Prep soccer roundup

The Soldotna girls and boys soccer teams swept visiting Skyview on Monday in Northern Lights Conference Southern Division play.

 

In the girls game, the Stars notched a 9-0 victory to move to 5-0-1 overall and 4-0 in the league. The Panthers fell to 1-5 and 0-3.

The goals were as follows: Taryn McCubbins from Julie Litchfield, Olivia Conradi unassisted, McCubbins from Molly Fenton, Shae VanMeter from Kylee Wolfe, McCubbins from Wolfe, Natalie Kress from Skylar Shaw and Litchfield, Fenton from Reagan Schoessler and VanMeter, Alex Ashe from Conradi and Kelci Benson, and Wolfe from Fenton and Katelynn Kerkvliet.

Kerkvliet had the shutout in net.

“We played well, possessed the ball well and took the shots when they came open,” SoHi coach Jimmy Love said.

The SoHi boys won 4-0 to move to 2-3-1 overall and 2-1 in the league. The Panthers fell to 1-4-1 and 0-2.

Cory Carver led the effort with a hat trick.

“Overall, it was a good comeback win after a disappointing loss to Kenai,” SoHi coach Jeff Siemers said. “Hopefully, we can build chemistry and take it to Nikiski, because that is a big game the way seeding is shaping up.”

The Stars host the Bulldogs on Wednesday, with the girls at 2 p.m. and boys at 3:45 p.m. Skyview hosts Homer that day, with the girls at 3:45 p.m. and boys at 7:15 p.m.

Kenai girls 5, Homer 0

The Kardinals won a Southern Division game to move to 4-2-1 overall and 3-1 in the division.

Allie Ostrander had a pair of goals for Kenai, while Paula Ulreich, Heidi Perkins and Jenna Calhoun also scored.

Sydney Taylor had the shutout in goal.

“We had a lot of really nice buildup and good crosses and good hits,” Kenai coach Dan Verkuilen said.

He said he told his team to shoot from farther out, and Perkins answered that call with a 35-yard blast for a goal.

He said the defense did a great job of moving up to the midfield and keeping the ball on the Homer end.

Kenai travels to play Seward at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday.

Homer boys 0, Kenai 0

The Mariners and Kardinals played to a scoreless tie in Homer in a NLC Southern Division that is showing tons of parity.

Homer is now 2-2-1 overall and 1-1-1 in the Southern Division. Kenai is 3-2-2 and 2-1-1.

“It was a good game to watch,” Homer coach Warren Waldorf said. “It went back and forth. They had good chances to score and we had good chances to score. Nobody finished.”

Drew Brown had the shutout for the Mariners, while Wren Norwod had the shutout for the Kards.

Nikiski girls 4, Nikiski 1

The Bulldogs picked up a crucial Southern Division win.

“It was a great win for us,” Nikiski coach Mandy Adair said. “These are the games we have to win if we are going to make it to regions.”

Nikiski improved to 3-4 overall and 1-2 in the division. Seward is 1-2 and 2-4.

Taylor Calderwood, in her second game moving up into the center midfield role, had the lone goal of the first half.

Rebekah Krogseng gave the Bulldogs a 2-0 lead in the second half. Then Nataliyah Davis got a breakaway and was fouled, but the referee ruled advantage, and Katy TumSuden converted. Ireland Gilles gave Nikiski a 4-0 lead with about 15 minutes left.

“Toward the end, Seward put a lot of pressure on us,” Adair said. “They didn’t quit.”

Kiana Edgmon took over for Calderwood at sweeper, and Adair said Edgmon continued to do a good job of organizing the defense on Monday.

The Bulldogs play at Soldotna on Wednesday, with the girls game at 2 p.m. and the boys at 3:45 p.m.

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