The Homer boys notched a 5-0 nonconference victory over Palmer on Thursday.
The Mariners (6-3-2 overall) did not have any subs, but still got the shutout from Clayton Beachy. Daniel Reutov had a pair of goals, while Phinny Weston, Dexter Lowe and Eyoab Knapp added tallies.
“The kids played really well tonight,” Homer coach Warren Waldorf said. “The Palmer coach, and especially the assistant coach, was blown away by our passing game tonight. I don’t know how many times Daniel hit the frame with rockets.”
Homer girls 4, Palmer 2
The visiting Mariners improved to 7-1-4 by topping the Moose in nonconference play.
Aiyana Cline and Sela Weisser put Homer up 2-0 after the first half.
In the second half, Homer went against the wind and seven minutes in, the Moose cut the lead to 2-1
“It was just pouring rain, blowing sideways,” Homer coach Mike Tozzo said. “Through the second half, it looked like it could by anybody’s game. The girls did a good job of keeping their composure.”
Kappa Reutov scored for a 3-1 lead, but Palmer cut it to 3-2. With three minutes left, Eve Brau crossed to Zoe Stonorov to clinch it.
The Mariners were missing senior defender Kim Lynn, but freshman Debbie Weisser did a good job filling it. Tozzo said Daisy Kettle, Alyssum Veldstra and Summer McGuire also were great on defense.
Homer plays Wasilla on Friday at 5 p.m. and Houston at noon Saturday.
The Mariners play Wasilla at 7 p.m. Friday.
Wasilla girls 3, Kenai 1
The visiting Kardinals (4-2-2) gave the Warriors a good test in nonconference action.
Kenai coach Dan Verkuilen said Wasilla has a couple players signed to play Division I soccer, and it showed. The Kards went down 2-0 after the first half, but played to a 1-all draw in the second half.
“The girls gained a little confidence,” Verkuilen said. “We talked about covering bodies, not spaces.”
Olivia Brewer and Alyssa Bucho worked hard up front, and Brewer was able to score on a direct kick from 30 yards out. Verkuilen also said Alissa Maw and Jenna Streiff had nice games on defense.
Kenai plays at Colony at 5 p.m. Friday and at Palmer at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Wasilla boys 1, Kenai 0
The visiting Kardinals fell to 5-3-1 with the nonconference loss as the Warriors scored with less than a minute to play.
Kenai coach Shane Lopez said the shot came from 50 or 60 yards out and goalie Braedon Pitsch seemed to have trouble finding it in the sky. Pitsch caught the ball but he was across the goal line.
Lopez said Kenai did a good job creating chances and for the most part was able to hold Wasilla without chances. He said the midfield of Tucker Vann, River Tomrelle and James Baisden did a great job.
Kenai plays at Colony on Friday at 7 p.m. and at Palmer on Saturday at 4 p.m.
Colony girls 5, Soldotna 1
The host Knights took a 4-0 lead after the first half in claiming a nonconference victory.
SoHi coach Jimmy Love said the Stars got a bit down after the second goal.
“I still think we need to come out and play the full 80 minutes,” Love said after dropping to 7-3-2. “If we play to the level we’re capable of, we can play with these teams.”
Rhys Cannava, assisted by Meijan Leaf, had the goal for the Stars.
Soldotna plays Palmer at 5 p.m. Friday and Wasilla at 2 p.m. Saturday.
Colony boys 9, Soldotna 1
The host Knights streaked to a victory over the Stars in nonconference play.
Soldotna fell to 7-5-0.
Alex Montague scored five minutes in on an assist from Josh Heiber, but after that it was all Colony. SoHi head coach David Holmes said defender Cameron Johnson played a good game.
The Stars (7-5-0) play Palmer at 7 p.m. Friday and Wasilla at 4 p.m. Saturday.