The Surf Report – October 26th

| THE SURF REPORT | SHORELINE, WASHINGTON | ISSUE 15 | VOLUME 2 |

o6Upl0mLtL0Fa1PPboyeoRFmJoVeltB927qkgs49qPsVolleyball hosted the biggest match of their season against Bellevue on Friday, October 23rd. Coming into the match the Phins trailed Bellevue by one game for first place in the North Region. The match also pitted the only two ranked teams from the North Region against each other as Shoreline was ranked #5 and Bellevue was #7 in the latest NWAC Alaska Airlines Coaches Poll.

Bellevue started the match hot taking the first two sets 25-17 and 25-20. It looked like a combination of injuries and illness had finally caught up with the Phins. Whatever happened during the 10 minute intermission between sets 2 and 3 created a new energy for the Phins. Shoreline took the next set 25-22 and seemed to take control and momentum in the 4th set with a 25-21 victory. In the 5th and deciding set Shoreline took an early 8-1 lead only to see Bellevue battle all the way back. The Phins matched Bellevue’s run with one of their own and eventually won by a score of 15-10. IEKSpoSQiMaCdjQIp0NUSgp87XredhhJyC_WgROF4Og

Shoreline was led by 16 kills and 7 digs from Taylor Alexander. Anya Golubitskikh battled an ankle injury to add 11 kills and 4 blocks. Kristina Nielsen, also dealing with a lingering ankle issue, had 10 kills an 4 blocks of her own. The defense was led by Malia Parilla and her 18 digs. Josephine Dalrymple added 14 digs and 5 kills. A’laisia Redden recorded 9 digs and 5 assists. Quinn Walker had a great all around game with 8 kills, 4 digs and a block. Carlie Howard led the team with 39 assists and also recorded 16 digs.

The victory moves Shoreline into a 3-way tie for first place with Bellevue and Skagit Valley. The Phins look to maintain their spot atop the standings with a home match against Olympic on Monday, October 26th at 7pm.

Women’s Soccer hosted Edmonds on Saturday, October 24th. Shoreline created most of the chances throughout the match. The Phins finally found the back of the net in the 24th minute when Mikayla Morgan took a touch from a beautiful Moneesha Singh through ball and drove her shot past the hMn2uo6vy0IR0LK-sb_ScXvxlit84dyqxp_KCSvD5_4Edmonds goal keeper. Naza Hernandez made a huge stop late in the first half as she pushed away a penalty kick to preserve the Phins’ lead. Edmonds tied the match in the 61st minute after the Phins failed to deal with a corner kick in their box. Although the Phins continued to control the match two of their best opportunities found the post in the last half hour. Shoreline would settle for the 1-1 draw.

The point brings Shoreline within 1 point of 3rd place Whatcom and the last NWAC playoff spot. The Phins travel to Everett on Wednesday, October 28th for a 4:15pm kick off. Their last home game is Saturday, October 31st at 12:30pm against Whatcom. This game will likely decide which team makes the NWAC playoffs. Come out and support the Phins!

Men’s Soccer also hosted Edmonds on Saturday, October 24th in the second match of the soccer doubleheader. The Phins came into the game trailing Edmonds by 3 points for the 3rd and final NWAC playoff spot. A win would put the Phins into a tie for 3rd place. The Phins forced 4 saves from the Edmonds goal keeper and saw two shots find the post but could not put any of their chances away. In the 80th minute Edmonds got their best opportunity of the match and slotted it home to take a 1-0 lead. Shoreline could not answer in the final 10 minutes and dropped the points to Edmonds. TnEJnDGf4UhBLyFVi0SDDxuxlRpJm1Y1QuJSYxhQVo4

The loss moves Edmonds 6 points clear of the Phins, but Shoreline still holds a slight chance at the playoffs. The Phins will need to win their final two matches of the season and hope that Edmonds loses both games to force a tie at 20 points in the league standings. Skagit Valley is also in contention for the 3rd playoff spot as they sit at 15 points with a chance at 21. We will keep you updated after Wednesday’s results. The Phins travel to Everett on Wednesday, October 28th for a 2:00pm kick off. Their last home game is Saturday, October 31st against Whatcom at 3:00pm.

 

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