Kenai girls top Grace in soccer

Kenai boys draw with Grizzlies; Hutchison sweeps Skyview

The host Kenai Central girls soccer team improved to 2-0 this season with a 6-0 victory over Grace Christian on Monday.

Ericka Reynolds started the scoring in the 21st minute when she converted a cross from Taylor Ostrander. In the 34th minute, Reynolds fed to Christianna Garcia, who tapped to Lauren Schams, who scored.

“We had good, dominant play in the first half,” Kenai coach Dan Verkuilen said. “They got one shot off all game.”

In the 43rd minute, Allie Ostrander passed to Jenna Calhoun, who cut her shot inside the near post. Just one minute later, Jenna Calhoun cleaned up a Garcia shot.

Vanessa Anderson added a penalty kick in the 52nd minute, while Annie Azzara scored with two minutes left. Chelsea Springer dropped the ball to Brandi Wagoner, who found Azzara up front.

Sydney Taylor had the shutout for the Kards.

“We had really good buildup from the defense to the midfield to the forwards,” Verkuilen said.

He said Grace had a dynamic midfielder, but Taylor Ostrander did a good job of controlling her.

Kenai Central boys 0, Grace 0

The two Northern Lights Conference squads played to a draw in Kenai.

“It was a good game,” Kenai coach John Morton said. “Both teams were evenly matched.”

Wren Norquist got the shutout in goal for the Kardinals. Morton said Kyle Scarlett was solid on defense, while TJ Wagoner did well patrolling the midfield.

Hutchison girls 2, Skyview 1

The visiting Hutchison team edged the Panthers in nonconference action.

Hutchison took a 1-0 lead in the first half, but Makinna Halverson equalized in the 68th minute for the Panthers. Hutchison notched the game-winner with about 30 seconds left.

“They taught us how to play the game a little bit,” Skyview coach David Carpenter said. “They’re one of the better teams we’ve played all year. They’re well-organized. We played well and held our own.”

Hutchison boys 2, Skyview 0

The visiting Hutchison squad scored twice in the first half to defeat the Panthers in nonconference action.

Skyview coach Brandon Goggia said Sam Deatherage did well in the midfield and defensive midfield for his squad.

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