SILVERDALE — The Port Angeles boys soccer team bounced back with two second-half goals to come from behind and beat Klahowya on the road 2-1 Saturday.
The Roughriders’ Matthew Miller scored both the late goals, getting assists on both goals from brother Jacob Miller. He was named the offensive player of the match by coach Chris Saari, while Jacob Miller was named the transition player of the match.
“The Riders dug themselves out of a hole to come back and get an important win for momentum and RPI rankings,” Saari said. He said the team had some good chances but wasn’t able to punch the ball in until late.
“The momentum switched after the first goal and Port Angeles kept its foot on the gas to get the go-ahead goal,” Saari said. “Port Angeles did a good job at the end of the game again to run out the clock and seal the win.”
The Eagles scored the first goal of the match in the 11th minute on a penalty kick. The game remained 1-0 when Matthew Miller scored in the 65th minute to tie it. He took a pass from brother Jacob Miller in the box and hit a low shot to the near post.
In the 76th Miller, Matthew Miller got his second goal on a header over the Klahowya goalkeeper, with Jacob Miller hitting the crossing pass from the left side.
“Once our offense starting clicking, I got open and I was able to find two shots that found the back of the net. Our defense made it hard for the other team and stopped their main threats,” said Matthew Miller.
“I had conceded a penalty for Klahowya early on, so it was important to be able to make up for it with a couple of assists,” Jacob Miller said. “It felt amazing to set up my all-star brother for a pair of high-class finishes to take the lead and bring home the win.”
Saari named Jacob Olsen the defensive player of the match. The Port Angeles JV won 6-2.
Port Angeles (1-1, 3-1) travels to North Mason (1-1, 1-1) on Tuesday with the varsity taking the field at 6:45 p.m.
Port Angeles 12, Anacortes 1
Port Angeles 18, Sehome 0
ANACORTES — The Port Angeles girls softball team got off to a hot start to begin the 2023 season, outscoring Anacortes and Sehome 30-1 in a pair of wins in Anacortes.
The Roughriders beat Anacortes 12-1 behind pitchers Cheyenne Zimmer and Heidi Leitz. Zimmer and Leitz combined for nine strikeouts in five innings and allowed seven hits.
Lily Halberg began her quest for the all-time Port Angeles home run record with a three-run HR, a double and four RBIs. Taylor Worthingon went 1-for-2 with a home run and two RBIs, while Natalie Robinson had a double and a triple. Lexie Smith, Ava-Anne Sheahan, Kennedy Rognlien and Leitz all had hits.
In the game against Sehome, Leitz started and was even more dominant. The duo of Leitz and freshman Lynzee Reid pitched a no-hitter and struck out seven batters.
Abby Kimball hit a grand slam home run and finished with five RBIs, while Halberg had four more RBIs on two hits. Teanna Clark went 2-for-2 with two RBIs, while Robinson went 2-for-2 with three RBIs. Ali Money had two hits and an RBI, while Reid had a hit.
Port Angeles (2-0) plays at 3A Gig Harbor at 6 p.m. today.
Shelton 5, Port Angeles 2
PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles boys baseball team gave up three runs in the top of the seventh inning to suffer its first loss of the year 5-2 Saturday to nonleague Shelton.
After both teams scored two runs in the first inning, the Roughriders’ Kole Acker settled down to go six innings without allowing another run. He ended up going six innings, giving up four hits and one earned run. He struck out two. Josiah Gooding took the loss.
The Riders were only able to manage two hits themselves as the game was a pitchers’ duel after that first inning. They got one hit from Kaleb Mullen and the other from Rylan Politika. Mullen had an RBI, while Elijah Flodstrom and Ezra Townsend each scored runs.
Port Angeles (2-0, 2-1) hosts Olympic (0-2, 2-2) at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday for an Olympic League game.
Shelton 5, Port Angeles 2
Shel. 2 0 0 0 0 0 3 — 5 7 2
PA 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 — 2 2 4
WP: Williams LP: Gooding
Port Angeles — Acker 6 IP, 4 H, ER, 2 K; Guttormsen 0.1 IP, 2 H, 3 ER, BB; Gooding 0.2 IP, H, K.
Port Angeles — Mullen 1-3, RBI; Politika 1-3; E. Flodstrom 0-2, R; Townsend 0-3, R.
Sequim 3, Forks 2
FORKS — Sequim’s Zeke Schmadeke got the start and went four strong innings, giving up just one run in a 3-2 Sequim victory.
The Wolves’ Braydan White pitched the final three innings for the save.
Ayden Holland drove in a run in the first inning with a double, while White drove in an insurance run in the seventh inning with a sacrifice fly.
The Spartans rallied and scored a run in the bottom of the seventh and had the tying run at third base when White struck out the final two batters to seal the victory and earn the save.
Sequim (0-2, 2-2) hosts North Kitsap (2-0, 2-2) at 4:15 p.m. Tuesday. Forks (0-1) plays at Pe Ell-Willapa Valley on Tuesday.