The game started with the excitement and attention of a late-season playoff match. The stands were full and the sidelines ringed, but the Falcons came out flat. Bainbridge opened the season the night before against Mt. Si and was not suffering first game jitters. The Spartans picked up goals with mid-season form, elevating their attack and dropping their midfielders down to the goal. The Falcons were slow to adapt, and their frustration showed as they picked up penalties early. The Falcon defense closed down many Bainbridge opportunities, but Woodinville miscues on clears often gave the ball back to the Spartans.