Patriots pound Hazen, 16-6

April 6, 2010

By Staff

Alexis Court had four hits and Marissa Jeffers drove in two runs April 1 as the Liberty High School softball team walloped rival Hazen 16-6 in a nonleague contest.

Liberty led 5-0 after two innings, but Hazen tied the score in the top of the third inning. The Patriots countered with two runs in the bottom of the third and broke open the contest with eight runs in the bottom of the fourth inning.

The victory raised Liberty’s record to 2-4.

Taylor Couty, Liberty pitcher, throws to a Hazen batter during the fifth inning, for a complete game three-hitter in a 16-6 winning effort. By Greg Farrar

Issaquah soccer wins twice

The Issaquah High school boys soccer team had a productive week during spring vacation.

Issaquah outlasted Newport 4-2 in overtime March 30 to win a 4A KingCo Conference thriller. Then, the Eagles whipped Chief Sealth 5-0 April 2 in a nonleague contest.

Against Newport, Michael Roberts scored two goals in overtime to finish the night with a hat trick. Roberts, a junior mid-fielder, scored the first goal of the game at the 18th minute. He was assisted by Carter Mitchell.

Alex Shane, a freshman forward, put the Eagles ahead 2-0 at the 54th minute. Mitchell again assisted on the goal.

But Newport fought back in the final 10 minutes of regulation to tie the game. Ross Taylor scored at the 70th minute. Taketo Suzuki, assisted by Taylor, tied the score at the 74th minute.

Four minutes into overtime, Roberts, assisted by Raymond Garcia, broke the tie. He scored again at the 89th minute on an assist from Brandon Bergfalk.

The victory against Newport avenged a season-opening nonleague defeat. Issaquah also improved its league record to 2-0-1.

Against Chief Sealth, Issaquah scored three times in the first half to take control of the game. Connor Gerrity, assisted by Bergfalk, tallied Issaquah’s first goal at the 26th minute. Junpei Tsuji, assisted by Nathan King, scored at the 32nd minute. Garcia, assisted by Tsuji, scored at the 35th minute to give Issaquah a 3-0 halftime lead.

Nick Smith, assisted by Tyler Bask, scored for Issaquah in the second half. The Eagles also got a score on an own goal by Chief Sealth.

Goalkeeper Evan King recorded the shutout for the Eagles.

Skyline soccer goes 1-1

The Skyline High School boys soccer team split two games last week.

Skyline edged Bothell 2-2 in a 4A KingCo Conference contest March 30 and then lost to host Bellarmine Prep 3-2 March 31.

Travis Strawn scored two goals in the second half as Skyline rallied for its victory against Bothell.

Against Bellarmine Prep, Pedro Miola, assisted by Justin Crow, gave Skyline a 1-0 halftime lead. Giancarlo Santoro, assisted by Timothy Kountz, put the Spartans up 2-0 at the 52nd minute. However, Bellarmine Prep stunned Skyline with three unanswered goals, two coming in the final four minutes of the game.

Issaquah lacrosse takes two

The Issaquah High School boys lacrosse team won two nonleague games last week in Colorado.

Issaquah defeated Castle View 11-5 March 30. Jake Fritz led the Eagles’ attack with five goals. Kevin Powers added three goals and Ben Director had two goals.

The Eagles rallied for five goals April 2 to nip Columbine 9-8. Goalkeeper O’Neil Hughes helped set up Issaquah’s winning score when he made a dazzling save with just under a minute left in the game. He cleared the ball to Kevin Powers who passed to Todd Jones, who connected for the game-winner with just over 30 seconds left.

Jones finished the game with two goals and two assists. Fritz had three goals and Powers had two goals. Hughes made eight saves.

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