Peninsula quartet cap season with Highline soccer team

  • By Staff Report
  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015 11:14pm
  • Sports

Four former Kenai Peninsula soccer stars capped a successful soccer season with a championship loss.

2015 Nikiski graduate Rachel Thompson, 2015 Soldotna grads Alex Ashe and Miranda Wolfe, and 2014 SoHi grad Kylee Wolfe all play for the Highline Community College in Des Moines, Washington, which fought its way to the Northwest Athletic Conference championship game against the Spokane Sasquatch.

However, after rolling to a 17-4-1 regular season record (11-1-0 in conference), good for first in the West division, the Thunderbirds fell to Spokane in the NWAC title game 2-0.

Thompson, a sturdy goalkeeper, ended her season with 12 shutouts and 49 saves, and only allowed nine goals. Freshman forward Miranda Wolfe ended her year with six goals and two assists, and sophomore defender and older sister Kylee Wolfe had one goal and four assists.

Because Highline is a two-year college, Kylee Wolfe will be gone next year, leaving behind a team that won two straight NWAC West division titles.

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