Peninsula soccer teams enjoy successful Thursday

Peninsula soccer teams enjoy successful Thursday

The Soldotna girls rolled to a 10-0 shutout victory over Houston Thursday night in nonconference soccer action.

The Stars got scoring from seven different players, led by two goals each from Sierra Kuntz, Rhyss Cannava and Cameron Blackwell. SoHi also got goals from Meijan Leaf, Katie Delker, Journey Miller and Jordan Strausbaugh.

Margarida Mendoca earned the blank sheet in goal for the Stars (3-1-1 overall).

“We really moved the ball well today,” said head coach Jimmy Love. “I know Houston’s got a younger team so they’re up and coming, but we moved the ball much better than (Tuesday) with Nikiski.”

Love said that he had heard reports of 4 to 5 inches of new snow on the turf from Wednesday morning, but the pitch was completely clear by the time kick off arrived.

In boys action, Soldotna raced to a 9-1 win over Houston on Thursday, highlighted by four goals from sophomore Josh Heiber.

Senior Kaleb Swank tallied three goals for SoHi and Alex Montague notched two. Montague also notched six assists for the Stars (4-2 overall).

Homer boys 1, Ketchikan 1

The Mariners played to a draw Thursday in Ketchikan. Dexter Lowe scored for Homer with a strike early in the second half to break open a scoreless game, but the Kings tied it late in the game

Tucker Weston made 10 saves in net for the Mariners.

Homer girls 2, Ketchikan 2

The Mariner girls’ game featured more scoring but also finished in a tie Thursday night in Ketchikan.

Kappa Reutov continued her hot start to the season by scoring both goals for Homer, both in the first half that resulted in a 2-2 tie.

After Reutov opened the scoring in the first half, Ketchikan’s Emily Ramsey tied the game at 1-all, then Olivia Kinunen put the home team up 2-1 in the 30th minute.

Reutov got it back just five minutes before the halftime break, but neither team was able to score the dagger in the second half.

Homer goalkeeper Ali McCarron warded off 10 shots by the Kings.

Nikiski boys 3, Palmer 0

The Bulldogs picked up their first win of 2019 Thursday evening with a shutout over the Moose. Nikiski is now 1-2 overall this season.

After having an early goal erased on an offsides call, Isaiah Gray scored one that counted for Nikiski that helped the Bulldogs reach halftime up 1-0.

Nikiski sealed the win in the second half with goals from Pedro Souza and Cooper Stock. Michael Mysing and Shane Weathers had the assists.

“Overall it was a great game,” said head coach Harrison Deveer. “We just capitalized on our goals.”

Nikiski will face Houston today at 3 p.m. and Redington Saturday at 11 a.m.

Nikiski girls 3, Palmer 3

The Bulldogs forged a tie with the Moose in a nonconference game to move to 0-2-1 overall this year.

Nikiski will play Houston today at 1 p.m. and Redington 9 a.m. Saturday.

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