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Maddy Midstokke (#17) opened the scoring in the eighth minute and scored the game winner and added an insurance goal in stoppage time to give Capital a 3-1 win over Olympia on Thursday night. The Cougars moved to 1-0 behind the senior’s hat trick while the Bears dropped to 0-2 in the early going of the 2015 season. Jenna Killman scored the lone goal for Oly.
|Saint Martin’s 62, Evergreen 53 – Box Score|
A three pointer with 13:53 left from Alix Hernandez put Evergreen up by seven for the fourth time in the second half but Saint Martin’s went on a 13-1 run capped by a three from Ryan Rogers with 9:49 left put the Saints up for good. The Geoducks cut the lead to two on a Hernandez layup with 1:47 left but it was the last bucket the Geoducks would score until a last second shot when the game was already out of reach and the Saints took home an 82-79 exhibition win.
Five Saints scored in double figures led by Riley Carel’s 15 points. Carel also dished out 10 assists as two Saints notched double-doubles on the night. Ryan Rogers scored 13 points and pulled down 10 rebounds. Newcomers Victor Ieronymides and Trey Ingram scored 12 and 14 points respectively in the win. The Saints shot a blistering 63% from the floor.
Two of Evergreen’s newcomers led the way for the Geoducks. Alix Hernandez and Kortney Darby each scored 20 points with eight rebounds. Returnees Jordan Dam and Frankie Johnson scored 15 and 11 points each. Evergreen went 12-for-31 from three point range and only turned the ball over six times.
The Saints travel to Seattle on Thursday night to take on the University of Washington while Evergreen will open their regular season on November 13th in a non-conference game against conference foe Northwest.
|Saint Martin’s 62, Evergreen 53 – Box Score|
Evergreen used a 9-1 run to open up the second half and took a 37-35 lead with 17:43 left but the Saint Martin’s went on their own 15-3 run over the next nine minutes and never trailed again in a 62-53 exhibition game win at the CRC Gymnasium on Tuesday night.
Brooke Paulson scored 18 points and Krista Stabler kicked in 16 for the Saints. Swedish Freshman Elin Johanson started in place of Megan Wiedeman and pulled down 12 rebounds to go with her eight points. The Saints held Evergreen without a field goal from the 14:35 mark to just under the two minutes left to play.
The Geoducks were led by Uriah Thomas and Brittany Gray with 11 points apiece. Evergreen played just eight players and both Sadee Thomas and Gray fouled out.
|Saint Martin’s 3, Evergreen 0 – Box score|
|Saints (3-12 overall)||(3)||25||25||25|
|Geoducks (10-8 overall)||(3)||17||18||18|
|SMU: Brenna Peterson – 28 assists|
Hope Mortensen recorded ten kills and a .400 hitting percentage to lead Saint Martin’s to a relatively easy three set sweep of crosstown rival Evergreen at Marcus Pavilion. Kristyn Ross added nine kills to give her 1,032 for her career at SMU, the only Saint to record over 1,000 kills in her career.
Early on, it looked like the upstart Geoducks, who have already recorded their second most wins in program history but have hit a rough bump in the schedule since, would give the NCAA Division II Saints a run for their money with a spirited back and forth battle that was tied at 11. But the Saints went on a 6-1 run and never looked back.
In the second set, the Saints opened up a 9-3 lead and never allowed the Geoducks back within four taking the last two points on a kill by Maddie Knecht and an ace by Hannah Neumann.
It looked like SMU would continue to bury Evergreen in the third set taking a quick 4-1 lead but two straight kills by Kelsey Delagrange brought the Geoducks even at 9-9. But the Saints answered back using a 7-1 run to distance themselves and finishing Evergreen off with a kill by Brenna Peterson.
The Saints moved to 3-12 overall while the Geoducks fell to 10-8. Both teams travel to Oregon this weekend to resume conference play. SMU faces Western Oregon in Monmouth on Saturday while Evergreen faces Northwest Christian in Eugene on Friday and Corban in Salem on Saturday.
High School Football
|Tumwater 35, Timberline 33|
|South Sound Stadium||1st||2nd||3rd||4th||Final|
|T-Birds (2-0 overall)||7||7||7||14||35|
|Blazers (1-1 overall)||0||12||7||14||33|
Timberline quarterback Gabe Gutierrez threw three touchdowns and rushed for another but a missed extra point and a subsequent missed two point conversion in the second quarter plus numerous key penalties throughout proved to be the difference in Timberline’s 35-33 loss to Tumwater on Thursday night at South Sound Stadium.
Tumwater’s Easton Trakel rushed for two touchdowns – one for seven yards and the second for 54 – in the fourth quarter after struggling to find much room to run in the first three quarters. Cade Otton caught a pair of touchdownw from Spencer Dowers in the first half and the T-Birds took a 14-12 lead into the half.
Gutierrez hooked up with Elijah Alllen twice, once near the end of the first half and once more in the fourth quarter to cut the T-Birds lead to two points, 28-26. Following a Trakel touchdown that extended the Tumwater lead to 35-26, Jonathan Dowell caught a 14 yard touchdown pass from Gutierrez to once again cut the lead to two points, 35-33.
The Blazers had the opportunity to take the lead after stopping the T-Birds with under five minutes left to play but a fourth and one slant pattern was broken up and Tumwater escaped Lacey with a 35-33 win.
|Willamette 2, Evergreen 1 – Box score|
|Bearcats (1-3-0 overall)||1||1||2|
|Geoducks (0-3-0 overall)||1||0||1|
|TESC goal: Tanner Williams (6th minute)|
Willamette struck for their first goal with just over a minute gone when Jesse Thompson caught Evergreen keeper Angel Guerra out of his box and chipped it over him for an easy goal. The Geoducks would answer right back with a goal by Tanner Williams in the sixth minute but Tyler Yates scored the game winner for the Bearcats in the 53rd minute to drop Evergreen to 0-3 with a 2-1 win.
The Geoducks had their chances but could not capitalize. Williams earned a penalty kick in the 60th minute but Braydon Calder made the save to preserve the Bearcats lead. Evergreen applied pressure the rest of the way but could never break through despite out shooting Willamette 14-10.
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|Portland Timbers U-23 3, Sounders U-23 0 – Recap|
|Timbers (2-4-3, 9 points PDL NW)||0||3||3|
|Sounders (3-3-1, 10 points PDL NW)||0||0||0|
Kharlton Belmar scored a pair of goals in the second half to lift the Portland Timbers U-23s to a 3-0 win over the Sounders U-23s in front of 1,012 soccer fans at Tumwater Stadium.
Belmar, who will be a senior at Virginia Commonwealth in the fall, broke a scoreless tie in the 58th minute when he won a loose ball in the box that got behind Sounders keeper Jeff Caldwell. 13 minutes later, Will Seymore scored off of a corner kick to give the Timbers a two goal lead and Belmar finished it off and recorded a brace with another goal in the 85th minute.
Caldwell was peppered all afternoon as the Timbers racked up 18 shots with the Sounders keeper making seven saves. Conversely, Timbers keeper Justin Luthy only had to make one save in the shutout. It was just the second win of the season for the Portland squad and they move to within a point of the Sounders in the table.
The contest at Tumwater Stadium was a fundraiser for Blackhills FC with the majority of the 1,000+ in attendance affiliated with the youth soccer program. Blackhills president Scott Kee said that his organization raised “a couple thousand dollars” on Sunday.
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2A State Championship Game
|Squalicum 4, Capital 0|
|Storm (21-0-2 overall), Cougars (21-3 overall)|
After three straight dramatic 1-0 wins, Capital ran into a buzzsaw. Squalicum exploded for four second half goals including a 42nd minute and a 50th minute goal by freshman Tyler Hughes to claim the 2A state championship at Sunset Chevy Stadium in Sumner.
Zachary Wallace scored in the 59th minute and Gabe Guidroz scored a late capper and the Storm finished the season unbeaten with a 21-0-2 record. The Bellingham school allowed just five goals all season and outscored their opponents 30-0 in the postseason.
Capital snapped a five game winning streak with the loss and appeared to be worn down after playing 90 minutes in Friday night’s semifinal game. The Cougars managed just two shots on goal and fell to 21-3 on the season. The second place finish is the best finish for Capital boys soccer. The previous best was fourth place in 2010.
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2A State Tournament Semifinals
|Capital 1, Sedro Woolley 0 (3-2 PKs)|
|Cougars (21-2 overall), Cubs (15-5-3 overall)|
Jakob Racimo made five saves over 89 minutes of regulation and two overtime periods before Van Soderberg entered the game and made three straight saves in the penalty kick shootout to give Capital a 1-0 win over Sedro-Woolley in the 2A state semifinals at Sunset Chev Stadium in Sumner.
After a scoreless 80 minutes and two five minute overtimes, Oni Mayer and Nigel El-Sokkary each buried their penalty kicks and the shootout went to the last round tied 2-2. Daniel Pailthorp beat Michael Moser to make it 3-2 and Soderberg stoned Kris Swanson to set off a celebration and pitch invasion from the Capital student section.
The Cougars will face Squalicum in the state championship game on Saturday at 5:00 PM.