PORT ANGELES — The Peninsula College men’s soccer workforce salvaged a tie in opposition to upstart Bellevue at house on Wednesday, however left the largest prize in a 1-1 tie to win an try to seal the NWAC North Region title.
The Pirates (11-2-3, 14-2-3 and 36 factors) are two factors forward of runner-up Whatcom (10-2-4, 11-3-4 (34 factors).
A win for the Peninsula on Saturday over third-seeded Skagit Valley (9-3-4, 10-4-4) would safe the North title for the men. Any mixture of a Whatcom loss or a tie in Saturday’s competitions would additionally earn the division crown and a first-round playoff bye.
The Pirates may additionally end second in the event that they misplaced, and Whatcom would earn three factors with a win.
Bellevue took the lead within the twenty third minute of Wednesday’s sport, scoring with one in every of simply three photographs the Pirates conceded all through the sport.
Peninsula equalized simply earlier than half-time when second division facet Kai Biegler scored within the forty third minute from a go by Incun Hun.
The Pirates had 4 nook possibilities and three photographs on objective within the second half, however could not discover the winner.
Peninsula will welcome their second 12 months in opposition to Skagit Valley on Saturday, with kick-off set for 2pm
Peninsula 6, Bellevue 0
PORT ANGELS — Port Angeles’ Millie Long scored two objectives in fast succession to give Peninsula an early 2-0 lead en route to a win over the Bulldogs within the North Region.
Long scored within the eleventh and twelfth minutes, the primary objective with out an help, the second from an help by Sydney Soskis.
Long is second within the NWAC with 18 in 10 video games. She’s three behind Kya Scott from Tacoma. However, Scott has entered eight different competitions.
“In 2017, Sydney Warren scored 31 goals for us in 22 games. So if we extrapolate, Millie is on track to score 36 goals in 20 games. We have fewer games because Edmonds dropped out, Whatcom lost a game with us. So this could be the best statistical season in terms of goals per minute in league history,” stated coach Kanyon Anderson.
Chiaki Takase added a objective assisted by Briana-Jean Tanaka within the twenty fifth minute for the Pirates.
“Chiaki Takase, our central midfielder, is absolutely brilliant in every game and is perhaps the most technically gifted midfielder I’ve ever coached,” Anderson stated. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen a better midfielder in the league.”
Goals from Kenzie Banner (31′) and Katie McDermott (assisted by Allysun Gerke) within the fortieth minute gave Peninsula a 5-0 lead at half-time.
Sydney Soskis added the ultimate objective within the 66th minute after Tanaka’s second help.
Peninsula goalies Talia Marini, Hedvig Persson and Frida Markstrom all scored the shutout within the internet.
The Pirates (10-0-0, 12-0-1) host Skagit Valley on Saturday lunchtime.
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