PREP SPORTS: Sequim boys soccer knocks off North Kitsap 2-1; other area reports
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The Wolves will return to North Kitsap High School, the Olympic League’s designated home field, for the Class 2A West Central District boys soccer tournament with a state berth on the line.
But first, Sequim (14-3) battles Kingston (15-2) tonight for the league’s No. 1 seed at districts.
The winner of tonight’s game will play the South Puget Sound League’s fourth seed Saturday at 2 p.m. The loser will face the SPSL’s No. 3 seed at noon.
The Wolves earned a district game west of the Tacoma Narrows Bridge against a lower seed by beating North Kitsap (14-3) for the second time this season.
Monday’s Olympic League seeding tournament match was played to a scoreless tie until the final 15 minutes of regulation.
Sequim scored first on a header by Lijah Sanford off a corner kick by Nic Baird in the 65th minute.
Raul de Luna, the Vikings’ leading scorer, tallied the equalizer in the 74th minute.
The match seemed destined for overtime before Thomas Winfield set up Cameron Chase for a header that gave the Wolves the advantage and soon thereafter the win.
Sequim also had a couple of goals called back due to a pair of offside calls.
Kingston advanced to tonight’s match, set to begin at 6:45 p.m., by blanking Klahowya 2-0 on Monday.
Sequim split with the Buccaneers this season, falling 2-1 in the first game of the season and winning 1-0 in overtime last month.
Forks 11, 17,
Rainier 2, 7
RAINIER — The Spartans won for the first time since March 27 by sweeping Monday’s Evergreen 1A League doubleheader.
Forks pounded out 16 hits in the first game, which it won 11-2.
Alex Henderson had one double for the Spartans and Tabetha Brock, Emily Klahn and Sarah Adams had one apiece.
Pitcher Hailey Engeseth picked up the win for Forks.
The Spartans again routed the Warriors in the second game, winning 17-7 in a game that was mercifully ended after six innings.
This time, Forks racked up 22 hits, including triples by Skyler DeMatties, Emily Klahn and Payton Harding.
Henderson added two more doubles to bring her daily total to four. The Spartans also had doubles by DeMatties, Halle Palmer, Klahn and Alexa Prose.
Sarah Adams earned the win on the mound.
Catcher Courtnie Paul was behind the plate for both games.
OAKVILLE — After falling behind 4-1 in the first inning, pitcher Megan Weller and the Rangers settled down to rout the Acorns.
Weller pitched all six innings, giving up only four earned runs while striking out seven.
“We need to be ready to play from the first pitch and today we weren’t. In postseason, that’s a formula for an early exit,” Quilcene coach Mark Thompson said after Monday’s game.
The Rangers took control of the game in third inning, posting four straight RBI singles by Alex Johnsen, Allison Jones, Megan Weller and Alexis Gray.
Taylor Burnston’s two-out RBI single in the fifth inning made the score 12-5 and put the Rangers on course for their 15th win on the season.
“We respond to adversity pretty well, even adversity we create for ourselves,” Thompson said.
“Our team has a lot of character.”
Quilcene has a break before facing Highland Christian at home next Tuesday.
Following that, the Rangers will host the district tournament Friday, May 23.
Quilcene 21, Oakville 7
Quilcene 1 2 4 0 4 9 — 21 11 3
Oakville 4 0 0 1 1 1 — 7 10 6
Quilcene: Weller 6 IP, 7 K, 4 ER.
Quilcene: Jones 2-4, 4 R, 2 RBI; Weller 3-3, 4 R, 2 RBI; Gray 2-6, 2 RBI; Burnston 1-2, RBI; Ward 1-3, RBI; Johnsen 2-3, 3 R, RBI.
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