Royals sports roundup: Royals notch wins in girls soccer, volleyball Tuesday

The Lynnwood Royals and Mountlake Terrace Hawks closed out their 2019 girls soccer season with a Wesco League match played Tuesday at Lynnwood High School. The Royals came away as the game winners with a 3-1 victory over the Hawks.

Seniors Emily Whybark and Bayley Roberts each scored goals for Lynnwood in their final high school soccer game; sophomore Maya Kembal added a goal to round out the Royals’ scoring.

Mountlake Terrace freshman Sierra Sonko tended goal for the first 60 minutes of the match, but donned a field jersey for the final 20 – and scored the Hawks’ lone goal on a volley off a 70th-minute Veronica Gomez corner kick. The goal cut the Royals’ lead to 2-1, but that was as close as the Hawks would get as Roberts scored Lynnwood’s final goal in the 75th minute on a penalty kick.

The Royals got on the scoreboard first in the 28th minute when Kembel gathered in a short goal kick, raced into the 18-yard box with the ball and fired a shot past Sonko from about 15 yards out.

Whybark’s goal had extended the Royals’ lead to 2-0 just 10 minutes into the second half. Whybark scored on a rebound as the ball come directly to her after Roberts had fired a long-range shot that hit the crossbar and bounced back out in front of the Terrace goal.

It was just Whybark’s second goal of the season and it brought a big smile to the face of the midfielder. “It was amazing; it felt so great,” she said after the final whistle.

Whybark was one of five Royals’ seniors honored before the game; the Senior Night festivities got her and the rest of her team motivated for the game itself, Whybark said.

“We came out there pumped,” she stated. “We knew it was our last game – we were all happy and excited.”

Terrace played without their two seniors, Avery Coleman and Taitumn Simbulan, and a host of others on the squad, all out with injuries.

In other Lynnwood sports on Tuesday, the Royals’ volleyball team got past the Shorecrest Scots 3-2 in a match played at Shorecrest High School.

Prep Girls Soccer: Lynnwood at Mountlake Terrace, Oct. 29

Lynnwood 1 2 3

Terrace 0 1 1

Goal scorers:
— Maya Kembel (Lynnwood) in the 28th minute

— Emily Whybark (Lynnwood) in the 50th minute

— Sierra Sonko (Mountlake Terrace) in the 70th minute

— Bayley Roberts (Lynnwood) in the 75th minute (penalty kick)

Shots:

— Lynnwood, 14

— Mountlake Terrace, 8

Saves:

— Isabella Shields (Lynnwood), 4

— Sierra Sonko (Mountlake Terrace), 7

— Laraine Sims (Mountlake Terrace), 1

Corner kicks:

— Lynnwood, 1

— Mountlake Terrace, 4

Yellow cards:

— Bailey Sonko (Mountlake Terrace) in the 74th minute

— Taejah Hardeman (Lynnwood) in the 77th minute

Records: Lynnwood 3-11-0 in 2A/3A Wesco League, 3-13-0 overall; Mountlake Terrace 0-12-2 in 2A/3A Wesco League, 1-13-2 overall

Lynnwood next match: 2019 season completed

Prep Volleyball: Lynnwood at Shorecrest, Oct. 29

Lynnwood 3 – Shorecrest 2

Records: Lynnwood 6-6 in 2A/3A Wesco League, 6-6 overall; Shorecrest 6-6 in 2A/3A Wesco League, 6-7 overall

Lynnwood next match: versus Mountlake Terrace; Wednesday, Oct. 30; 7 p.m. at Lynnwood High School

— By Doug Petrowski

 

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