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Knights clip Coupeville with late goals | Soccer

By JIM WALLER April 9, 2013 · 9:36 AM

Jeremy Copenhaver controls the ball for Coupeville. Copenhaver scored the Wolves's goal in Monday's 3-1 loss to King's. / Jim Waller / Whidbey News-Times

Two late goals broke up a close soccer match as King's defeated Coupeville 3-1 at Mickey Clark Field Monday, April 8.

The Wolves' Jeremy Copenhaver scored first, dribbling by two defenders for a close-range shot in the 22nd minute.

Coupeville coach Paul Mendes said, "It was a good start for us, putting their defense under a lot of pressure early on."

That lead held up until King's Lucas Swanson countered in the 55th minute against goalie Joel Walstad.

Swanson wasn't through. In the final four minutes, the Knight drilled two more goals to record a hat trick and secure the win for King's (3-4, 3-5-1).

Mendes said, "Both teams were battling back and forth with plenty of good chances to score. This was the best we played all season, so we are making progress and need to keep working hard to improve our game."

Coupeville (0-7, 0-8) plays two more 6 p.m. home games this week, meeting Cedarcrest (5-1, 6-1) Wednesday and Lakewood (5-2, 5-2-2) Friday.

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