SPORTS: Peninsula College soccer teams tune up for playoffs against Bellevue
Keith Thorpe/Peninsula Daily News Peninsula’s Morgan Lemur, front, fights for the header in front of the Bellevue goal as teammates Alex Martinez, left, and Lachian Bond, right, box in Bellevue’s Bryan Forbes in the first half on Saturday at Wally Sigmar Field in Port Angeles.
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PORT ANGELES — The Peninsula College men’s and women’s soccer teams ended the regular season with a tie and a win against Bellevue.
The men’s team, a perfect 12-0-0 in NWAACC competition coming into the game, had its first blemish of the year with a 1-1 tie against Bellevue at Wally Sigmar Field on Saturday.
Peninsula’s women held off Bellevue 2-1.
Fans should not despair about the men’s team, though, because the Pirates weren’t playing at full force.
“With our quarterfinal game a week away, this was a good game to get under our belt,” Peninsula men’s coach Andrew Chapman said.
“We were able to rest players, play others and try new things. Even though the game didn’t go the way we would have liked it, this could be a blessing.
“Last year we went the entire season without having this feeling [of not winning] to only lose in the semifinals.”
Bellevue scored first as Juan Ramirez hit the back of the net at 48 minutes.
But Peninsula’s Alex Martinez tied it up at 55 minutes.
Bryan Forbes had the assist for Bellevue while Omar Ambrocio earned the assist for the Pirates.
The Pirates outshot Bellevue 14-4 but just couldn’t get a second goal.
PORT ANGELES — Briana Afoa continues her record-breaking season for the Pirates with another goal.
Afoa scored at 39 minutes to give Peninsula the early lead.
Annie Armstrong acored at 52 minutes as the Pirates took a commanding 2-0 lead.
Laura Barnes spoiled the shutout by scoring for Bellevue at 63 minutes.
Morgan Atchley and Jordan Dinneen had assists for the Pirates.
while Tatum Ross earned the assist for Bellevue.
The NWAACC playoffs start Wednesday in Tukwila.
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