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The goal for the week was a pair of shutout wins and the six very important Narrows League Bridge Division points that come with that. And the South Kitsap girls soccer team accomplished that feat, though not in its usual fashion.
After pounding Port Angeles 5-0 to start the week, the Wolves needed a spectacular save from goalie C.J. Balstad on Thursday night to secure a 1-0 win at Bremerton. The victory moved Souths season mark to 4-0-2 while the Wolves improved to 2-0-2 in league play.
The Wolves got their lone goal from Kaitlin Myles, off an assist from Cassie Brown, who got just enough of a touch on a pass from Casey Wernet 18 minutes into the game. But that was the only goal the Wolves could manage despite great ball movement that gave the team dozens of good looks, coach Eric Bergeson said.
The shots were there, he said, but not enough of them went in.
Balstad recorded her fifth shutout of the season while the Wolves stayed on the tails of the league leaders.
In Tuesdays 5-0 win at Port Angeles, Wernet scored a goal and had a pair of assists to lead the Wolves. South also got goals from Erin Carpenter, Myles, Brown and Mikayla Shdo while Brown and Kaileigh Westermann recorded assists.
South plays host to Olympic Tuesday at the high school and then travels to Poulsbo Thursday for a big match with North Kitsap.
The South junior varsity moved to 4-1-1 on the year with a pair of lopsided wins last week.
The junior Wolves beat PA 7-0 as Korina Kaio-Maddox and Caitlin Daniels each scored twice and then topped Bremerton 9-0 behind two more goals from Daniels.
Defensive players of the week were Courtney Mayo, Katie Anderson and Monique Morey.
Cross-country teams second, third in dual meet: The South Kitsap girls cross-country team placed second Wednesday in a dual meet with Capital, North Kitsap and Bremerton at Cedar Heights Junior High, while the boys team took third.
The Vikings won the girls meet with 23 points. SK was second at 37, Capital third with 86 and Bremerton scored 134. Souths Shannon Polley paced the Wolves by finishing the 5K course with a time of 20 minutes, 12 seconds, good enough for second overall.
Britta Peterson was third at 20:18 while Marie Spiker placed eighth, Shannon Vreeland finished 10th and Brianna Gundrum was 14th.
Kenny Kemper led the South boys by placing second overall with a time of 16:44 as the Wolves scored 47 points.
Capital took first with 32 points, North Kitsap had 46 and Bremerton scored 106.
For South, Jon Phillips placed fifth, Kyle Stolp was sixth, Aaron Terry finished 14th, Devon Wright was 19th, Bobby Arndsee 20th and Trevor Boaz 22nd.
Shane Vreeland won the boys junior varsity race with a time of 18:03 as South finished third as a team.
The Wolves head to Eugene, Ore., today to run in the Northwest Classic.