By Pierre LaBossiere
Peninsula Daily News
PORT TOWNSEND — Port Angeles won its first girls soccer game of the year as Delaney Wenzl and Millie Long scored two goals each in a 6-0 victory over Port Townsend.
Wenzl scored her first goal early in Tuesday’s match on a cross from Millie Long. Twelve minutes later, freshman Long scored the first goal of her high school career off a Cheyenne Wheeler pass. Long scored again in the 21st minute, scoring after she won a loose ball.
“Millie had a great first 21 minutes — two goals and an assist. It was a very powerful start to the game,” said Port Angeles coach Scott Moseley. “We talked about setting the tone early and Millie made a clear statement.”
Alivia Carvell finished off the Roughriders’ first half scoring off an assist from Kyrsten McGuffey.
Moseley said the second half saw the Riders continue to have the majority of possession. In the 42nd minute, McGuffey scored her first goal of the season with an assist by Wenzl.
The Riders capped their scoring with a goal by Wenzl in the 44th minute. She was assisted by Saige Hefton.
Wenzl and Long ended the game with five points apiece on two goals and an assist each.
“Some of goals weren’t the hardest hit shots in the world, but placement is key and we were able to finish well throughout the night,” said Moseley. “We were looking to breakout offensively and we met that goal.”
Bonnie Sires earned the shutout in goal for Port Angeles, recording 6 saves for the game. The Riders finished with 22 shots, 17 on goal, while the Redhawks took 13 shots, with six on net.
Moseley named as players of the game Sires for her work in goal, Long and Wenzl for offense and Summer Olsen, Lola Del Guzzi-Flores and McGuffey for transition.
Port Angeles (1-2, 0-0) plays at Kingston at 6:45 p.m. today in its first Olympic League 2A game.
Port Townsend (0-2) visits Klahowya (1-0) tonight.
Olympic 4, Sequim 1
BREMERTON — The Sequim Wolves fell in their league opener against Olympic 4-1.
Coach Derek Vandervelde said his team fought hard despite getting down a couple of goals in Wednesday’s game.
“Most teams would implode dropping a goal or two down but the girls kept their intensity, worked together and battled the Trojans,” Vandervelde said.
Sequim scored its goal on a corner kick by Yana Hoesel that was put in the back of the net by Alexis Smith.
“All-in-all the Wolves performance was good, lots of positives in the game despite what the score line may read. They showed true character and a lot of grit,” Vandervelde said.
Vandervelde said Hope Glasser, Natalya James, Nathalie Torres and Olivia Hare and played solid games.
Sequim (1-2, 0-1 ) hosts Coupeville at 5:15 p.m. today.
Coupeville 7, Chimacum 2
CHIMACUM — Chimacum opened league play hosting Coupeville. After the Wolves started strong with 4-0 lead at halftime, Chimacum made a few changes and was much more competitive in the second half.
Coupeville ended up winning Wednesday’s match 7-2. The Cowboys were led by Grace Johnson who recorded a goal and an assist. Makaila Nelson also scored and Zoe Justis had an assist.
Coach Mike Fleck said Jada Trafton played a very strong game on defense. Fleck said the team is headed in a good direction.
Chimacum (0-2, 0-1) next hosts Klahowya at noon Saturday.
Volleyball Quilcene 3, Auburn Adventist 0
AUBURN — Quilcene was consistent and solid in sweeping Auburn Adventist 25-12, 25-12, 25-13.
The Rangers had 35 team kills in Monday’s Sea-Tac 1B League match, with Emily Hitt, Katie Love and Abbygael Weller leading the way with 11, 10 and nine kills respectively.
The Rangers served 62 for 67 (93 percent). Alannah Carron had 26 assists while Weller added eight digs. Hitt added three aces and five assists, plug two blocks.
Pearl Munn had four aces, four digs and three kills.
“Allanah put in a solid performance setting up her hitters and Emily Hitt dominated from the middle of the court. Katie Love and Abby Weller also had amazing kills from the outside,” said coach Joni Crowell.
The Rangers (2-0, 1-0) go on the road Thursday against Tacoma Baptist and Friday at the Sundome Tournament in Yakima, where the Rangers finished fourth last year at the state 1B tournament.
Girls Swimming Port Angeles 130, Olympic 51
PORT ANGELES — The powerful Roughriders girls swim team achieved five individual state qualifying times and three relay teams qualified for districts in a home swim meet victory over Olympic.
The Port Angeles girls finished second in the state last year and several talented freshmen on that team are back as sophomores.
The Riders outscored Olympic 130-51 and won nine swim and dive events.
Qualifying for state was sophomore Felicia Che in the 200 individual medley with a time of 2 minutes, 23.79 seconds and Che again in the 100 butterfly in 1:04.00. She won both events.
Sophomore Nadia Cole also qualified for state in the 100 freestyle (56.64) and the 100 breaststroke (1:11.21). Cole won both of her events, as well.
Sophomore Kenzie Johnson qualified for state in the 100 backstroke with a time of 1:04.15. She won that event. and she also won the 50 freestyle with a time of 26.58.
The three relay teams qualifying for district were:
• 200 Medley Relay — Taylor Beebe, Tana Hiigel, Sierra Hunter, Erin Edwards, second, 2:06.60.
• 200 Free Relay — Beebe, Ashlee Seelye, Che, Cole, first, 1:50.07
• 400 Free Relay — Beebe, Emma Murray, Hunter, Johnson, first, 4:05.52
PA also totaled eleven district times in their league opener against Olympic
• 200 Free — Hunter, second, 2:14.08.
• 200 I.M. — Murray, second, 2:31.29.
• 50 Free — Johnson, first, 26.58; Beebe, second, 27.38; Kiara Schmitt, third, 28.03.
• 100 Fly — Murray, second, 1:09.36
• 100 Free — Seelye, second, 1:00.22.
• 500 Free — Hunter, first, 5:53.92; Erin Edwards, third, 6:16.80
• 100 Breaststroke — Tana Hiigel, second, 1:21.33; Emma Weller, third, 1:21.99.
The Riders next meet is at home at 3:30 p.m. today against Klahowya.