An undermanned Lady Dolphin Soccer Team on Saturday defeated Wenatchee Valley College 4-1 to set-up a major match on Wednesday with Edmonds Community College. The Dolphins were down to 12 players for the match due to injuries.
SCC scored three times in the first half to put the match away as Hayley Warren had a big day, scoring twice and having 2 assists. Elle Blume scored first for the Dolphins off a Hayley Warren assist at the 24 minute mark. Allyson Snyder scored two minutes later on another Warren assist with 26 minutes gone in the half. Warren scored the final two Dolphin goals at the 42 minute mark on an assist from Mackenzie Sevenants. Warren next scored at the 67 minute mark in the 2nd half off a deflected shot that she got the rebound and put away. WVC showed some fight and scored at the 69 minute mark and kept SCC from scoring again in the match.
The win moves SCC to 6-3-1 on the season and 3-2-1 in the NWAACC Northern Region after playing 6 mandatory region counting matches against the Eastern Region. Wenatchee Valley falls to 0-8-0 on the year and WVC was 0-6-0 against the NWAACC Northern Region.
With the win, the Lady Dolphins are tied for 4th place in the region with Skagit Valley College at 10 points, but there is only 3 points separating the top 5 teams in the region (A win is worth 3 points, a tie is worth 1 point). Edmonds CC and Everett CC are tied for first place with 4-1-1 records and 13 points, Whatcom is in 3rd place with a 3-0-3 record and 12 points and both SCC and SVC are 3-2-1 in the region with 10 points. Green River CC is in 6th with 7 points.
Northern Region play opens on Wednesday with the Dolphins facing arch rival Edmonds CC at Twin Ponds Park at 1:0o pm. Both EDCC and SCC have played the final match of the season the past two years to determine who gets the final playoff spot in the region with both teams knocking the other out of the playoffs in different years. EDCC is 6-2-1 overall. Both teams are tied for third in the league in scoring, each having 29 goals. Everett CC and Whatcom CC play on Wednesday as well along with Green River vs Skagit Valley, so the standings may open up or get even tighter depending on the results.