SEQUIM — The Sequim soccer girls won their fourth-straight, a nerve-wracking 2-1 penalty kick shootout over Olympic to muscle their way into a tie for third place in the Olympic League 2A Division.
The game was tied 0-0 at the half, but the Wolves used a play right off the halftime kick to score in the first 15 seconds of the second half. Abby Schroeder made a long pass to a streaking Daisy Ryan and Ryan scored to make it 1-0.
The Trojans came back and scored late in regulation in the 78th minute to tie the match at 1-1.
Coach Derek Vandervelde said the girls didn’t let the late Olympic goal deflate them.
The Wolves forced penalty kicks. Alex Smith, Ryan, Hannah Wagner and Gabby Happe scored for the Wolves.
Sequim goalkeeper Olivia Hare, who blocked three penalty kicks against Port Angeles last week to help win a match, blocked two Olympic penalty kicks.
“She’s confident blocking PKs,” Vandervelde said. “She used to take penalty kicks, now she said, ‘I just want to be the keeper.’ ”
Sequim, just two weeks ago was in next-to-last place in the Olympic League 2A. They are now tied for third with North Mason and just two points out of second place. The Wolves (5-4-0 14 points, 6-4-1) play that second-place team North Kitsap (6-1-0 16 points, 9-1-1) tonight on the road.
Hoquiam 2, Forks 0
FORKS — The Spartans came close to their first win of the year, but they couldn’t get any shots in the net in a shutout loss to the Grizzlies.
“Oh, they played amazing,” said coach Tracy Gillette. “We played in traditional Forks monsoon rain and wind. By the second half, the weather wasn’t a factor at all.”
Gillette said the Spartans had at least 20 shots at the goal, but simply couldn’t notch a goal.
Gillette cited co-captain Candida-Rose Sandoval and Miriam Marton Mendoza as playing solid matches for the Spartans.
“[Sandoval] the entire game was a force to be reckoned with, it was an amazing performance,” Gillette said. “[Mendoza] … where she needed to be, that’s where she was at.”
Gillette is hoping the Spartans can use the momentum from their strong showing in a road match today at South Bend.
Port Angeles 1, Klahowya 1
SILVERDALE — The Roughriders traveled to Klahowya on Tuesday and came away with a tie against the Eagles.
The Eagles, who had a full roster after missing five starters to injury much of the season, exhibited the top form that earned them a third-place finish in during last year’s 1A state tournament.
“They beat us up on the field the first 40 minutes,” said Riders’ coach Scott Moseley. “They are by far the most skilled team we have faced this season and they passed the ball really well.”
Klahowya scored in the 24th minute on an Alyssa Peters 18-yard goal that just made it past Roughriders’ goalie Madi Roening. Roening’s diving save on a second Peters one-on-one shot five minutes later helped keep the Riders in the game.
The Roughriders equalized in the 37th minute. Catie Brown found a seam in the Eagle defense, took a pass from Bailee Larson and was fouled in the penalty box. Delaney Wenzl converted the kick from the spot for the tie.
The second half was more of a back-and-forth affair, with both teams having chances, but no one able to earn the game winner.
“I was pleased with our second half play as we settled down, won more balls in the air and started to connect some passes,” Moseley said.
Moseley singled out Lucah Folden as defensive player of the game for her energy, clearances and strong one-on-one defense.