Liberty girls soccer team wins its sixth straight game

October 5, 2010

By Staff

It’s been a while since the Liberty High School girls soccer team was one of the most dominant teams in the KingCo Conference and ranked among the best in the state.

However, the Patriots, under new coach Malia Arrant, have returned to their winning ways this season. Liberty won its sixth straight 3A/2A KingCo Conference game Sept. 30 by edging Mercer Island 3-2. Cassidy Nangle had a big night for the Patriots. She scored two goals and assisted on a goal by Kimi Fry.

The victory boosted Liberty’s league-leading record to 6-0.

Liberty also defeated host Juanita 2-0 Sept. 28. The Patriots scored both goals in the second half. Whitney Cain, assisted by Kailiana Johnson, broke a scoreless tie with a goal at the 60th minute. Nangle, assisted by Fry, scored eight minutes later.

Goalkeepers Macaire Ament and Jennifer Rucker recorded the shutout.

Issaquah and Skyline booters stay hot, too

The Issaquah and Skyline high school girls soccer teams continued their winning last week, when both teams captured their eighth straight victories.

Rachel Wheeler scored both goals Sept. 30 as Issaquah blanked visiting Redmond 2-0.

Issaquah, 4-0 in the 4A KingCo Conference, topped Ballard 1-0 Sept. 28. Dayna Talley, assisted by Laura Kasser, scored the Eagles’ goal at the 36th minute.

Entering this week, Issaquah had won eight straight games after losing its nonleague season-opener to Archbishop Murphy.

Skyline, 3-0 in 4A KingCo and 8-0 on the season, cruised by Roosevelt 4-0 Sept. 30. Anna DeWeirdt and Rachel Shim each had a goal and an assist for the Spartans.

On Sept. 28, Skyline blasted host Inglemoor 5-0. Michelle Bretl scored two goals for the Spartans. Maddie Christ, Madi Barney and Shim tallied the other goals.

Skyline swimmers win battle of champions

Katie Kinnear won two events and swam on a winning relay Sept. 30, as she led the Skyline High School girls swimming team to a dramatic 95-91 nonleague victory against host Mercer Island at Mary Wayte Pool.

The meet pitted Skyline, defending 4A state champions, against Mercer Island, defending 3A state champions.

Skyline, which hasn’t lost a dual meet since 2008, got victories from Kinnear, Meghan O’Keefe, Maria Volodkevich and Stephanie Munoz.

Kinnear won the 100 freestyle in 52:02 seconds and the 100 backstroke in 57:39. She was the leadoff swimmer on Skyline’s winning 200 medley relay team, which posted a time of 1:51.47. Jessie Dart, Nina Zook and Volodkevich were other members of the relay team.

O’Keefe won the 200 freestyle in 1:58.48 and also swam as a member of the Spartans’ winning 200 freestyle relay team. Volodkevich captured the 50 freestyle in 25.31. Munoz took the 500 freestyle in 5:26.01 and anchored the 200 freestyle relay team.

The Spartans, 8-0 on the season, overwhelmed Roosevelt 104-71 Sept. 28 in a 4A KingCo Conference meet at Issaquah’s Julius Boehm Pool.

Liberty swimmers top Sammamish, 103-78

Elise Tinseth and Nicole Lecoq each captured two events and swam on two winning relay teams Sept. 30 to help the Liberty High School girls swimming team defeat Sammamish 103-78 in a 3A/2A KingCo Conference meet.

Tinseth won the 50 freestyle in 26.38 seconds and the 500 freestyle in 5:28.77. She anchored both the winning 200 medley relay team and the 200 freestyle relay team.

Nicole Lecoq, of Liberty, had a state-qualifying time in winning the 100 butterfly in 1:02.10 and captured the 200 freestyle in 2:03.20. She also swam on the 200 medley relay team and the 200 freestyle relay team.

Ashley Vigen, of Liberty, won the 100 breaststroke and swam as a member of the 200 medley relay team.

Liberty netters earn dramatic win

The Liberty High School boys tennis team won the No. 1 doubles Sept. 28 and edged host Sammamish 4-3 in a dramatic 3A/4A KingCo Conference match.

Dylan Clark and Ben Pinsky prevailed in the No. 1 doubles, the final match, to give Liberty the victory. The match had three tie-breakers. Clark and Pinsky defeated Alvin Tran and Anthony Kao 7-6 (9-7), 6-7 (3-7), 7-6 (8-6).

Sho Kato and Michael Payant had singles victories. Kato defeated Benny Tran 6-4, 6-2. Payant downed Kevin Hao 6-1, 4-6, 6-4.

Liberty’s other victory came in No. 2 doubles. Brandon Yan and Ken Kato defeated Connor Chiu and Martin Girsch 6-4, 6-4.

Skyline golfers down Woodinville, 200-208

Brian Mogg shot a 1-over-par 37 Sept. 30 to take medalist honors and lead the Skyline High School boys golf team to a 200-208 victory against visiting Woodinville in a 4A KingCo Conference match at the Plateau Club.

Alex Yi and Nathan Stephenson each had 40s for Skyline.

Liberty stuns Mercer Island in volleyball in dramatic match

The Mercer Island Islanders have usually had their way with the Liberty High School volleyball team in recent years. However, the Islanders’ dominance came to an end Sept. 27, when the host Patriots prevailed 3-2 in a dramatic 3A/2A KingCo Conference match.

Liberty won the tie-breaking fifth game 15-5 to hand Mercer Island its first loss of the season. Mercer Island won the first game 25-12, but Liberty bounced back to win the next two games 25-19 and 25-22. The Islanders sent the match into overtime by winning the fourth game 25-22.

The Patriots, 4-2 in league play, received outstanding efforts from several players. Megan Tsutakawa had a team-high 32 assists. Katie Walsh had a team-high 12 kills and four aces. Kristy Braunston had a strong defensive game with a team-high 15 digs. Aspen Winegar had eight kills and 10 digs, Sarah Hewitt had five kills and five blocks, Molly Culwell had six kills and four aces, and Jessica Pickering had eight kills.

Mercer Island, which entered the match in first place, is 5-1 in league play and 6-1 for the season.

In 4A KingCo action, Skyline lost to host Ballard 3-2. Ballard won the tie-breaker 15-9. The Beavers won the first game 25-15, but Skyline regrouped to win the second game 25-20. Ballard took the third game 25-16, but Skyline forced the overtime match by winning the fourth game 25-16.

Emily Harris had 11 digs and six aces for Skyline. Alyssa Workman contributed 34 assists, Maddie Magee had 14 kills and three blocks, and Halle Erdahl had 10 kills and 13 digs for the Spartans.

Skyline is 1-1 in league play and 4-2 overall.

Issaquah golfers top Woodinville, 181-185

Weston Mui shot a 1-under-par 35 Sept. 27 to lead the Issaquah High School boys golf team to a 181-185 victory against visiting Woodinville in a 4A KingCo Conference match at Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course.

Bryan Jung and Cameron Simpson each had par 36s for Issaquah.

Skyline netters down Inglemoor

The Skyline High School boys tennis team swept the four singles matches Sept. 27 en route to a 5-2 4A KingCo Conference victory against Inglemoor.

Aman Manji, of Skyline, won the No. 1 singles match by defeating Jeffery Chinn 6-0, 6-0.

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