Stadium completed a busy week with a huge 3-1 win over Central Kitsap at home tonight, catapulting the Tigers into a first-place tie with Gig Harbor.
After early threats from both sides, the Tigers got on the board in the 18th minute off a corner kick. Garrett Harp sent a low pass to Jacob Beardemphl off a corner kick, and the senior captain chipped a cross into the box where sophomore forward Gabriel Castillo headed it over Cougars keeper Lorenzo Alvarenga and in. Harp made it 2-0 six minutes later, as he dribbled down the right side and sent a high arcing shot over Alvarenga, off the far post and in.
The Cougars threatened to halve the lead several times early in the second half, hitting the post on several occasions, but were unable to break through. The Tigers then caught Central Kitsap in transition in the 63rd minute, as forward Andrew Foreman got the ball on a breakaway, dribbled around Alvarenga and sent the ball into an empty net to make it 3-0.
Central Kitsap avoided the shutout when Alvarenga’s long drive forward bounced over Tigers’ keeper Adam Aguilar and into the net, but it was too late to make much significance. Stadium picked up its fourth win in league play, along with one draw and one loss, to sit atop the standings with the Tides with 13 points. They will have some time off for Spring Break, and will host Wilson in a Narrows League crossover match on April 9 at 7:15 p.m.