The Soldotna boys soccer team snapped a three-game losing streak with a resounding 7-2 victory over host Wasilla on Friday.
The Stars moved their record to 5-7 overall while getting a pair of goals from Eli Sheridan and Luke Trammell. Brayden Van Meter, Tanner Craig and Gavin Goggia added tallies.
Soldotna assistant coach Eric Dolphin said his squad started fast, getting three goals in the first 15 minutes.
Dolphin added that the back line of Ben Godfrey, Gavin Goggia, Ethan Bott and Cameron Johnson was solid all game, while Eli Sheridan also did a good job of controlling the game.
Wasilla girls 7, Soldotna 0
The host Warriors ran away from the Stars in the second half as SoHi fell to 6-6 overall.
Soldotna coach Jimmy Love said his team played well in the first half, trailing 1-0 at the break. But he said Wasilla struck with a quick goal in the second half and cruised from there.
Houston girls 2, Homer 0
The host Hawks notched the victory Friday to drop the Mariners to 2-7.
“We got caught on our heels,” Homer coach Mike Tozzo said. “There were a lot of flat-footed soccer players watching more than playing, and when that happens things don’t end up your way.”
The Mariners are playing with just 11 players, but Tozzo, while acknowledging that it is tough, said the team can’t use that as an excuse.
Homer boys 5, Houston 0
Daniel Reutov and Oliver Beck each had a pair of goals and Kenzington Cortez had the shutout in net as the visiting Mariners won Friday to move to 5-3 overall.
Ethan Pitzman also added a tally for Homer.
Homer coach Warren Waldorf said Timothy Blakely had a good game teaming with Charlie Menke at center back.
“I think we found our center back pair,” Waldorf said.
Waldorf added that he was able to get a lot of subs in the game, which was good because the Mariners are in the midst of three games in three days.
Homer girls 0, Palmer 0
The visiting Mariners, competing with just 10 players, managed a tie to move to 2-7-1.
Homer boys 4, Palmer 0
The visiting Mariners got a second straight shutout from Kenzington Cortez to notch a Saturday win and move to 6-3 overall.
Charles Rohr had a pair of goals for Homer, while Austin Shafford and Ethan Pitzman also added tallies.
Mariners coach Warren Waldorf said, with three starters missing, he had five freshmen on the field and he was happy with the way they played.