Despite a pair of losses to Kitsap-area schools to end the regular season, Sequim’s Wolves are the Olympic League North Division champs and head into a crossover match at Bainbridge today, April 28, to decide the league title.
On April 21, an inspired performance from the Buccaneers on their senior night led Kingston to a 3-1 win over Sequim, ending the Wolves’ 25-game Olympic League winning streak.
“Kingston played very well — they came out defensive-minded from the onset and were well-organized, and we couldn’t crack them,” Sequim coach Ken Garling said.
The Wolves took a 1-0 lead on a goal by defender Brandon Wagner in about the 23rd minute.
“That was a nice, low-driven ball by Brandon that the goalkeeper couldn’t handle,” Garling said.
Kingston answered with three goals before halftime, and the Wolves couldn’t find the net in the second half.
“We started doing a little better job in the second half, but that defense was locked in,” Garling said.”They wanted to control the tempo, put five or six behind the ball and counter when they had the chance, and they did a good job of that.”
Garling said Aiden Henninger was all over the place for Sequim.
“He had a good match controlling the middle and stopping a lot of their counterattacks,” Garling said.
Sequim fell 3-1 at North Kitsap on April 24; details of the match were not available at press time.
The Wolves (9-2) take on an unbeaten Bainbridge team (8-0) that had out-scored opponents 45-2 heading into their April 26 match against North Mason.