Fall Sports Sweep

Wednesday, October 5th marked the first Fall Sports Home Triple-Header of the season. It was a busy day for the Phin Pham – but we were rewarded with a clean sweep from our 3 Fall programs.

Women’s Soccer started the day with a match up against neighboring Edmonds. In their only Shoreline CC Women's Soccer hosts Peninsulaprevious match up of the year the Phins drew with Edmonds 1-1. Coming into Wednesday the Phins were tied for 3rd place with Everett and needed a win to stay in the NWAC playoffs hunt. The Phins controlled possession throughout the match forcing 12 saves from the Edmonds Goalkeeper. Shoreline finally broke through in the 69th minute as Brooklyn Gratzer played a perfect corner kick into the box. Mai Francisco flicked the ball along and Rikki Quintero placed a strike past into the back of the net for a 1-0 lead. Seven minutes later Gratzer gained possession 30 yards out from goal and when no one closed her down she blasted a shot past the Edmonds keeper to insure 3 points and a 2-0 win for the Phins.

Everett also won on Wednesday so the two teams remain in a tie for 3rd place in the North Region table. Shoreline hosts Everett in a crucial match on Saturday, October 8th at 12pm. If the Phins win they will have sole possession of 3rd place down the stretch of the North Region schedule. The Phins are now 5-3-2 overall and 3-3-2 in the North Region.

Men’s Soccer hosted Edmonds as the second leg of the Triple-Header. The Phins trailed Edmonds by 3 Shoreline CC Men's Soccer hosts Whatcom CCpoints in the North Region standings and were staring down an early must win game. A win would pull the Phins even with Edmonds in the standings while a loss would create an almost insurmountable 6 point lead. The Phins were focused form the opening whistle and a beautiful through ball from Noe Ellen opened John Crate who deftly finished past the Edmonds keeper with one touch. In the 39th minute an Edmonds foul gave the Phins a direct kick from 40 yards out. Rei Ito played a curling ball towards the back post that continued to curl right into the upper corner of the Edmonds’ goal giving the Phins a 2-0 lead. Edmonds pulled a goal back in the 44th minute and the teams went into the break with Shoreline leading 2-1. The only goal of the 2nd half came on another beautiful ball from Ellen – this time Angel Alcaraz was the recipient and he added to his team leading goal tally on the season guaranteeing the Phins the win and the much needed 3 points.

The Phins are now tied with Edmonds for 3rd place with 9 points in the North Region. Shoreline is 4-0-6 overall and 3-0-5 in the North Region. The Phins host Everett on Saturday, October 8th at 2:15pm.

Volleyball closed out the Triple-Header as they hosted Skagit Valley in The Aquarium. The defendingShoreline CC volleyball team hosts Bellevue College North Region champions came into the game trailing Bellevue by one game for first place. In an exciting match that saw each team take control of the momentum the Phins caught fire at the right time. After a first set victory by the score of 26-24, the Phins dropped the next two sets 23-25 and 21-25. Shoreline forced a 5th set by winning the the 4th 25-21. In the 5th and deciding set the Phins dominated going up 8-1, before closing out the match with a 15-10 set victory.

Shoreline was led by Setter Carlie Howard. Howard had 61 assists in the match to go with 10 digs, 3 blocks and 6 kills – a season high for the Sophomore. Taylor Alexander led the team with 23 kills and added 16 digs. Ashlee Conklin had 12 kills, a team leading 18 digs and the serving ace to win the match (1 of 3 she had on the night). Julia Clack provided 17 digs. Sophomores Kyla Pitzman and Kristina Nielsen combined for 17 kills and 4 blocks.

The Phins are now 9-11 overall and 4-1 in the North Region. The Phins close out the first round of North Region play with a trip to Edmonds on Wednesday, October 12th. Shoreline returns home on Wednesday, October 19th for a 7pm match against Everett.

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