Season ends in frustration for soccer team

Bremerton’s Jennifer Smalley (14) battles a Peninsula defender for a loose ball in Monday’s season-ending loss. - Photo by Jesse Beals
Bremerton’s Jennifer Smalley (14) battles a Peninsula defender for a loose ball in Monday’s season-ending loss.
— image credit: Photo by Jesse Beals

It went down to the last 2 minutes, but the Bremerton season came to an end with a heart-breaking 2-1 loss to Peninsula Monday night.

The Seahawks scored first in the game, tallying a first half goal in the 22nd minute. The Lady Knights struck back just into the second half.

Jacki Hill, who finishes her high school soccer career in second place in the all-time scoring category in Bremerton history, sent a crossing pass to Kelsey Johnson, who finished the play with a goal in the 46th minute.

The game was decided with less than 2 minutes to go when Peninsula got a no-call on a possible offsides play, taking advantage by netting a point-blank shot for a goal. The loss put Bremerton at 6-7-1 on the year, 5-6 in the Olympic League and out of the postseason picture.

Cross country runners fail to advance to state

On a cold, nasty day for running, the season ran out on the Bremerton cross country teams.

Three individuals had qualified for the district meet at American Lake Golf Course in Lakewood on Oct. 27, but none advanced to the state finals.

Lauren Richardson came close, finishing 66th in the girls race with a time of 22 minutes flat. She started coming on strong midway through the season, finishing among the top freshmen in the district.

“Who knows what she’ll do next year,” coach Teresa Seim said. “She didn’t really realize her potential in cross country until late in the year. I see her having a lot of potential for next season.”

Senior exchange student Claudia Guenther finished 81st in the race, turning in a 22:38 clocking. David Fry was the lone runner for the Knights in the boys race, ending in 94th place with an 18:17.

“I feel bad for David,” Seim said. “It just wasn’t his day. It was frustrating for him.”

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