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SK win streak hits 3

"Just once coach Gary Trautman would love it if his South Kitsap High School girls soccer team could play a full game without a player going down with an injury.It's gotten to the point maybe athletic trainer Freda Colborg should set up an infirmary tent at every game.The Wolves hosted a heated contest with Narrows League Bridge Division foe Capital Tuesday night in front of a crowd of about 500 people on t-shirt night.Having fallen to Capital earlier 1-0, SK bounced back with a resounding 2-0 victory.Of course the game didn't go without an injury.This time junior midfielder Jill Wilson was the victim of a knee injury in the second half.The win proved vital for the Wolves in Bridge Division play.After starting 0-2 in the division, SK didn't want to fall to 0-3.I think if we didn't do that good today we might not be in the playoff hopes, senior captain Denee Lindsley said.What SK did was come out and play its best overall game of the year, Trautman said.The best we looked was the first half against Stadium but this was darned close to it, Trautman said. The Wolves were only one week removed from their loss to Capital but Trautman attributed that to the absence of four starters due to injury or illness.The Wolves rebounded from the indefinite loss of Wilson with a 6-0 thumping of Peninsula Thursday at Retsil Field.Of course the Wolves watched another teammate fall to injury.Freshmen Lauren Gehring sprained her ankle early in the second half and did not return, though she said she'll be fine.Now 2-2 in the division, SK is still setting its sights on a No. 1 or No. 2 seed.After the win against Capital Trautman said the team can't afford to lose any more division games.I told them we have to win the next six to try and get the one and two spots, Trautman said. One down, five to go.Now its two down and four to go, with three of the last four games being against feeble Mount Tahoma (twice) and Peninsula.The final game of the season, at Stadium, could be the deciding factor of SK's seeding.Junior front runner Amanda Bolz said if SK continues to play like it did against Capital, teams need to beware of the Wolves.We all worked together as a team (against Capital), Bolz said. When we play together, we play together good. Once we have that confidence and the younger players realize they can step up to our level, too, it will all come together and we will play like this.Midfielder Sarah Groves, who's been the team's MVP thus far in the season, put the Wolves up 1-0 off of a gorgeous 35-yard pass from Ashley Sutton.Groves trapped the ball with her first touched, turned and fired with her left foot on the second touch from 25 yards out and arched it over the goalkeepers outstretched hands for the goal.Trautman credited Gehring's defense on Capital's best player, Addie Hawkins, for keeping the Cougars from scoring.Lauren's a magician, Trautman said. She made her disappear.Bolz sealed the victory with a follow-through goal off a Jamae Feddock shot, which slipped through the goalkeeper's hands with nine minutes to play.Against Peninsula, the Wolves took a 2-0 lead into halftime with goals from Lindsley and Kristen Ritchie.SK's Carri-Ann Anderson, Groves, Chris Bussman, and Emilee Ashby netted goals in the second half. "

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