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SoHi soccer sweeps Seward

Posted: April 28, 2012 - 11:10pm

The host Soldotna soccer team notched a Northern Lights Conference Southern Division victory over the Seahawks on Saturday by the score of 8-0.
SoHi is now 2-0 overall and 1-0 in the division.
Miranda Wolfe, Taryn McCubbins and Natalie Kress each had two goals for the Stars, while Emily Schneider and Kylee Wolfe added tallies.
SoHi coach Jimmy Love said the Stars are trying out a new formation with a new midfield position. He said Julie Litchfield and Skylar Shaw did a great job distributing the ball from that position.
Love also said the defense only gave up one really good opportunity. Katelynn Kerkvliet had the shutout at goalie.
“They all played well,” Love said. “I don’t think anybody in particular stood out.”
Soldotna boys 6, Seward 2
The host Stars took a 5-0 lead in the first half on the way to a NLC Southern Division victory on Saturday.
In the fourth and 24th minutes, Cory Carver assisted on goals by Sebastian Gabriel and Dagen Walton. Jake Eckerman then scored in the 26th and 29th minutes on assists from Walton and Cameron Grothe. Jonas Perletti also scored before the half unassisted.
In the second half, J.J. Elam scored on an assist from Charalambos Asimakopoulos.
The Stars are now 2-0, 1-0.
Nikiski boys 0, Grace 0
The Bulldogs played the host Grizzlies to a tie Saturday in NLC play.
Lincoln Johnson had 10 saves to record the shutout for Nikiski. The Bulldogs had lost 5-1 to the Grizzlies earlier in the year.
“We marked players better,” Nikiski coach Jim Coburn said. “We played stronger in the midfield and on defense.
“Those early games we had really helped a young team improve.”
Coburn said Doogun Seater, Christian Riddall and Logan Harrison were strong in the midfield. Jonny Hall did a good job up front.
The Bulldogs are now 2-3-1 overall.
Grace girls 1, Nikiski 0
The visiting Bulldogs dropped an NLC game on Saturday.
Nikiski had lost 5-0 to Grace earlier in the year.
“It was definitely much better for us,” Nikiski coach Mandy Adair said. “We definitely improved throughout the midfield.”
Adair liked the midfield play of Emily Lynch, Dyann Wik and Cydney Spurgeon.
“It was good for them to realize they can play a strong, physical game like this,” Adair said.
Grace got its goal halfway through the first half.
Colony girls 2, Homer 0
The Knights picked up a conference win over the visiting Mariners on Friday. Katya Jenkins and Bristyl Baker had the goals for Colony.
Homer boys 3, Colony 2
The visiting Mariners notched a conference victory Friday.
Lennart Von Schlichting had a pair of goals for Homer, while Kyle Wisner added a tally. John Meaney and Chris Olsen scored for Colony.
Palmer girls 4, Homer 0
The Moose cut loose with four goals in the second half to pick up a conference win over the visiting Mariners on Saturday.
Ellen Jorgensen, Kendal Howe, Sierra Myers and Kristan Van Hoomissen scored for Palmer. Elliot Perkins had three assists, while goalie Morgan Morfe kept a clean sheet with five saves.
Homer boys 1, Palmer 0
The visiting Mariners played a solid defensive game to nip the Moose on Saturday in conference play.
Konstantin Reutov scored at 36:06 for Homer, assisted by Kyle Wisner.
Palmer boys 5, Skyview 0
Th Skyview boys dropped a game to Palmer Friday, as multiple chances slipped away for the Panthers.
“We got outplayed, but they’re a solid team, they’re pretty good,” coach Brandon Goggia said. “We’re just working on making the play go out wide when we get the ball, and working on tight defense.”
Colony boys 4, Skyview 0
The Skyview boys once again found themselves in an early hole, as they were shutout by the Knights on Saturday.
Head coach Brandon Goggia mentioned that Martin Findler, who took a knee to the face in a game against Houston earlier in the week, has sustained a concussion, and it is unknown how long he will be out.
Skyview will play against Hutchison on Monday, and Ketchikan on Wednesday.
Colony girls 3, Skyview 2
The Skyview girls lost to Colony Friday in Palmer.
With an early 3-0 deficit, the team nearly made a comeback, only to fall short.
“We were sloppy at first, but they got back into it,” Skyview coach David Carpenter said.
Cheyanne Laber, playing left striker, cut throught the middle and hit the crossbar on one shot attempt, but later was able to convert and score the first goal.
Ciarra Mahan then converted on a penalty kick to close the gap to one, but the final eight minutes went scoreless, and Skyview dropped the game.
“We had multiple opportunities at the end there, but it is what it is,” Carpenter said.
Skyview girls 0, Palmer 0
The Skyview girls played to a scoreless draw against the Moose on Saturday in Palmer.
With Dallas Derflinger in goal, coach David Carpenter said she had nine solid saves.
“There was no domination, this was a pretty evenly matched game,” Carpenter said.
Nikiski boys 5, Houston 1
The Nikiski boys beat Houston in a come-from-behind win.
Down 1-0 early in the match, Nikiski managed to knock off five consecutive goals to ice the win, as Christian Riddall scored two goals, along with one each by Johnny Hall and Michael Stangl. Stangl also had two assists, and Logan Harrison and Colton Anderson provided assists as well.
“We made a mistake at the beginning, letting one through, but they came together and scored five goals,” Nikiski head coach Jim Coburn said. “The defense played solid, and (goalkeeper) Lincoln Johnson had a great game.”
The fifth goal came when the Houston goaltender slipped up while trying to handle the ball and let it through to the net.
Nikiski is set to play Grace Christian on Saturday.
Nikiski girls 5, Houston 0
Nikiski took control early and never let go as the girls soccer team took an easy win over the Hawks.
“They played really well, and were able to use nice passing, and kind of control the tempo,” Nikiski coach Mandy Adair said. “We were able to distribute attacks, and it showed because we had multiple scorers.”
Morgan Tschida opened the scoring early with an easy shot into the net. Teammates Bailey Buchholz, Sydney Sturgeon and Rachel Thompson each had a score as well.
“Tshida got a break from the defenders, and fired one to open it up, and that helped the momentum,” Adair said.

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