Sequim forward Jessica Dietzman takes the ball toward midfield on Sept. 13 against the Olympic Trojans. Sequim Gazette photos by Matthew Nash

Sequim forward Jessica Dietzman takes the ball toward midfield on Sept. 13 against the Olympic Trojans. Sequim Gazette photos by Matthew Nash

Girls soccer: First week takes Lady Wolves to .500

In their first week of regular season play, the Lady Wolves' soccer squad split the week with a close loss at home and a dominating road win.

In their first week of regular season play, the Lady Wolves’ soccer squad split the week with a close loss at home and a dominating road win.

Sequim followed a preseason 7-0 win on Sept. 10 at home with a 1-0 loss at home to the Olympic Trojans (2-0 in league, 4-1 overall) on Sept. 13.

The Lady Wolves continued a tough trend of not being able to score against Olympic. Last year they lost both their games to the Trojans 1-0.

Olympic scored midway through the second half despite Sequim controlling the ball most of the game.

“It was a good opening league test for the girls and an exciting display of soccer,” head coach Derek Vander Velde said.

Sequim had several opportunities to score but couldn’t connect on breakaways and a close free kick. The Wolves’ goalkeeper Claire Henninger had several saves, particularly in the first half, to maintain a shutout.

Sequim countered the loss with a 3-1 win in Coupeville (1-0 in 1A Olympic League, 2-1-1 overall).

Vander Velde said the Wolves were disjointed in the first half despite finishing the first half up 2-1.

However, he said the girls made needed tactical changes and worked better together and scored another goal.

Sequim’s Jessica Dietzman, Adare McMinn and Hope Glasser all scored and the team took nine shots while Henninger made 14 saves.

Vander Velde also commended the efforts of Eden Johnson, Shayli Schuman, Yana Hoesel, Aylee Bennett and Daisy Ryan between the two games.

Sequim faced North Mason (1-1, 1-1-2) on Tuesday in Belfair and they host North Kitsap (2-0) on Thursday, Sept. 22.

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