Sports Briefs

Posted: Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Kenai Central changes game times

The start times for the football games at Kenai Central on Saturday have changed. The Kards will face the Kodiak junior varsity at noon and the Kodiak varsity at 3 p.m.

Kenai soccer players compete in Washington

The All-Star Alaska 97 girls soccer team, made up of eighth-grade girls from across the state, did not advance out of group play in the Starfire Labor Day Cup in Washington state.

The team started play on Saturday by defeating the Olympia Galaxy 2-0. The All-Stars took the lead in the first half on a goal by Taryn McCubbins of Kenai, who had a nice run down the left side of the field. Fairbanks' Sarah Walling Bell headed in a corner kick to put the game out of reach, while Fairbanks goalie Mikayla Triplehorn had the shutout.

On Sunday, the All-Stars split two games to miss out on advancing.

The All-Stars lost the first game 2-0 to the Reign Purple of Seattle, Wash. The game was a scoreless tie in the second half, but the Reign scored when a volley was misdirected by a player in front of the goal. The All-Stars took some chances on offense to try and tie the game, but the Reign took advantage by scoring with a minute left.

The All-Stars then played the WSA Glory, who was undefeated in group play heading into the match. The All-Stars scored early when Kenai's Kylie Morse notched a goal. All-Stars coach Paul Ostrander, of Kenai, said earlier in the game Morse had taken a hard tackle while going for the goal. Morse overcame that adversity by stealing the ball minutes later and scoring. Tripelhorn stood tall in net as the All-Stars won 1-0.

The All-Stars finished with 17 points, but the Reign won the group with 19 points and advanced to the semifinals.

Other Kenai players on the team are Allie Ostrander, Heidi Perkins and Paytience Burntett.

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