Wolves split at Klahowya
SILVERDALE — Sequim girls soccer and volleyball split contests in a trip to Klahowya, with the Wolves falling 2-0 to Klahowya on the field and sweeping the Eagles on the court, 3-0.
For the Sequim soccer team, the final result, which came after Klahowya notched back-to-back goals in the 30th and 31st minutes, was overshadowed by the opportunity to enjoy their first match since November 2019.
“Being able to play last night, I know there were a lot of nerves among the JV and varsity, but everybody came away happy and having had fun,” Wolves coach Derek Vander Velde said.
“The girls weren’t disappointed at all. They knew they played a good game.”
Vander Velde said junior Bailey Geniesse shined in her debut.
“I think Bailey Geniesse, a junior who is new to the program this year, she played outstanding at outside back,” he said.
“We had two shots off the crossbar — [the best] chance off a free kick taken by Olivia Hare that Hannah Wagner got a head on, but it hit the bar. And we had another couple of shots that were on frame, but their keeper was able to get there.
“Overall, it was just a positive experience for everybody, and I’m impressed by their ability and play.
Sequim claimed the volleyball match 25-12, 25-14, 26-24.
Sequim (1-0) visits Olympic on Wednesday.
PA-East Jefferson cross country
PORT TOWNSEND — East Jefferson junior Max Allworth-Miles edged Port Angeles sophomore Jack Gladfelter for the individual win in the boys race by just less than a second, but the Roughriders triumphed 21-40.
Allworth-Miles finished the 2-mile race around Port Townsend Golf Club in a time of 10 minutes, 52.8 seconds to Gladfelter’s 10:53.7.
Port Angeles’ Naaman McGuffey (11:19.1), Maxwell Baeder (11:27) and Langdon Larson (11.31) rounded out the top five.
In the girls race, Riders’ senior Lauren Larson (12:02) bested East Jefferson freshman Fiona Fraser (14.16.7).
Port Angeles didn’t have enough runners for a team score, so Port Townsend won the team event.
Port Angeles’ Jenna McGoff was third (15:38.5), and Emma Weaver was fourth (16:28.1).
Sylvia Butterfield was fifth for East Jefferson in 16:56.5.
“The girls team beat PA and looks to be stronger at the next meet when two athletes who were unable to compete this week return to competition,” East Jefferson coach Alice Fraser said.
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