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Friday's soccer capsules

Posted: Sunday, May 21, 2000

SEMIFINALS

Girls

Palmer 3, Kenai 1

Cory Hershberger got the Kardinals on the board first, finding the back of the net four minutes into the match.

Palmer's Tami Callison pulled the Moose even three minutes later, though, and Jhacie Azure put Palmer up 2-1 three minutes into the second half.

Callison netted an insurance goal in the 64th minute.

Colony 4, Homer 0

The Mariners put up quite a fight in their semifinal with the Knights.

"We were looking forward to it," said Homer's Jazzi Fry of the matchup. "The first time we played them, we lost on an iffy penalty kick."

The Knights took a 2-0 lead at the half with goals from Katie Rose and Kelly Quinn, but didn't put the Mariners away until the final eight minutes of the match.

Grace Borland scored for Colony in the 72nd minute, and Helena Wierzbicki found the back of the net with a minute to play for the 4-0 win.

Palmer 2, Skyview 1

Ty Edward scored a goal with an impressive individual effort to draw the Panthers even with Palmer 18 minutes into the match, but the Moose scored the only goal of the second half to advance to the championship game.

Edward collected the ball just over the midfield stripe and carried it through several Palmer defenders before depositing his shot in the lower right corner of the net.

Edward's tally matched Maciek Stepielak's goal for Palmer in the fifth minute.

Guido Moeller netted the match winner in the 66th minute.

Colony 8, Kenai 0

Colony scored four times in the first nine minutes and led 5-0 at the half against the Kardinals.

Gabe Edwards scored the first two goals of the match and finished with a hat trick. Sean McDowell, Felipe Rosa, Sean Rappuha and Landon Swank also scored for the Knights.

QUARTERFINALS

Girls

Kenai 2, Soldotna 0

Jessi Reilly scored both Kenai goals in their win over Soldotna.

Reilly scored her first goal of the match just two minutes in, and followed that with a goal in the 20th minute.

Soldotna finishes its season with a regular season mark of 2-5-2 and a region tournament record of 0-1.

Homer girls 3, Wasilla 1

Homer trailed their opening match until the 76th minute, than added two more goals in the final three minutes for the win.

"We just started playing our style of soccer," said Homer keeper Jazzi Fry.

"There was some dirty stuff going on, but we kept our composure and played our game," said Mariner Sydney Schoepke.

Sara Brooks scored Homer's first goal of the match in the 76th minute. Nikki Fry and Syverine Abrahamson followed suit in the 77th and 79th minutes, respectively.

Christie Hayes scored for Wasilla 11 minutes into the match.

Colony 8, Skyview 0

Sam Gatto, Katie Rose and Amber Tubbs each scored a pair of goals as the Knights charged past Skyview.

Karissa Markwardt and Kalea Garrod also scored for Colony.

Skyview finishes it's season with a 2-6-2 regular-season record and an 0-1 mark in the region tournament.

Palmer 5, Nikiski 0

Markie Johnson scored twice for the Moose as Palmer shut out Nikiksi in the opening round.

Tami Callison found the back of the Bulldogs' net 15 minutes into the match, and Jhacie Azure added another Palmer goal in the 20th minute.

Johnson netted her goals back-to-back, scoring in the 25th minute and the 52nd minute, and Emily Mounce scored the final goal of the match in the 64th minute.

Skyview 3, Wasilla 2, OT

Ty Edward scored the match winner one minute into the second 10-minute overtime period, sending the Panthers through to the semifinals.

Chris Hodel put Skyview on the board first with a goal in the eighth minute, but Chad Rigdon of Wasilla equalized just before the half.

Wasilla's John Egger gave the Warriors a 2-1 lead in the 51st minute, but Edward sent the game to overtime with his goal with nine minutes left in regulation.

Kenai boys 1, Soldotna 0

Greg Landua scored the lone goal of the match in the 65th minute, taking a pass from Owen Brewer and launching his shot from 20 yards out.

"That was a really well-played game," said Kenai coach Dave Landry. "From my take, that was the best soccer game between teams from the peninsula I've seen."

Soldotna finishes its season with a 5-3-2 overall record and a 0-1 mark in the region tournament.

Colony 6, Nikiski 0

The Knights took a 4-0 lead by halftime in their opening round match.

Six different players tallied for the Knights -- Ben Williams, Gabe Edwards, Felipe Rosa and Nathan Chud notched first-half goals, while Brandon Ingham and Nick VanKirk scored in the second half.

The Bulldogs finished their regular season at 2-8-0 and went 0-1 in the region tournament.

Palmer 3, Homer 1

Cory Creighton's goal pulled the Mariners to within one (2-1) just before the half, but the Mariners would get no closer.

Guido Moeller and Matt Yoder tallied for the Moose in the first half, while Maciek Sepielak scored for Palmer in the middle of the second half.

Homer finishes with a 3-5-1 regular-season record and an 0-1 mark in the region tournament.



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