The Lady Kings (1-6-1, 0-3-1) soccer team will be playing the Thunder Mountain Falcons this weekend in Juneau. Kayhi has already played Thunder Mountain twice at home earlier this year losing 5-0 and tying 0-0.
Senior Farren Linne said the team is looking to end this season’s series against the Falcons with a win or two.
“This weekend’s games should be very competitive,” said Linne. “Last time we played them it didn’t end exactly how we wanted it to but it was nice to at least tie and we are expecting to have a pretty good matchup.”
The Lady Kings’ assistant coach Meo Rhein said they want to challenge Thunder Mountain in some specific areas.
“Trying to push our offense to some measure of success is kind of our goal this weekend,” said Rhein. “We know we can defend well for 80 minutes against them as we’ve done, but we really want to push our offense forward and finish with a few more goals than we have so far this season.”
The Lady Kings will be traveling to Sitka to take on the Lady Wolves this weekend. Sitka outscored the Lady Kings 26-6 in their last matchup. Kayhi will play 6 p.m. Friday and a double header Saturday 4 and 6 p.m.
Junior Payton Simmons said she hopes for a better finish than the last games.
“We’ve been making adjustments in our play,” said Simmons. “I’m looking forward to the outcome after having a few more games under our belt.”
The Kayhi Lady Kings (1-7-1, 0-3-1) are sending their JV and Varsity squads to Juneau today for the last time this season. The Lady Kings will play the Thunder Mountain Falcons tonight and tomorrow at 5:00 (JV) and 6:45 (Varsity).
The girls are still recovering from the four games in four days from last weekend.
“They were a little sore and tired still from the Anchorage trip at the last couple days of practice,” said Coach Neil Kinunen. “But I still expect the games to be competitive this weekend. We played them pretty close when they were in Ketchikan.”