Sports: Roughrider girls lose tough soccer game to Klahowya

PORT ANGELES — The Port Angeles girls soccer team played Klahowya tough in an Olympic League game but fell 2-0 at Civic Field on Tuesday night.

Klahowya scored one goal in each half and held off a strong Roughrider offense.

“They scored on two long outside shots,”‘ Port Angeles coach Tom Harris said. “Our defense played well, shoring up the gaps and not allowing any close-in scores.”

On the other side of the field, the Riders had a number of good scoring opportunities that just didn’t go in.

Klahowya outshot Port Angeles 12-8.

Rider goalkeeper Elise Reid earned 10 saves in the game.

Port Angeles next plays at Sequim on Thursday.

Olympic 11, Sequim 0

SILVERDALE — Playing without five starters — four on defense — the Wolves (1-4 overall, 0-3 in league) struggled to stop the high-octane Olympic attack in an Olympic League matchup.

“I told my girls, ‘Watch how they play,”‘ Sequim coach Nathan Davis said. “They are very fundamentally sound.

“They passed until something opened up. We ended up chasing them and they took advantage of that.”

The Wolves gave up two goals on penalty kicks while playing on their heels most of the night on the synthetic turf of Silverdale Stadium.

Goalkeeper Paige Seamands did her best to fight off the onslaught, making 16 saves on the night, but it was too much.

Sequim had just two shots on goal, with Sunma Agostine the team’s lone star on offense.

“She did the best that she could, but she didn’t have the support she needed,” Davis said.

Up next for the Wolves is another showdown with Peninsula rival Port Angeles at home on Thursday.

The last time the two teams played the Wolves won 5-1 in a nonleague affair.

“[The Riders] are going to come out with a vengeance,” Davis said. “My girls have to be up for that.

“It will be a true test for my girls; whether they are going to step up and play this season or not.”

Chimacum game canceled

CHIMACUM — The Cowboys’ game against Washington was postponed on Monday due to a scheduling error.

Chimacum coach Stan Berdinner said the game has not been rescheduled.

The Cowboys’ next game is on Thursday at Foster.

Volleyball Port Angeles 3, Klahowya 2

PORT ANGELES — The Roughriders won the first two games, took a vacation in the next two and finally woke up to win the fifth and final game in Olympic League action Tuesday night.

“We took a little side trip in the second through fourth games,” Port Angeles coach Lee Keown said. “We stopped passing the ball.”

The Riders beat Klahowya 25-14, 25-23, 15-25, 14-25, 15-9 to improve to 2-1 in league and 3-1 overall.

Port Angeles, which has a big home meet against archrival Sequim on Thursday, was probably looking ahead to that match, Keown said.

Against Klahowya, Kaylee Baumstark, last week’s female student-athlete of the week for Port Angeles, led on offense with 14 kills while Shelby Napiontek had 11 kills and seven blocks.

“Shelby was outstanding at the net,” Keown said.

Molly Jensen, this week’s female student-athlete of the week, had four aces and had a good match as setter.

“Molly had to hustle a lot because the team wasn’t passing well,” Keown said.

Onalaska 3, Forks 2

FORKS — This was a heartbreaker of sorts as the Spartans played Onalaska almost point for point in the Southwest Washington League match Tuesday night.

“It excites me that our young team played so well,” Forks coach Patty Brandt said.

Onalaska has been a Class 1A state volleyball contender for at least 10 years, according to Brandt.

“The Onalaska match is a good gauge for me of where we’re at,” Brandt said. “I’m really pleased.”

The Spartans, who have just one returning player from last year, went to the wire with Onalaska.

The scores were 17-25, 25-13, 25-27, 25-20, 12-15.

Forks now is 2-1 in league and 3-2 overall, the only other loss to 3A Port Angeles.

Annie Crippen had 21 assists for the Spartans while Ashley Winn dominated with 20 kills and six stuffs.

Pam Schostak added six kills while Jaime Dias had five kills.

Forks next plays at Montesano on Thursday.

Northwest Yeshiva 3, Quilcene 1

QUILCENE — The Rangers (2-2 overall, 1-2 in league) struggled against the new private school from Mercer Island on Tuesday, losing 25-18, 25-19, 20-25, 25-13 in a Sea-Tac League tilt.

“We had a really off game,” Quilcene coach Julie Canterbury said. “It was pretty frustrating.”

Marissa Apeland led the Rangers, going 8-for-11 on serves with five aces, four kills and three assists.

Liz Hodgson was also hot from the service line, hitting 13-of-15 with one ace and three assists.

Megan Rae contributed five aces to the Rangers’ cause on top of one kill and 9-for-10 serving. Ashley Smiley added one ace, three kills and two blocks.

“They won, but we beat ourselves,” Canterbury said. “We did not play up to our potential.”

The Rangers will next host Chief Leschi at home on Friday at 5 p.m.

Peninsula 3, Port Townsend 1

PORT TOWNSEND — The Redskins (0-3 in league) fell short against their bigger Class 3A Olympic League rivals on Monday 25-20, 16-25, 25-16, 25-15.

Head coach Jim Guthrie said a lot of the crisp passing that had occurred during the Lopez Island tournament victory this weekend disappeared.

“We didn’t pass as well as we have been,” Guthrie said.

“It was a tough loss. We just didn’t do as well as we are capable of.”

Kari Sly led the Redskins with three blocks while Tessa Kush contributed 10 kills and Brita Guthrie added four aces.

The loss means the Redskins will head to Bremerton on Thursday still in search of their first league win.

Olympic 3, Sequim 0

SILVERDALE — The Wolves (2-1 overall, 2-1 in league) ran into a different Olympic team than they are used to, and the result was a 25-14, 25-18, 25-20 loss in a road Olympic League matchup.

Sequim struggled early against the Trojans and were unable to overcome the slow start.

“We didn’t play anywhere close to what we should have been doing,” Sequim coach Julie Webber-Heilman said.

“They were consistent and we were inconsistent.”

Brittany Forshaw led the Wolves offense with eight kills, while Melissa Zumbuhl added six kills and Ashley Erickson three.

Sequim must regroup quickly, however, with a road matchup against rival Port Angeles looming on Thursday.

“We’ll see what we can put together,” Webber-Heilman said. “I’m hoping we can have a good practice and get back on track.”

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