SPORTS: Bellevue nips Pirates in men’s and women’s soccer action

PORT ANGELES — The Peninsula College men’s soccer team’s hold on the NWAACC West Division got a little more tenuous Saturday night.

The Pirates dropped a critical showdown 3-2 to division rival Bellevue under the Civic Field lights.

The loss, Peninsula’s second in three matches following an eight-game win streak, drops the top-ranked Pirates to 6-2-1 in league and 8-2-3 overall.

Bellevue (6-2-0, 9-2-1) now lurks just one point behind in the standings with one game in hand.

“We just didn’t do a good job of taking care of the ball,” Pirates coach Andrew Chapman said.

“We didn’t do a very good job of clearing the ball out, so we brought a lot of stuff down to their feet. Unfortunately, it caught up to us.”

Bellevue outshot Peninsula 16-7 on the game, with the two teams exchanging goals in the first and second half.

The Bulldogs then scored the go-ahead goal in the 78th minute.

The Pirate women were held scoreless for the second time in three games as they lost 1-0 to Bellevue.

Peninsula is now winless in its last six matches (0-3-3) after moving to 3-3-3 in league and 4-5-4 overall.

(Men) Bellevue 3, Peninsula 2

Bellevue 1 2 — 2

Peninsula 1 1 — 3

Scoring Summary

First half: 1, Bellevue, 7th minute; 1, Peninsula, Walsh (Holguin).

Second Half: 2, Bellevue, 55th minute; 2, Peninsula Hindmarch (Oppeltz), 62nd minute; 3, Bellevue 78th minute.

(Women) Bellevue 1, Peninsula 0

Bellevue 0 1 — 1

Peninsula 0 0 — 0

Scoring Summary

First half: No scoring.

Second Half: 1, Bellevue, 80th minute.

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