The season ended the way it started for the Coupeville High School soccer team, with a 1-0 loss.
The Wolves, the eighth seed, dropped the match at top-seeded Lynden Christian (9-5-3) in the opening loser-out round of the district tournament Wednesday, May 1.
It was a year of near misses for Coupeville (3-14). Half of the team's losses came by one goal; two of those came in shootouts and another in overtime.
The frustration of another close loss was magnified when Lynden Christian's lone goal came on a defection off a Coupeville player from a corner kick in the 20th minute.
Coupeville keeper Kole Kellison collected 11 saves in the defensive battle.
Coach Paul Mendes said, "Both teams had scoring chances throughout the match."
He added, "We gave it our best shot and left it all on the field, no regrets. This was a fine group. They displayed great sportsmanship and represented their school very well all season long. What will stand out for me the most is their indomitable spirit."