The Surf Report – September 21st

| THE SURF REPORT | SHORELINE, WASHINGTON | ISSUE 5 | VOLUME 2 |

We had a busy weekend for Phin Fall Sports so let’s jump right into the action with Volleyball’s trip to Everett for their first of two NWAC Crossovers. The Crossover took place over Saturday, September 19th and Sunday, September 20th. On Saturday the Phins came away with 3 wins to secure the #2 seed heading into Sunday’s bracket play. Shoreline beat Lower Columbia (25-19, 28-26), Umpqua (25-11, 25-13), and Big Bend (25-9, 25-13). The Phins opened bracket play with a victory over Spokane (25-22, 25-15, 18-25, 25-22). In the semis Shoreline defeated the 8th ranked school in the NWAC Clark (29-27, 25-23, 19-25, 25-21). With the victory the Phins moved into the Championship match against #2 in the NWAC Highline Community College. This was a rematch of the Championship match from the Highline Fall Classic to open the year. The final was excruciatingly close as both teams took 2 of the first 4 sets forcing a 5th set. The 5th set needed a tiebreaker to decide the champion with the Phins falling just short by a score of 15-17. The final line for the match was 18-25, 25-23, 16-25, 26-24, 15-17.

Shoreline placed two players on the All-Tournament team with Taylor Alexander and Carlie Howard being honored. The Phins head into North Region play with a record of 12-4. On Wednesday, September 23rd at 7pm Shoreline hosts Everett Community College. On Friday, September 25th the Phins travel to 6th ranked Bellevue College.

On Saturday, September 19th the Women’s Soccer team hosted their North Region rival the Tritons of Edmonds Community College. This was a huge game in the North Region as Shoreline sat tied for 3rd place with Edmonds and Whatcom at 3 points. Edmonds struck twice in the first half on dead ball goals. In the 21st minute Edmonds finished a PK after a Shoreline defender handled in the box. Edmonds’ second goal came in the 39th minute when the Tritons were first to react to a Naza Hernandez save. The Phins pulled a goal back in the 56th minute on a beautiful piece of play between Tayler Lime, Sam Bell and Rylee Odell. Lime played a ball into Bell on the near post who promptly dribbled the keeper and played a cross to Odell to finish. Trailing 1-2 the Phins continued to control the game creating the most chances throughout the second half. Shoreline finally broke through in the 79th minute as Mikayla Morgan slotted her shot past the Tritons’ goalkeeper after a through ball from Caty Miller. The Phins weren’t done as just a minute later Sam Bell scored off her own rebound to give the Phins the 3-2 victory.

With the win and a loss from Whatcom the Phins moved into sole possession of 3rd place with 6 points. Shoreline travels to league leading Everett Community College on Wednesday, September 23rd. Their next home game is Saturday, September 26th against Whatcom College at 12:30pm.

Men’s Soccer came into their Saturday clash with Edmonds in a similar position to the Women’s team. The Phins trailed Edmonds by 1 point for 3rd place in the North Region. Shoreline was also looking for it’s first win on the season as up to this point the Phins had tied all 6 games to begin the year. The game against the Tritons was all too familiar. Shoreline scored in the 42nd minute with a header from Alec Somers off a beautiful free kick from Kyle Lewis. However, Edmonds ansered in the second half to tie the game in the 67th minute. Jerry Reyes-Ortega had another outstanding game in goal for the Phins as he recorded 12 saves on the game.

The Men’s Soccer team currently sits in 4th place in the North region with 3 points through 3 games. The Phins remain 1 point behind Edmonds. Shoreline travels to Everett on Wednesday, September 23rd and hosts Whatcom on Saturday, September 26th at 3pm.

 

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2 Comments

  1. Tom Prigmore says:

    Great Job Phins!!! Keep up the great job you all are doing on the soccer field and the volleyball court! I hope to see many of you on the Green and Gold Academic rosters for Fall Quarter. Students first, Athletes second! GO PHINS!!!

    Tom Prigmore
    “Voice of the Dolphins”

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