SPORTS: Port Townsend defeats Sequim 1-0 in girls soccer; Sequim beats Port Townsend 3-0 in volleyball, and other prep reports

SEQUIM — The Port Townsend girls soccer team continued its ascension up the Olympic League standings with a scrappy 1-0 win over rival Sequim on Thursday night.

The Redskins managed just one goal, an Irina Lyons score in the 16th minute off an Audrey McHugh assist, despite having several chances on net.

Nevertheless, it was the second straight win for Port Townsend (4-2-0 in league, 9-4-0 overall) as it makes its bid for a top two seed in the Class 1A Tri-District.

Port Townsend currently is tied for second place in the Olympic League and must finish atop the 2A standings to get the No. 2 seed. A second- or third-place finish among the 2As results in a No. 4 seed.

“For 20 minutes PT played immaculate soccer,” Redskins coach Colin Foden said. “In that time they scored one goal and missed several more.

“The passing was brilliant and the goal from Irina Lyons concluded a passing move involving Lydia Young, Chelsey Hoglund and Audrey McHugh that leaves me searching for superlatives.”

Sequim (0-5, 1-10) managed to keep the Redskins out of the net after that as things got more physical as the game went on.

The one goal was actually the second fewest allowed by the Wolves in a game this season. They also had a 7-0 shutout victory over Chimacum earlier in the year.

Sequim’s offense, however, could not come up with quality chances against the Port Townsend defense.

“Elena Akins and Jennifer Grauberger were well in control in the defense and Chelsey Hoglund had a fine game too,” Fodin said.

“We learned a lot from the game and came away with three points.”

Port Townsend 1, Sequim 0

Port Townsend 1 0 — 1

Sequim 0 0 — 0

Scoring Summary

First half: 1, Port Townsend, Lyons (McHugh), 16th minute.

Second Half: No scoring.

Port Angeles 2, North Mason 0

BELFAIR — The Roughriders put themselves in the driver’s seat for the Olympic League’s fifth and final 2A playoff spot with their fifth shutout win of the season Thursday.

Forward Kathryn Moseley scored a goal and dished out an assist in the first half to help Port Angeles move to 2-3-0 in league and 6-5-0 overall.

Port Angeles has held opponents to just 10 goals, putting it on pace to challenge the 2000 team’s record for goals allowed in a season (13).

Port Angeles hosts Sequim in another Olympic League game on Tuesday.

“I don’t know how the girls keep piecemealing it together, but we’ve got a tough defense,” Rider coach Scott Moseley said.

Port Angeles 2, North Mason 0

Port Angeles 2 0 — 2

North Mason 0 0 — 0

Scoring Summary

First half: 1, Port Angeles, Moseley, 27th minute; 2, Kaitlin Boston (Moseley) 38th minute.

Second Half: No scoring.

Rochester 6, Forks 0

FORKS — The Warriors kept the Spartans off the scoreboard in 1A SWL-Evergreen League play on Thursday.

Abigail McIrvin had 17 saves as Rochester outshot Forks 26-1 in the game.

The Spartans (0-10, 0-12) travel to Hoquiam for their next game on Saturday at 6 p.m.

Vashon Island 11, Chimacum 0

VASHON ISLAND — The Cowboys were blanked in a Nisqually League loss to the Pirates on Thursday.

Volleyball Vashon Island 3, Chimacum 0

VASHON — The Cowboys went against the best setter in the Nisqually League and an unforgiving defense to remain winless in league Thursday.

“Vashon has the best setter in league and they have a really good defense,” Chimacum coach Sally Dankert said.

The Pirates won 25-12, 25-15, 25-12 as the Cowboys fell to 0-9 in league and 4-9 overall.

Dani Kaminski led Chimacum with 100 percent serving and two aces while Lauren Thacker had five kills.

The Cowboys next host Seattle Christian on Monday.

Crescent 3, Clallam Bay 0

JOYCE — The Loggers came out strong and never eased up against the Bruins in the North Olympic League match Thursday.

“We came out on fire,” Crescent coach Alex Baker said. “We had a really solid match.”

The Loggers improved to 3-1 in league and 8-2 overall with scores of 25-14, 25-20, 25-14.

Catherine Youngman was a perfect 12-for-12 in serving with four aces and three kills for Crescent while Jandi Frantz earned five kills, four blocks and had a tip.

Jessica Criss was 7-of-7 from the serving line with three blocks and two kills for the Loggers while Rashaya Donnell had four kills and three aces.

Crescent next hosts a six-team tournament Saturday at 9 a.m. and then will play Neah Bay, possibly for the league championship, Thursday at Crescent.

Forks 3, Rochester 1

FORKS — The Spartans took a step closer to the Southwest Washington League playoffs with the victory Thursday.

Forks improved to 4-5 in league and 6-6 overall with the 25-18, 25-15, 20-25, 25-23 win.

Casey Williams led the Spartans with seven serving aces and six kills while Whitney Fairbanks had four kills and Raven McCann earned four aces and put down two kills.

Jillian Raben had 18 assists and five aces.

Forks next plays at Montesano on Tuesday.

Port Angeles 3, North Mason 0

BELFAIR — The Riders warmed up for next week’s showdown with rival Sequim with a 25-14, 25-19, 25-13 Olympic League victory over the Bulldogs on Thursday night.

Port Angeles stayed unbeaten in league with the win, moving to 5-0 in league and 7-3 overall.

“The first time we played [the Bulldogs] we barely beat them,” Port Angeles coach Christine Halberg said. “We played much better tonight and beat them with an exclamation point.”

Kiah Jones led the Riders with 10 kills and four digs in the win while Emily Drake added two digs, 15 assists and six aces on 15-for-15 serving.

Taylyn Jeffers had four kills, five blocks and three assists, and Lauren Norton collected two kills and four aces on 13-for-13 serving.

Chloe Johnston had 12 digs and one ace.

“The girls played very well,” Halberg said. “Lots of energy. They worked together very well.”

Port Angeles hosts Sequim next Tuesday in a match that will go a long way toward determining the pecking order at the top of the Olympic League.

Sequim 3, Port Townsend 0

SEQUIM — The Wolves made quick work of the young and inexperienced Redskins in Thursday night’s Olympic League tilt, winning 25-13, 25-4, 25-4.

“It went really fast, that’s what the girls are happy about,” Sequim coach Jennie Webber-Heilman said. “It’s homecoming week. They wanted out of there.”

Taylor Balkan went a long way toward making that happen, connecting on 28-of-28 serves for six aces while also dishing out 30 assists and seven digs.

Haleigh Harrison added 13 kills, two aces and two blocks and Kyla Martin four kills and 10 digs.

Ryleigh Zbaraschuk had five kills and eight digs, Jessica Lauritzen seven kills and Marissa Haner five kills and five digs.

The Wolves (4-1, 8-3) travel to Port Angeles on Tuesday night for a critical Olympic League showdown.

Girls Swimming Port Angeles 133, Kingston 50

KINGSTON — The Roughriders remained perfect in the Olympic League with one meet left by swamping the Buccaneers on Thursday.

Port Angeles won all but one event to improve to 6-0 in league and 6-1 overall, losing only to 3A powerhouse Bainbridge.

The Riders will finish the regular season on senior recognition night Thursday at William Shore Memorial Pool against North Kitsap.

Ashlee Reid earned a district qualifying time for Port Angeles in the 200-yard freestyle for first place in a time of 2 minutes, 15.42 seconds.

The Riders had two double winners as Tarah Erickson claimed first in the 50 free in 26.78 and the 100 free in 1:00.60 while Tracie Macias was first in the 200 individual medley in 2:25.24 and the 100 butterfly in 1:06.78.

Port Angeles had 18 season bests in the meet.

“We’re swimming very strong right now,” coach Rich Butler said.

North Kitsap beats Sequim Wolves

SEQUIM — The Wolves took on a team more than double their size in Olympic League action Thursday.

The score was not available.

Sequim, however, still came away with four first place finishes with close second-place finishes in three other events.

Rachel Hardy continues to drop her 50-yard freestyle time by .2 seconds and in such a short, fast race, every one-tenth of a second is a huge drop.

Gianna Venetti took .56 seconds off her 100 butterfly time, and is now just 4 seconds from a state qualifying time.

Sequim’s next meet is on the road at Olympic on Thursday.

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