The Skyview girls and boys soccer teams swept Houston on Saturday at Soldotna High School in nonconference play.
The games were moved to Soldotna since Skyview’s field still has a pond, but SoHi’s field also is not in good shape.
“It was really hard,” Skyview boys coach Brandon Goggia said after his squad improved to 1-3-1. “It was basically just a big mud bath.
“The defense did good in the back, and the offense took care of the rest.”
Sam Janorschke and Ryan Winter each had two goals for the Panthers boys in a 7-0 victory. Bailey Blumentritt and Bailey Jones added tallies.
Jones and Janorschke combined for the shutout in goal.
Skyview returns to Soldotna to face the Stars on Monday at 5:30 p.m.
The girls topped the Hawks by a 4-0 score to move to 1-4 on the year.
The Panthers led 1-0 at the half. At the 30th minute, Montana White took a shot and hit the crossbar, but Taylor Wilson was there for the rebound.
The Panthers went up 2-0 in the second half when Cheyenne Laber took a corner and Taylor Wilson put it in with one touch.
Later, Laber got fouled in the box and converted the penalty kick. Laber completed the scoring when she converted an indirect kick from just outside the penalty box.
Goalie Dallas Derflinger shut out the Hawks until 20 minutes were left in the game. Nicole Tromblee came in to finish the shutout.
Skyview travels to face Soldotna on Monday at 3:30 p.m.
Seward girls 3, Skyview 0
It’s rare that the Seahawks get a game in on their home field. It’s rarer still that the Seahawks are able to notch a home victory.
The Northern Lights Conference Southern Division game Friday was the first home game for Seward in two years and the first home victory in four years.
“For our seniors, it’s their first home win,” Seward coach Tim Lebling said. “It’s good, especially for the home folks who came out to watch the game in the rain.
“Give credit to Skyview. They played a tough game and didn’t let up. We appreciate them making the trip over in rainy conditions.”
Neeka Erchinger scored unassisted for Seward about 25 minutes into the game for a 1-0 lead at the half. Just 10 minutes into the second half, Gretchen Lindquist, assisted by Hana Stoval, scored for a 2-0 lead. Maria Jackson knocked in a corner kick from Lindquist to ice the win.
Cambria Robinson kept a clean sheet in the net for the Seahawks.
“It was a great team effort of winning 50-50 balls,” Lebling said. “We’ve found that when we’re winning those 50-50 balls, it usually means we’re doing well in the match.”
Skyview coach David Carpenter said Nicole Tromblee played well in the front, while Sawyer Link was solid at sweeper. Seward is 1-1 in the conference and 2-3 overall.
Skyview fell to 0-4 and 0-2. Seward travels to Nikiski on Monday for a 4 p.m. game.