SEQUIM — Sequim scored four beautiful goals and played well collectively in a 4-1 girls soccer defeat of Bremerton on Tuesday night.
“The whole team did an outstanding job,” Wolves coach Derek Vander Velde said. “It was a collective effort and that’s something we have tried to push for the last couple years and it came together.”
Vander Velde said his team played at a high level, connecting on passes and covering for each other.
Eden Johnson put Sequim on the board first around the 10-minute mark.
“She scored from the edge of the 18[-yard box] on the corner of the box and Daisy Ryan got the assist on that one,” Vander Velde said.
The Wolves took a 1-0 lead into halftime.
“We played well in the first half, but in the second half they picked up the pace and really pushed themselves,” Vander Velde said.
“Once we amped it up a little we found a real good rhythm.”
Abbie Schroeder added the second Sequim score on an assist by sophomore Rileigh Van Dyken.
Hope Glasser notched the third Wolves goal on an assist by Hannah Wagner.
Ryan capped the scoring late, running on to a header by Alexis Smith and beating the Bremerton goalkeeper in a one-on-one scenario.
“That composure, all of the goals were really calm, well-earned goals. All four goals were beautiful goals,” Vander Velde said.
The Wolves (1-1-0, 2-1-0) visit Olympic (0-1-0, 1-1-0) tonight.
Port Angeles 6, Kingston 0
KINGSTON — Millie Long broke through a packed-in Buccaneers defense to score the first of her four goals in the 12th minute and the Roughriders rolled to an Olympic League road win.
Long broke the deadlock in the 12th minute after she stole the ball from a Kingston player, used her speed to get through the defense and finished far post with her left foot.
A nearly identical goal was added to her tally in the 31st minute by Long, again with no assist.
“We were battling some complacency after last week’s games,” said coach Scott Moseley. “Kingston wasn’t really doing anything complicated, they were just packing in their defense. We were our own worst enemies with our play.”
Long added two more goals in the second half, which were sandwiched around a Jada Cargo goal that Long assisted on.
Goalkeeper Madi Roening earned her first career assist on Long’s third goal when she punted to midfield and Long took a few dribbles and scored.
The scoring finished out with two minutes left when Catie Brown dribbled with a Kingston player draped on her back and passed to Bailee Larsen whose strong left-footed shot found the inside of the far post. Larsen also had the assist to Long’s fourth goal.
The Roughrider defense was rarely tested and Kingston did not manage a shot on goal for the game.
“It was good game for us and we have two non-league games to fix some issues; then we move into a two-week stretch of critical league games,” Moseley said.
Port Angeles (2-0, 3-0) has scored 15 goals and conceded just one.
The Riders have two nonleague games, a contest at Civic Field against Port Townsend tonight at 6:45 p.m. and a match against Class 3A Ferndale on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Wally Sigmar Field at Peninsula College.
PA moves into a stretch with two non-league games, including host Port Townsend on Thursday night at Civici Field and 3A Ferndale on Saturday, 1 pm at Wally Sigmar Field, Peninsula College.
Klahowya 8, Port Townsend 0
PORT TOWNSEND — The Redhawks didn’t make it easy on themselves in the first 20 minutes, allowing goals on an Eagle penalty kick and off of a corner kick.
“That took a little wind out of our sails,” Port Townsend coach Rob Cantley said of the early scores.
Klahowya earned third place in Class 1A last season and returns a talented team.
Port Townsend focused on the basics Tuesday night.
“Keeping to the basics on touches on our passes and working the ball as a team when we do have it,” Cantley said. “Maintaining our shape as a defensive unit. We have made improvements in a short amount of time since last week.
“Individually, I could see improved performances.”
The Redhawks (0-1-0, 0-3-0) visit Port Angeles tonight at 6:45 p.m.
Compiled from team reports. Email scores to [email protected] or phone 360-417-3525.