Spartans deal Wolves first conference loss, 2-1

October 18, 2011

Jackie Wilson, Anna Deweirdt hookup for go-ahead goal

Lianna Simms, Skyline junior defender, falls onto the back of Eastlake sophomore midfielder Emily Cushing after heading the ball during the second period. By Christopher Huber

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.

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Issaquah High School volleyball team wins again

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.

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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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Issaquah, Skyline win soccer league opener

September 27, 2011

The Skyline and Issaquah high school girls soccer teams each won their KingCo Conference 4A openers Sept. 20 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. Goalkeeper Ashley Batistich recorded the shutout.

On Sept. 22, the Eagles and Roosevelt battled to a 2-2 draw. Delany Foreman and Annie Hoffman scored Issaquah’s goals.

 

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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Issaquah, Skyline soccer teams dominate

September 20, 2011

Deanna Dakar scored two goals Sept. 14 as she led the Issaquah High School girls soccer team to a 5-1 nonleague victory against visiting Highline.

Annie Hoffman had a goal and an assist for Issaquah.

Jackie Wilson and Jordan Branch each scored two goals as Skyline routed visiting Kennedy Catholic, 7-1. Branch also had two assists for the Spartans, 3-0-1 on the season.

Issaquah High School girls nip Skyline team in cross country

September 15, 2011

NEW — 12:15 p.m. Sept. 15, 2011

The Issaquah High School girls cross country team, sparked by freshmen Ellie Clawson and Ellie Hendrickson, beat Skyline for the first time in six years Wednesday in a 4A KingCo Conference meet at Issaquah.

Issaquah edged Skyline 27-28 in the three-team meet. Bothell was a distance third with 83 points.

Clawson finished first in the 3-mile race in 19 minutes, 22 seconds. Hendrickson was third in 19:56. Three other Eagles cracked the top 10. Senior Rachel Osgood was sixth, and freshmen Abby Wilson and Emily Winterstein were eighth and ninth respectively.

Sam Krahling was Skyline’s top finisher, placing third.

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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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