Highline scored twice in the first half and hung on during a lackluster second half as the Thunderbirds defeated Everett 2-0 (box) behind a Madison Gale's sixth goal of the season at 37 minutes and Tessa Bruland's goalkeeping in the second half. With the win Highline moves to 4-0-1 in the NWAC West Division (6-0-1 for the season).
While the Thunderbirds dominated most of the first half, the second half seemed to be played on a tilted field as most of the play was on the Highline end of the field. In the end, however, the Highline defense bent but didn't break in securing the victory. Next for the women is away matches at Whatcom on Sept. 19 and Shoreline on Sept. 20.
(Sept. 12) - Alex Lewis scored at the 87 minute mark on an assist by Tyler John that led to a 2-2 tie (box) against the Everett Trojans. The game was tied 1-1 after 8 minutes on goals by Everett's Gavin Mcdougall at 6 minutes and Highline's Colton Ronk at 8 minutes. Adrian Cayetano of the Trojans put Everett ahead at 37 minutes, which ended the scoring until Lewis scored his first goal of the year. Greyson Raffensperger recorded the tie in goal for Highline. With this result, Highline remains in first place in the NWAC West Division at 3-0-1 (3-1-2 season). Everett falls to 1-1-2 for season.
After 16 matches, Highline stands at 12 - 4 for the season, with league play yet to begin. The Thunderbirds will be hosting the Highline Crossover on Sept. 19-20, with Spokane, Linn-Benton, Mt. Hood, Shoreline, Skagit Valley, Tacoma, and Wenatchee Valley all scheduled to participate.
Sept. 10 -
Thunderbirds broke even in
its two matches, scoring a
comeback victory over
Olympic College in five sets
box and then falling to
powerhouse Blue Mountain in
straight sets (25-13, 27-25, 25-13) box.
Up the Middle
Brandon Madsen splits the Everett defense in a game on Sept. 12. Highline tied the Trojans 2-2.
Over the Top
Megan Smith (0) tips the ball over the net and past two Bellevue blockers .