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Skyview booters tie up Ketchikan

Posted: Thursday, April 28, 2005

The Skyview High School boys soccer team picked up a tie Wednesday in a nonconference match with Ketchikan, playing the Kings to a 4-all draw at Skyview.

Also Wednesday, the Skyview girls earned their first victory of the season, defeating the Kings 3-2. Details of the match were not available as the Clarion went to press.

"It was fun to get out of there with a tie, but it got kind of spooky, though," said Skyview boys coach Dave Carpenter.

Ketchikan scored the first two goals of the match, with Connor Pihl finding the back of the net two minutes into the match and again four minutes later.

Gabe Fellman pulled the Panthers to within a goal in the 24th minute, poking home a loose ball in the Ketchikan penalty area, and Matt Stalnik leveled the match, scoring in the 36th minute on an assist from Tyler Thornton.

"Gabe Fellman — goodness, gracious, he picked up another goal," Carpenter said. "We're really happy with him at striker. He's taken to that position. .. He's stirring things up up front, which is something we needed."

Trevor Barber gave Skyview its first lead of the match 13 minutes into the second half, converting a penalty kick.

Barber made it 4-2 five minutes later, taking a quick restart on a direct kick from about 27 yards out and firing his shot home before the Ketchikan defense had a chance to organize.

Carpenter said the match had quite a few changes in momentum.

"We took over and went on cruise control at 4-2, then they decided to put two more in," Carpenter said.

Ketchikan's Thanh Nyugen pulled the Kings to within a goal in the 73rd minute, and Lane Davis knotted the match with two minutes left to play.

Tanner Hanson made 14 saves in goal for the Panthers.

"It was Tanner's first full game in goal. The defense could've helped him out a little more than they did," Carpenter said.

Skyview, now 1-4-1, will travel to Seward Friday and play at Kenai Saturday.



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