POULSBO — Sequim wrapped up the Olympic League boys soccer title early with a dominant 6-1 win on the Vikings’ home field.
“We had six goals by six different players,” Wolves’ head coach Dave Brasher said. “[We were] spreading the wealth and playing really well. It was a nice way to clinch the league.”
Sequim put three goals in the net in the first half to take a firm grip on the game.
The Wolves got on the board in the 13th minute, scoring off a long throw-in by Brandon Benson.
“Mathys [Tanche] let it go past him because he saw Ryan [Tolberd] was coming on and Ryan headed it in,” Brasher said.
In the 27th minute, Sequim scored what Brasher called “one of the nicer goals all year.”
“Tolberd got it about the 35, cut in, and hit a low line drive pass and Kristian Mingoy made this long run and timed it perfectly to chip it past the goalie.”
Eli Gish headed in a corner kick sent in by Reid Parker in the 36th for a 3-0 halftime lead.
Sequim kept it going early in the second half, scoring when Tanche took a short corner kick on the left side and whipped in a cross that was headed in for a goal by Mike McAleer in the 43rd minute.
Tanche earned and converted a penalty kick three minutes later to go up 5-0.
Parker added the Wolves’ last goal in stoppage time.
Brasher said Adrian Funston was the man of the match for Sequim.
“Adrian Funston has just been playing great,” Brasher said. “He controlled the midfield and started one of the corner kicks that we scored on.”
Sequim (10-0-0, 10-0-2) visits Port Townsend for a nonleague match on Tuesday.
Port Angeles 5, North Mason 3
PORT ANGELES — Tied at 3-all at halftime, the Roughriders regrouped defensively and got the goals they needed to get past the Bulldogs on Friday night at Peninsula College.
“Port Angeles got the go-ahead goal in the 62nd minute after failing to convert on several good chances,” coach Chris Saari said. “Luis Galvan served in a quality far post corner kick and Gabe Long elevated to head the ball in.”
The Riders added an insurance goal four minutes later.
“Andrew St. George was obstructed in the penalty box by a Bulldog defender and converted his penalty kick to the left side,” Saari said.
“St. George had previously hit the crossbar twice in the game.”
Saari said North Mason opened the game with players in different positions on the field than in the first game between the squads.
“They used quick passing and long balls with flicked headers to put pressure on the Rider defense,” Saari said. “[Our] normally solid defensive play was sloppy in the first half and the Bulldogs capitalized on Rider mistakes.”
After conceding a North Mason goal in the sixth minute, Port Angeles tied the game at 1-1 on an Andrew Methner left-footed, tap-in goal assisted by Austin Fischer in the 14th minute. The play started on a nice cross from Cameron Butler on the right wing.
“Luis Galvan put PA in front on an individual flash of brilliance in the 23rd minute,” Saari said. “Luis beat several players on the right side of the penalty box and smashed a right-footed shot off the crossbar and down over the goal line to the right of the Bulldog keeper.”
The Riders added to their lead in the 29th minute on an own goal by the Bulldogs. Stuart Methner put a long throw into the penalty box and a North Mason defender misdirected the ball into his own net.
The Bulldogs scored two late goals to tie it up at halftime.
Andrew Methner earned offensive player of the match and Galvin and Long were praised for their play in transition.
Port Angeles (7-2-0, 9-2-0, 21 points) is in second place in the Olympic League standings, seven points clear of North Kitsap and Bremerton who are tied for third with 14 points. The Riders visit North Kitsap and Bremerton on Tuesday and Friday, respectively.
If Port Angeles can finish second, a potential home playoff match awaits.
“[We] will look to solidify [our] defending and continue to strengthen [our] offensive game to try and lock down a possible home district game at Peninsula College,” Saari said.
Forks 1, Hoquiam 0
FORKS — Forks shut down the Hoquiam offense and pitched a 1-0 shutout in an important Evergreen League 1A boys soccer contest at Spartan Stadium on Thursday.
“We made a defensive adjustment that shut Hoquiam down,” Spartans coach Joe Morton said.
“It was a pretty-evenly matched game, even though we had possession of the ball in their half of the field about 70 percent of the time.”
Forks found the game-winning goal about 15 minutes before the end of the contest.
“We scored on a header off of a corner kick again,” Morton said.
“Oscar Gonzalez scored his third header goal off a corner from Hugo Sandoval.”
Gabriel Terrones earned the shutout in goal.
“He had a great game and made about 10 saves,” Morton said.
Forks (6-1, 7-3) hosts Tenino on Monday and then visit Montesano in a match that will likely decide the league title Wednesday.
Port Townsend 0, Olympic 0
BREMERTON — The Redhawks’ nonleague tie with the Trojans was filled with fouls on each side.
“It was a game I’d rather forget about overall,” coach Rob Cantley said. “Some of our better players all seemed to have picked the same day to have a sub-par day. We had a hard time getting that cohesion from front to back.”
Cantley said the game turned scrappy, fairly quickly.
“Olympic was playing pretty physically and both teams kind of took it the wrong way,” he said. “There were fouls galore, that kind of thing.”
Nico Winegar had two saves in goal to earn the shutout.
“We had maybe eight or nine shots and didn’t really threaten the other goal besides a free kick that bounced off the crossbar,” Cantley said.
Port Townsend (2-2-0, 4-3-2) hosts Sequim in a nonleague game Tuesday.
Port Angeles 177, Bremerton 211
BREMERTON — Cameron Fouts and Derek Sparks each shot nine-hole rounds of 43 to lead the Roughriders to a victory on the Olympic Course at Gold Mountain.
Port Angeles coach Gil Stockton said his team saved its best play of the season for its final Olympic League match.
“I am proud of all the guys for their perseverance and hard work this season,” Stockton said. “Their confidence is evident by their play as they prepare for the league championship. Special kudos for the play of Matthew Wahlston and Dalton Ross, who both started golf this year, for their efforts today at a difficult Gold Mountain course. Matthew shot a 55 for the second nine holes he has played to date. It was a great day for all the guys.”
The Riders (6-3) will compete in the Olympic League Championships at the Cedars at Dungeness on Tuesday, April 30.
North Kitsap 219, Chimacum 218
KINGSTON — Logan Storm shot a nine-hole round of 43 to lead the Cowboys at the difficult White Horse Golf Club on what coach Rachel Whittington described “as another tough day.”
Sean Storey and Caydon Sevilla each shot 57 for Chimacum and Brayden Yingling added a 62.
The Cowboys (3-5) will host Port Townsend on Monday.
Quilcene wins pair
QUILCENE — The Rangers picked up a couple of big wins this week, dropping Pope John Paul 23-7 and Muckleshoot 15-5 to remain on top of the SeaTac League standings.
Quilcene’s bats took a breather until the sixth inning of Thursday’s win over Muckleshoot until pitcher Kayla Ward sparked her team with a two-run double.
“Kayla really gave her team a lift today, with six strong innings in the circle and a real timely hit late,” Rangers coach Mark Thompson said. “Pitching and defense were OK today, but offensively we were not focused. We will happily take this win though, and we will learn from it.”
The Rangers offense benefited from 16 walks and two hit batters, but struck out 11 times against Kings pitcher Resa Starr.
Against Pope John Paul II earlier in the week, Quilcene’s offense was ready from the start as Madison Coffey’s RBI single in the first, followed up with a two-run home run in the third helped the Rangers to an 11-4 lead.
Quilcene added eight runs in the seventh to drain the drama from the contest.
Lauren McCarthy had two two-run singles in the big inning, McKenzie Kieffer added an RBI single and Marissa Kieffer a two-run double for the Rangers.
Ward got the win for Quilcene, going 3 1/3 innings and giving up three earned runs.
“A solid win for our team, with our young team continuing to get some great experience,” Thompson said.
The Rangers (3-0, 4-3) host Oakville in a nonleague game Monday.
Quilcene 15, Muckleshoot 5
Muck 2 1 0 0 0 2 — 5 7 2
Quil 4 0 1 2 0 8— 15 5 2
WP: K. Ward
Quilcene — K. Ward 6IP, 7H, 3ER, 6K.
Quilcene — Beukes 1-3, RBI; Ma. Kieffer 2-3, 2B, 3RBI; Mc. Kieffer 1-4, RBI; K. Ward 1-2, 2B, 2RBI.
Quilcene 23, Pope John Paul II 7
Quil 7 1 3 3 0 1 8 — 23 21 3
PJP 1 0 3 0 1 1 1 — 7 4 6
WP: K. Ward
Quilcene — K. Ward 3 1/3 IP, 3ER, 2H, 2K; Beukes 2 2/3 IP, H, 3K; Coffey IP, ER, H, K.
Quilcene — Beukes 3-6, 3RBI; N. Coffey 2-5, 2B, 3RBI; M.Coffey 3-4, 2B HR, 4RBI; Ma. Kieffer 3-6, 2B, 3RBI; Mc. Kieffer 2-5 2B; McCarthy 3-6; McBride 2-4, 2B; Love 2-4, 2B.
Sequim 5, North Mason 1
BELFAIR — Jayla Julmist’s three-run home run in the top of the fourth broke open a scoreless game and lifted the Wolves.
Bobbi Sparks and Isabelle Dennis set the table for Julmist by singling to open the inning.
The Wolves added a run when Kiana Robideau singled, advanced on a sacrifice bunt and scored on a Kylynn Stringer single.
Dennis went five innings on the mound, scattering three hits.
Sparks led Sequim with three hits and Dennis and Robideau each had a pair of hits.
LeeAnn Raney closed the game out in relief.
“It was a well-played game by both teams,” Wolves coach Tim Lusk said.
“Kiana Robideau and Kylynn Stringer played flawless defense.”
Sequim 5, Kingston 2
KINGSTON — The Wolves (12-0) moved closer to sealing up the Olympic League regular-season championship with a win over the Buccaneers.
North Kitsap’s (11-2) loss to Olympic means Sequim can clinch the league title outright with a win on the road at North Mason on Monday coupled with a win over North Kitsap at home Tuesday.
Sequim 5, Kingston 2
No. 1: Isabelle Hugoniot (S) def. Taylor Sanville (K) 6-1, 7-6 (7-5).
No. 2: Montana Thoroughman (K) def. Emily Bundy (S) 6-1, 6-2.
No. 3: Eden Johnson (S) def. Rachael Winn (K) 6-3, 6-2.
No. 1: Jessica Dietzman/Kalli Wiker (S) def. Sam Young/Ana Horne (K) 6-1, 6-1.
No. 2: McKenna Hastings/Ashley Rosales (S) def. Sierra Denning/Emily Ramirez (K) 6-0, 6-1.
No. 3: Arlene Law/Amanda He (S) def. Cierra Franklin/Gibby Johnson (K) 6-3, 6-2.
No. 4: Elle Brockman/Mel Borson (K) def. Melissa Porter/Chloe Goldate (S) 6-3, 6-4.
Compiled from team reports. Email scores to [email protected] or phone 360-417-3525.