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.”