SPORTS: Peninsula College men’s and women’s soccer teams sweep Highline

PORT ANGELES — The powerhouse Peninsula College men’s soccer team remained perfect on the year after pounding NWAACC No. 2 Highline 3-1 on Saturday at Sigmar Field.

The Peninsula women also won Saturday to remain at the top of the NWAACC West Division standings.

The top-ranked men’s team now is 7-0-0 in divisional play and 13-0-0 overall and is the only remaining undefeated team left in NWAACC. Highline had been the other prior to Saturday.

“As promised this game was a hard-fought battle between two very tough teams,” Peninsula coach Andrew Chapman said.

“This was a very good game for us. We hadn’t really played a team this talented this year, and our guys were ready for it.”

The Thunderbirds scored first, at 6 minutes, but the lead didn’t last long.

All-time men’s scoring leader Miguel Gonzalez scored two more goals a minute apart in the first half to give the Pirates a lead they would never relinquish.

He scored his first at 9 minutes on an assist by Dean Gaynor and his second at 10 minutes on an assist by Tyrone Warren.

Sean Prizeman scored the Pirates’ final goal at 74 minutes on an assist by Miguel Gonzalez.

The two teams tied in shots with 13 each. Peninsula goalkeeper Jared Wilson had 10 saves in a game viewed by more than 150 fans and spectators.

“We moved the ball well and we fought hard for the win,” Chapman said.

The Pirates next play at Olympic on Wednesday. Their next home game is Oct. 19 against Bellevue at 4 p.m.

Women’s Soccer

Peninsula 2, Highline 0

PORT ANGELES — The Pirates scored twice in the second half to improve to 7-1-0 in divisional play and 8-2-2 overall.

Zhaccierra Kanari scored the first goal of the game in the 69th minute on an assist by Shelby Solomon, and the two reversed their roles on the second goal with Solomon scoring on an Kanari assist.

Goalkeeper Krystal Daniels is tied for first in the NWAACC for shutouts with six.

The Pirates dominated Highline on shots on goal, 20-5.

“It was really incredible that we didn’t score in the first half,” Peninsula coach Kanyon Anderson said.

“We hit the post three times and their goalkeeper had an incredible save. We really played well in the second half.”

The Pirates, ranked eighth in NWAACC, now travel to Olympic on Wednesday and will host Bellevue on Oct. 19 for their next home game at 2 p.m.

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