The Sequim Wolves girls soccer team shook off a tough loss to Port Angeles by romping to a 4-1 win over Bremerton on Sept. 17, controlling the game efficiently and seeing four different players score goals.
Sequim coach Derek Vander Velde praised his team’s play for staying organized and dominating possession, particularly in the first half when the Wolves controlled the ball well and went into halftime up 1-0 on a goal from senior forward Eden Johnson — a long shot off a counter-attack that caught the Bremerton goalkeeper off-guard.
The second half saw three Wolves goals, including one from leading scorer Abby Schroeder, who scored her fourth goal of the season.
Seniors Hope Glasser and Daisy Ryan book-ended Bremerton’s lone goal, with Ryan’s second goal of the season standing out as a nice piece of combination play. Ryan capitalized on an Alexis Smith header into space, dribbling past the defense and closing the game out with the Wolves’ fourth goal of the night.
While seniors dominated the scoresheet, sophomores stood out as well on the night. Rileigh Van Dyken and Hannah Wagner earned assists on goals from Schoeder and Glasser, and performed well in keeping Bremerton’s efforts to get back into the match.
Sequim couldn’t keep the momentum going later in the week, however, losing 5-0 to Olympic in Silverdale on Sept. 19. No further details were available.
Sequim was scheduled to take on North Kitsap on Sept. 24 — results were not available at press time. The Wolves edged the Vikings for the West Central District title in 2018. North Kitsap held a three-match win streak coming into the game, with 10 total goals scored and one goal given up in those contests.
The Wolves are at North Mason on Oct. 1 and host Kingston’s Buccaneers on Oct. 3. Sequim plays a non-league match at Vashon on Oct. 5.