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BHS soccer gives league leader fits
By JAMES MANGE
The Bremerton Knights girls soccer team played a great game against the league-leading Olympic Trojans Tuesday, but came up just short in a 2-1 decision.
Bremerton held the Trojans scoreless until an hour into the match. Fifteen minutes later Oly added an insurance goal, which proved to be the game winner, as Jacki Hill continued an amazing season with a goal to cut the margin to one just two minutes after.
Bremerton is still in the running for a playoff spot with a 4-5 record in league action, 5-6-1 overall.
The team dropped a 4-3 tilt Oct. 11, playing its third game in three days on the road at Kingston.
The Buccaneers struck first with a pair of first-half goals and a third to open the second stanza. Jennifer Smalley got Bremerton on the board in the 57th
minute, taking an assist from Mayara Simone. Kingston got its final tally two minutes later, but Bremerton continued to battle back. Hill found the back of the net in the 65th minute and Crystal Truemper added an unassisted goal 10 minutes later.
The Lady Knights played second-place Peninsula on Thursday, but results were not available at press time.
Spikers split league action
The Bremerton Knights volleyball team split decisions in the past week with a heartbreaking five-set loss against Olympic on Tuesday.
Oly took the first two games of the match 25-17 and 25-20 before the Lady Knights fought back for identical 25-18 wins to even the score. In the shorter tie breaker, the Trojans won 15-11.
Asia Davis was busy on the defensive side of the net all night, making 25 digs. She also set for 10 assists. Nica Ogazi was again a force at the net, making nine block kills and six attack kills. She also served up four aces.
Ogazi had an outstanding 14 blocks in a four-set victory against Kingston on Oct. 11. The senior middle blocker also made five attack kills, as Bremerton won 25-23, 21-25, 25-13 and 25-21.
Bremerton is now 3-6 on the year, 1-3 in Olympic League play.