6-7 Port Townsend
2-11 North Mason
Slips Past Wolves
Exits State Tournament in Penalty Kick Thriller
May 18, 2004 – Cheney High School, Cheney
Best Season Ever of Sequim Soccer came to a suspenseful end Tuesday
night in Cheney when the Cheney Blackhawks converted their seventh
penalty kick after a Sequim miss. The
Wolves had a chance to win on the fourth and fifth kicks but came up
short. It was a monumental
effort in a string of outstanding games that frankly had the players
exhausted. Playing their
seventh game in thirteen days and missing some key injured and committed
players it was unbelievable that they even had the opportunity at the
end to move on to the quarterfinals.
But the Blackhawks were tough and did not flinch when they could
The game was played in typical eastern Washington wind and Cheney
tried to take advantage of that by choosing the wind in the first half.
It paid off in the 12th minute when Jeff Davis sent in
a corner kick that found Chad Thornton on the back post.
Thornton knocked it past Josh Lindsey, playing in goal for Kyle
McKenzie. Two minutes later
the Blackhawks had what looked like their 2nd goal as Jesse
Retan cut across the center, beat a diving Lindsey and cut back a
left-footed shot towards the net. Per
Berg shot out of nowhere and cleared the ball off the line and out of
play. The Wolves hung tough
and battled the Blackhawks, the wind and weariness throughout the
remainder of the half. Corey
Wall finally rewarded the Wolves good effort with a beautiful goal 2
minutes before halftime. Sent
free down the right side by a Vann Brasher corner pass, Wall cut it in
and beat keeper Josh Hooley into the upper far post corner.
Sequim got the wind in the second half and felt confident they
could finish off the Blackhawks. But
Cheney played tough and despite great chances from Evan Still, kept the
game scoreless through 90 minutes.
In the “Golden Goal” overtime, neither team could find the
back of the net with Lindsey coming up big on a Blackhawk free kick in
the 8th minute and Joe Quan just missing as time ran out.
Quan also headed a dangerous cross off the goaline after it got
over Lindsey in the first overtime period.
Penalty kicks are never fun and in this case put a little sting
in an otherwise tremendous season.
It was a year that will not be soon forgotten.
Wins Championship 1-0, Loses Schoessler to Injury
May 15, 2004 – Highline Stadium, Burien
brought home their first ever District 3 Soccer Championship with a 1-0
win over a worn out Highline Pirates Saturday night at Highline Stadium
in Burien. The Pirates, who took Pierce Division winners White
River into overtime penalty kicks to get to the Championship, only
occasionally threatened the Wolves goal. In the first 5 minutes,
Kyle McKenzie came out hard on a 50/50 ball and in the collision the
ball popped out and drifted toward the Sequim goal. Defender Allen
Ohmert tracked it down and cleared it off the line to keep the game
scoreless. During the collision, McKenzie ended up with a thigh
bruise and a bloody nose and was replaced by Josh Lindsey. Kyle
and Andy Chinn had arrived at the Stadium directly from the sub-District
tennis tournament and we're pretty exhausted. The Wolves then
regrouped and began to attack the Pirate goal. Kyle Schoessler
chased a ball at the 10 minute mark deep in the Highline end and as he
stepped in to block the clear from a Pirate defender, landed on his
right leg and twisted his knee. The preliminary diagnosis is cartilage
damage and ligament strain. The 6th game in 10 days was starting
to leave a nasty swath of destruction in its wake. Chinn replaced Schoessler
and paid big dividends on 37 minutes. With Vann Brasher sending in
another laser corner kick, Joe Quan began his run to the ball.
Quan was a bit early and as the ball sailed past him, Chinn met it solid
on the volley from the far post, sending it across the goal and in as a
Highline defender couldn't quite knock it out.
Morgan Carl and Ohmert along with Quan and Per Berg allowed the weak
Pirate offense nothing until the last 5 minutes. Breaking down the
left side, Angel Lara cut inside, and then back out letting go a rocket
left footer from just inside the 18. Lindsey stepped up and made
the big save to preserve the whitewash and send the Wolves to the top as
the Champions of the West Central District!!
The Wolves begin the STATE TOURNAMENT
on Tuesday or Wednesday at a site
Eliminates Tough Kennedy 2-1 on Servin, Quan Goals
May 13, 2004 – Highline Stadium, Burien
Everything came together for the Wolves Thursday night, from breaking
the "Elimination Stadium" curse to winning the game on a set
piece that was actually practiced the day before, and including the
winning goal coming minutes after Coach Brasher put on his magic purple
vest. Sequim eliminated Kennedy 2-1 in a loser-out District 3
The first half was not pretty as the Wolves had perhaps too
much adrenaline flowing and were playing big ball and dribbling into
trouble. Vann Brasher and Joe Quan received yellow card cautions
for verbal dissent as they chipped at the center referee instead of
playing. Kennedy took the lead with less than 2 minutes remaining
in the half when Jared Fernely took a long throw-in, shook Vann in the
middle and hit a low shot from the right that barely beat Kyle to his
right. Sequim was not to be denied though.
After discussion about getting back to the game that got them here
during halftime, the Wolves got it going and scored twice in the second
half, the winner coming with 5 minutes remaining. The equalizer
came via hard work from center midfielder Mario Servin on 44
minutes. Taking a little touch pass from Vann, Mario slipped the
ball between two defenders right inside the 18, and attempted to follow
the ball through. A Lancer defender chopped Mario down and the
referee immediately pointed to the spot. Servin,
uncharacteristically shot over to the spot and wanted to take the PK.
Sure as shootin' Servin had the keeper going every way but the right way
as he buried it in the left corner. The Sequim bench and fans erupted
and momentum was in the lair. During the
halftime talk, Goalkeeper Kyle McKenzie kept saying, "Get it to the
corner and if nothing else, kick it off their defender and get a corner
kick. We'll score on a corner kick". There is wisdom
that comes from watching many games over the years from the goal box.
True enough, on 75 minutes, Kyle Schoessler got the ball down the right
side and knocked it off a Lancer defender to earn the only corner kick
of the night for Sequim. The "Leeds" set piece was set
up and worked to perfection. With the awesome Sequim fans,
stomping their feet, ringing the cowbell and shouting, Vann Brasher
launched a driving missile to the far post. With 5 decoys running
hard to the near post, Joe Quan timed his far post run with atomic clock
precision and met the cross exquisitely, beating the keeper just inside
the post. The remaining 5 minutes were tense as Kennedy pressed
with big balls that were repelled by Manuel and Morgan. A
dangerous Lancer free kick from the 20 yard mark with 2:20 remaining was
snuffed by McKenzie. The last minutes were run out with class
as the Wolves passed it out of the back and even mounted scoring
threats, the last coming from Per Berg down the left as the final
The Wolves next have a seeding game Saturday @ 8:00 back at Highline
Stadium and then the STATE TOURNAMENT starts Tuesday at a site
Gore Lancers 5-0
Sub District Game Goes Sequim Way
12, 2004 – Sequim
The Wolves took the necessary first play-off step, ousting the Lancers
from Lakes 5-0 in a sub-district qualifier.
The 3A Nisqually League Champs get the honor of hosting the 4th
place Seamount Pierce Division team to see if they're worthy of entering
the Seamount Tournament. As in the past 2 years, the Wolves have accomplished the
task, ousting Clover Park in 2002 and Franklin Pierce last year.
This year's victim, Lakes, showed some promise early on looking
to run with a big ball offense. Keeper
Kyle McKenzie and centerbacks Morgan Carl and Manuel Servin said, “I
don't think so.” and shut the door.
Evan Still got the scoring going 7
minutes in after a lovely ball from Mario gave him a bit of room on the
right side at about the 18. Firing
it far post, Still hit it low and hard and ..... money.
Midway through the half, Mario added a second after Vann Brasher's
corner kick found Joe Quan coming in.
Quan knocked it from the right, across to the left where Servin
took it and drilled a lefty home. The
boys were buoyed by the largest crowd to witness a Sequim soccer game in
30 years, and didn't disappoint. 3
minutes into the second half, a hobbled Still (thigh contusion) limped
through the porous Lancer defense to get a screaming header off a
dynamite cross from the left by Kurt Ludke.
Kyle McKenzie earned the shut-out in the 51st minute
after a cross from the left found an open far post Lancer who headed it
goalward. Mac extended
horizontally right and slapped it out with authority.
The rebound got pushed back in and off the post, but Carl cleared
the mess out. Ludke got the
4th goal in the 62nd minute,
finishing another handle-with-care delivery from Mario.
Taking the over the top cross down the left, Ludke's blast was
low and hard and right past the near post.
Richard Baylon finished the scoring on 68 minutes with a fine
header off Vann's corner kick.
The win sends Sequim into a
loser-out District game against Seamount King Division Champion Kennedy
on May 13 at Highline Stadium at 7:30 PM. The Wolves have been here the past 2 years and experienced
season ending defeats. Let's
see what we can do this year.
Wolves Control Port Townsend 2-0 to Run The Nisqually League Table
10, Memorial Stadium, Port Townsend
The Wolves celebrated a 13-0 perfect record in the Nisqually League by
dining on a Port Townsend specialty, Waterfront Pizza, after burying the
Redskins 2-0 at Memorial Field. Joe Quan got the first goal after
25 minutes flying up the right side, taking a Corey Wall throw-in and
beating the last defender before sliding the ball past Mark Pollack in
the Townsend goal. The Wolves controlled the half, getting
off 9 shots to Port Townsend's 1. Josh Lindsey, giving Kyle
McKenzie a rest in net, played nicely, coming out off his line on
numerous occasions to deny the Redskins even a shot attempt.
Vann Brasher got the second goal of the game - his 1st of the year - in
the 65th minute. Brasher, who's been snakebit on the scoring side
this year, nearly missed the open goal opportunity after Quan's long
range shot was deflected out by keeper Pollack to Corey Wall who knocked
a nice little pass to a charging Brasher. Vann shot it hard and it
came straight back to him off the post and he had to knee it back in
.... whew! Nathan Needham played the second half in goal and made
one brilliant save off a blast by Gus Grefthen. Needham got a hand
on the blast, pushing it up and off the crossbar and flying harmlessly
away ..... whew!
is a fine finish and hopefully the start to a nice play-off run!!
Irrigated By Wolves 6-0
Goes Deep To The Bench And Dominates North Mason
Marching Band members Noah Brasher, Richard Baylon and Daniel Catton
finished the 109th annual Irrigation Festival Parade and ran over to
jump in the game. Sequim used some call-ups from JV and rested
some varsity players in this meaningless match. Noah scored a
left-footed highlight reel goal off an assist from Evan Still.
Controlling the hard cross from Still, Noah brought the ball off his
thigh, let it bounce once and volleyed a drive into the corner.
Still added 2 goals of his own along with Corey Wall and 2 from Joe Quan.
Vann Brasher added 2 assists.
Andy Chinn and Josh Lindsey played very well in the back. Chinn,
in his first defensive assignment, was stellar. Repeatedly
dribbling through the Bulldogs, Mario-like, Andy didn't score but did
some nice work in setting up plays. Chinn earned the OTPM.
Defeat Outmatched Cowboys 6-2
Spread Evenly as Wolves Stretch Record to 11-0
Josh Brown watching from the bench with a broken toe, the Chimacum Cowboys
looked like they would never threaten the Sequim goal. The Wolves
attacked right from the start and tested goalkeeper Alex Smith with
shots from Evan Still and Noah Brasher. It was 1- 0 after Still
finished a Joe Quan shot that deflected off a Cowboy defender.
Mario Servin (assisted by Vann Brasher) and Bright Adjei (Noah) added
tallies along with an own goal to give Sequim 4 goals before the
break. Chimacum surprised the Wolves with 2 first half goals on 2
attempts. The first from Andy Itterley came after a break down the
right side by hardworking Cole Travis. Travis got the second after
battling Manuel Servin and sneaking a short shot past reserve goalkeeper
The second half was all Sequim, outshooting the 'Boys 13-1. Goals
from Per Berg, his first of the season, and Mario off an assist from
Richard Baylon, rounded out the scoring.
Nudge Pirates 3-2
Goals by Quan, Adjei and
Still Keep Wolves Unbeaten 10-0
4, Vashon Island
Facing "the best squad we've seen all year", according to
Coach Brasher, the talented Wolves dug deep and pulled out a hard fought
win over the Vashon Pirates Tuesday. The Pirates were quick,
knocked the ball around well and were the hardest tackling team Sequim's
seen all year. The Pirates scored first in the 21st minute when
a coughing Per Berg turned the ball over on the left side. Theo
Khah took the ball down the side and sent in a low driving cross that
Kyle Mac dove hard for. Just out of his reach, the ball slid
across the goal mouth to Ryan Meier who was closely marked by Joe Quan.
They both slid at the ball and in the tangle, the ball squirted
in. Sequim equalized in the 30th minute via a Quan free kick - and
a little luck. A 25 yard direct kick, the ball curled around the
right side of the wall and was apparently stopped on a nice diving grab
by Evan "Mad Dog" Mattingly in the Pirate goal. As he
got up, the ball trickled out and across the line for a 1-1 tie.
Bright Adjei scored a brilliant goal 8 minutes into the second half to
give Sequim a 2-1 lead. Taking a lovely ball from Kurt Ludke up
the middle, Owuraku gave the last Vashon defender a mind-numbing Ghanian
hestition move, cut left and put a low liner into the right corner past
a diving Mattingly. The Pirates didn't fold, however, and tied it
2-2 on a Krah free kick nearly identical to Quan's. McKenzie,
battling a sinking sun, got in front of in but couldn't control it as it
bounced off him and in.
The winner was a thing of beauty. With 10 minutes to go, Noah
Brasher controlled a ball on the left side, held it and fed a streaking
Vann Brasher coming up the middle. Vann took it in stride, drew a
defender and crossed it to Evan Still in the center. Still
collected it, pulled it left and slipped it past Mad Dog into the left
corner. The Wolves showed some real tenacity in realizing an
underestimated opponent and rising to the level needed to win.
Again, Manuel Servin and Morgan Carl were very good in the back,
repelling a strong Vashon attack, time and time again. Owuraku
earned the OTPM.
Stun Sentinels 3-0
Leaders Topple Cascade's Top Team Handily to Move to 9-0
rallying cry of "Steilacoom, Get Up For It!" being shouted all
week, the Sequim boys controlled the 7-2 Sentinels in a one-sided
affair. With a large, raucous crowd looking on, the Wolves looked
sharp in handing Steilacoom their second straight league loss. 10
minutes in, Evan Still beat the last defender down the middle and was
met hard by Steilacoom's onrushing goalkeeper, Steve Biddinger.
The collision left Still with a nasty thigh contusion and some serious
pain. Junior Casey Nagler came on and 3 minutes later received one
of Joe Quan's dangerous long crosses from the right. With a
beautifully soft chest trap, Nagler brought it down and thumped it past
Biddinger for a 1-0 Sequim lead. Quan was stepping up all night and
sending in an array of crosses that had the Sentinels on their
heels. Good chances by Vann and Noah Brasher couldn't quite beat
Biddinger and despite out-shooting Steilacoom 8-1 in the half, Nagler's
goal was the lone tally.
The second half was more Sequim workman-like pace as Vann Brasher
continued to dominate the middle and Quan and Kyle Schoessler pushed the
ball up the right and created dangerous chances. Mario Servin
finally got untracked and in the 51st minute, got away down the left
flank and sent in an early cross that had Nagler in it's path.
Casey let it fly by to a streaking Corey Wall who settled it, and
knocked in a tasty shot to the top far-post corner. Kyle
Schoessler added and insurance goal in the 88th minute with a low
flame-thrower from the right off a nice assist from Wall. Vann was
named Oak Table Player of the Match as he made the Sentinels chase him
all night. Joe Quan was relentless in his attack from the
back. Both Manuel Servin and Morgan Carl helped Kyle McKenzie earn
his fourth straight shut-out.
Past Eatonville 3-0
Pepper Eatonville with 31 shots
Sequim pounded Eatonville 3-0 in a viscious wind storm. Taking 31
shots, some seriously wind-blown, some seriously off-target the Wolves
were able to net 3 while not allowing the Cruisers past mid-field very
often. Evan Still started the scoring in the 26th minute,
controlling a Noah Brasher cross, faking left and burying a low
right-footed drive. After another Baker's dozen errant shots,
Mario Servin got his head on a blistering cross from Vann Brasher and
flopped it past a beaten Cruiser Keeper.
The second half was more of the same domination and Joe Quan added a
third goal in the 65th minute. Taking a throw from Still, Quan
surveyed the field, then decided to shoot, driving a 25-yarder over the
keeper, grazing the underside of the crossbar, and into the back of the
net. Allen Ohmert played well in the back along with Manuel Servin
and Morgan Carl. Tyler Linderoth and Corey Wall worked the sides
nicely all game.
Get Narrow 1-0 Win Over Eagles
Early Goal Holds Up
22, Silverdale Stadium
Klahowya Eagles gave the Wolves a tough game in the bright sunshine and
heat in Silverdale Stadium Thursday. The Wolves out-shot the
Eagles 11-8 for the game with Kurt Ludke's low far-post blast in the
16th minute the only one that made it to the back of the
net. Set up by a Bright Adjei flick header, Ludke received the
ball on the left side at about the 12-yard mark, and tucked it past
Eagle keeper Bryce Wick for the tally.
The Sequim defense, anchored by Manuel Servin and Morgan Carl, looked
solid and more confident. Keeper Kyle McKenzie was not bothered by
much Klahowya pressure in posting his 4th shut-out. The best Eagle
chance came in the 33rd minute when an open Kevin Allen headed a corner
kick just over the crossbar. Carl received the Oak Table Player of
the Match for his stingy defensive play.
Dominate Cowboys 6-0
Looks Lethargic at Best
Josh Brown, the Chimacum Cowboys leading scorer and senior leader,
looked sleepy and slow as the Sequim Wolves wandered into HJ Carrol Park
and hung a beating on the Cowboys. Evan Still had one of the
ugliest hat-tricks ever, scoring twice left-footed (one a deflection)
and once with his head (tipped in by a defender). Outshooting the
Cowboys 34-7, Sequim could have worsened the score had some of the 13
errant shots been on goal. Noah Brasher scored twice, once
unassisted and Bright Adjei added a Penalty to cap the
scoring. Vann Brasher, Still, Mario & Bright collected assists
as they seemed to be able to dribble through any opposition thrown up by
Kyle McKenzie, in the Sequim net, faced 7 shots and was forced to make
two outstanding saves. The first, in the 15th minute, came on an
indirect free kick from the right side of the penalty area. Cole
Travis struck it cleanly and Mac tipped it off the crossbar. The
second, late in the second half, came on a slicing outside-of-the-foot
bender from the right side that a diving Mac pushed off the far
post. Andy Chinn and Corey Wall also played nice games, consistently
beating defenders down the flanks.
Handle Redskins 4-2
Port Townsend Hangs Tough
Townsend team shredded by injuries, hung tough for a respectable 4-2
loss to the Wolves. Starting a few JV call-ups, the Redskins
showed some spunk despite Kurt Ludke's goal just 40 seconds into the
contest. Finishing a slick corner feed from Evan Still, Ludke beat
Sophomore goalkeeper Hollis Kenney far post to give Sequim an early 1-0
lead. The PT defense, led by Mohawk-toting Drew Karada settled
down and protected the net for the remaining minutes of the half.
Meanwhile the 1-man attack of the Redskins managed to equalize off a
deflected shot from Gus Grefthen in the 26th minute.
Casey Nagler got the Wolves the lead back in the 56th minute by
finishing off a hard drive from Vann Brasher that Kenney was unable to
control. Joe Quan then gave Sequim a 2-goal cushion with a frozen
rope that Kenney first saw when it hit the back of the net.
Quan took a pass from Brasher, shuffled a little right and let go a
screamer from 22 yards that left PT a little scared. Substitute Bright
Adjei then finished the Sequim scoring with a sweet drag-through goal,
past onrushing Kenney, after receiving a nice through ball from Casey
Sophomore Cameron Taylor highlighted the Redskin evening in the dying
minutes with a beautiful left footed half volley into the upper corner
for the 4-2 result.
Can't Derail Wolves
Hold Wolves to 3 Goals but Score 0 as Mac Throws Shutout
peppered Mason's senior goalkeeper Dustin Hannifious with 28 shots, 10
of which were on net, and he could only stop 7. With the Wolf
defense of Quan, Berg, Ohmert and Carl bottling up speedy Stevie
Degracia, the offense was free to shake off the soreness of the night
before and work in a goal with 5 minutes left in the first half via the
tenacity of Casey Nagler. Nagler battled North Mason's center
defender for control of a header, collected it and dished through to
Kurt Ludke working his way down the left side. Ludke pounded it
home for a 1-0 halfime cushion. Mario Servin got his 3rd goal in 2
nights at 53 minutes off a nice cross fom Ludke. Joe Quan finished
things off ,after working a slick 1-2 with Evan Still, with a monster
blast that Hannifious nearly had his wrist removed by. Quan worked
hard all night to earn OTPM.
Pummel Foster 8-1
Out For Darko and Fellow Bulldogs
Darko Slugic saw shots coming from all directions and despite 15 saves,
got totally worked. Kyle Schoessler opened the scoring in style
with a picture perfect sprinting header off a wicked cross from Mario
Servin. Vann Brasher set Servin free down the left side and the
cross hit a flying Schoessler for the 1-0 lead. 26 minutes later,
at the 31 minute mark, greg tomason got loose behind Morgan Carl and
after juking GK Kyle McKenzie got taken down by the recovering Sequim
keeper. Foster converted the following Penalty to equalize at 1-1.
From that point on, it was all Wolves as Evan Still got the lead back 3
minutes later with a searing left foot rocket. The 2nd half saw 6
more Sequim goals, 4 in 9 minutes, as Mario scored twice, Still got his
second, Casey Nagler put one in and Corey Wall and Bright Adjei scored
their first of the season. Mario, the Oak Table Player of the
Match, ended up with 2 goals and 3 assists, Schoessler had a goal and an
assist, Still had 2 goals and an assist and Andy Chinn had 2 assists.
Drop Eagles 3-1
Game, But Succumb in Windy, Rainy Conditions
game that saw Coach Brasher's cell phone ruined after torrential rain
pooled up in his bag and shorted it out, the Wolves wore down a pretty
tough Klahowha Eagle team, 3-1. Sequim struck first in the 11th
minute when Evan Still received a corner kick, sent it over to Per Berg
who touched a nice little pass to Mario Servin who buried it in the left
corner. The Wolves dominated the first 10 minutes with Sophomore
Noah Brasher, in his first home start, setting up Kyle Schoessler down
the right numerous times and finally were rewarded with the goal.
The final 20 minutes of the first half were pretty shabby as the Wolf
central defense looked suspect on at least 2 occasions and luckily
escaped with Klahowya unfinished crosses.
Klahowya knotted the contest in the 57th minute after some additional
sloppy defensive work. Center defender Manuel Servin, tracking
back, got tangled up with an onrushing Kyle McKenzie with the ball
squirting out down the left side. The Eagle's Ryan George tracked
down the free ball and popped it home for a 1-1 tie. Sequim then
worked hard to re-gain the lead and got it in the 65th minute.
Evan Still put a nice ball over to Kyle Schoessler on the right who then
centered to Noah. Brasher finished the work from about 6 yards out
for his first varsity goal. 2 minutes later Schoessler was brought
down in the penalty box for a PK which was stopped nicely by Eagle
Keeper Bryce Wick. The Wolves wrapped it up with a beautiful
diving header by Joe Quan off a Vann Brasher corner kick.
Escape With PK Win Over Orting
Battles to 5-4 Shoot-Out Victory
23, Lions Club Field, Orting
first year Orting Cardinals gave the Wolves all they could handle
Tuesday afternoon, pushing Sequim into overtime penalty kicks before
Regulation ended 1-1 after a furious finish earned Sequim the equalizer
with just under 10 minutes remaining. Joe Quan took a delicious
feed from Evan Still and pounded it through Orting goalkeeper Jared
Mohler. The Cardinals had opened the scoring 2 minutes into the
second half after Sequim midfielder Bright Adjei deflected a clearing
attempt right to Tim Long who knocked it past Kyle McKenzie.
Orting looked poised to hold on to the lead as Still, Quan, Kyle
Schoessler and Vann Brasher all couldn't seem to put their shots on the
goal. Quan's late tally set the stage for the penalty kicks after
a scoreless overtime session.
Orting shot first with Travis Lewis beating McKenzie to the right.
Brasher equalized down the center. Mac then stuffed Gene McMurrin
and Quan lashed home the go ahead tally to Mohler's right.
Brandon Peters beat Mac to the lower left and Mario Servin deftly made
Mohler look bad for a 3-2 Wolf lead. Still had the first chance to
finish it after the Cardinal's Long drilled the crossbar, but rolled a
weak ball right to Mohler. Ryan Dey made it 3-3 with a nice shot
to Mac's left before Schoessler ended it with a blast to the left
corner. A win is a win.
Drop Wolves 2-1
Can't Overcome 2 Early Goals
19, Peninsula HS, Gig Harbor
The Wolves were stunned by 2 Seahawk goals in the first 5 minutes.
The first, by Jose Vega just 1:30 into the game, came on a cross
from the left side that he controlled and slotted past Sequim goalkeeper
Kyle McKenzie. The second,
at 5:00, was nearly identical. Peninsula forward Cameron Figliola took a
low cross from Devon Ablitt down the left and tucked it in the right
corner. The Wolves then
started getting into the game and pulled one back at 13:00 when Tyler
Linderoth burst up the right flank, beat a Seahawk midfielder and
threaded a beautiful ball through to a streaking Evan Still.
Still controlled the ball and drilled it past the statue-like
goalkeeper, Kolt Putnam. McKenzie was called on to make a couple of
strong saves to keep the game tight in the first half, including a 1 v 1
snuffing of Vega at 20:00.
half was all Wolves. A
couple defensive adjustments seemed to bottle up the tired Seahawks and
the midfield dynamos Mario Servin and Vann Brasher went to work.
With Linderoth charging up the right and Still working the middle
hard Sequim outshot Peninsula 9-3 in the second half. Good chances by Still, Casey Nagler and Kyle Schoessler just
missed and the equalizer never came.
Open With 0-0 Draw @ Bainbridge
Records 1st Shutout, but No Pot O' Gold at Rainbow's End
17, Spartan Stadium
5 more minutes? That's all it might have taken for the Wolves to
drop in the winning goal as last minute pressure went unrewarded.
Midfielders Vann Brasher and Mario Servin had the Spartans on their
heels with a great workrate for the initial game of the season. In
the non-league tune-up, Kurt Ludke had 2 chances at the winner in the
waning moments but pushed the ball just wide.
Kyle McKenzie, anchoring the Wolf defense made 2 sliding saves in the
first half and Bainbridge midfielder Roe Garrett blasted a shot wide
right before the half for the Spartans best chances. The second
half saw McKenzie and the Sequim defense bottle up the Bainbridge attack
and really allowed them no dangerous chances. Joe Quan and Per
Berg attacked down the right and left respectively but couldn't quite
find the magic. The leprechauns weren't allowing any goals this
night but just wait......
2004 Season Preview
Coach: Jeff Wester
Record last year/place in league:
14-2-1, 2nd Place Nisqually League, SeaMount 4th seed in Districts
Matt Finitzer (F)
12, Mario Servin (MF) 12, Joe Quan (D) 12, Vann Brasher (MF) 12, Per Berg (D)
11, Evan Still (F) 12, Kyle
Schoessler (MF) 12, Kyle McKenzie (GK) 12
Top New Players:
Servin (MF) 11, Cory Wall (D) 12, Casey Nagler (F) 11, Bright Adjei (F) 12
McKenzie 1, Nathan Needham 10 & Josh Lindsey 10
What can fans expect from your squad this year?
This team will win the Nisqually League Championship. The team this year will be attack oriented with non-stop energy.
With 8 returning starters, the major obstacle will be complacency.
The taste of the play-offs last year has the team hungry to go farther.
The bench will be nearly as talented as the starters.
Brasher, Quan, Berg, Still, Finitzer, Servin, Schoessler and Kyle
McKenzie have played together for years.
How will your team do against the rest of the league
this year? Big Rivals?
Key dates in the season?
After running through the Nisqually League for the first time last year, we know
the big games will be Steilacoom and Port Townsend. March 15, Port Townsend
comes to Sequim. There is also the rival game against Steilacoom. The March
15 opener will be a big measure of where we are.
There are high expectations from myself as well as the players, but we
need to work extremely hard to meet those expectations.
The main task is to join the high talent level into a team with the right
chemistry. Sound familiar? It's the same re-hashed crap from last