Skyline soccer team tunes up for league opener

March 22, 2011

By Bob Taylor

NEW — 11:30 a.m. March 22, 2011

The Skyline High School boys soccer team, one of the preseason favorites for the 4A KingCo Conference title, tuned up for its league opener Monday with a 5-1 victory against visiting Auburn Mountainview.

James Molyneux-Elliott scored two goals for Skyline. Pedro Miola contributed a goal and an assist for the Spartans, 3-0-1 on the season.

In other action, Issaquah and Highline fought to a 1-1 tie in a nonleague game in Highline Stadium. Alex Shane, assisted by Drew Tacher, scored Issaquah’s goal at the 68th minute. Shane’s goal also tied the game. Issaquah’s overall record went to 3-0-2.

Both Skyline and Issaquah enter 4A KingCo play March 24. Skyline plays at Newport and Issaquah entertains Woodinville. Both games start at 7:30 p.m. Issaquah also hosts Skyline at 7:30 p.m. March 26.

Issaquah High School girls win golf opener

Lauren Merdinyan shot a 42 and captured medalist honors Monday as she led the Issaquah High School girls golf team to a 249-331 victory against visiting Garfield at the Snoqualmie Falls Golf Course. The match was the first of the season for Issaquah.

Elin Skaardal had Issaquah’s second-best round with a 46.

Issaquah boys lacrosse whips Eastlake

Kevin Powers scored five goals and Matt O’Neill tallied four goals Monday as the Issaquah High School boys lacrosse club whipped host Eastlake 19-1 in a Washington League Division I contest at Redmond’s Marymoor Park.

Jake Fritz contributed three goals and two assists for the Eagles, who are 3-0 in league play.

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