COUPEVILLE — Port Angeles beat Coupeville on the road 3-1 in gusting Whidbey Island winds in the first-ever girls soccer meeting between the two squads.
The victory Thursday snapped a four-game losing streak for the Roughriders (3-4, 4-5).
Coach Scott Moseley said that all the goals were scored going with the wind.
Port Angeles used some quality passing through midfield to play the ball to right-midfielder Nicole Heaton whose cross was volleyed by Taylar Clark to Emily Boyd. Boyd’s low shot beat the Coupeville keeper for a goal in the 15th minute.
Just five minutes later, Clark was upended in the box, earning a penalty kick. She converted, moving the score to 2-0.
The Riders earned their final tally when Boyd’s shot was misplayed by the Wolves’ goalie in the 35th minute.
“Emily played an excellent game. She worked for those goals and set the tone for the game,” Moseley said.
“I think that the team really came together tonight and connected on some really good combination passing that lead to all three goals ,” said Boyd.
The Riders played against the stiff wind in the second half and conceded a goal in the 44th minute.
Port Angeles had 15 shots overall and 12 on goal while Coupeville managed just five shots with three on-goal.
“Overall it was solid win over a quality side. It sets us up well as we head into the playoff push,” Moseley said.
Port Angeles visits Kingston (1-6, 1-9) on Tuesday.
Sequim splits pair
BREMERTON — The Wolves split a pair of Olympic League soccer matches last week, battling hard in a 2-0 rain-soaked loss to league-leading Olympic on Thursday and dropping Bremerton 3-0.
“Despite going down a goal in the first half, [we] fought hard to come back and never stopped playing with 100 percent effort,” Sequim coach Derek Vander Velde said.
“[We] struggled to string [our] passes together and find the back of the net, but [our] determination and grit were a force to be reckoned with throughout the match.
“I am continually impressed by [our] resiliency, toughness and most of all [our] drive to fight.
Vander Velde praised goalkeeper Claire Henninger, and Erin Vig, Adare McMinn and Chloie Sparks for their efforts in the loss.
Sequim (5-2, 7-3) went after Bremerton early and it paid off as the Wolves netted twice in the first seven minutes.
“The ladies were ruthless in their attack with Abby Hanstead scoring the opening goal within the first three minutes,” Vander Velde said.
McMinn scored the second goal just four minutes later with a kick from the top of the 18-yard box.
[We] kept pushing forward and found a third goal from Jessica Deitzman with 13 minutes left in the first half,” Vander Velde said.
“It was great to see [us] on the attack, fighting for the ball and scoring goals.”
Sequim is in second place in the Olympic League 2A Division. The Wolves host Coupeville in a nonleague match on Tuesday.
Girls swimming Port Angeles 131, Bremerton 35
BREMERTON — The Port Angeles swim girls dominated Bremerton on the road, winning nine out of 11 events and outscoring the Knights 131-35.
Kenzie Johnson won two events in the Thursday meet, the 50-yard freestyle in 26.56 seconds and the 100 freestyle in 58.95.
Other first-place finishes for Port Angeles (5-0, 6-1) included:
The 200 medley relay team (Jaine Macias, Nadia Cole, Felicia Che and Johnson), 1:59.91; 200 freestyle relay (Johnson, Cole, Taylor Beebe and Che), 1:48.92; 400 freestyle relay (Ashleee Seelye, Sierra Hunter, Beebe and Emma Murray), 4:11.47; 200 freestyle relay, Erin Edwards, 2:11.85; 200 individual medley, Che, 2:21.39; 100 butterfly , 100 butterfly, Hunter, 1:08.24; 100 breaststroke, Cole, 1:12.21.
The next meet is away against Sequim at 3:30 p.m. on Thursday.
Volleyball Coupeville 3, Port Angeles 0
COUEVILLE — The Port Angeles volleyball team lost 3-0 on the road to Coupeville.
Despite the sweep, the score was close. Coupeville won 25-15, 25-21, 25-22.
Aeverie Politika led the Roughriders will four kills, while Kiana Robideau had three kills. Callie Hall had 10 assists and Natalie Steinman led with five digs.
The Roughriders (4-2, 5-3) next plays at home at 6:15 p.m. Tuesday against Kingston.
Quilcene 3, Christian Faith 0
FEDERAL WAY — The Rangers earned a Sea-Tac League road sweep of the Warriors 25-18, 25-9, 25-10 to stay unbeaten on the season.
“Our team played with a lot of intensity and determination,” Quilcene coach Joni Crowell said.
“Madison Coffey started the game off with a kill, and our freshmen continued to play strong the entire time.
“Excellent serve receive from Abbygael Weller enabled us to hit all of our options.”
Weller led the team in digs with 15.
Crowell said Bailey Kieffer and Emily Hitt were very strong at the net, recording seven and 10 kills, respectively.
Hitt added 14 digs for the Rangers.
The Rangers also served exceptionally well, according to Crowell, with just four missed serves in the match.
“A streak by Katie Bailey clinched a quick win in the second game,” Crowell said.
Bailey served a perfect 26 of 26 on the game with eight aces and 15 digs.
“Allison Jones set well and McKenzie Kieffer blocked strong.”
Jones was 7 of 7 on serve with five kills, 11 digs and 15 assists from her setter position.
Sydney Brown also did well at the service line, going 10 for 10 with an ace and a dig.
Quilcene (8-0, 11-0) visits Evergreen Lutheran (5-2, 8-2) on Tuesday.