The Lady Kings soccer (2-12, 0-8) lost to the Juneau-Douglas Bears 8-1 on Friday and 7-0 on Saturday.
On Friday the Lady Kings were outmatched and seemed to play behind the entire game. On Saturday, the Lady Kings improved on their defense and spacing, and seemed to play a little more relaxed.
Junior Farren Linne knows her team had it rough last weekend and is hoping to get a win against Thunder Mountain this weekend.
“Last weekend was rough, we had senior night so it was hard losing to JD. They just have better control of the ball and they work well together,” said Linne. “This weekend we are playing against Thunder Mountain. TM is more laid back and less aggressive so hopefully we will do better against them, and we didn’t lose to them quite as bad last time so i’m thinking it will be a better game, hopefully, in our favor this time.”
The Lady Kings will travel to Juneau to take on Thunder Mountain over the weekend. Last time they played, the Falcons won 4-0, and 3-0 in a mid-week series on April 18-19.
Kayhi (5-5, 2-4) loses 1-0 on Friday and 3-2 on Saturday.
After getting swept 4-1 and 4-0 a week before, the Kings were able to have a better knowledge of the Bears’ attack, but still fell short.
The Kings lost the Friday night game in the first half by an accidental deflection off a corner kick by senior Brandon Corporon in the first 15 minutes. The final score was 1-0.
Following the night priors lost, the Kings had an even closer game. The Kings were down 3-0 in the first half, until Mark Jasper scored a penalty kick. Then five minutes later senior Kegan Rhein scored. All throughout the second half the Kings had possession of the ball, but couldn’t get the ball in the goal. Junior Max Collins felt like they went out and enjoyed the game more than the prior weekend.
“We just went out there and played the games to have fun and it showed,” said Collins. “We were the better team that weekend but just fell short with us hitting the crossbar too many times.”
The Kings host Thunder Mountain this week at Esther Shea Field. This weekend, the Kings will honor 6 seniors on their senior night.
The Kayhi girls soccer team (2-10, 0-6) is hosting Juneau-Douglas this weekend. Kayhi is 0-2 against Juneau. It’s been a month since the two teams faced off against each other, and Kayhi junior Farren Linne thinks all the practice will pay off.
“I definitely think we’ll do better against JDHS this weekend than we did last month,” said Linne. “We’ve practiced hard, travelled up to Anchorage, and have just had more time to work together with the team.”
The Kayhi Kings soccer team(5-3, 2-2) lost to Juneau-Douglas 4-1 on Thursday, and 4-0 on Friday.
Although the team was prepared to face a high quality team, junior Max Collins thinks they still couldn’t hold back the high caliber team.
“The team was prepared to play the strong team and felt very confident going into the game,” said Collins. “But we didn’t expect to be beat that badly. We are going to learn from these losses and take it back to Juneau-Douglas next weekend.”
Kayhi plays Juneau-Douglas this weekend in Juneau.
The Kayhi boys soccer team (5-1, 2-0) will attempt to make history against Juneau Douglas this weekend.
The Kings have never beat the Crimson Bears in their time as a high school team. Juneau Douglas is a 16 time Region champ and has won five state titles out of their 11 state final appearances, the most out of any team in Alaska.
Kayhi has not won a single game against Juneau Douglas. The closest game the Kings has played was in 2012 where they tied at home, 1-1. Last season their closest game was 1-0 at home, while their largest loss was in Juneau, where they lost 6-0.
The Kings will be playing the Bears tonight at 7 p.m. and tomorrow at 7 p.m.
The Kayhi girls soccer team (0-4, 2-5) went 2-2 last weekend at the Kenai Peninsula. The first game started Wednesday against Kenai with the Lady King’s losing 4-0. The next two games, the Lady Kings won against Seward 6-1, and Homer 5-2. On Saturday they finished the weekend with losing to Soldotna 6-2. Sophomore forward Olivia Kinunen, topped the weekend off with 4 goals becoming the leading goal scorer of the season. Senior Captain Angel Spurgeon was very pleased with how the team came together against the peninsula teams.
“We played very well against tough competition,” said Spurgeon. “Its nice to get some goals under our belt and build confidence toward the peak of our season.”
Kenai 0-4 L
Seward 6-1 W
Homer 5-2 W
Soldotna 2-6 L
Angel Spurgeon 2
Haylee Stewart 2
Cameron Edwards 1
Olivia Kinunen 1
Olivia Kinunen 1
Haylee Stewart 1
Angel Spurgeon 1
Tia Simpson 1
Olivia Kinunen 2
The Kings (5-1, 2-0) won three out of four games this weekend. They beat Seward 5-0, Homer 3-0, and Soldotna 3-1, while only losing 1-0 against Kenai.
Although the trip was a success on the scoreboard, the Kings had a tough weekend on the health side of the team, possibly losing two of their strongest defenders.
Junior Vince Tenebro and junior Grant Collins both suffered knee injuries during the Soldotna game.
“With the loss of two major defensive players, we are going to have to change our game plan a little bit,” said junior Henning Pankow. “We are going to have to push some of our centers to the backfield to fill the void left by Vince and Grant.”
After scoring three more goals this weekend, junior Payton Stewart is leading the team with eight goals.
Kayhi will be hosting their longtime rivals, the Juneau Douglas Crimson Bears, this weekend at the Esther Shea Field.
Payton Stewart: 2 Brent Taylor: 1, Dawson Daniels: 1, Colin Whitesides: 1
Brayden Linne: 1, Payton Stewart: 1, Dawson Daniels : 1
Henning Pankow: 1, Brent Taylor: 1, Brayden Linne: 1