Liberty High School captures girls soccer title

October 22, 2010

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 1:15 p.m. Oct. 22, 2010

Kiana Hafferty scored seven minutes in the second overtime Thursday to give the Liberty High School girls soccer team a 3-2 triumph against Juanita in a 3A/2A KingCo Conference battle. With the victory, Liberty, 10-0-2, clinched the league championship.

Whitney Cain, assisted by Hafferty, scored Liberty’s first goal at the fifth minute. Kimi Fry scored the Patriots’ second goal at the 10th minute. Liberty held a 2-1 lead at halftime.

The Patriots’ next game is Oct. 26 at home against Mercer Island.

Skyline girls capture soccer title

Jackie Wilson had a goal and an assist Thursday as she led the unbeaten Skyline High School girls soccer team to a 2-0 4A KingCo Conference victory against host Woodinville. Skyline, 9-0 in league play, captured the regular-season title with the win. The Spartans, 14-0 overall, conclude their regular season at home Oct. 26 against Redmond.

Wilson, assisted by Maddie Christ, put Skyline ahead 1-0 at the 9th minute. Rachel Shim, assisted by Wilson, scored the Spartans’ second goal at the 15th minute.

Goalkeeper Tina Vargas recorded the shutout.

In other action, Issaquah topped Garfield 2-1. Audrey Thomas’ unassisted goal at the 21st minute proved to be the game-winner. Jocleyn Eng scored the Eagles’ first goal at the 10th minute. The Eagles led 2-0 at halftime.

Issaquah concluded its regular season with a 7-2-1 league record. The Eagles are tied with Eastlake for second place. Eastlake, 7-1-1, defeated Bothell 1-0. The Wolves conclude their regular season Oct. 26.

Issaquah sweeps Bishop Blanchet in volleyball

The unbeaten Issaquah High School volleyball team cruised by visiting Bishop Blanchet 3-0 Thursday in a nonleague match. Rachel Roeder led the Eagles with 10 kills, three blocks and three aces. Sarah Hanna had a team-high 15 kills. Sam Rogers led Issaquah with seven aces and Riley Sorenson had 30 assists.

Issaquah is 13-0 on the season. The Eagles lead the 4A Kingco Conference with a 9-0 record.

Skyline takes boys cross country crown

Kyle Branch and Keegan Symmes finished first and second, respectively, Thursday as they led the Skyline High School boys cross country team to the 4A KingCo Conference title in the league meet at West Seattle’s Lincoln Park.

Skyline finished with 52 points. Garfield was a distant second with 72. Issaquah was seventh with 161 points.

Branch finished first in the race in a time of 15 minutes, 39 seconds. Symmes was second in 15:45. Jay Bowlby, of Skyline, also cracked the top 10. Bowlby finished 10th in 16:12. Isaac Robinson was Issaquah’s top placer, taking seventh in 16:05.

In the girls meet, Eastlake finished first with 56 points and Skyline was second with 77. Chandler Olson, of Woodinville, took first place in 17:56. Anastasia Kosykh, of Eastlake, was second in 18:01. Jordan Branch was Skyline’s top finisher, placing seventh in 19:06. Nicole Migotsky was Issaquah’s top placer, finishing 21st.

Liberty girls take second

The Liberty High School girls cross country team finished second Thursday in the 3A KingCo Conference meet at Lake Sammamish State Park. Mercer Island, sparked by the return of Lindsay Benster, took first place with 38 points. Liberty had 50. Benster was the top finisher, covering the 3.1-mile course in 19 minutes, 57 seconds. Allie Wood was Liberty’s top runner, placing eighth in 20:25.

Bellevue won the boys team title with 24 points. The Wolverines had six runners among the top 10 finishers. Aaron Elefson, of Mercer Island, was the top individual finisher, winning the race in 15:57. Tyler Westenbroek was Liberty’s top finisher, placing 10th in 16:41. Liberty took third place with 88 points.

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