Liberty Patriots continue hot streak, blank Mount Si Wildcats

October 11, 2011

Two quick goals by Shannon Daly set pace for game

r Kimi Fry, Liberty High School senior midfielder, and Leah Corra, Mount Si High School sophomore defender, battle each other after the ball during the second period of their Oct. 6 soccer match. By Greg Farra

The Liberty High School girls soccer team has only dropped one game — its first — all season.

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Liberty High School girls soccer team wins showdown

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.

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Liberty girls soccer team nips Mercer Island

September 30, 2011

NEW — 11 a.m. Sept. 30, 2011

It was better late than never Thursday for the Liberty High School girls soccer team.

Kali Youngdahl scored a goal in the closing seconds as the Patriots nipped visiting Mercer Island 1-0 in a KingCo Conference 3A/2A thriller.

Kailiana Johnson assisted on Youngdahl’s goal. Liberty goalkeeper Macaire Ament recorded the shutout.

With the victory, Liberty improved its league record to 6-0 and remained in a tie with Interlake for first place. Liberty plays at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 4 at Interlake in a big showdown.

In other league action, Interlake defeated Juanita 4-1; and it was Bellevue 2, Mount Si 1; and Lake Washington 5, Sammamish 0.

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Issaquah girls soccer team moves into first place

September 28, 2011

NEW — 12:15 p.m. Sept. 28, 2011

Annie Hoffman had a goal and an assist Tuesday as she led the Issaquah High School girls soccer team to a 3-1 victory against visiting Ballard in a KingCo Conference 4A contest in Gary Moore Stadium.

Delany Foreman and Alissa Evans scored Issaquah’s other goals.

The Eagles’ improved their league record to 2-0-1 and moved into a first-place tie with Redmond.

In other action, Skyline downed Inglemoor 4-1. Brooke Bofto, Makenzie Ware, Sydne Tingey and Anna Deweirdt scored Skyline’s goals. The Spartans are 2-0 in league play and 6-0-1 for the season.

In other league games, it was Eastlake 0, Newport 0; Garfield 3, Roosevelt 1; and Redmond 1, Woodinville 0.

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Liberty girls soccer keeps rolling

September 27, 2011

The Liberty High School girls soccer team won two games last week to maintain a share of the KingCo Conference 3A/2A lead.

Kailiana Johnson and Kiana Hafferty each scored two goals Sept. 20 as Liberty blasted visiting Sammamish, 6-0.

Kali Youngdahl also had a goal and two assists for Liberty.

Liberty goalkeeper Macaire Ament recorded the shutout.

Hafferty’s goal at the 37th minute Sept. 22 proved to be the difference as Liberty edged host Lake Washington, 2-1.

Cassidy Nangle put Liberty ahead 1-0 on a goal at the eighth minute. Lake Washington tied the score at the 27th minute on a goal by Emily Bunnell.

Liberty improved its league record to 4-0 with the victory and remained in a tie with Interlake for first place.

The Patriots have won five straight games since losing their season opener to Skyline, 1-0, in a nonleague contest.

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Issaquah, Skyline win soccer league openers

September 21, 2011

 NEW — 1 p.m. Sept. 21, 2011

The Skyline and Issaquah high-school girls soccer teams each won their KingCo Conference 4A openers Tuesday with shutouts.

Skyline, 5-0-1 overall, nipped host Newport 1-0. Sydne Tingey, assisted by Brooke Bofto, scored Skyline’s goal at the 43rd minute.

Audrey Thomas and Lyrik Fryer each had a goal and an assist as they led Issaquah to a 4-0 victory against visiting Inglemoor. Jocelyn Eng and Annie Hoffman also scored goals for the Eagles, 3-3 overall. Goalkeeper Ashley Batistich recorded the shutout.

In other league action, it was Eastlake 2, Ballard 1; Redmond 2, Bothell 0; and Woodinville 2, Roosevelt 0. Garfield defeated Lakeside 2-0 in a nonleague contest.

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Liberty High School girls soccer rolls along

September 20, 2011

The Liberty High School girls soccer team got off to a strong start last week as the Patriots began defense of their KingCo Conference 3A/2A title.

Liberty won their first two league games of the season.

Shaniah Adriano’s goal at the 65th minute Sept. 15 lifted the Patriots to a 2-1 victory against host Bellevue.

Adriano’s goal snapped a 1-1 tie. Cassidy Nangle scored Liberty’s first goal just eight minutes into the contest. The teams were tied 1-1 at halftime.

The victory boosted Liberty’s season ledger to 3-1.

On Sept. 13, Liberty defeated Mount Si, 3-0. Nangle, Kiana Hafferty and Kimi Fry scored Liberty’s goals. Goalkeeper Macaire Ament recorded the shutout.

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Skyline High School volleyball team is still unbeaten

September 16, 2011

NEW — 2 p.m. Sept. 16, 2011

The Skyline High School volleyball team defeated visiting Mercer Island 3-0 Thursday in a nonleague match in a battle of unbeatens.

Skyline won the games 25-23, 25-22, 25-18. Madison Stoa had six kills, 30 assists and three aces and Maddie Magee contributed 17 kills and three aces for the Spartans.

Halle Erdahl also had eight kills and 11 digs, and Kennedy Stoa 15 digs for Skyline.

The Spartans are 4-0 on the season. Mercer Island’s record went to 4-1.

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Referees to throw blue flags for prostate cancer awareness

September 14, 2011

NEW — 5 p.m. Sept. 14, 2011

If football players, coaches and fans think they see officials throwing blue flags Friday, there is no need to check for color blindness.

For the fourth consecutive year, Washington high school football officials will raise the profile of Prostate Cancer Awareness Month by replacing traditional yellow penalty flags with blue flags during varsity games played from Thursday to Saturday.

The campaign is called “Coaches Against Cancer” and is sponsored by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.

“In most situations, officials want to avoid attention during games, but for three days we are hoping to attract a little attention with every penalty that is called,” Washington Officials Association Commissioner Todd Stordahl said. “By switching to blue flags, it will at least make the fans notice that something is different. This is a great way for the officials to participate in an activity that will help bring awareness to something that has had an impact on many lives including some of those who are out on the field as officials.”

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Schools’ girls soccer teams outline big goals for season

September 13, 2011

Sarah Leland (left), Issaquah defender, and Liberty forward Cassidy Nangle battle for the ball during a 2009 nonleague soccer match. File

Not to put any pressure on the Skyline High School girls soccer team, but after ranking third in state and at one point being ranked No. 1 in the country in 2010, some teams in the balanced 4A KingCo Conference might be out to get the Spartans in 2011.

Having lost eight varsity members to graduation, Skyline returns 11 key starters this year to fill some gaps left around the field.

While the 2010 team had standouts like Brittanee Randle, who now plays at Missouri, and Madi Barney, now at Central Florida, Skyline won’t rely on a few stars, but on everyone doing an equal part, coach Don Braman said.

“I look at it like it’s a totally new puzzle,” Braman said. “I don’t look at it like there’s new holes in it.”

The Spartans will look to some of its top returnees for leadership. They include senior defender Jackie Wilson, senior midfielders Maddie Christ and Nicole Candioglos, senior goalkeeper Tina Vargas — considered one of the best keepers in the state.

Vargas, bound for the University of Denver, recorded 14 shutouts last season. Wilson, Christ and Vargas all earned first-team all-KingCo honors last fall.

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