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Eagles draw against Seahawks

It might not have been the game Klahowya was hoping for, but the Eagles girls soccer team still controls it’s own destiny.

“We didn’t play our best game,” Klahowya coach Troy Oelschlager said of Thursday’s 1-1 tie with Peninsula. “We were a little on our heels most the game.”

But at 4-3-1 in league play, the Eagles still have the inside track on a postseason berth.

“We control our own fate,” Oelschlager said. “One of our goals is to get to the state tournament. To do that, we need to be the No. 1 team from our district.”

After Peninsula’s Megan Blunk put a goal by Klahowya’s Kazandra Holliday, the Eagles responded. Just five minutes after Peninsula’s goal, Sierra Cook planted one to knot it up.

And while the end result wasn’t what they wanted, the team has been on a roll lately.

“I think we’re on that track,” Oelschlager said. “Giving away a couple league games early in the season wasn’t in the game plan, but we’re playing better as of late.”

But he knows his team will still have to come up big with a game Thursday at Port Townsend.

“There’s no guarantee we’ll be the No. 1 or 2 team,” Oelschlager said. “We’ve of lots of things to do better between now and then.

The team will need to stay solid.

“Everybody contributing and playing well,” he said. “It’s just everyone doing what they need to do.”

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