Greg McCorkle
#11 Devon Offord slips inside Franklins Jonathan berk to steal the ball in a league soccer match at Sealth on March 19. Sealth won the game 1 - 0.

SLIDESHOW: Sealth Seahawks nick the Franklin Quakers 1-0 in league soccer

On a classic spring afternoon that was full of Washington’s liquid sunshine the Chief Sealth Seahawks stood fast against the Quakers of Franklin High School at the SWAC.

Sealth coach Ron Johnson had his players well prepared for the match. The game plan looked simple. In three words the plan was Attack, Attack, Attack, or at least that’s what it looked like from this writers prospective.
The Quakers had only a handful of shots on goal and spent most of the match defending their own goal from a relentless Seahawk attack. For a large part of the match the Quakers rarely crossed mid field.

On the other hand the Seahawks spent a significant amount of time in front of the Franklin goal. It’s a testament to the Franklin player’s determination that the score wasn’t by a larger margin. But Franklin could not hold off the Seahawks and Sealth cracked the Quakers stubbornness in the thirty first minute of the match when Sealth Midfielder Eduardo Cardoza took a pass at the ten yard line and fired a bullet just over the outstretched hands of Quaker goalie Ben Megathlin that just made it under the crossbar for a the score.

In the second half of the match the Quakers, sensing time was running out, made more of an effort and did challenge Sealth on four occasions but could not pull the trigger and time eventually ran out sealing the 1-0 win for Chief Sealth.

Wednesday night, Mar. 20, the Seahawks will host the Roughriders of Roosevelt at the SWAC. Game time is 6:00 pm.

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