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Wolves cannot find net in tie at Central Kitsap | Girls soccer

SILVERDALE — Another missed opportunity.

That is how South Kitsap sophomore Adri Jackson views Tuesday night's 0-0 tie against Central Kitsap at Silverdale Stadium in Class 4A Narrows League play.

The Wolves (3-1-1 overall, 1-1-1 league) outshot the Cougars 18-5, but routinely were denied by sophomore goalkeeper Allison Chaffee.

Perhaps the most notable were senior midfielder Miranda Caballero's shot that hit the crossbar and ricocheted downward — but not into the goal — in the 6th minute, sophomore midfielder Hailey Parker's attempt in the 63rd from 7 yards out that went over the crossbar and Caballero's pass to junior forward Emily Wilkins in the 67th. Her shot was punched out by Chaffee.

"It was a great shot and she had a great save," Cain said. "We had five or six shots that I thought were in."

CK (1-3-2, 0-2-1) also had some opportunities and nearly won the match during the final minute. But senior forward Jessica Sanchez's shot was saved on a dive by sophomore goalkeeper Elissa Randle.

"I thought she had a very solid game," Cain said. "She had great hands."

For Jackson, the match had too many similarities to South's previous road contest, which resulted in a 1-0 loss Sept. 18 at Olympia.

"It was like Miranda Caballero told us: 'We keep knocking, but no one is answering,' " Jackson said. "We need to put the ball in the back of the net."

She thinks the Wolves might be pressing — even early in the season — because of the competitiveness of 4A Narrows. The league could have as few as three playoff berths, but Cain said she heard the seven-team 4A Narrows will end up with four district spots.

"We all wanted to score and be the difference," said Jackson, adding that South even switched to a 3-4-3 scheme during the second half to try and accomplish that. "It was really important for us to win because we want to make it to state."

TuesdayAt Central Kitsap 0, South Kitsap 0

Sept. 20South Kitsap 6, at Mount Tahoma 0First half—1, South Kitsap, Miranda Caballero (Hayley Romo), 3rd minute; 2, South Kitsap, Adri Jackson (Romo), 8th; 3, South Kitsap, Melyssa Smith (Natalie Stephens), 28th; 4, South Kitsap, Smith (Hailey Parker), 29th; 5, South Kitsap, Parker, 31st.Second half—6, South Kitsap, Emily Wilkins (Kira Stanley), 44th.

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