Spartan Jorge Diaz kicks back over his head towards the Forks goal while teammates Brody Owen and DeAnthony Davila (8) look on. Also in the action are Elma’s Matthew Wood (9) and Theo Flores (10). Photo by Lonnie Archibald.

Spartan Jorge Diaz kicks back over his head towards the Forks goal while teammates Brody Owen and DeAnthony Davila (8) look on. Also in the action are Elma’s Matthew Wood (9) and Theo Flores (10). Photo by Lonnie Archibald.

PREPS: Forks soccer pushes Elma to the edge

Spartans fall 2-1

FORKS — Forks continued to show improvement on the Spartan Stadium turf, falling to Elma 2-1 in a boys soccer clash on Wednesday.

It was the second hard-luck 2-1 scoreline for the Spartans, as Forks also played well in a 2-1 loss to Raymond at home Monday.

“It was definitely one of our better performances,” coach Ismael Ramos said. “Raymond was our best game but this was one of our better performances for sure. We had pressure on them and got more shots on goal. If we can be a little better at cleaning up the little miscommunications and errors on our end, we can win some games.”

Forks took a 1-0 lead around the 20-minute mark of Wednesday’s contest.

“Jesus Dominguez scored our goal, he tapped it over the keeper from inside the penalty box and the keeper got a finger tip on it, but couldn’t get the save,” Ramos said.

Elma evened up the contest at 1-1 at halftime.

“They ended up scoring later in the first half, ” Ramos said. “We had a defender trying to body one of their players and the keeper didn’t come out for it and their guy got his foot on it.”

The two teams played evenly in the second half.

“We were moving the ball well, we were putting pressure on them and it was pretty back and forth,” Ramos said. “They took the lead on an error on our part. We had a throw-in deep in our end and they were able to attack and score.”

The winning tally came about 10 minutes from the end of the contest.

Ramos was impressed with a couple of younger players.

“Sophomore DeAnthony Davila he played well on defense for us,” Ramos said. “And Darinel Garcia. He’s a freshman and the smallest guy on the field, but he was playing so hard and so well for us at defensive midfielder.

Forks (0-6-0) visits Ilwaco on Friday.

Girls Tennis Sequim 7, Port Angeles 0

SEQUIM — The Wolves earned the sweep of the rival Roughriders at home Wednesday.

The match was closer than the scoreline as three of the four matches went the full three sets.

Port Angeles coach Stephanie Gochnour pointed out the No. 2 singles match and praised Waverly Mead’s play in a tiebreaker loss to Calleigh Thompson.

Sequim (5-2) and Port Angeles (3-4) are off for spring break.

Sequim 7, Port Angeles 0

Match Report

Singles

No. 1: Kendall Hastings (S) def. Liberty Lauer (PA) 6-1, 6-3.

No. 2: Calleigh Thompson (S) def. Waverly Mead (PA) 3-6, 6-2, 7-6 (7-5).

No. 3: Tiffany Lam (S) def. Bella Artis (PA) 6-0, 2-6, 6-2.

Doubles

No. 1: Danielle Herman/Sydney Hegtvedt (S) def. Cindy Liang/Sarah Hancock (PA) 6-3, 4-6, 6-3.

No. 2: Amaila Gonzalez/Payton Smithson (S) def. Kayla Jones/Bridget Weed (PA) 6-3, 6-1.

No. 3: Kendall Day/Sydney Thomas Harris (S) def. Abby Robinson/Summer Hirst-Lowe (PA) 6-1, 6-3.

No. 4: Keira Morey/Kristine Prorok (S) def. Katie Sperr Crane/Keely Pierce (PA) 6-0, 6-2.

Baseball Kingston 9, Sequim 2

KINGSTON — The Wolves were unable to pull off the regular season sweep of the Buccaneers on the road Wednesday.

Sequim scored on a Brett Mote RBI single and Bradyn White’s RBI double.

The Wolves (1-5, 3-5) are off until an April 11 game at rival Port Angeles.

Kingston 9, Sequim 2

Sequim 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 — 2 3 1

Kingston 0 6 1 0 2 0 X— 9 13 0

WP: Gallagher LP: Staples

Pitching

Sequim — Staples 4.1 IP, 10 H, 8 R, 6 ER, 2 BB, K; Schmaedeke 1.2 IP, 3 H, ER, BB, 4 K.

Kingston — Gallagher 7 IP, 3 H, 2 ER, 0 BB, 11 K.

Hitting

Sequim — Schmadeke 1-3, R; Mote 1-3, R, SB, RBI; White 1-3, 2B, RBI

Kingston — Morse 3-4, 2B, 2R, 2 RBI; Walker 3-4, 2B, R, RBI; Tamielau 2-3, 2 RBI.

Vashon 11, East Jefferson 1, 5 innings

CHIMACUM — Ryan Popp doubled home a run to save the Rivals (0-6) from the shutout in a Nisqually League loss to the Pirates.

The two squads will tangle again today at Vashon.

Vashon 11, East Jefferson 1 5 innings

Vashon 4 3 2 2 0 — 11 7 0

East. 0 0 1 0 0 — 1 7 4

WP: Walker LP: Popp

Pitching

Vashon — Walker 4.2 IP, 7 H, ER, 0 BB, 10 K.

East Jefferson — C. Holmes 0.1 IP; Popp 1.2 IP, 7 H, 6 ER, 3 BB, 2 K; Dunn 2 IP, BB, 2 K.

Hitting

Vashon — Walker 2-2, 3B, 2 R, RBI; Delgado 1-3, RBI; Harvey 1-2, RBI; Weber 1-2, 2B.

East Jefferson — Popp 1-2, 2B, RBI; Yelaca 1-1, 2B; Dunn 1-1, R; Lance 1-3; Jones 1-2, Ziel 1-2.

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

Spartan Jorge Diaz kicks back over his head towards the Forks goal while teammates Brody Owen and DeAnthony  Davila (8) look on.  Also in the action are Elma's Matthew Wood (9) and Theo Flores (10).  Photo by Lonnie Archibald.
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Forks’ Jorge Diaz kicks back over his head towards the Forks goal while teammates Brody Owen and DeAnthony Davila, right, look on. Also in the action are Elma’s Matthew Wood, left, and Theo Flores.

Lonnie Archibald/for Peninsula Daily News Forks’ Jorge Diaz kicks back over his head towards the Forks goal while teammates Brody Owen and DeAnthony Davila, right, look on. Also in the action are Elma’s Matthew Wood, left, and Theo Flores.

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