Running in First
Endalkachew Abebaw started with 41 other
runners and over 8 kilometers separated
himself from the pack, finishing first
in the 2014 NWAC Northwest Region
Cross-Country Championships. With
at time of 27:10.4, Ababew was three
seconds faster than Everett's Stephen
Dietz, finishing at 27.13.7. With
Colton Maddy finishing in eighth place,
Hunter Printz in 14th place, and Joey
Walker in 20th place gave Highline four
finishers in the top 20 of the
Tuning Up for the Playoffs
Women's Soccer Team Crunches Lower Columbia
Women's Soccer: Oct. 25
After playing top-ranked Peninsula to a 0-0 tie on Oct. 22, Highline got its scoring touch back in a big way against the Lower Columbia Red Devils. The Thunderbirds regularly found the back of the Lower Columbia net in cruising to a 11-0 win (box). With the win Highline, having already clinched a playoff spot, moves into the lead in the NWAC West Division with 44 points, at 14-1-2 in league play. Peninsula, in second place with 41 points at 13-1-2, has played one less game than the T-Birds.
The contest with the Red Devils was quickly decided as Highline had four goals in the first 12 minutes of the game. Paige Surber started the honors off an assist by Jessi Beverlin at 2 minutes, and Adrianna McMahon finished the scoring at 73 minutes with her first goal of the year from an assist by Alexis Pryor. In between, Madison Gale recorded four goals (17 for the year), Alexis Pryor added two goals and two assists, Annalise Miller-Wells had two goals and an assist, and Nanea Tavares contributed a goal and assist.
Highline has one more regular season game, traveling to Tacoma on Nov. 1 before beginning post-season play.
Follow the Women's
Soccer Team on
Women’s Volleyball (Oct. 22)
One of the
truisms of sports is that some teams
just have your number. Whatevery
you try, it just doesn't seem to work.
For Highline this year, that team is the
Tacoma Titans. For the fourth time in a
month Tacoma defeated Highline
in straight sets, this time at 25-21,
25-19, 25-22 (box).
With the sweep, the visiting Titans
solidify their hold on first place in
the NWAC West Division. Highline, at
22-12 for the season, drops to 6-3 in
the West Division, tied with Clark for
third place, trailing Clark and Tacoma.
One of the telling statistics in
Highline's loss was an ineffective
attack. The T-Bird kill
percentage (successful kills minus kill
errors divided by total kill attempts)
was .053 while Tacoma struck at a .209
clip. Tasi Peredo of Tacoma led both
teams at .400 (14 kills, 2 errors, 30
attempts) while the Thunderbirds were
led by Kristen Anderson at .278 (8
kills, 3 errors, 18 attempts).
Alexandra Toth led Highline with 19 sets
while Leone Tanielu led both teams with
14 defensive digs.
With five matches left in the season
before playoffs start, Highline next
hosts Centralia on Oct. 29.
Big Big Win
game of the
year so far,
team in the
place in the
top seed in
team came up
goal by Alex
Lewis at 67
With the win
It was a
Maciel of Peninsula got yellow cards, and red cards were shown to Peninsula's Brodi Keefe at 74 minutes and Maciel at 90 minutes.
In its pre-game report, the sports website
GoalWA wrote that "A fierce, deep-lying rivalry has existed between these two storied programs because of their insatiable desire to constantly be the best. Both programs have been in every Final Four over the past four years. Other teams know that if they want to win an NWAC Title, chances are you will have to go through either the Thunderbirds or Pirates, or in some cases, both."
Look for both of these teams deep in the upcoming NWAC playoffs and don't be surprised if they end up against each other.
Read a report
of the game from goalWA.
(For a coach's perspective of the men's matches
check out the team Facebook page.)
Madison Gale tangles with
Elizabeth Jackson (7) of Lower Columbia. Gale would score 4 goals
the Red Devils, giving her 17 for the season.
Leone Tanielu (4) and Pou Lologo (8) of the Women's Volleyball team
wait for the serve from Tacoma/ Highline lost to the first
place Titans in straight sets.
You Take It ... No, You Go Ahead ... No, Please, I Insist...
Erica Davis (24) and Sofia Arnone (14) of Highline discussing who will take the free kick
against Lower Columbia.
(vs - home @ - away)
Women' s Soccer
Oct. 22 Highline at Peninsula 1pm
Oct.25 vs L. Columbia (Starfire 12pm)
Nov.1st @ Tacoma 1pm (location TBD)
Oct. 22nd Highline at Peninsula 3pm
Nov. 1st Highline at Tacoma 2:15pm
Oct. 22 7pm @ Grays Harbor
Oct. 24 7pm vs. Tacoma
Oct. 29 7pm vs. Centralia
Nov. 5 7pm @ Lower Columbia
Nov. 7 7pm vs. Clark
Nov. 12 7pm vs. Green River
Nov. 14 7pm vs. Pierce
Oct. 30 Intersquad Meet
Nov. 9 Mike Clock Open
Nov. 15 Clackamas Dual
Nov. 22 North Idaho Duals
Nov. 23 Spokane Open
Dec. 4 S. Puget Sound Dual (home)
Dec. 14 SWOOC DUAL (home)
Dec. 20 Reno Tournament of Champs
Oct. 31 TBA Green/White (cancelled)
Nov.7 7pm @ Everett
Nov.11 2pmA @Wenatchee
Nov.14 7pm @Edmonds
Nov.21 6pm vs. Peninsula
Nov.22 3pm @Yakima
Nov.29 2pm vs. Alumni
Dec. 4 7pm @Bellevue
Dec.10 8pm vs. Skagit
Dec.12-14 TBA Bellevue Tourney
Dec.16 6pm vs. Olympic
Dec.18-20 TBA Clackamas
Dec.30 3pm @Whatcom
Oct.25 vs Evergreen State 6pm
Oct.25 vs.Wenatchee Valley 6pm
Nov. 2 @ UPS 2pm
Nov. 8 @ Bellevue
Nov. 21-22 @ MT Hood Classic
Nov.29 vs Alumni 12pm
Dec.5,6,7 @ Bellevue Classic
Dec.10th vs Whatcom 6pm
Dec.16 @ Peninsula College 5pm
Dec.18-20 @ Green River Crossover
Dec.27-29 @ Chemeketa Tournament