Bremerton offense gets red hot, turns ice cold

Bremerton’s Donald Rollman narrowly keeps the ball in bounds in Tuesday’s 4-0 loss to Sequim.  - Photo by James Mange
Bremerton’s Donald Rollman narrowly keeps the ball in bounds in Tuesday’s 4-0 loss to Sequim.
— image credit: Photo by James Mange

It was feast or famine for the Bremerton soccer team in a split-decision week, pounding Klahowya 10-1 on April 14, suffering a 3-1 loss to North Kitsap on Monday, then getting shut out against Sequim 4-0 on Tuesday.

“Sequim’s in third place for a reason,” said coach Lyle Miller. “They’ve got more skilled players than we do. When you control the midfield you usually win the game, and they controlled the midfield. Our kids worked their butts off, but...”

The Knights worked hard in the narrow decision against North Kitsap as well, with no one working harder than goaltender, Brendan Stebor. Stebor made 22 saves during the contest.

It was a whole different story against the Eagles, with Bremerton (5-6, 4-5) hitting on all cylinders. The Knights led 3-0 at half, then pounded in seven goals in an 18-minute span of the second period.

“We caught them on a low night and we were just really clicking,” Miller said. “I think the kids felt a little bad for them actually, because we’ve been on the short end of a few of those the last couple of years.”

Donald Rollman scored a hat trick and matched his goals with three assists. Justin Fellis also found the net three times, while Francisco Garcia had two goals and two assists. Alex Membrere added one goal and one assist, and Richie Danskin had the other score for Bremerton. Stebor recorded six saves against Klahowya and made 12 stops against Sequim.

The Knight’s game against North Mason on Thursday was not complete at press time. The team hosts Port Townsend Tuesday.

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