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SoHi soccer teams sweep Ketchikan

Posted: May 2, 2012 - 11:58pm

The Soldotna girls racked up another shutout Wednesday against the visiting Ketchikan Kings, posting a 3-0 win.
Soldotna coach Jimmy Love was happy for the team, but expressed concern over the fact that his team started slow and missed a couple of opportunities to score.
“We came out a little flat,” Love said. “We’re not coming out with that big attack, hitting them hard and fast, and we have a hard time following our shots.”
Miranda Wolfe scored in the 10th minute, as she beat her defender to slip it past the goalkeeper. Kylee Wolfe scored to make it 2-0 by halftime, and Taryn McCubbins had a goal in the second half to put the game out of reach.
“Kylee’s goal was more of a scramble off the edge, and the shot was in the general direction of the goal,” Love said.
Soldotna will play Kenai Central Thursday at 3:30 p.m. at home.
The Stars rallied from a 2-1 halftime deficit to notch a victory over Ketchikan Wednesday at home.
Soldotna scored early, as Cameron Grothe slipped the ball past Ketchikan goalkeeper Jens Christianson in the first minute, with an assist from Jonas Perletti.
“I talked to the guys, and reminded them how it felt when Homer scored on us early,” Soldotna coach Jeff Siemers said. “They responded.”
Ketchikan then scored twice in the first half to lead the game 2-1 by halftime.
However, Soldotna roared back with a goal from Cory Carver in the 46th minute, as he converted a free kick from Perletti.
Grothe then scored the winning goal, his second of the game, with an assist from Carver in the 52nd minute to give the Stars the win, and Soldotna beefed up their defense from there to the end.
“I think we’ve found our spot, the field positions for our guys,” Siemers said. “We’ve been able to get some good combinations.”
Soldotna will bring a 3-1 season record into their game against Kenai Central Thursday at 5:30 p.m.
The Mariners produced an impressive win over visiting Hutchison Wednesday, as they shut out the Hawks.
Lennart Von Schlichting scored three goals to lead Homer, and Robin Glosser, Lewis Koplin and Connor McCarron each had a goal apiece as well.
Konstantin Reutov had two assists in the match.

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