Issaquah, Skyline soccer teams post shutouts
October 8, 2010
By Bob Taylor
NEW — 4 p.m. Oct. 8, 2010
The Issaquah High School girls soccer team maintained its lead in the 4A KingCo Conference on Thursday with a 1-0 victory against host Woodinville.
Rachel Wheeler, assisted by Margaret Rauch, scored at the 12th minute for the Eagles. Goalkeeper Brooke Miller recorded her sixth straight shutout.
Issaquah, 6-0 in league action, holds a three-point lead over Skyline. The Eagles are 10-1 for the season.
Skyline, scored twice in the first half, and blanked visiting Bothell 2-0. Michelle Bretl and Madi Barney scored Skyline’s goals. Goalkeeper Tina Vargas recorded the shutout. Skyline is 5-0 in league play and 10-0 on the season.
In other 4A KingCo action, it was Ballard 2, Redmond 0; Eastlake 3, Garfield 0; and Roosevelt 3, Newport 1.
Liberty Patriots get tied by Mount Si
Shannon Daly scored a goal at the 60th minute Thursday to enable the Liberty High School girls soccer team to tie host Mount Si 1-1 in a 3A/2A KingCo Conference battle.
Hailey Conway scored Mount Si’s goal at the ninth minute.
Despite the tie, Liberty, 7-0-1, stayed in first place and has a four-point lead over Juanita.
In other action, it was Juanita 7, Sammamish 1; Bellevue 2, Interlake 0; and Mercer Island 2, Lake Washington 1.
Skyline netters nip Woodinville
The Skyline High School boys tennis team edged Woodinville 4-3 Thursday in a 4A KingCo Conference match. Skyline’s Aman Manji won the No. 1 singles by beating Nate Billett 6-2, 6-2.
Liberty grad blanks Atlanta Braves
Former Liberty High School standout Tim Lincecum didn’t throw a no-hitter but he definitely had one of the post-season pitching gems of the season. The San Francisco Giants’ ace tossed a two-hitter and struck out 14 as the Giants blanked the Atlanta Braves 1-0 in the Thursday opener of their National League Division Series.
Lincecum, who threw 119 pitches, went the distance for just his second complete game of the season. He was still throwing strong in the ninth inning, striking out two batters.
The two-time Cy Young Award winner is the first pitcher to strikeout 12 or more in the playoffs since 2000 when Roger Clemens had 15 strikeouts for the New York Yankees against the Seattle Mariners.
Lincecum’s gem came just a day after Philadelphia’s Roy Halladay tossed a no-hitter against Cincinnati in the Phillies’ NL Division Series opener.