Soccer season cranks up

Posted: Sunday, April 23, 2006

The host Palmer boys soccer team improved to 4-0-0 on the season with a 3-0 victory over Kenai on Saturday.

Palmer scored in the 25th, 37th and 38th minutes for the victory. Devon Conroy scored twice, while Will Ott added a goal. The Moose have not allowed a goal this season.

Kenai coach David Landry said his young team is starting to play better and better. He said it helps getting out on a field, even if athletes are not yet allowed to wear cleats on Mat-Su valleys fields.

“In my way of thinking it’s the only sport I can ever think of where the kids come second to the actual field,” Landry said. “It’s unfair and it’s unsafe.”

Palmer girls 2, Kenai 0

Palmer improved to 2-0-2 in Northern Lights Conference play with a 2-0

win over Kenai on Saturday at PHS.

Jessica Wycoff and Chelsea Beetch scored for Palmer.

Seward boys 2, Houston 0

After a pair of winless seasons, Seward opened the 2006 campaign with a 2-0 win over Houston at Houston High School on Saturday.

Alex Cloward posted a first-half goal, and Coty Beck scored in the second.

Seward girls 4, Houston 3

Janessa Anderson posted a hat trick in the second half to lead Seward to a 4-3 win over Houston at HHS on Saturday.

Annemek Analouk also scored for the Seahawks (1-0-0).

Tiffany Johnston, Elisabeth Norris and Kacey Newman scored for the Hawks.

Wasilla boys 3, Skyview 2

Luke Morse and Paddy Iverson scored goals for the visiting Panthers Friday at Wasilla, but it was not enough to hold up in Skyview’s first game.

John Pahkala scored the game winner for Wasilla. Other Wasilla goals came from Adam Friese and Jordan Ingalls.

Wasilla girls 2, Skyview 0

In a windy game in Wasilla, the Panthers dropped their first game of the year.

The score was tied at halftime, but in the 60th minute freshman Tabor Tingstad converted junior Courtnie Husmann’s corner kick for Wasilla. Seven minutes later, Husmann assisted on a goal by junior Csesalie Lease.

Wasilla girls coach Katie Broeder said Skyview was tough, especially for its first game.

Palmer boys 5, Soldotna 0

The host Moose improved to 3-0-0 with a victory over the Stars Friday.

Devon Conroy had a hat trick for Palmer, while Nick Gremley and Peter Burton also scored.

Palmer girls 7, Soldotna 4

The host Moose received four goals from Palmer freshman Tess Anderson in defeating the Stars. Also for Palmer, Chelsea Beetch scored twice on penalty kicks and Krysta Thiesen added another goal.

Colony boys 6, Kenai 1

The host Knights closed the game with five straight goals to pick up the victory.

Colony scored one minute into the game, but Kenai came back to equalize at the 7-minute mark when Kyle Latz scored on a scrum in front of the goal. Colony then scored two goals before the end of the first half, and three goals in the second half.

Gerald Miller had a hat trick for Colony, while Jarrod Carney had two goals and John Jensen added a goal.

Justin Wisniewski stopped a penalty kick in the 50th minute for the Kardinals.

“It was so bitterly cold with the wind in the Valley,” Kenai coach Landry said. “Though the guys did well, we certainly didn’t deserve to win, although I don’t think it was a 6-1 score.”

Kenai girls 0, Colony 0

Colony and Kenai played to a scoreless tie at Colony High School on Friday.

The Kardinals outshot CHS in the game, but Knights freshman goalkeeper Emily Rich preserved the tie in her first career start.

Kenai keeper Kyla Steward kept the Knights scoreless.

Wasilla girls 4, Soldotna 2

The host Warriors picked up a victory Thursday.

Wasilla boys 6, Soldotna 0

The host Warriors shut out the Stars Thursday.

Wasilla boys 5, Homer 0

Five different Wasilla players scored as the Warriors improved to 3-1-1 Saturday in Wasilla.

Grace Christian boys 2, Skyview 1

Elliott Gauthier and Avel Cueto scored goals for the Grizzlies in a win over the Panthers.

Paddy Iverson scored for Skyview, tying the match at one in the 56th minute.

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