Wednesday: Kenai soccer battles with Houston

  • By Staff Report
  • Thursday, May 5, 2016 12:17am
  • Sports

The Kenai Central soccer teams rolled to a sweep of the Houston Hawks Wednesday at Ed Hollier Field in Kenai, with the boys winning 13-0 and the girls picking up a 5-0 victory.

The Kenai boys were led by senior co-captain Ean Atchley, who tallied a hat trick. Zack Tuttle and Braydon Goodman each scored twice.

In all, the Kardinals received goals from 10 different players, as Max Dye, Damien Redder, Luke Beiser, Draiden McMinn, Riley McKee and Joe Brighton all got in a goal each.

“I’m just happy to see my guys put the ball in the net, and they did a good job in moving the ball around and passing,” said Kenai boys coach Joel Reemtsma.

Tristan Landry notched the shutout in goal. The win moved Kenai to 8-2-1 overall.

In the girls game, Kenai held Houston without a single shot on goal to win 5-0, moving their overall season mark to 9-1-1.

“It can be hard to get them to put themselves under pressure,” said Kenai coach Dan Verkuilen. “(Houston was) content to stop anything, so they put a lot of people in the box.”

Cassi Holmes opened the scoring four minutes in with an assist from Lara Creighton, and Creighton scored one herself in the 28th minute on a direct kick from about 20 yards out. Hayley Maw scored on a cross from Olivia Brewer in the 35th minute to give Kenai a 3-0 lead at halftime.

Creighton scored again seven minutes into the second half, getting her foot on the ricocheting ball in the box, and Cori Holmes finished the scoring in the 57th minute with help from Jacey Ross.

Senior Alli Steinbeck recorded the shutout in goal for Kenai with zero shots on net.

The Kardinals host Northern Lights Conference opponent Wasilla Friday, with the girls kicking off at 4 p.m. and the boys getting going at 6 p.m.

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