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Skyview soccer sweeps Houston

Homer girls lose to Wasilla; Mariners boys tie Warriors

Posted: April 26, 2012 - 9:45pm

The Skyview girls soccer team notched a road win Thursday and beat the Houston Hawks 3-1. The Skyview boys also won at Houston 2-1.

“We’re were kind of sloppy at first, but things eventually came together,” Skyview coach David Carpenter said.

Makinna Halverson got the first score about 30 minutes in, Carpenter said, and from there the momentum of the game took over.

With a 1-0 score at halftime, Elizabeth Schoessler managed to score after the break, and Taylor Wilson scored the final goal by attacking from the left side. 

“(Goalie) Dallas Ferguson was alone in goal the whole time,” Carpenter said. “I think they got her on the one shot they got, but we expected to win.”

Senior Paige Wagner scored the lone goal for Houston.

Skyview will face up against Palmer today, and will play Colony on Saturday. 

Skyview boys 2, Houston 1

The Skyview boys scored a win against Houston, as they came from behind to capture the victory.

“Houston started off with a goal that woke us up a little bit,” Skyview coach Brandon Goggia said. “But we’ve been working on defense, and we’ve gotten a lot better, and our team pulled it together.”

Houston managed to slip an early shot in by Skyview goalkeeper Bailey Jones, but Goggia said the team was able to refocus and get their heads back in the game. 

“They’ve been working hard, and the two goals in the second half were great,” Goggia said.

Skyview’s first goal was tallied by Nathan Penrod early in the second half, and a second goal by Carl Hatten iced the game.

Even with the lead late in the game, Skyview’s Martin Findler took a knee to the face, and suffered a “pretty big gash,” Goggia said. 

Wasilla girls 2, Homer 0

Wasilla scored twice in the first 20 minutes and scored a 2-0 Northern Lights Conference girls soccer win over the Homer Mariners at Wasilla High School.

“Relentless is kind of the theme of our practices and how we want to play,” Wasilla coach Patrick O’Neill said after the victory. “Just keep constant pressure on the other team. I would have liked to have finished a few more chances obviously, but I’m pretty happy with the entire team effort.”

Haleigh Ryneski and Nikki Vanni scored to help Wasilla improve to 3-0 overall. Ryneski picked up a loose ball during the 15th minute and tucked a shot into the corner of the Homer net to give the Warriors the 1-0 lead. Five minutes later, Vanni capped a give-and-go play with freshman Alexa Starr by knocking in a shot from 10 yards out.

Wasilla also held Homer without an official shot on net.

Wasilla boys 0, Homer 0

In boys action, Homer and Wasilla played to a scoreless tie. 

Homer hit the crossbar twice in a match, and had another shot pushed into the crossbar by Wasilla goalkeeper Corey Hogan.

During the 13th minute, Mario Glosser came down the right side and put a shot from a sharp angle off the nearside post near the crossbar. In the 31st minute, Homer sent a ball through the midfield toward the goal. The ball took a bad bounce over the head of Hogan, who pushed the ball up and bounced it off the crossbar.

Homer knocked another shot of the crossbar early in the second half.

The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman contributed to this report.

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