Skyline takes KingCo regular-season soccer title
October 25, 2011
The Skyline High School girls soccer team gets close wins and blowouts. But the one thing the Spartans have been consistent about for many years is just winning.
Skyline captured the KingCo Conference 4A regular-season title for the second straight year Oct. 20 with a 1-0 victory against visiting Woodinville.
With the victory, Skyline went to 8-0-1 in league play and 12-0-2 overall.
Jordan Branch’s goal at the 38th minute was just enough for the Spartans, who wrapped up their regular season Oct. 25 at Redmond.
The shutout was the second of the week for goalkeeper Tina Vargas. The Spartans have seven shutouts for the season.
Prior to last week, the Spartans had been trailing Issaquah in the KingCo standings. However, Skyline moved into first place Oct. 18 with a 4-0 victory against the visiting Eagles.
Brooke Bofto gave Skyline a 1-0 halftime lead with an unassisted goal at the 26th minute. The Spartans then broke loose in the second half. Anna Deweirdt, assisted by Sydne Tingey, boosted the Spartans lead to 2-0 at the 46th minute.
Jackie Wilson, assisted by Maddie Christ, put the Spartans up 3-0 at the 53rd minute. Abbie Litka, assisted by Christ, concluded Skyline’s scoring at the 77th minute.
Issaquah concluded its regular season Oct. 20 with a 4-1 victory against visiting Garfield at Gary Moore Stadium.
Audrey Thomas and Deanna Dakar each had two goals for the Eagles, who ended league play with a 7-1-2 record.
Three of Issaquah’s goals came in the first half. Thomas, who also had an assist, put the Eagles ahead on an unassisted goal at the 11th minute. Dakar, assisted by Thomas, put the Eagles ahead for good with a goal at the 25th minute.
Thomas, assisted by Delany Foreman, scored again at the 33rd minute to put the Eagles ahead 3-0. Dakar, assisted by Sarah Leland, concludes the Eagles’ scoring with a goal at the 68th minute.
Issaquah and Skyline will meet again Nov. 1 when the Spartans are the host team in the KingCo 4A championship game. The winner advances to the state tournament.