November 8, 2011
The game seemed to be in the bag for the Skyline High School girls soccer team, but a last-second Issaquah goal made the Spartans work a little harder Nov. 1 for the KingCo Conference 4A girls soccer title.
An 80th-minute, Issaquah goal stunned Skyline fans and players, but it didn’t take long for the Spartans to seal the deal in overtime.
Senior midfielder Sydne Tingey scored in the 83rd minute to lift the Skyline Spartans over the Issaquah Eagles, 2-1, to become KingCo champs for the second year in a row.
Tingey took a well-placed cross from Jordan Branch at about the 4-yard line, turned and shot left-to-right from the left post. It was her sixth goal of the season.
“It was so relieving. I was like, ‘I’m going to score this goal,’” Tingey said as her team celebrated its third KingCo 4A title in four years. “I just touched it, I kinda volleyed it and I shot it.”
Skyline finished the regular season 14-0-2 and is seeded No. 1 in District 2 heading into the state tournament. Issaquah (9-5-2) is seeded No. 2. The Spartans, ranked first in the state, hosted No. 8 Kentridge Nov. 8 in the first round of the state tournament. Issaquah plays No. 3 Todd Beamer at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 9 at Federal Way Stadium.
It was a classic Skyline-Issaquah match-up.
“This was the kind of test quality teams have to pass,” Skyline head coach Don Braman said.
November 8, 2011
NEW — 11:50 a.m. Nov. 8, 2011
Kate Deines and Kristin Maris, former standout soccer players for Issaquah High School, both have earned academic honors this fall for their respective college teams.
Deines, a senior midfielder for the University of Washington, was named to the CoSIDA Academic All-District VIII second team. Deines has a 3.73 grade point average and is a communications major.
Maris, a sophomore at Western Washington University, was named to the Great Northwest Athletic Conference academic all-star team. She has a 3.78 grade point average and is a physical education major.
On Oct. 29 Maris scored both Western goals as the Vikings defeated Western Oregon 2-0. She also had a goal when the Vikings defeated Saint Martin’s 2-0 Oct. 27.
November 2, 2011
NEW — 9:45 a.m. Nov. 2, 2011
Yielding a goal with less than 30 seconds left in regulation stunned the second-ranked Skyline High School girls soccer team.
But it didn’t stop them.
Senior midfielder Sydne Tingey corralled a sweet cross from Jordan Branch to score in the 83rd minute as the Spartans turned back Issaquah 2-1 in overtime Nov. 1 in the KingCo 4A Conference championship match at Skyline.
The dramatic win gave defending champ Skyline (14-0-2) its fourth KingCo 4A title overall and third in four years. Both teams had already clinched state-playoff berths.
November 1, 2011
The Liberty High School girls soccer team completed another unbeaten KingCo Conference 3A/2A season Oct. 27 when the Patriots overwhelmed visiting Interlake, 6-0.
Liberty, which had already won the league title, finished KingCo play with a 14-0 record. Interlake, which entered the game in second place, finished at 10-3-1.
The Patriots, 15-1-0 overall, advance to the Class 3A state tournament and will host a first-round game Nov. 9.
Senior forward Cassidy Nangle led the Patriots against Interlake. She scored a hat trick, becoming the third Liberty player this season to score three or more goals in a game. Nangle has 13 goals on the season.
Kailiana Johnson scored her 14th goal, which leads the Patriots.
Nicolle Marlow had two goals for Liberty.
Goalkeeper Macaire Ament recorded her ninth shutout of the season.
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.
October 19, 2011
NEW — 11:15 a.m. Oct. 19, 2011
The Liberty High School girls soccer team clinched a Class 3A state tournament berth for the second straight year Tuesday when the Patriots defeated visiting Lake Washington 3-0 in a KingCo Conference 3A/2A contest.
Liberty improved its league-leading record to 11-0 and captured the KingCo 3A Conference’s automatic Class 3A state playoff berth. As KingCo No. 1 the Patriots do not have to play in the league tournament for a state tournament berth.
The Patriots will enter the state tournament next month seeded as the District 2 No. 1 entry and will host a first-round game.
The Patriots, who have three games left to play in the regular season, stretched their lead to 11 points over Lake Washington, which entered the game tied with Interlake for second place.
October 18, 2011
Jackie Wilson, Anna Deweirdt hookup for go-ahead goal
Skyline High School’s Jackie Wilson floated a free kick perfectly into the scrum of players at the edge of the goal box.
Skyline junior forward Anna Deweirdt took it, saw the opening and fired the ball right past Eastlake goalkeeper Bryce Kennedy for the go-ahead goal in the 71st minute.
“I just know how Jackie kicks,” Deweirdt said after the Oct. 13 match at Eastlake High School.
Skyline dealt Eastlake its first KingCo Conference 4A girls soccer loss in a 2-1 victory. The Spartans entered this week in second place in the league at 6-0-1, behind Issaquah (6-0-2).
The Wolves fell to 2-1-4 in KingCo and 4-2-7 overall.
“We knew 23 (Wilson) delivers a great ball,” Eastlake coach Chuck Krieble said. “There were no surprises tonight.”
Deweirdt noted that she and Wilson work on shots like the winning one at practice often. Wilson feeds a well-aimed chip-shot from about 30 yards out and Deweirdt just seems to find it and time the hard shot on goal.
“I just knew she was going to be there,” Wilson said about watching her free kick land in just the right spot for her teammate forward.
October 14, 2011
NEW — 4 p.m. Oct. 14, 2011
It took a while for the Issaquah High School volleyball team to get the knack of winning but the Eagles captured their second straight match Thursday by defeating host Eastlake 3-1.
Issaquah dropped the first set 25-19 but bounced back to win 25-18, 25-10, 25-18.
Sam Rogers led the Eagles with 21 kills and 10 digs. Lindsey Ferguson contributed 21 digs and Mckenzie Bostic had 42 assists. Kirsten Fischer gave the Eagles a strong game up front with 14 kills and Leanne Scott had 10 digs.
The victory was the second of the week and of the season for Issaquah, which is 2-5 in KingCo Conference 4A competition and 2-7 for the season. Eastlake dropped to 3-4 in league play and 4-6 overall.
October 12, 2011
NEW — 11:45 a.m. Oct. 12, 2011
The Issaquah High School girls volleyball notched its first victory of the season Tuesday when the Eagles swept visiting Redmond 3-0 in a KingCo Conference 4A match.
Issaquah won the games 25-14, 25-14, 26-24.
This has been a rebuilding year for Issaquah, which graduated almost its entire team from last year’s squad that finished second in the 4A state tournament.
The Eagles got several solid performances in its match with Redmond. Sam Rogers had a team-high 17 kills and three aces for the Eagles. Lindsey Ferguson contributed 26 assists and three aces. Cassie Elenes led the Eagles with seven aces. Kirsten Fischer had a team-high eight kills. Misty Siochi had seven kills and 10 digs,and McKenzie Bostic had a team-high 34 assists.
October 5, 2011
NEW — 11 a.m. Oct. 5, 2011
Cassidy Nangle had a goal and an assist Tuesday as she led the Liberty High School girls soccer team to a 3-1 victory against host Interlake in a battle for first place in the KingCo Conference 3A/2A.
The teams entered the game tied for first place. Liberty went to 7-0 in league play while Interlake dropped into second place at 6-1. The Patriots handed Interlake its first loss of the season. The Saints had won eight straight games entering the contest with Liberty. The Patriots meanwhile won their eighth straight game to go to 8-1 on the season. Liberty’s only loss this season was to Skyline 1-0 in a Sept. 6 nonleague season opener.
Liberty struck early against Interlake when Nangle, assisted by Kailiana Johnson, scored at the 13th minute. Kiana Hafferty, assisted by Nangle, boosted Liberty’s lead to 2-0 seven minutes later. Kali Youngdahl, assisted by Johnson, wrapped up first-half scoring with a goal at the 33rd minute.