Thursday, October 4, 2007
Mikail Dick scored four goals and had two assists to lead Trout Lake past Columbia Adventist Academy, 6-1, in non-league boys soccer action Sept. 25 in Vancouver.
Dick's four goals came in the second half as the Mustangs built on their 2-1 halftime advantage.
Mustangs Coach Doug Dearden said Dick employed "speed and good ball-handling" en route to the four-goal afternoon.
"All of Mikail's goals were on breakaways and through balls in which Mikail was able to seal off defenders and put it past the Columbia Adventist keeper," Doug Dearden noted.
Dick raised his season totals to 11 goals and four assists.
Overall, Trout Lake got off a season-high 28 shots, including 16 on goal, also a season high. Columbia Adventist finished with eight shots on goal, with most of those coming in the first half.
Trout Lake's Kris Wood scored the match's first goal in the 15th minute off an assist by Dick.
"Kris received Mikail's pass, took his defender to the left and then crossed to the right to beat his defender and goalie," Dearden said.
The Mustangs' second goal occurred in the 30th minute--after Columbia Adventist had beaten Trout Lake keeper Kristian Rubesh on a direct free kick minutes earlier.
A crossing shot from Dick bounced off Adventist's goalie but was followed by Anna Schmid for a 2-1 Mustangs edge.
At Moses Lake Christian 3-5, Trout Lake 0-0:
The Mustangs played two good halves of soccer against the Lions last weekend, according to Dearden.
"Unfortunately, the halves were in separate games, and the other halves of the two games were played poorly," Dearden noted.
The losses dropped the Mustangs to 0-3 in Greater Columbia B League standings and 3-5-1 overall.
On Friday, Trout Lake held Moses Lake Christian scoreless in the first half but didn't mount many scoring opportunities itself. The Lions' defense held the Mustangs' leading scorer, Mikail Dick, in check with "an aggressive and well-coached defense," Dearden said.
In the early going Saturday, Trout Lake yielded four early goals to Moses Lake, Dearden said, "because of poor marking in the back field."
The Mustangs shored up their defense for the second half, though, and limited the Lions to one goal.
"Once again, however, our offensive attack was ineffective," Dearden said. "In the two games, we were only able to put up four shots on goal and did not have the opportunity for a corner kick in either game."
At Riverside Christian 3, Trout Lake 1:
Two goals in a two-minute span early in the second half sent the Crusaders past the Mustangs in the Greater Columbia B League opener for both teams Sept. 18.
Jason Bjur undid a 1-1 halftime tie with a goal in the 46th minute off a feed from Drew Lovern. In the 48th minute, Bjur scored unassisted.
Mikail Dick accounted for Trout Lake's goal, which came in the 20th minute--11 minutes after Chris Pynch gave Riverside a 1-0 lead.