Women’s soccer: PC improves to 9-0, shuts out Whatcom

North Division standings

North Division standings

Team Conf. Over.

Peninsula 9-0-0 10-1-1

Whatcom 5-3-1 6-4-2

Shoreline 4-2-3 6-2-3

Everett 4-5-0 6-6-0

Edmonds 1-6-2 1-8-2

Sk. Valley 0-7-2 0-8-3

Whatcom may be the No. 2 team in the North Division, but that’s as close as they’re getting to the No. 2 ranked Peninsula Pirates.

PC got two first half goals — one from Kelly Kevershan, another on a Whatcom own-goal — and a third from Emilee Greve as Peninsula blanked visiting Whatcom 3-0 on Oct. 8.

The Pirates, ranked No. 15 in the national junior college poll, have outscored conference opponents 46-0, recorded nine wins in a row and haven’t given up a goal since Sept. 5 — a non-conference, 2-2 draw against Spokane.

Hoku Afong and Coby Yoshimura had assists in the victory.

Akiri Hoshino didn’t need a save in recording the shutout.

Cardinal clobbering

Peninsula had an easy time of things in a 14-0 whitewashing of division cellar-dweller Skagit Valley on Oct. 5.

Sydney Warren had three goals and Marriah Perez and Jazmin Ramons had two each in a 10-goal first half, while Afong finished with two scores and an assist, Cierra Hamilton had three assists and Maddy Parton added a goal and two assists.

Malia Henderson, Cicely Warnick and Natalie Carreon had a save apiece to combine on the shutout.

Looking ahead

Peninsula finishes a long homestand with an Oct. 15 matchup versus Shoreline.

The Pirates then have a three-game road swing — Oct. 19 at Everett, Oct. 22 at Skagit Valley and Oct. 26 at Whatcom — before finishing the regular season at home against Edmonds.

The NWAC tournament opens Nov. 2 with pigtail playoff games and quarterfinals on Nov. 5. The Final Four is set for Nov. 11-13 at Starfire Sports Complex in Tukwila.