The Auburn Mountainview Lions had little trouble with the Peninsula Seahawks on their home turf on Wednesday evening, cruising to a 2-0 3A South Puget Sound League victory. Lions junior midfielder Farris Idrees got behind the Peninsula defense midway through the first half and sent in the first goal, and with eight minutes to go in the game, sophomore forward Christian Rotter delivered the second goal to put the game away.
“They’ve got a lot of speed,” Auburn Mountainview coach Jimmy Fioretti said of his group of forwards. “I thought tonight, we finished pretty well. We finally decided to do what we’ve been doing in practice. We had a couple nice balls across the face of the goal. We were moving the ball a lot better today than we have in the past.”
The Lions’ defense was impenetrable, and Auburn Mountainview was never in any real danger of giving up a goal.
“They were organized,” said Peninsula coach Brian Lawson. “It helps that they’ve played us before. They keyed in on some of our more attacking players, definitely hats off to them. ... They’re a well-coached team.”
Auburn Mountainview will play Decatur in a seeding game Tuesday for the bidistrict tournament. If they win, they will play the No. 4 seed from the Narrows on Thursday. Peninsula will play Hazen, the No. 2 seed from the Seamount League, on Tuesday in a play-in bidistrict game.