The Surf Report – August 31st


Welcome back Phins! The 2015 Fall Sports season is already under way with our Volleyball, Women’s Soccer and Men’s Soccer teams competing over the weekend. Our first home games for each sport are approaching fast – be on the look out for season previews for each team. In the mean time catch up on all the Phin action from this past weekend!

Volleyball kicked off their season with a trip to Des Moines for the Highline Fall Classic on Saturday, August 29th and Sunday, August 30th. The Phins had a great showing with 4 wins out of 5 matches for the wekeend. Their first win came against Centralia College in three sets (25-23, 22-25, 15-6). Next up was league foe Skagit Valley. Skagit hung close in the first set but the Phins eventually pulled away to win 28-26 and finished Skagit off by a final of 25-20 in the second set.

The Phins came out strong Sunday morning winning two matches in straight sets – first taking down Umpqua (25-14, 25 -12) then defeating Treasure Valley (25-17, 25-7) in the semis. In the finals the Phins took on the hist Highline Thunderbirds. The Phins took a tightly contested first set 26-24, but dropped the next two sets to finish the tourney in second place.

The Phins placed three players on the all-tournament team. Sophomore Anya Golubitskikh was joined on the all-tournament team by freshmen Carlie Howard and Taylor Alexander. Next up for the Phins is a trip to Green River for the Gator Classic on Septermber 4th and 5th. The Phins open with a game against Lower Columbia at 1pm.


Men’s and Women’s Soccer each traveled to Salem, Oregon for the NWAC Friendlies. This is one of the biggest events on the NWAC calendar as 50 teams compete over the weekend. Men’s Soccer opened their weekend and season with a game against Columbia Basin. Jorge Valera started the season right scoring in the 7th minute to give the Phins a 1-0 lead. Columbia Basin answered with two goals of their own and had a 2-1 lead after 51 minutes. The Phins rallied and Ryan Anderson tied the score at 2-2 off an assist from Ivan Melchor in the 65th minute to earn the Phins a draw. In game number two Shoreline took on Pierce College. In a defensive battle the story was Jerry Reyes’ play in goal as he stopped 6 shots and recorded his first shutout of the season. Shoreline was unable to create many chances of their own and settled for a 0-0 draw with Pierce.

Next up for the Men’s Soccer team is a home game against Bellevue College on Saturday, September 5th at 3pm.

Women’s Soccer had an encouraging start to the season as well. Their first game was against Clark College on Saturday, August 29th. Sophomore Caty Miller gave the Phins an early 1-0 lead in the 7th minute, but despite 10 saves from Goalkeeper Nazarena Hernandez the Phins could not hold on dropping the game 1-2. On Sunday the Phins took on Tacoma Community College and in a role reversal from Saturday had to play catch up after going down 0-1 in the 51st minute. It didn’t take long for the Phins to answer as they earned a 1-1 draw thanks to a goal from Madisen Lauer in the 60th minute. It really was a team goal as Sheylanna Thompson and Sam Bell were credited for assists on the goal.

Next up for the Women’s Soccer team is a home game on September 2nd at 12:15pm against Gray’s harbor.


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