FORKS — Forks remained undefeated and unscored upon on the young season, shutting out Port Townsend 3-0 in a nonleague boys soccer match at Spartans Stadium on Wednesday.
“They are probably the best team we’ve played yet,” Spartans coach Joe Morton said of the Redhawks. “They passed the ball really well. You could tell they are a well-coached team.”
Forks (4-0-0) took a 1-0 lead into halftime on a goal by Sammy Gomez, assisted by Hugo Sandoval.
“Hugo made a beautiful cross in that Sammy connected on at about the 26-minute mark,” Morton said. “It was the type of goal we’ve been doing so well on so far, a nifty cross and somebody is there to put it home.”
Forks added two more goals off penalty kicks in the second half.
“Both were fouls in the box,” Morton said.
Sandoval scored the game’s second goal after having his attempt saved.
“Hugo’s kick, the goalie saved it, and the ball bounced off the bar and it came back to Hugo and he slammed it home,” Morton said.
Oscar Gonzalez connected on his penalty kick attempt for a 3-0 lead.
Morton praised the play of goalkeeper Gabriel Terrones.
“Gabe our goalie stopped a penalty kick chance,” Morton said. “They had him down for eight saves and I know he had at least that many. For being just a sophomore, he’s clutch in goal.”
Morton said teams are having a difficult time working the ball through the Spartans’ defense.
“They can’t penetrate our defense,” Morton said. “They can’t get through our centerbacks, our center-defensive mids and then we have Gabe back there. Nobody is finding a way through yet.”
Forks plays the Sequim JV in a match at Peninsula College’s Wally Sigmar Field on Monday, then begins Evergreen League play away against Elma (0-3-0) on Tuesday.
Port Townsend (1-1-0, 1-3-0) visits Bremerton for a nonleague match Saturday.
North Kitsap 2, Sequim 1
POULSBO — The Wolves allowed two Vikings’ goals in the final three minutes of the game to lose their first game of the season Wednesday.
“Stealing it from us is a good way to put it,” Sequim coach Dave Brasher said.
“I think we played our best game of the season.”
Brasher said his squad was unlucky offensively in a first half that saw the Wolves outshoot North Kitsap 9-2.
“Hayuk Minano pounced on a turnover in their own end and he tried to chip it over the goalie and he just got a hand on it to deflect it over,” Brasher said. “Then Liam [Harris] had a nice look and Ryan Tolberd had a good shot at it and we had a few corner kicks that were headed wide.”
Sequim broke through in the 56th minute when Minano was fouled and converted a penalty kick.
Brasher said his team tired in the final portion of the contest.
“The coaching staff take is we were playing a high-pressure game and causing NK a lot of problems and by the 65th minute our fifth game in eight days took it’s toll. We kind of fell back in defense and let them come at us.”
The Vikings earned a free kick in the 78th minute and converted when the ball was struck into the Sequim defensive wall and trickled into the goal.
North Kitsap scored the eventual game-winning goal in stoppage time on a header off of a corner kick.
“The takeway is we feel like we can play with the big boys at the top of the league,” Brasher said.”We had it handled and let it slip away.”
Brasher named Sean Weber as man of the match for a solid all-around game in the center-midfield.
The Wolves (2-1-0, 3-1-1) host rival Port Angeles ( 2-1-0, 4-1-0).
Port Angeles 8, Olympic 0
BREMERTON — The Roughriders scored early — beginning when Ben Schneider ran on to a long free kick by Hollund Bailey and finished to the far post in the third minute — and often in a blowout win over the Trojans.
Andrew Methner headed in a goal off a cross by Michael Scott in the 19th minute to take a 2-0 lead into the half.
“After emphasizing finishing opportunities at halftime, PA came out quickly again in the second half and put the Trojans away with six second-half goals,” Riders coach Chris Saari said.
“Hollund Bailey found Ben Schneider in the 42nd minute on a thru ball that Ben put past the on-rushing Olympic goalkeeper. In the 45th minute, Mexican exchange student Aldair Ramirez took a pass from Stuart Methner and placed a firm shot to the far post side net. Stuart followed up 4 minutes later scoring on a header from an Andrew St. George cross.
“Andrew Methner knocked in a scrappy goal on a scramble in front of the Trojan goal after a corner from Ben Schneider in the 52nd minute. Kenny Soule took a pass from Aldair Ramirez in the 68th min and finished it nicely with a curling shot to the near post from the top of the box. Kenny picked up his second goal 3 minutes later on a tap in from close range assisted by Erik Alvarez.”
Port Angeles (2-1-0, 4-1-0) visits rival Sequim at 12:45 p.m. Saturday.
Port Angeles 15, Bremerton 2
BREMERTON — The Roughriders performed well at the plate and on the mound and rolled past the Knights on Wednesday to remain unbeaten.
“We put a lot of good [at-bats] together regardless of the situation and it was good to see our guys come through with runners on base,” coach Karl Myers said.
The team was 5 for 8 with runners in scoring position for the game.
Ethan Flodstrom went 2 for 5 with a double, two RBIs and a run for Port Angeles, while Carson Jackson was 2 for 5 with a triple, two RBIs and two runs and Colton McGuffey doubled, walked, scored twice and drove in a run.
Bo Bradow started and picked up the win for the Riders, allowing one run on two hits and two hit batters in four innings. He struck out six batters.
Jadon Seibel struck out the side in his lone inning of work, while Hayden Woods allowed a run on three hits while striking out four in two innings pitched.
“Regardless of who you are facing your pitchers have to throw strikes and all three guys we had out there did that,” Myers said. “They filled the zone up and dictated tempo all day.”
Port Angeles (2-0, 4-0) hosts Olympic (2-1, 3-2) today.
Port Angeles 15, Bremerton 2
PA 1 1 0 8 0 1 4 — 15 8 0
Brem 0 0 0 1 0 1 0 — 2 5 9
WP: Bradow LP: Saylor
Port Angeles — Bradow 4IP, 2H, 2HBP, ER, 6K; Seibel IP, 3K; Woods 2IP, 3H, ER, 4K.
Port Angeles — Flodstrom 2-5, 2B, R, 2RBI; Jackson 2-5, 3B, 2R, RBI; McGuffey 1-3, BB, 2B, 2R, RBI; Woods 1-2, BB, R, 2RBI; Pena 1-1, RBI.
Port Angeles 17, Bremerton 0
BREMERTON — Natalie Steinman homered and drove in seven runs while going 5 for 5 at the plate to lead a potent Roughriders’ attack in a five-inning shutout win over the Knights.
Port Angeles pounded out 19 hits in the victory and allowed just one hit and made no errors in defense in the blowout.
“[We] played with great execution in all aspects of the game,” Riders coach Randy Steinman said. “We hit well, played error free defense and our pitchers were hitting their spots all night, allowing only one hit.
Port Angeles (1-0, 3-1) hosts Olympic (1-0, 3-1) in an early-season showdown at 4:15 p.m. today.
Port Angeles 17, Bremerton 0, 5 innings
PA 3 4 8 1 1 — 17 19 0
Brem 0 0 0 0 0 — 0 1 6
Port Angeles — O’Connor 2 IP, H, K, BB; Hall 2 IP, BB, 3K; Holland IP, BB, 2 HB, K.
Port Angeles — Steinman 5-5, HR, 3R, 7RBI; Robinson 2-4, BB, 3R; Holland 4-5, 3R, 2RBI; Nevaril 1-2, 2B, BB, R; O’Connor 2-4, 2B, R, RBI; Politika 1-2, 2R; Folden 1-2, 2B, R; Hall 1-2, Cargo-Acosta 2-3, BB, 2R.
Sequim 160, North Kitsap 241
KINGSTON — Blake Wiker shot a 1-over-par 37 on a difficult White Horse Golf Club to earn medalist honors and lead the Wolves to a win over the Vikings on Wednesday.
Paul Jacobsen added a round of 3-over-par 39, Andrew Vanderberg was third with a 41 and Liam Payne fourth with 43.
Sequim (4-0) hosts Olympic on April 10.
Sequim 209, North Kitsap 241
KINGSTON — Sarah Shea carded a 4-over-par 40 on the front nine to boost the Wolves to a win over the Vikings on Wednesday at White Horse Golf Club.
Samantha Smith was second overall for Sequim with a 50, with Yana Hoesel (59) and Angela Carrillo-Burge (60) also contributing.
“Overall, I was happy with play of all the girls considering White Horse is far and away the toughest course we will play all year,” coach Garrett Smithson said.
The Wolves (4-0) will host undefeated Olympic (2-0, 3-0) at The Cedars at Dungeness on April 10.
Compiled from team reports. Email scores to [email protected] or phone 360-417-3525.