Sealth forward Abdinur Galgalo #7 eaces forward as his shot scores in the first half. Sealth went on to beat the Nathan Hale Raiders by a score of 5-0. CLICK THE IMAGE ABOVE TO SEE MORE OR SEE THE GALLERY BELOW THE STORY.
SLIDESHOW: Aggressive offense nets win for Seahawks over Hale
An offensive scheme that kept the pressure on all game long produced a 5-0 win over the Raiders of Nathan Hale. The Seahawks spent most of their match against Nathan Hale on the Raiders half of the pitch and that offensive determination paid off when in the 28th minute #7 forward Abdinur Galgalo took a pass on the ten yard line and hit a shot just beyond the reach of Raider goalie Stuart Long for a 1-0 lead. The half ended with that one goal advantage.
Approximately 18 minutes into the second half with Sealth inbounding the ball five yards in front of the Raider goal Hale defender Spencer Carlson tried to clear the ball away from the net but ended up sending it in for an own goal and Sealth was up 2-0.
A similar scenario occurred just a few minutes later when, on an inbounds pass from nearly the same location, Sealth midfielder Mori Tsuchiya juked the Raider goalie and fired a shot that nearly took out the back of the net. And the Seahawks were up 3-0.
At this point the floodgates began to open. Seven minute after the last goal with Sealth attacking again Seahawk forward Eduardo Cardoza sliced through Hale defenders in front of the net to add yet another goal and the rout was on. A fifth goal was added by Mori Tsuchiya just before time expired. It was Tsuchiya’s second goal of the match and sealed Chief Sealth’s win.
This win was the result of head coach Ron Johnson’s insistence on always attacking never defending. The Seahawks had nine shots on goal compared to Nathan Hales’ two. Hale was able to cross midfield on only six occasions during the match whereas the Seahawks spent almost the entire game on the Raiders half of the pitch.
The Seahawks next match will be at Rainier Beach on Friday April 5th.
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