Friday soccer: SoHi sweeps; Kenai boys, Nikiski girls lose

Soldotna girls 11, Houston 0


The Stars cruised to a Northern Lights Conference win Friday in Soldotna.

Miranda Wolfe had a hat trick for Soldotna. Kylee Wolfe, Kelci Benson and Julie Litchfield each had two goals, while Molly Fenton and Skyler Shaw added tallies for the Stars.

Katelynn Kerkvliet and Kylee Wolfe combined for the shutout at goalie.

Soldotna coach Jimmy Love said his team was working on shooting the ball more, and following up those shots. The Stars were able to get 30 shots.

"With shooting and crashing the net, we certainly got that point across," Love said.

The coach also wanted his team to work on spacing. Although Love said there was a lot of space available against Houston, he did say his team did a good job of staying spaced out.

Soldotna boys 6, Houston 0

The host Stars took a 5-0 lead at halftime in the Friday NLC contest on the way to improving their record to 4-1-0 overall.

Cory Carver scored in the second and eighth minutes, both times assisted by Cameron Grothe. Grothe then scored in the 13th minute unassisted.

In the 23rd minute, Grothe scored on an assist by Carver. In the 29th minute, Charalambos Asimakopoulos finished up the first-half scoring on an assist from Sebastian Gabriel.

In the second half, Hunter Koch, assisted by Jake Eckerman, finished up the scoring.

Kayne North had the shutout in goal.

Wasilla boys 3, Kenai 0

The Warriors scored three times in the first 30 minutes Friday in Kenai to post an NLC victory.

"We just came out a little flat-footed," Kenai coach John Morton said after his team fell to 2-2-1 overall. "That's a solid team. They had some guys winning the ball in the air down there in the first 30 minutes of the game."

Morton said his team played a lot better in the second half and kept Wasilla off the board. The coach said that Wasilla was subbing a lot in the second half, so that probably helped his team as well.

Ketchikan girls 1, Nikiski 0

The visiting Kings scored on a penalty kick with less than a minute to play to take the Friday nonconference affair.

Nikiski coach Mandy Adair said Rachel Thompson saved the initial penalty kick, but in a mad scramble for the rebound the Kings somehow got the ball across the line.

"It was a close goal," Adair said after her team fell to 3-4-2 overall.

Adair said the player that took the penalty kick for Ketchikan was injured in the scramble, so the game was called right after the goal.

"Rachel played an amazing game," Adair said. "She stopped a lot of shots. It was a disappointing way to end the game when both teams fought hard and had good opportunities to score."

Adair said the penalty kick was called when the ball took a weird bounce in the box and hit the arm of a Nikiski defender.

The coach said Koey Dixon did a good job at center midfield, while Cydney Spurgeon stepped up and played well at forward.

"Our defense was strong across the board," Adair said. "They were able to close them down and not let them have any quality shots."


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