Trojans Advance to Quarterfinals After Dominant Offensive Output

The EvCC women’s soccer team advanced to the Quarterfinals after defeating defeated Southwestern Oregon by a score of 9-0 in the opening round of the playoffs on Wednesday.

Heading into the game, the Trojans were riding some momentum as they closed out the regular season on a three-game winning streak. Although the Trojans began the first half with an onslaught of shots on goal, notching 20 before halftime, they struggled to find the back of the net.

Late in the first half, the Trojans finally broke through. After sailing a corner kick over the box, the Trojans centered the ball in front of the goal where it found the net after being put in by the tactfully positioned Karin Heisen 33 minutes into the half.

EvCC’s Danielle Baker was able to score just before the 45 minute mark, putting the Trojans up 2-0. Unfortunately for Southwestern Oregon, this would not be Baker’s last goal.

Baker opened up the second half by putting in her second goal, giving the Trojans a commanding 3-0 lead.

After Baylee Houston was able to put another point on the board for Everett, Baker went on to score two more times, bringing her total to four for the day and giving Everett a 6-0 lead over the Lakers.

“I just think the goal at the end of the first half that I had got me super excited,” said Baker.

“I talked about it at halftime and just told them, ‘Hey, you gotta push harder than this,’” said Coach Tony Carrillo when discussing his team’s second half explosion. “Sure enough they did. I think in the second half they realized they had a better opportunity to score so they took it.”

The Trojans continued their dominance of time of possession as the game came to a close and took the game by a score of 9-0 after goals by Madison King, Kristin Snyder and Claire Nelson.

“It’s exciting,” said Baker when discussing the Trojans’ momentum moving forward. “Our last game we played was 7-0. This one was 9-0, so it’s good motivation.”

EvCC moves on to the quarterfinals where they will face #1 seeded Highline on November 5 in Tukwila. “I think the matchup will be pretty tough but I have a lot of confidence in them,” said Carrillo when discussing his teams next matchup. The Trojans will need to channel the same offensive power they have as of late to knock off Highline, who have lost just two games all season.