Fall’ season in a match that remained scoreless at halftime despite goal scoring opportunities for both squads. Coach Jeremiah Wohlgemuth reported that “MVC outshot Orcas Island 8-2 in the opening half, including a missed penalty kick and several breakaway 1 v 1 chances.” For their part, Orcas Island was offside on a scoring run and hit the crossbar on a shot during the first half. “In the 55th minute of the match, Orcas Island scored their initial goal off a handful of well-timed and well-placed passes,” Wohlgemuth shared. The game played back-and-forth for much of the remaining time before the Vikings added late goals in the 77th and 79th minutes of the match to close out the afternoon.
April 13, 2021 at La Conner. Mount Vernon Christian 2, La Conner 0. In their second match of the season, the Hurricanes found themselves facing the same scenario as they did in their initial outing last week, tied 0-0 at halftime. But MVC came home from La Conner with a better result as they netted two second half goals and beat the host Braves, 2-0 in the non-league afternoon match. “We got off to a slow start with the wind at the Brave’s backs, but controlled the pace and style of play for most of the first half,” remarked Coach Wohlgemuth about the first forty minutes. Nathan Schmaus got MVC their first goal in the 63rd minute on a well placed free kick from 22 yards out. “The goal gave us energy, but also seemed to ignite La Conner as they upped their pressure and intensity,” commented Coach Wohlgemuth. In the 80th minute, Julian Pedrosa scored off of an assist by Canaan VanderArk. “Goalkeeper Matt Wyatt and the defense of Christian Kilvert, Nathan Hayward, Nick Wyatt and Colby Faber earned the shutout!” added Coach Wohlgemuth. Up next for MVC will be their first league match Friday, April 16 at home with Providence Classical Christian. The Highlanders currently have a 1-2 record, beating winless Grace Academy, 7-1 before dropping matches at Orcas Island, 3-2 and at home with Cedar Park Christian-Lynnwood, 5-2. Friday’s match begins at 4:00PM.
April 16, 2021 at Mount Vernon Christian. Mount Vernon Christian 4, Providence Classical Christian 3 in Overtime. “A very entertaining and exciting high school soccer game against two evenly-matched teams,” was how Coach Jeremiah Wohlgemuth described Friday’s contest. It took all of regulation time and two minutes of overtime before the Hurricanes claimed the league victory at home with Providence Classical Christian. The Highlanders scored the first goal of the match, before Julian Pedrosa tied things with a goal in the 32nd minute for MVC. The two teams went to the break tied at 1-1. “PCC took the lead at 2-1, when in the 53rd minute, Reuben Hall took over, scoring his first goal off a well-placed corner kick that trickled over the line to tie it at 2,” Coach Wohlgemuth shared. The Highlanders converted a free kick to go ahead again, before Hall lofted a corner kick into the net over the PCC goalkeeper in the 73rd minute. The match remained tied 3-3 as regulation ended. Two minutes into overtime, Pedrosa attacked down the right side, “placed a perfect ball into the box and Ben Rozema finished with a one-timer,” Coach Wolgemuth said of the goal that provided MVC with the 4-3 victory. The Hurricanes are 1-0 in league (2-1 overall). Providence Classical Christian is 0-1 in league (1-3 overall). Up next for MVC will be a ferry ride to Orcas Island Saturday, April 24 for a 12:30PM league match with the Vikings.