By Michael Carman and Pierre LaBossiere
Peninsula Daily News
SEQUIM — Sequim bounced back from losses against Olympic League 2A Division boys soccer title contenders North Kitsap and rival Port Angeles to knock off another league leader in Kingston 2-1 at home Tuesday.
“We came off the PA defeat and practice on Monday was pretty intense,” Wolves coach Dave Brasher said. “The guys were not ready to throw in the towel and we came out and played one of our better games last night. We were solid all over the field.”
Sequim pressed from the kick off and it paid dividends almost immediately with the Wolves going up 1-0 in the second minute.
“Liam [Harris] took it down the right side and ripped a shot, a nice curling shot,” Brasher said.
“Kingston’s goalie barely got a hand on it but was able to push it out, but Mike McAleer was there to finish up on the rebound.”
Brasher said the Wolves continued to press forward and outshot the Buccaneers 10-5 in the first half.
“Liam Stevenson played the first half in goal for us, his first action in goal and shut them out, so that was nice to see,” Brasher said.
Kingston tied the score up in the 58th minute.
“A hard shot from Peter Sustad and Nick Janikic was in goal, he spilled it, they got a rebound and put it in,” Brasher said.
Sequim scored the eventual game winner five minutes later.
“Liam pushed down the left side, cut it back to Evan James and Evan hit from the left side to the right corner of the goal, a really nice shot by Evan,” Brasher said.
“And Janikic made a couple of saves at the end to preserve it.”
Brasher named midfielder Sean Weber as the man of the match.
“He tackled really well and controlled the middle,” Brasher said.
Fourth-place Sequim (3-2-0, 4-2-1) visits fifth-place Bremerton (2-3-0, 3-5-0) on Friday.
Port Angeles 7, North Mason 0
PORT ANGELES — The Roughriders’ offense and defense maintained their stellar run of play with a dominating shutout victory over the Bulldogs.
Port Angeles has shut out its opponents 19-0 in its last three games.
“[We] overwhelmed the Bulldogs and scored multiple high quality goals with nice buildup play and finishing on set pieces,” coach Chris Saari said.
The win, coupled with Kingston’s loss to Sequim, moved the Riders, North Kitsap and Kingston into a three-way tie for first place in the Olympic League 2A at 4-1-0.
Port Angeles (4-1-0, 6-1-0) hosts North Kitsap (4-1-0, 5-2-0) today at 6:45 p.m.
The Riders limited North Mason to just one shot on goal while peppering the Bulldogs with 26 shots in Tuesday’s game.
Port Angeles scored three header goals in the game, with Andrew St. George opening the scoring on a diving header off of a cross by Cameron Butler.
Ben Schneider scored on a corner kick in the 28th minute assisted by Michael Scott.
Three minutes later Stuart Methner headed in a driven cross from Schneider on a corner kick.
“Stuart rose up and headed the ball down on goal against the grain to the near post,” Saari said.
Up 3-0 at halftime, the Riders sealed the win on goals in the 42nd (Andrew Methner assisted by Schneider) and 48th (Schneider).
Kenny Soule and Gabe Long added goals in the 56th (assisted by St. George) and 64th minute (Stuart Methner) to account for the final score.
Lorenzo DeLaTorre got his third shutout and fourth on the season in goal for Port Angeles.
Forks 3, Elma 1
ELMA — The Forks soccer boys served noticed to the Evergreen 1A League that they’re no fluke with a 3-1 road win over league rival Elma.
The Spartans came in to Tuesday’s game undefeated after five matches, but they had yet to play a league opponent. Coach Joe Morton said it was the Spartans’ first win over Elma in his four years coaching the team.
“It was a huge confidence builder. It was a big deal,” Morton said.
In the victory, played on a slow and muddy field, the Spartans gave up their first goal of the season. They had gone five games without giving up a score.
Morton said that while the defender who let an Elma player get past him felt bad, for the rest of the team, “it was almost kind of a relief” to finally give up a goal.
“No one hung their heads about it,” he said.
Hugo Sandoval got one of Forks’ goals on a penalty kick, while Samuel Gomez scored the two other goals, both assisted by Tony Hernandez-Flores.
Forks (1-0, 6-0) doesn’t play for another 10 days because of spring break. The Spartans’ next game is at Coupeville (2-1, 3-2-1) on April 7.
Girls Tennis Port Angeles 5, Bremerton 2
PORT ANGELES — The Riders won their second straight Olympic League match, taking two of three singles contests and three of four doubles matches.
No. 1 singles player Summer Olsen was named player of the match by Port Angeles coach Stephanie Gochnour for her efforts in her 6-3, 6-4 win over Darija Marli.
The Riders (3-2) visited Kingston late Wednesday and will be off for spring break until a home match with North Mason on Monday, April 9.
Port Angeles 5, Bremerton 2
No. 1: Summer Olsen (PA) def. Darija Marli (B) 6-3, 6-4.
No. 2: Emily Nguyen (B) def. Hailey Horton (PA) 6-3, 6-3.
No. 3: Emily Metzler (PA) def. Ysabel Kochis (B) 6-2, 6-4-.
No. 1: Jasmine Dalaganas/Maileca Gordtines (B) def. Jocelyn Reifenstahl/Camryn Mason (PA) 6-2, 6-2.
No. 2: Saige Hefton/Casandra Shamp (PA) def. Savannah O’Malley /Megan DeAngelo (B) 6-2, 6-1.
No. 3: Madison Saiz/Paulina Crawford (PA) def. Mariel Tamaliw/Shammas Snider (B) 6-1, 6-2.
No. 4: Hanna Brown/Emily Rygaard (PA) def. Nicole Daugherty/Mariah Alvorsen (B) 6-1, 6-4.
Compiled from team reports. Email scores to [email protected] or phone 360-417-3525.