Rebounding Against the Raiders
Sept. 15. Highline 3 Pierce 0
Thunderbirds got back to their winning ways by traveling to Pierce College and defeating the Raiders 3-0. Highline improves to 4-1-1 for the season and 2-0-1 in league play. Savanah Hutchinson got the shutout in goal while six different T-Birds were involved in the scoring. Chloe Lamenzo scored her first goal of the season at 5:11, assisted by Kainoa Dafun. Skyylerblu Johnson followed at 38:11 (assist to Jewel Boland, and Hannah Anderson assisted Olivia Lee in her first goal of the year and the final goal of the contest at 60:46. Highline next hosts Tacoma (4-3-1) at the Starfire Soccer Complex on Sept. 19.
Disappointing Tie With Bellevue
Sept. 12 – Officially, it was a 2-2 tie. Unofficially, it was a win for Bellevue, with the team erupting in celebration with the final whistle after evening the score at 86 minutes on an unassisted goal by Hailey Walker. For a a very quiet Highline squad it was more of a loss, or at least a victory that slipped away.
Jewel Boland gave the Thunderbirds at 32 minutes, assisted by Rayna Santiago, finally cashing in after pressuring the Bulldogs throughout the first part of the game. Bellevue tied the game at 43 minutes with an unassisted goal. At 52 minutes Highline once again took the lead on a goal by Kainoa Dafunm assusted by Boland. And so the score remained, with the T-Birds coming close but not scoring again, until Bellevue’s Walker tallied the final score of the game. With the tie Highline now stands at 3-1-1, tied for second place in the NWAC West Division.
Highline in Action Against Bellevue
The 2018 Highline Women’s Soccer Team
Back Row (L-R)Suraya Whitaker, Savannah Nichols, Valeria Rios, Alexis DeWalt, Savanah Hutchinson, Sophia Leer, Jewel Boland, Taylor Capuzzi, Fiona Dawson, Dino Gonzalez Middle Row (L-R)Kaitlyn Hamilton, Hannah Anderson, Kainoa Dafun, Kacy-Lyn Navarro, Rayna Santiago, Hannah Jenkins, Jordan Goolsby Front Row (L-R)Chloe Lamenzo, Tiana Ono, McKenzie Buell, Lexi Maslowski, Quincy Quinteros, Hannah Shires, Skyylerblu Johnson Not Pictured: Kiara Rivera, Jessica Chen