PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles soccer team stayed alone in second place in the Olympic League playoff chase with a 3-0 win over Kingston at Peninsula College’s Wally Sigmar Field on Friday.
“[We] created a handful of good chances early, but were unable to capitalize until the 12th minute,” coach Chris Saari said. “Stuart Methner crossed the ball to Andrew St. George to put the Roughriders on the board.”
Saari said the team dominated play and created chances in the first half but weren’t able to add to the lead before halftime.
“Josh Boe, in goal for his first varsity start and shutout, tipped a couple longrange shots over the crossbar to keep the Buccaneers from equalizing in the first half,” Saari said. “It would have been a different game without those key saves from Boe.”
The Riders added to their lead in the 52nd minute when Stuart Methner found the net. And Om Kataria notched the third Port Angeles goal in the 66th.
“[We] were able to get an insurance goal when Luis Galvan centered a ball to Stuart Methner who beat the Kingston goalie with a first-time shot,”Saari said. “[We] continued the pressure 14 minutes later when Om Kataria caught the keeper out of the box and finished into the far post of an empty goal.”
Saari named Methner and Kataria as his offensive players of the match, Boe as his defensive player and Galvan, St. George and Kaleb Baier for their efforts in transition.
Port Angeles (6-2-0, 7-2-0) visits Klahowya for a nonleague game Tuesday.
Sequim 2, Bremerton 0
SEQUIM — The Wolves changed up tactics in the second half and controlled the ball offensively in a win over the Knights on Friday.
“We changed formations, we were playing a 3-4-3 in the first half and we weren’t able to make combination passes. We were disjointed,” Sequim coach Dave Brasher said.
“We defended well, we didn’t give up any goals, but we weren’t able to get any cohesive attack.”
Things changed after the break as the Wolves almost immediately challenged Bremerton.
“Seemed to be an immediate change for us,” Brasher said. “We had a good chance in the 42nd minute when Eli Gish headed one wide.”
Sequim scored in the 46th minute.
“Mike McAleer threaded a pass through to Mathys [Tanche} on the right and he sent one in with a left-footed shot,” Brasher said.
“We had a lot of good chances between that one and the second goal. We were keeping it in their end. In the 69th minute we scored on a really nice play, Adrian Funston started it off and sent it to Ryan Tolberd, who beat his man and sent it right to Kristian Mingoy and he finished it off.”
Jordan and Hurdlow and Navy-Thomas Brenske each played a half in goal to combine on the shutout.
Brasher named Mingoy as Sequim’s man of the match. “He came on in the second half when we switched formations and was an energetic fireplug and got our second goal,” Brasher said. “He really worked hard down the side. Brandon Benson also played really well at center back and Funston put in another nice 80-minute performance.”
Sequim (8-0-0, 8-0-2) hosts Olympic (1-7-0, 1-10-0) on Tuesday.
Forks 4, Elma 1
ELMA — An early goal by Oscar Gonzalez sparked the Spartans in an Evergreen League win over the Eagles.
“Seven minutes in, Oscar scored on a beautiful strike to the upper left corner,” Forks coach Joe Morton said. “Their goalie just watched it go by. After that, we never looked back.”
Tony Hernandez-Flores added two goals, scoring in the 33rd to put the Spartans up 2-0 at halftime and adding a third goal in the 61st minute to give Forks a 3-1 advantage.
Seth Johnson added another insurance goal in the 77th minute.
“We were in control and playing our game,” Morton said.
The Spartans (5-1-0, 6-2-0) visit Port Townsend for a nonleague game on Tuesday.
Port Townsend 13, Chimacum 0
PORT TOWNSEND — Junior Roland Donanberg-Platt and Polish exchange student Kuba Krol each netted hat tricks as the Redhawks shutout the Cowboys.
Krol also registered an assist. Senior Nico Winegar also added two goals for Port Townsend.
Silas DeWyse had a goal and four assists and Trillium DeWyse notched a goal and an assist for the Redhawks.
Ian Kjeldgaard scored and assisted on two goals and Ben Mattern and Carter Swartout also found the net for Port Townsend.
Redhawks coach Rob Cantley said Spencer Breithaupt and Taj Watson also added assists for Port Townsend (2-2-0, 3-3-1). The Redhawks will host Forks in a nonleague game on Tuesday.