The Lady Dolphin Soccer Team was down 2-0 with about 10 minutes left in the game on Saturday night at Twin Ponds Field against rival Everett Community College, but in a span of 40 seconds, the game was tied and SCC came-back from the brink of elimination from the NWAACC Playoffs, to being in the position with some help from other teams, can be in the playoff hunt again.
EVCC scored in the first half at the 15 minute mark and made that hold up until half-time. The Trojans came out and scored again 6 minutes into the 2nd half for a 2-0 lead and for next 30 minutes the Dolphins could not break through the Everett defense, but then lightning struck twice in 40 seconds as Mackenzie Bolton scored on an assist from Allison Shelton in the 83rd minute and the SCC defense took the ball away from EVCC on the ensuring Everett kickoff and took the ball straight down the field to score 40 seconds later on a Haley Warren goal, set-up by a Mackenzie Bolton assist.
Both teams put pressure on each other’s goals in the final 7 minutes, but neither team could score.
SCC record moved to 9-7-2 overall and 6-6-2 in the region. Everett record is now 8-6-3 overall and 7-4-3 in the NWAACC Northern Region. Shoreline is now in 4th placed in the region, while EVCC is in third place, 4 points higher than Shoreline. The top three places in the region make the NWAACC Soccer Championship Playoffs. The Dolphins are still in the playoff hunt, but will need help from other teams to make the playoffs.
On Wednesday, SCC plays at Green River CC while Everett CC plays region leading Edmonds CC. The Dolphins beat GRCC 3-0 in their first meeting and Edmonds defeated EVCC 1-0 earlier this season as well. A SCC win and EVCC lost will pull the teams to within 1 point of each other, going into the final weekend of play, where SCC plays Whatcom and EVCC plays Skagit Valley. Depending on those results, SCC could make the playoffs or be eliminated.