PORT ANGELES — The Peninsula men picked up their first win of the year with a home shutout over North Idaho 1-0.
The game was scoreless until the 74th minute when Mason Haubrich broke through with a goal, assisted by Noah Scofield. The Pirates’ Tristan Landry picked up the shutout as the Pirates hung on with two big saves in the final minute of the match, one by defender Collyn Burkett and the other by Landry on a point-blank shot.
Coach Jake Hughes said there wasn’t much separating this game from the Pirates’ two losses to open the season.
“There wasn’t a lot of difference with our previous games in term of our performance. All of our performances have been good,” he said. “The difference today is we put one in the back of the net.”
Hughes said the team dominated early, outshooting North Idaho 10-1 in the first half. The Pirates outshot North Idaho 14-6 for the entire game. Hughes said Landry played well, but the defense played well, too. “He [Landry] didn’t have a whole lot to do.
“The team as a whole was really effective,” Hughes said. “We had a great week of training.”
Haubrich was named the man of the match for his goal. Hughes said Burkett and Yuki Lavole also played well for the Pirates.
Peninsula (1-2, 0-0) begins North Division conference play Saturday at home at 2 p.m. Saturday against Shoreline.
Women’s Soccer Peninsula 2, North Idaho 1
PORT ANGELES — The Peninsula women got goals from Emile Greve and Samantha Guzman and held on to pull out a 2-1 win over North Idaho on Sunday for the Pirates’ second win of the year.
Greve scored early in the match in the 14th minute with the assist going to Pi’lani Chaves. The Pirates held on to the narrow lead until the 67th minute when Guzman scored an insurance goal with an assist going to Shantel Torres-Benito.
It turns out Peninsula needed that insurance goal, as North Idaho scored in the 79th minute to make it 2-1. The Pirates were able to hang on for the final 11 minutes to preserve the win.
Coach Kanyon Anderson said it wasn’t the Pirates’ most stylish win, but the the team wasn’t totally fresh playing games on back-to-back days.
“I told the women I would give them a B-,” Anderson said. “Our goal was to win two games this weekend and we’re hoping to turn that into some positive momentum.”
Anderson felt that momentum was important as the Pirates begin North Division play Saturday against Shoreline.
Peninsula (2-2, 0-0) evens its record after beginning the year with two losses at the NWAC Friendlies. The Pirates play Shoreline at noon Saturday at Sigmar Field.