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PORT ANGELES — Sequim blanked Port Angeles 2-0 in the first of two counting Olympic League games the rivals will play this season.
Omar Flores and Mason Barrett both scored in the second half as the Wolves beat the Roughriders at Civic Field on Tuesday night.
“We played really well,” Sequim coach Dave Brasher said.
The Wolves outshot the Riders 22-9 and had control most of the game but Port Angeles hung close in the first half with the teams settling for a 0-0 stalemate at halftime.
“Both teams had some periods of nice passing and possession,” Port Angeles coach Chris Saari said.
Senior midfielder Flores, however, got the Wolves on the board quickly in the second half, with a goal at the 42nd minute on an assist from junior forward Ron Welches.
Five minutes later Barrett, a senior forward, put Sequim ahead 2-0 on an assist by junior midfielder Brandon Payne.
The key for Sequim was holding the Riders to nine shots and keeping them out of the net.
“Our defense played solid,” Brasher said.
Defenders Royhon Agostine, Hector Baylon and Bailey Collins did a stellar job of holding down across the back line while Eli Berg and Nicholas Baird played well in the midfield, Brasher said.
Freshman goalkeeper Austin Wagner had three saves for the Wolves and recorded the shutout.
“We created a few quality chances but were unable to really test [Wagner],” Saari said.
Brasher named Flores the player of the match for Sequim.
Saari said senior goalkeeper Jack Doryland kept the Riders in the game.
“Freshman Jeremy Fu had some good ball distribution in the midfield for us, and freshman Jeff Glatsz made some quality slide tackles in our defense,” Saari said.
Doryland and Glatsz were named the defensive co-players of the match while Fu was picked as the transition player of the game for the Riders.
The two teams play their second counting match April 12 at Sequim High School.
League teams played each other officially only once last season.
The Wolves improved to 1-1-0 in league after opening with a 3-2 shootout loss to Kingston on Saturday.
The Riders, meanwhile, are 0-2-0 in league after opening with a 6-5 sudden-death overtime loss at Port Townsend on Saturday.
Teams received three points for a victory, two points for a shootout win, one for a tie and none for a loss.
Sequim beat Port Angeles 4-0 in the JV game.
The Riders next travel to North Mason for a varsity-only game today at 6:45 p.m. in Belfair while the Wolves host Klahowya tonight.
Port Townsend 3, Klahowya 1
SILVERDALE — The Redskins, who had just one win last year and went 0-7-1 in the Olympic League for last place, are currently in first place after the first two games.
Daniel Charlton scored his fifth goal of the early season as Port Townsend scored three times in the second half to down the Eagles on Tuesday night.
After shooting four goals against Port Angeles on Saturday, Charlton scored the second goal against Klahowya in the 59th minute.
He also had an assist on the first goal that was shot by Colin Coker in the 49th minute.
Carl Delaire made it 3-0 with a shot in the 71st minute on an assist from Brady Arthur.
Port Townsend, which is 2-0-0, leads the Olympic League with six points after beating Port Angeles 6-5 in sudden-death overtime in the Andy Palmer Benefit Scholarship game at Memorial Field on Saturday.
The Redskins next host Bremerton on Friday night.
Chimacum 173, Vashon Island 231
VASHON — Nathan Browning and Jack Hilt earned co-medalist honors with scores of 41 each to spark the Cowboys to the Nisqually League victory.
Hilt and Browning shot 5-over on the par-36 nine-hole course at Vashon Island Golf & Country Club on a rainy Tuesday.
Three strokes behind them for third place was teammate Kevin Miller with 44.
In fifth place was Chimacum’s Riley Downs with a 47 while claiming sixth place with 53 was Cole Lovekamp.
Cole Devreau earned the top score for Vashon with 46 for fourth place.
West Sound Senior All-Star Games
BREMERTON — Seven North Olympic Peninsula high school seniors played in the 11th annual West Sound Senior All-Star Games on Tuesday night.
Port Townsend’s Codi Hallinan led Puget Sound to a 37-35 win over Cascade in the girls game with at least 10 rebounds and three blocked shots (official statistics were not kept).
Hallinan also scored four points in the low-scoring game while teammate Irina Lyons netted five.
For Cascade, Macy Walker of Port Angeles had a game-high eight points while teammates Mariah Frazier and Shayla Northern scored three each.
Hallinan also won the girls hotshot shooting contest, defeating Olympic’s Chesa Hayes in the final.
In the boys game, Sequim’s Jayson Brocklesby and Gabe Carter led Cascade to a 49-46 win over Puget Sound.
Carter netted nine points while Brocklesby scored eight.
Brocklesby also beat Olympic’s Brian Tyson in the 3-point shooting contest.