PREPS: Forks boys break through for first soccer victory

Sequim 10-runs Coupeville

FORKS —Forks weathered the elements, scoring four first-half goals on the way to earning the Spartans first boys soccer win of the season in a 5-0 shutout of Ilwaco on Wednesday.

“It was a very windy and wet game but we were able to make the most out of it,” coach Ismael Ramos said. “We definitely had to keep the ball on the ground and out of the air if we wanted to do anything and we were able to put together a lot of passes and build up play.”

Forks’ DeAnthony Davila put the Spartans on the board with a header goal off a set piece in the fourth minute.

Davila headed in the corner kick sent in by Jesus Dominguez for a 1-0 lead.

Luis Ornelas added to the score when he won a free ball and turned and shot on goal in the 25th minute.

Darinel Garcia gauged the wind correctly for a 37th minute goal.

“He shot it from pretty far out about 25 yards,” Ramos said. “He saw that they have a shorter goalkeeper and he went for the upper corner against him and was on target.”

Garcia assisted on a Dominguez goal a minute later as Forks went up 4-0 at halftime.

Forks notched the final goal early in the second half on an Ilwaco own goal.

“Defensively, I would say DeAnthony and Brody Owen were doing well back there,” Ramos said.

He’s hoping the Spartans are able to gain some confidence from the first victory.

“We have had a lot of close games, we’ve played teams tough and come out a bit disheartened at times but there’s been a lot of growth. We have been playing really good soccer and it’s been about getting the kids to believe that we are capable.”

Forks (1-5-0) visits Tenino tonight.

​East Jefferson 3, Charles Wright 1

UNIVERSITY PLACE — The Rivals put the first half behind them to earn a win over the Tarriers.

“We struggled in the first half, we made a lot of mistakes, we were slow to the ball and the second half we turned things around,” coach Logan Stegner said. “Our decision making was a lot better, we were connecting our passes, creating a lot of opportunities. Jameson Henrey scored, Edu Martinez scored and Rene Martin scored. Emilio Lopez made some excellent saves as well.”

East Jefferson (2-3-1, 2-5-1) will take spring break off and return to the field on April 11.

Baseball Sequim 10, Coupeville 0, 5 innings

COUPEVILLE — A trio of pitchers tossed a three-hit shutout and the Wolves pounded out 11 hits in a nonleague win over another pack of Wolves on Wednesday.

Lincoln Bear earned the win on the hill, striking out six and allowing one hit in three full innings.

Devyn Dearinger was next, allowing two hits in his inning of work before giving way to Zeke Schamedke who pitched a clean fifth inning to end the game.

Holland doubles

Ayden Holland led the Wolves at the plate with two hits, including Sequim’s lone extra-base hit, two RBIs and two runs.

Dearinger added a pair of hits and two RBIs and Bryant LaBoy also added a pair of hits and drove in two runs.

Sequim (2-4, 3-4) visits Mount Tahoma on April 5.

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Sports reporter/columnist Michael Carman can be contacted at sports@peninsuladailynews.com.

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