KW boys soccer gets revenge

King’s West soccer player Brian Paulson goes after a loose ball against a Rainier Christian defender on Tuesday. - Phtoto by James Mange
King’s West soccer player Brian Paulson goes after a loose ball against a Rainier Christian defender on Tuesday.
— image credit: Phtoto by James Mange

The King’s West boys soccer team paid back Rainier Christian for an Oct. 10 loss, topping its league rival 4-3 on Tuesday.

Brian Paulson started the scoring in the first half, his first of three goals in the game, but Rainier Christian took a 2-1 lead into halftime. Andy Lee evened the score early in the second half, capitalizing on the opportunity when the goalie dropped the ball in the middle of heavy pressure from the Warriors.

Paulson put the Warriors up 3-2 late in the second half, blasting a shot just inside the left post from the 18-yard box. Lee and Paulson hooked up shortly after for an insurance goal, as Lee made a crossing pass from the right wing to Paulson straight up the middle. That proved to be the game winner, as Rainier Christian managed to punch in a loose ball just before the end of the game.

The win put the Warriors at 4-3 in the SeaTac league, one game behind Rainier Christian.

The team earned a shutout victory against Mt. Rainier Lutheran on Oct. 12. Lee scored on a header in the 23rd minute and Tim Flugstad scored unassisted in the 38th. Josh Kreifels was in goal and was only forced to make five saves. King’s West had 24 shots on goal.

Spikers stumble in pair of losses

After winning the first game 25-15, King’s West (6-2, 10-3 overall) lost a SeaTac League match to Seattle Lutheran 3-1 on Tuesday. Lutheran won three straight sets by scores of 16-25, 16-25 and 18-25.

“Our usually great serving went south on us,” coach Dan Dittmer said. “Every time we’d get some momentum going, a service error stopped us cold in our tracks. As a team we are serving over 92 percent on the season. Against Seattle Lutheran we were 81 percent.”

Megan Morris and Liz Johnson led the offense with six killseach. Irene Moore had 11 assists, three digs and three aces.

The team dropped it’s first league match in straight games Oct. 11 against Rainier Christian, 11-25, 18-25 and 15-25.

The Warriors play at Bear Creek School Oct. 24 before heading into playoff action on Friday.

Girls soccer

The Warriros girls soccer team failed to score in a pair of games over the past week, but only dropped one decision. King’s West (4-7-1) lost a 2-0 game with University Prep on Tuesday, but fought to a scoreless tie Oct. 12 at Northwest School in Lacey.

“It was a great game on both sides,” coach Rick Nohmy said. “We knew it was going to be a tough game, and everybody stepped it up on defense.”

Lakeisha Nilles earned the shutout in goal.

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