COLLEGE SOCCER: Peninsula Pirates sweep Tacoma

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TACOMA — The Peninsula College men’s and women’s soccer teams swept Tacoma Community College in NWAACC play.

The Pirate women won 8-1, while the men earned a tough 4-1 victory.

Bri Afoa scored a hat trick for the Peninsula women’s team on Wednesday.

Defender Shelbi Vienna-Hallam continued her early season assault on opponents’ goals with two more scores. The sophomore leads the Pirates with seven goals on the season.

Freshman Larkyn Nelson scored her first college goal, and Mary Pierce found the net, too.

Bronte Fitzsimmons dished out three assists, and now leads the NWAACC with nine.

“We had our best team effort of the season,” Peninsula coach Kanyon Anderson said.

“Our toughness and pace made a big difference.

“All 20 players who got in the game contributed well.”

The Pirates (5-0, 6-2) play Saturday at Chemeketa (1-4, 1-6) in Salem, Ore., on Saturday.

Men’s Soccer
Peninsula 4, Tacoma 1

TACOMA — Ash Apollon scored two goals and assisted on another as the Pirates remained undefeated in NWAACC play.

Apollon now has 11 goals and 13 assists, which rank second and first, respectively, in the conference.

The NWAACC’s leading scorer, Alex Martinez, scored his 17th goal in the 64th minute.

The Pirates also had goals by Victor Sanchez and Chris Peterson.

Goalkeeper Angel Guerra had three saves.

“Always tough to play at Tacoma,” Peninsula coach Andrew Chapman said.

“Tacoma plays well at home. We took advantage of our opportunities to score.”

The Pirates (4-0, 10-0-1) play at Chemekata (0-2-1, 2-3-4) on Saturday.

The Storm are the NWAACC’s second-highest scoring team with 34 goals, trailing only Peninsula, which has 54.

Last modified: September 26. 2013 6:27PM
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