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Mercer Island beats Juanita in tight game | Girls prep soccer

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Mercer Island's Michele Day (12) tries to get to the ball at the same time as Juanita's Lauren McAlister on Thursday, Sept. 20. The Islanders won 2-1.
— image credit: Megan Managan/Mercer Island Reporter

The Mercer Island girls soccer team edged out Juanita in a tight game on Thursday, Sept. 20 at the Rebels home field. The final score was 2-1.

The game started with a quick goal for Juanita by Teja Christensen, assisted by Lauren McAlister in the fifth minute. Four minutes later the Islanders made their own statement, as Marissa Hammerstrom hit the goal thanks to an assist from Laura Harrison.

In the 50th minute Harrison struck again, this time on an unassisted goal from the side to give Mercer Island the 2-1 lead.

“It was a very exciting game,” said Islander head coach Terry Ryan. “Laura had an absolutely beautiful goal. She dribbled right by a girl and delievered it right over the top in the corner. It was an ESPN goal.”

The Islanders are now 5-0-1 this season. Mercer Island will host Liberty on Monday, Sept. 24 ina 7:30 p.m. game, while Juanita will host Sammamish on Tuesday, Sept. 25.

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