Wednesday prep soccer roundup

  • By Staff Report
  • Wednesday, May 7, 2014 11:55pm
  • Sports

The Soldotna girls soccer squad rolled to its fifth win to start the 2014 season with a 6-0 shutout over Homer, Wednesday in Homer.

Seniors Kylee Wolfe and Julie Litchfield had two goals apiece to lead the Stars, while junior Skylar Shaw and sophomore Brianna Bennett put in the other two scores.

Wolfe got things started in the ninth minute with an assist from Litchfield, who then scored her first goal in the 30th minute with an assist off Elizabeth Cho. Shaw snuck in a goal in the final seconds of the first half to give SoHi a 3-0 lead at the break.

Litchfield scored five minutes into the second half with help from Taryn McCubbins, Wolfe scored again in the 60th minute, and Bennett finished the game with an assist from Lena Strothmann in the 72nd minute.

Homer boys 2, Soldotna 1

The Homer boys rallied back from a 1-0 deficit to earn an important Northern Lights Conference win Wednesday.

After a scoreless first half, the Stars scored three minutes into the second frame when Homer goalie Kenneth Schneider found himself on a 1-on-1 situation with Ty Fenton.

A few minutes later, Schneider was moved up to the frontline and Brian Rowe was put in goal for the Mariners. That proved to be the difference.

Schneider scored the equalizer in the 63rd minute with help from Sebastian Tallanas, and scored again in the 69th minute with an assist from Quinn Daugharty.

“Nobody plays up top as well as he does,” said Homer coach Warren Waldorf. “I initially didn’t want to play him because he was hurt last night and had a pretty good knot in his muscles above the knee.”

But after his time in goal, Schneider loosened up enough to help Homer find its strength.

Homer improved it’s conference record to 2-0, while the Stars drop to 2-2-1 overall with the loss.

Homer will face Grace Christian on Friday, starting with the girls at 6 p.m., while Soldotna hosts Ketchikan today at 3 p.m. starting with the girls game.

Ketchikan girls 6, Skyview 2

The Panthers took a loss against the Kings Wednesday afternoon at Skyview High School.

Trailing 3-0 at halftime, Skyview did not score until the 70th minute of the game, when Elizabeth Davis took a shot from outside the goalie box and converted successfully.

Only three minutes later, Ciarra Mahan took a corner kick that ultimately bounced off of a Ketchikan player and into the net for an own goal.

Skyview coach David Carpenter praised the efforts of goalkeeper Mandee Lawson, who went the distance in goal.

The loss drops Skyview to an 0-4 season mark in preparation for a road trip against the Houston Hawks on Thursday. Games begin at 3 p.m.

Ketchikan 4, Skyview 1

In the boys game, Ketchikan defeated Skyview on the road.

After letting in an early goal in the first five minutes, Skyview answered with a goal from Ryan Winter. However, the Kings responded back with a goal that put Ketchikan ahead at halftime.

Skyview dropped its season mark to 0-5 overall with the loss.


Nikiski 0, Homer 0

The Nikiski girls tied with Homer on the road Tuesday with a sturdy defensive effort.

Nikiski head coach Mandy Adair praised her goalie, Rachel Thompson, for her effort in the net, as well as the defensive line that was able to stave off Homer’s attacks.

“They’re starting to make great strides and really coming together as a unit,” Adair said.

Thompson saved 15 shots on goal, as well as two crucial penalty kicks in the first half.

“The first one was a hand ball in the box, and (Thompson) did a great job stopping the PK,” Adair said. “Five minutes later it was the same thing, and I think the kicker still had the first one in her head.”

The Nikiski defensive line consisted of Hannah Love, Laura Hufford, Brianna Vollertson and Evie Cox.

The draw leaves the Bulldogs with an 0-3-2 season mark. Both Nikiski teams will face Wasilla today, starting at 5:30 p.m.

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