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KW boys make push for state

Warrior Eric Jeong dribbles past a Seattle Academy defender in a King’s West 5-0 victory against Seattle Academy on Senior day on Friday.  - Photo by James Mange
Warrior Eric Jeong dribbles past a Seattle Academy defender in a King’s West 5-0 victory against Seattle Academy on Senior day on Friday.
— image credit: Photo by James Mange

The King’s West boys soccer team managed a come-from-behind victory against Puget Sound Academy on Monday, setting themselves up for a solid chance of making the state 2B tournament.

Puget Sound scored early in the first half and King’s West didn’t answer until Josh Damon notched his first goal of the season in the 77th minute. Just one minute later Brian Paulson kept his torrid scoring pace going, booting the game winner in the 2-1 win.

“The guys came from behind in the last couple of minutes,” coach Jason Meeder said. “All of the guys knew that we had to win this game and Rainier (Chritian) had to lose theirs for us to stay in second place and both things happened. The guys are really getting excited that they now have a real shot at going to state.”

King’s West is now 9-3 on the year, heading into the district tournament as the No. 2 seed from the SeaTac League. The Warriors will play Orcas Island (2-7) at Interlake High School in Bellevue at 10 a.m. today. The winner advances to state, but plays one more game to determine seeding.

KW posted a 5-0 win over Seattle Academy Oct. 26, as Nick Olson managed the shutout, helping make senior day a success.

Paulson scored just 3 minutes into the game on an unassisted goal and Andy Lee added another goal in the 19th minute.

Lee scored on an assist from Tim Flugstad early in the second half, with Josh Thompson following with a goal 6 minutes later. Lee and Flugstad then hooked up to score again, this time with Flugstad finding the net.

“I was really excited for the seniors for them to win at their last home game,” Meeder said.

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