SEQUIM — Following a three-goal performance against Port Angeles earlier in the week, Sequim’s Taryn Johnson did one better against Olympic, scoring a hat trick plus one in a four-goal performance during a 7-1 victory over the Trojans.
Hannah Wagner also added a pair of goals and Jennyfer Gomez scored for the Wolves.
Amazingly, despite the lopsided final score, the Wolves were actually down in this game for the first 30 minutes.
“Olympic came out pretty strong,” said Sequim coach Ken Garling. The Trojans scored in just the third minute, and still held a lead in the 30th minute when Wagner scored on a deflection to even the game at 1-1.
“That’s when things turned around,” Garling said. Johnson scored her first goal right before the half to give the Wolves a 2-1 lead.
Johnson then scored a hat trick in the second half.
“We just dominated the possession, they couldn’t find an answer to what we were doing,” Garling said. “These girls face some adversity and they figure it out.”
The Wolves have won three straight and their record now stands at 5-2, but they have a tough week coming up with three straight road games at Bremerton (1-5) on Monday, North Kitsap (5-2) on Tuesday and Bainbridge (7-1) on Thursday.
Port Angeles 2, North Mason 0
BELFAIR — The visiting Port Angeles Roughriders topped the North Mason Bulldogs 2-0 in a rare Friday night Olympic League girls soccer match. The game was moved from the normal Thursday slot due to scheduling issues and weekend traffic forced a delay in the starting time.
Once the game began, the Riders responded quickly with a goal in the eighth minute. Catie Brown tracked down a ball that she crossed left footed into the box. Lily Sanders got a touch on the ball that bounced to Savanah Croteau, who headed it in from close range. It was Croteau’s first game of the season after rehabbing from an injury.
The Riders jumped ahead 2-0 on a Teagan Clark penalty kick 10 minutes later. A Riders cross was handed by a Bulldog defender and Clark earned her third goal of the season on the kick.
“North Mason has been struggling in some games so it was nice to jump out to the two-goal lead. It gave us confidence for the rest of the game,” said Roughriders coach Scott Moseley. “I was really proud of how the team played considering we only had two subs available for a half. Many players were out of their regular position but responded with quality play.”
Port Angeles earned its third shutout of the season and Moseley highlighted the play of Paige Mason and Teagan Clark.
“We worked in practice with them and their communication and work on defense was top notch,” Moseley said.
Port Angeles improved to 4-3 on the year and travels to Olympic (1-6) on Tuesday.
East Jefferson 5, Charles Wright 0
PORT TOWNSEND — The East Jefferson girls soccer team, which started the season 0-2, now has a winning record, winning with its fourth shutout of the year 5-0 Thursday over Charles Wright.
The victory was the fourth in five games for the Rivals, whose record now stands at 3-2.
Kaylen Pray had a pair of goals for the Rivals. Clare Johnson had a goal which coach Robert Cantley said, “was probably the best team goal I’ve seen. It was one of those moments that make you proud to be a coach.”
Ava Shiflett also scored a goal on a penalty kick and Savanna Hoffman, who normally plays goalkeeper for the Rivals, picked up a late goal, moving out of the goal to play some offense.
Shiflett, Johnson and Iris Mattern all had assists.
The Rivals will have a tough match Monday against Klahowya, playing a team that beat them 8-1 early in the year.
Cantley said with how hot the Rivals have been lately, he thinks they have a legitimate shot to make some noise in the postseason.
“I think we have a fair shot of going to state if we keep playing the way we’ve been playing,” he said.
Neah Bay 3, Forks 2
FORKS — The Forks volleyball team had a three-game winning streak snapped with a 3-2 (23-25, 16-25, 25-17, 25-13, 25-9) loss to a tough Neah Bay squad on Thursday.
Kyra Neel led the Spartans with 14 kills, while Kaidence Rigby had 10 kills and Kadie Wood had nine kills and four aces. Erika Williams had 25 assists.
Forks (4-2) will next play at South Bend on Tuesday. Neah Bay (3-0) was scheduled to play at home against Shoreline Christian on Saturday and at Clallam Bay at 5:45 p.m. Tuesday.
Bellevue Christian 3, East Jefferson 0
Annie Wright 3, East Jefferson 0
CHIMACUM — East Jefferson was swept 3-0 by Annie Wright on Thursday.
Annie Wright won 25-6, 25-17, 25-7.
“The team fought hard all night and worked together so well. There were many great plays and long rallies we are so proud of them,” said coach Emily Zenz.
Alyssa Vandenberg had six blocks, Sophie Patterson four blocks and Macy Aumock five blocks and two kills.
The junior varsity team beat Annie Wright 25-16, 25-21, 15-11.
“Our libero Sophia Petta was killing it last night, she had many quick saves and was doing really well with her serving. Luna Moloitis also had great serves all night,” said JV coach Kaci Zambor.
On Wednesday, both teams lost to Bellevue Christian 3-0.
North Kitsap 5, Port Angeles 2
POULSBO — The Roughriders went to North Kitsap on Thursday and despite playing well, left with a 5-2 loss to the Vikings.
“North is really talented this year and we knew it would be tough. I thought our guys played really well today and we just didn’t win enough big points to get over the top,” said coach Brian Gundersen. The Vikings have very solid doubles teams as North Kitsap swept all four doubles matches.
The Riders’ Reef Gelder won his singles match 6-2, 6-4 and No. 2 singles Edun Bailey won his match 2-6, 6-4, 7-6. No. 3 singles Jacob Miller had a solid match, losing a close one 4-6, 6-4, 7-6.
Port Angeles will next host Kingston at 4 p.m. Tuesday.
North Kitsap 5, Port Angeles 2
No. 1: Reef Gelder (PA) def. Jason Hart (NK), 6-2, 6-4
No. 2: Edun Bailey (PA) def. Andrew Myers (NK) 2-6, 6-4, 7-6
No. 3 Indigo Gallagher Zapf (NK) def. Jacob Miller (PA) 4-6, 6-4, 7-6
No. 1: Josh Smith/Drake Jones (NK) def. Damon Gundersen/Michael Soule (PA) 6-2, 6-2
No. 2: Ethan Gillepsie/Carl Burchill (NK) def. James Burkhardt/Zane Glassock (PA) 6-0, 6-1
No. 3: Ryan Williams/Garrett Rhoades (NK) def. Elijah Flodstrom/Zak Alton (PA) 6-3, 6-3
No. 4: Dayshawn Harper/Blake Hoepfinger (NK) def. Nathan Basden/Kellen Garcelon (PA) 6-0, 6-0