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Penns goal sends Wolves back to state
Tyler Penn scored 10 minutes into the second half and Nick Boone made it stand up as the South Kitsap boys soccer team qualified for its third state tournament in the last four years with a 1-0 win over Tahoma Saturday in West-Central District Tournament held at Sumner Stadium.
The Wolves, now 10-4-2, will face Jefferson High from Federal Way at 7 p.m. tonight in Federal Way.
For South coach Eric Bergeson, this is the fourth team in a row he has taken to the state tournament. The SK girls have qualified the last two years, as have the boys.
Penns goal came in the games 50th minute and allowed South to do what it does best, pack defenders in front of the goal and play team defense.
Jefferson, 12-2-4 out of the South Puget Sound League, has a bit of history with South, having ended the Wolves season two years ago in the WCD tournament 2-0.
The winner of this game will advance to the state quarterfinals on Saturday.
Despite losses, Davison, Duren advance to WCD: South Kitsap junior Stephanie Davison, the states defending Class 4A state champion, suffered her first loss of the year Saturday at the finals of the Narrows League Tournament, dropping a 4-6, 6-4, 4-6 match to Suzie Matzenauer of Bellarmine Prep.
Despite the loss, Davison still has a chance of defending her title as she advances to the West Central District Tournament this weekend.
Davison has swept through the season and the league tournament before losing to long-time friend and rival Matzenauer.
Joining Davison at the WCD will be Charlotte Duren, who lost to Matzenauer in the semifinals and to Stefanie Doolittle of Olympia in the consolation finals to finish fifth.
Souths Andy Hultz will see his first action since qualifying for the WCD tourney last November. Hultz enters as a No. 5 seed and will see action beginning today.
Narrows League Tournament
Held May 18-20 At UPS, Tacoma
Semifinals - Suzie Matzenauer (BP) def. Charlotte Duren (SK) 6-0, 6-0; Stephanie Davison (SK) def. Stefanie Doolittle (Olya) 6-0, 6-1.
Finals - Matzenauer def. Davison 6-4, 4-6, 6-4 (first/second seed).
Third/fifth - Doolittle def. Duren 6-1, 6-3.
Consolation - Amy Markhoff (BP) def. Laura Finley (GH) 6-1, 6-2; Rebekah Kolstad (Olyc) def. Leticia Suarez (GH) 7-6(7-5), 4-6, 6-0. Fourth/sixth: Markhoff def. Kolstad 6-1, 6-2. Seventh/loser out: Finley def. Suarez 6-1, 6-2.
Semifinals - Alita Fisher/Katie Kennel (BP) def. Erin Gallagher/Kearney Bangs (NK) 6-0, 6-1; Faith Henderson/Emily Brown (GH) def. Nika Botkin/Corinne LeTourneau (CK) 6-2, 6-1.
Finals - Fisher/Kennel def. Henderson/Brown 6-2, 6-1.
Third/fifth - Gallagher/Bangs def. Botkin/LeTourneau 2-6, 6-2, 6-4.
Consolation - Nicole Sager/Ericka Wilczek (BP) def. Meagan Grandall/Emili Kishi 6-4, 6-3; Aya Sugimoto/Sachi Sugimoto (CK) def. Sammi Mack/Marta Helpenstell (Olya) 4-6, 6-2, 6-0. Fourth/sixth: Sager/Wilczek def. Sugimoto/Sugimoto 6-2, 6-3. Seventh/loser out: Grandall/Kishi def. Mack/Helpenstell 6-3, 3-6, 7-5.
Wolves fall short of state tourney berths: South Kitsaps streak of golfers qualifying for the state tournament came to an end last weekend as the Wolves were shut out at the West Central District Tournament at Spanaway Lake.
SKs Joel Schenfeld fired rounds of 76-78 but missed the cut by a single shot. Kenneth Eisenhut carded rounds of 79-81 to miss by just seven strokes while Marcus Lacey ended his year with rounds of 79-88.
On the girls side, Sara Mobley, who had the best chance of advancing after a first-round 95, followed up with a solid 96 but missed the state cut by six strokes.
Kate Clark improved on her opening 99 with a 97 while senior Emma Mobley fought through her difficulties off the tee to card rounds of 107 and 108.
The top 14 golfers on each side advanced to the June 1-2 state tournaments in Spokane.
Narrows League Golf Tournament
BOYS (14 state berths)
At Lake Spanaway GC, Par 71
State qualifiers - 1, Kyle Stanley (BP) 71-67138; 2, T.J. Bordeaux (BP) 69-73142; 3, Chris Evans (Shel) 70-73143; 4, Jonathan Moore (BP) 73-72145; 5, Jarred Bossio (PA) 74-72146; 6, Andrew Ellis (Cap) 75-72147; 7, tie, Jeremy Santana (Stad) 73-796149, D.J. Sorenson (Olya) 73-76149, Matt Scherer (GH) 75-74149; 10, Justin Lanman (Shel) 74-77151; 11, tie, Jesse Bibbe (GH) 76-76152, David Mattie (PA) 74-78152; 13, Joel Misterek (GH) 74-79153 (advanced on first playoff hole); 14, Giff Olson (GH) 73-80153 (advanced on third playoff hole).
South Kitsap golfers: Joel Schenfeld 76-78_154; Kenneth Eisenhut 79-81_160; Marcus Lacey 79-88_167.
GIRLS (14 state berths)
At Lake Spanaway GC, Par 74
State qualifiers - 1, Chris Yun (BP) 78-77155 (won one second playoff hole); 2, Breanna Carmichael (BP) 78-77155; 3, Miquela Pendleton (NK) 81-82163; 4, Lisa Harbour (Cap) 82-84166; 5, Vangie Robbins (CK) 79-88167; 6, tie, Alicia Bratlien (NK) 79-89168, Morgan Thompson (Cap) 84-84168; 8, Ella Sanman (NK) 85-85170; 9, Brynn Hurdus (GH) 86-86172; 10, tie, Hailey Michelsen (GH) 85-92177, Jennifer Lee (BP) 92-85177; 12, Caral Martinson (Shel) 88-91179; 13, Elizabeth Clair (BP) 91-93184; 14, Stephanie Dupuis (PA) 94-91185.
South Kitsap golfers: Sara Mobley 95-96_191 (second state alternate); Kate Clark 99-97_196; Emma Mobley 107-108_215.