PREP SPORTS: Late Port Angeles penalty kick lifts Riders to win over Port Townsend; other area reports
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Port Angeles' Hayden Kays-Erdmann, 21, prepares to kick the ball while holding off Port Townsend's Max Meier as Port Angeles' Tristan Isett, 17, looks on during an Olympic League game at Memorial Field.
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Sequim’s Thomas Winfield, right, climbs over the back of Kingston’s Thomas Nitchman while fighting for a header.
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Forks catcher Reece Hagen, right, tags out Rainier’s Justin Champion at home plate during a squeeze play attempt. The Spartans loaded the bases in the bottom of the seventh inning and scored the winning run for a 4-3 victory.
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In the season opener last month, May netted a penalty kick in the 77th minute to lift Port Angeles over the Redskins.
Tuesday night in the annual Andy Palmer Memorial Game at Memorial Field, the freshman forward did likewise in the 78th minute as the Roughriders earned three important Olympic League points with a 3-2 victory.
“The game seemed headed for overtime with the Redskins having turned the momentum when Jackson May got creative with some dribbling in the penalty box and was fouled for a penalty kick,” Port Angeles coach Chris Saari said.
The win puts the Riders (5-4) in fourth place in the league standings heading into tonight’s matchup with rival Sequim (7-2), which is tied for second place with Kingston.
Port Angeles hosts the Wolves at 6:45 p.m. at Civic Field.
May also scored Tuesday’s first goal in the 19th minute off an assist by Wei-Yan Fu.
A few minutes earlier, May had hit the crossbar with a shot that bounced down off the goal line and out.
The Roughriders took a 1-0 lead into halftime. Their lead was extended in the 47th minute when Agustin Ignacio Muller scored on a rebound to give Port Angeles a two-goal advantage.
Port Townsend continued to press late in the game, and Conner Chisick scored in the 68th minute after dribbling through the Riders defense in the penalty box.
The Redskins continued to rally and tied the game at 2-2 on a goal by Daniel Charlton in the 76th minute, setting up May’s game-winner.
Port Angeles goalkeeper Nicholas Emmett got his second varsity start in net for the Riders and had a solid game with several key saves.
May and Tim Schneider were chosen by Saari as the Riders’ offensive players of the match. Emmett, Tristan Isett and Hayden Kays-Erdman earned defensive honors and Muller and Fu were the top transition players.
Port Townsend falls to 3-6 and sits in sixth place in the Olympic League. The Redskins need to finish seventh or higher to earn a postseason play-in game with the Nisqually League.
They travel to face fifth-place Klahowya (4-4) on Friday.
Port Townsend won the JV match 4-0.
Sequim 1, Kingston 0, OT
SEQUIM — Thomas Winfield scored the golden goal in the waning seconds of the second overtime to keep the Wolves in the hunt for the Olympic League title.
In the 89th minute, Winfield took a long free kick by Lijah Sanford and put it in the net to earn three points for Sequim on Tuesday at Sequim High School.
Winfield also scored a goal in the first five-minute overtime period that was nullified by an offsides call.
It was the second big win in four days for the Wolves, who beat previously undefeated and first-place North Kitsap 3-1 on Saturday.
Sequim now is tied for second place with Kingston at 7-2 in what is shaping up to be a three-team race for the league title.
The Buccaneers beat the Wolves 2-1 in the opener. In that match, Kingston struggled to advance the ball past Sequim midfielders Eli Berg and Nic Baird.
So in Tuesday’s match, Wolves coach Dave Brasher said the Buccaneers employed a long-ball tactic to bypass Berg and Baird.
“The game kind of was a little ugly,” Brasher said.
Goalkeeper Austin Wagner and Wolves defenders Sanford, Hector Baylon, Bailey Collins and Hayden James kept Kingston off the scoreboard.
Sequim plays at Port Angeles tonight at Civic Field at 6:45 p.m.
Port Angeles 6, Klahowya 1
PORT ANGELES — The Roughriders won all three singles showdowns in convincing fashion to beat the Eagles in Olympic League action Tuesday.
Port Angeles’ No. 1 Callie Peet defeated Natalie Boyle 6-0, 6-1; Hannah Little won the No. 2 match 6-1, 6-1; and Lydia Cornelson beat Marissa Montano 6-0, 6-0 in the No. 3 match.
Klahowya’s only win came in the No. 1 doubles match, as Kate Gallegos and Danielle Frederick topped McKenna Thompson and Audra Perrizo 6-3, 6-3.
In No. 2 doubles, Audrey Little and Jesica Zhu won for the Roughriders against Emily Schuerman and Shania Rose 6-4 6-3.
Port Angeles’ Emily Basden and Khaya Elliott beat Natalie Zimmerman and Sydney Jackson 6-1, 6-0, and Madi Drew and Carter Juskevich defeated Jenna Lakes and Skyler Luett 6-0 6-1.
The Roughriders are tied for fourth in the league standings at 2-2 (3-3 overall) with Bremerton.
Quilcene 12, Mt. Rainier Lutheran 3
TACOMA — The Rangers won their first of three matchups with the Hawks this week and improved to 3-0 in 1B Sea-Tac League play.
Jacob Pleines went the distance for Quilcene (4-1 overall), which allowed the other Rangers pitchers to be saved for the week’s other games.
Pleines fanned nine, allowed four hits and walked four. He also had two hits of his own, both coming on two-strike counts.
Nate Weller had two hits, including a double, and drove in four runs for Quilcene. Josh King doubled and had an RBI and Colton Pol had the longest hit of the day, a double off the outfield wall.
Pol also made a big catch in the fifth inning to help Pleines.
Quilcene 12, Mount Rainier Lutheran
Quilcene 3 1 1 0 0 4 3 — 12 8 3
Mt. Rainier Lutheran 0 0 0 1 0 1 1 — 3 4 6
Quilcene: Pleines 7 IP, 9K, 4 BB, 2 ER, 4 H.
Quilcene: Weller 2 H, 2B, 4 RBI; Pleines 2 H, 2 RBI; King 2B, RBI; Pol 2B.
Seattle Christian 1,
SEATAC — Freshman Lane Dotson’s pitching gem wasn’t enough for the Cowboys to notch their first win of the season.
Dotson pitched a four-hitter for Chimacum, striking out four and allowing only one run by the Warriors (10-2).
Dotson’s only offensive support, though, was his own hit as the rest of the Cowboys were held hitless by Seattle Christian hurler Tyler Fox.
Chimacum (0-9) hosts Cedar Park Christian today.
Seattle Christian 1, Chimacum 0
Chimacum 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 0 1 2
Seattle Chritian 1 0 0 0 0 0 x — 1 4 0
WP- Fox; LP- Dotson
Chimacum: Dotson 6 IP, 4 H, ER, 6 K, 0 BB.
Seattle Christian: Fox 7 IP, H, 0 ER, 10 K.
Chimacum: Dotson 1-3.
Seattle Christian: Evenson 2-3, 2B; Bannister 1-3, R; Fox 1-3.
Port Townsend 3, Vashon Island 0
PORT TOWNSEND — Redskins ace Cody Russell shut down the Pirates on Monday, striking out nine and giving up just two hits in a complete-game victory.
“It was an excellent game for him,” Port Townsend coach Tom Webster said of Russell, “and he had good defense behind him.”
Jacob King helped Russell at the plate, going 2 for 3 with a pair of RBIs.
James Delagarza and Joe Hoffman each had two hits as well for the Redskins, while Jeff Seton drove in the team’s third run.
Port Townsend (0-6, 2-6) plays at Klahowya on Friday.
Port Townsend 3, Vashon Island 0
Vashon Island 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 0 2 0
Port Townsend 0 2 0 0 1 0 x — 3 8 0
Port Townsend: Russell 7 IP, 2H, 9 K.
Port Townsend: King 2-3, 2 RBI, SB; Delagarza 2-3; Hoffman 2-3; Seton 1-3, RBI; Cain 1-3, SB.
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