Sequim’s Eden Johnson, left, vies for the ball with Bremerton’s Neveah Jackman in an Olympic League match on Sept. 17. Sequim won, 4-1. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim’s Eden Johnson, left, vies for the ball with Bremerton’s Neveah Jackman in an Olympic League match on Sept. 17. Sequim won, 4-1. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Girls soccer: Wolves earn split in tough week of competition

A big win over Bremerton was tempered by a heavy loss to Olympic

Olympic League standings

(as of Sept. 23)

Team Lg. Over.

North Mason 2-0-0 2-1-0

Port Angeles 2-0-0 5-0-0

North Kitsap 1-0-0 3-0-1

Olympic 1-2-0 2-2-0

Bremerton 1-2-0 2-2-0

Sequim 1-2-0 2-2-1

Kingston 0-2-0 0-3-1

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.

Looking ahead

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.

Sequim’s Alexis Smith, right, defends against Bremerton’s Claire Warthen in the first half of the Wolves’ 4-1 win at Sequim on Sept. 17. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim’s Alexis Smith, right, defends against Bremerton’s Claire Warthen in the first half of the Wolves’ 4-1 win at Sequim on Sept. 17. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

As goalkeeper Olivia Hare, background, looks on, Sequim junior midfielder Natalya James, left, vies for the ball with Bremerton’s Claire Warthen in the Wolves’ 4-1 home win over Bremerton on Sept. 17. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

As goalkeeper Olivia Hare, background, looks on, Sequim junior midfielder Natalya James, left, vies for the ball with Bremerton’s Claire Warthen in the Wolves’ 4-1 home win over Bremerton on Sept. 17. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim defender Amara Sayer, left, clears the ball from the Wolves’ end of the field as Bremerton’s Ammaya Robinette pursues play, in the first half of an Olympic League match against Bremerton on Sept. 17. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

Sequim defender Amara Sayer, left, clears the ball from the Wolves’ end of the field as Bremerton’s Ammaya Robinette pursues play, in the first half of an Olympic League match against Bremerton on Sept. 17. Sequim Gazette photo by Michael Dashiell

More in Sports

x
Wolves earn split in opening week’s games

Back on the pitch for the first time in nearly a year,… Continue reading

x
Sequim routs Spartans 38-0

A 15-month layoff, a bigger school on the other side and opening… Continue reading

x
NODM picks Kids Marathon art contest winners

The race is a few months off, but young “marathoners” now have… Continue reading

Sequim’s Pyeatt edges PA’s Larson in league battle at Kingston

In another match-up of two of the state’s top prep runners, Sequim’s… Continue reading

Wolves top Eagles, fall to Bucs in openers

Sequim’s volleyball squad opened its delayed 2020-2021 season with a sweep of… Continue reading

x
Sun Fun Color Run slated for March 6

Registration remains open for the City of Sequim’s Sun Fun Color Run,… Continue reading

Cross country runners now free to remove masks during races

Prep cross country runners can all breathe a little bit easier as… Continue reading

Pierre LaBossiere/Peninsula Daily News
Brady Simis of Renton, left and Angela Smith of Buckley get started on their 10K runs at the Elwha Bridge Run Saturday morning.
Elwha Bridge Run attracts 221 runners

More than 220 people hungry for competition came out to run in… Continue reading

Most Read