Wildcats drop one to Islanders

The Mount Si chess team lost a hard fought match to Mercer

Island on Wednesday, 3-2, to drop its overall record in league play to 2-1.

Adam Griffin, David Ard and Dan Haakenson tried their best but

came up short in their matches on the third, fourth and fifth boards

respectively. Nathan Phillips dominated his opponent, defeating him on the

second board.

The match of the day belonged to freshman David Haakenson,

playing his first match on the first board. He battled tenaciously and came

back from the point of defeat to earn a dramatic win over Mercer Island's

best player.

This week the Chesscats will try to get back on the winning track,

playing Sammamish at home on Wednesday. Wish the men luck.

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