Homer senior Charles Rohr charges down the field with the ball during Homer High School’s game against Kenai Central High School on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. The Kardinals beat the Mariners 6-2. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer senior Charles Rohr charges down the field with the ball during Homer High School’s game against Kenai Central High School on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. The Kardinals beat the Mariners 6-2. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer girls beat Kenai for first time in years; boys suffer loss

Without scoring a goal, the members of Homer High School’s girls soccer team managed to beat Peninsula Conference adversary Kenai Central High School for the first time in 19 years, according to Kenai’s coach.

When Homer’s Raisa Basargin played the ball up to the Kenai goal in the 27th minute of the first half, a Kenai player accidentally tipped it back into the back of the Kenai net, securing the crucial moment in the host Mariners’ 1-0 victory.

Kenai coach Dan Verkuilen credited the high winds and his team’s extreme youth this year as factors in the loss.

“I thought they outplayed them, it’s just the wind was the factor in the game one way and the other,” he said. “We had a lot of shots, chances. They’re just kind of a little anxious yet.”

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Kenai’s Olivia Brewer launches the ball up the field during the school’s game against Homer High School on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. The Lady Mariners beat the Kenai girls for the first time in 19 years. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Kenai’s Olivia Brewer launches the ball up the field during the school’s game against Homer High School on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. The Lady Mariners beat the Kenai girls for the first time in 19 years. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer’s Brenna McCarron battles with Kenai’s Julia Hanson to reach the ball first during their game Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. The Mariners beat the Kardinals 1-0. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer’s Brenna McCarron battles with Kenai’s Julia Hanson to reach the ball first during their game Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. The Mariners beat the Kardinals 1-0. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer’s Eve Brau takes the ball up the field pursued by Kenai High School’s Abigail Every during their game against Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Homer’s Eve Brau takes the ball up the field pursued by Kenai High School’s Abigail Every during their game against Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Members of the Homer High School soccer team huddle under raincoats and tarps as hail pours down during their game against Kenai Central High School on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Members of the Homer High School soccer team huddle under raincoats and tarps as hail pours down during their game against Kenai Central High School on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 in Homer, Alaska. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

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