SPORTS: Peninsula College men’s soccer wins conference championship

TUKWILA — The Peninsula College men’s soccer team earned the first NWAACC championship in school history Sunday.

The Pirates beat Highline 1-0 in a shootout to capture the NWAACC championship at the Starfire Athletic Complex.

Peninsula College also won a basketball title in 1970 before NWAACC was formed.

“We’re ecstatic,” Peninsula coach Andrew Chapman said.

“It’s a huge win for us and our program. All the guys represented the college well.”

The third-ranked Pirates upset No. 1 Columbia Basin 1-0 on Saturday in the semifinals to make it to the final game for the first time after losing 1-0 in the semifinals the past two years.

Highline and Peninsula settled for a 0-0 tie through regulation and overtime before the Pirates came through 5-4 in the shootout.

Goalkeeper Jared Wilson was named tournament MVP after earning his seventh shutout of the season.

Scoring the five goals for the Pirates were Miguel Gonzalez, Jeff Mullen, Brian Holguin, Jake Hughes and Yan Gioseffi, who scored the winning goal.

Peninsula finished the year 13-3-4.

The Pirates stopped Highline’s 12-match unbeaten streak, which included two wins over Peninsula.

Highline finished the year 13-4-4.

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