ARLINGTON — For the second consecutive 12 months, the Lake Stevens Excessive College soccer group capped its summer time slate by successful the Cougars Championship Passing Match.
The reigning Class 4A state runner-up Vikings defeated Kennedy Catholic 18-12 within the championship sport to say the annual 7-on-7 event title Saturday at Lakewood Excessive College.
It was the 14th version of the annual late-July occasion at Lakewood, which drew 20 groups from across the Puget Sound space.
Lake Stevens went 3-0 in pool play and earned the highest seed within the 16-team playoff bracket. The Vikings then beat Renton within the first spherical, Stanwood within the quarterfinals, Anacortes within the semifinals and Kennedy Catholic within the championship sport.
The title sport was a matchup between the event’s earlier two champions. Lake Stevens beat North Creek to win final 12 months’s title, whereas present College of Washington quarterback Sam Huard led Kennedy Catholic to the 2019 crown.
North Creek received the lineman problem at this 12 months’s occasion, which included a bench-press competitors, a two-man sled push/pull, a tire-flip relay, a sled drive, a tug-of-war competitors and 4×100-meter relay races.
Lake Stevens is coming off its second 4A state runner-up end previously three full-length seasons. The perennial powerhouse Vikings took an unbeaten report into final 12 months’s state championship sport earlier than falling to a juggernaut Graham-Kapowsin group that completed the season nationally ranked.
With a slew of expertise returning, Lake Stevens enters this fall as a 4A state title favourite.