Eagles’ coach Tom Bunnell reaches milestone

October 28, 2009

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 11:35 a.m. Oct. 28, 2009

Issaquah High School girls soccer coach Tom Bunnell captured his 100th victory and the Eagles wrapped up the 4A KingCo Conference regular-season title Oct. 27, when they defeated the Bothell Cougars 4-0 in Bothell’s Pop Keeney Stadium.

Bunnell’s record as Issaquah girls coach went to 100-11-6, and includes three 3A state titles. The Eagles, in their first season at the 4A level, reached the state playoffs last season.

Issaquah’s Kristin Maris scored two goals against Bothell and Dayna Talley had a goal and an assist. Abby Glasgow’s unassisted goal at the 11th minute put the Eagles ahead 1-0. Maris, assisted by Talley, scored her first goal at the 17th minute.

Talley, assisted by Margaret Rauch, scored at the 71st minute. Maris, on an unassisted goal, concluded the Eagles’ scoring three minutes later.

Goalkeeper Brooke Miller recorded the shutout. The Eagles have won 12 of their last 13 games.

Issaquah finished league play with a 10-1-0 record, and three points ahead of Skyline and Eastlake. The Eagles will host the KingCo championship game next week.

In other action, Coral Anderson’s goal at the 52nd minute lifted Skyline to a 1 -0 victory against Newport. The Spartans, defending 4A state champions, finished league play with a 9-2 record. Eastlake defeated Redmond 4-0 to also finish at 9-2.

In the 3A/2A KingCo Conference, Liberty defeated Interlake 3-0 to move into third place in the league standings with a 4-3-4 record. Kailiana Johnson had a goal and two assists for the Patriots. Cassidy Nangle also had a goal and an assist for Liberty.

Alexis Court, assisted by Johnson, put the Patriots ahead 1-0 at the seventh minute. Johnson and Nangle scored their goals in the second half.

Goalkeeper Jennifer Rucker recorded the shutout.

Liberty concludes its regular season Oct. 29 at Juanita.

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