Peninsula’s Pau Vivas right, takes advantage of a loose ball missed by Edmonds’ goalkeeper Devon Collins, leaving a wide open net to score a goal as Edmond’s Aaron Diaz, left, tries to avoid a collision during the first half on Wednesday in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Peninsula’s Pau Vivas right, takes advantage of a loose ball missed by Edmonds’ goalkeeper Devon Collins, leaving a wide open net to score a goal as Edmond’s Aaron Diaz, left, tries to avoid a collision during the first half on Wednesday in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

COLLEGE SOCCER: Peninsula men earn positive result against Edmonds

Vivas Ayala two goals; Deser two assists

PORT ANGELES — Spain’s Pau Vivas Ayala notched two first-half goals and Germany’s Tim Deser assisted on two second-half scores as Peninsula College held down Edmonds 4-1.

Vivas Ayala was quick to find the back of the net in Wednesday’s men’s soccer match at Wally Sigmar Field, striking in the sixth minute and breaking up a tie game with a 40th-minute goal for a 2-1 Pirates lead at halftime.

Deser assisted on Alfonso Edfeldt’s 55th-minute goal to put some distance between the two sides, and Deser was there again to assist on Anthony Garcia’s 86th-minute insurance goal.

Peninsula head coach Jake Hughes said a number of things stood out during Wednesday’s win.

“Maturity, our growth over a period of a few weeks, our ability to overcome some obstacles, conceding a goal but still sticking to the plan and capitalizing on chances we created,” Hughes said.

“It was a clear indication of how our team has developed and grown.”

Hughes said his team (6-1-1, 10-1-1) didn’t allow itself a dip in performance against the Tritons (2-5-1, 3-6-1).

“I thought we raised our game in a number of aspects,” Hughes said. “Pau, our forward, got a couple of really clutch goals for us. Shu, our holding midfielder, has lit a fire under himself. And Fernando Tavares worked really hard.

“It was a good team performance.”

Edmonds didn’t field a women’s team this season.

Both the Peninsula women and men will be back in action Saturday at Bellevue.

“Bellevue is physical, organized and aggressive, and I expect it will be a difficult match,” Hughes said.

Peninsula’s Pau Vivas outruns Edmonds’ Maka Mahureva on Wednesday at Wally Sigmar Field in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Peninsula’s Pau Vivas outruns Edmonds’ Maka Mahureva on Wednesday at Wally Sigmar Field in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Peninsula’s Shu Kato, center, advances downfield pursued by Edmond’s Amadou Jadama, right, as Trevon Hamilton of Edmonds, left, watches from behind on Wednesday in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Peninsula’s Shu Kato, center, advances downfield pursued by Edmond’s Amadou Jadama, right, as Trevon Hamilton of Edmonds, left, watches from behind on Wednesday in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Peninsula’s Brian Guzman, left, dribbles past Edmond’s Trevon Hamilton during Wednesday’s match at Peninsula College in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Peninsula’s Brian Guzman, left, dribbles past Edmond’s Trevon Hamilton during Wednesday’s match at Peninsula College in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Peninsula’s Fernando Tavares, front, scrambles over Edmonds’ Trevon Hamilton on Wednesday in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

Peninsula’s Fernando Tavares, front, scrambles over Edmonds’ Trevon Hamilton on Wednesday in Port Angeles. (Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News)

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