Peninsula Sports Update

Monday, September 16th

Peninsula Sports Update

Daniel Shurr, Sports Writer

Tuesday, September 10th: Varsity Girl’s Soccer opened the pre-season with a dominant 6-2 win over the North Mason Bulldogs at Phil Pugh stadium. The Seahawks flexed their offensive muscles, scoring six goals. Senior forward Dani Rodriguez, who did not play last season, assuming the role of team manager, scored two goals with her first game back with the Hawks. Senior midfielder, Lena Janson, was not to be overshadowed by her teammate Dani, putting on a show with two goals as well.  It was a solid way to start off the year for the girls, and they look to find more victories like this in the regular season. 


Tuesday September 10th: Junior Varsity Girl’s Soccer started their pre-season off strong at North Mason High School, steamrolling the Bulldogs 6-0. It was a great experience for the young players to get a few kicks in and grab some experience before the regular season. Not to mention they scored six goals! The JV squad plays their game right before the Varsity game, so a win for JV could help pave the way, and set the tone for a Varsity win, like so. 


Thursday, September 12th: Riding high off of a dominant win at North Mason, the Peninsula Varsity Girl’s Soccer team looked to face off against the South Kitsap Wolves. (This is where former Principal Mr. Goodwin went.) However, it looked like Mother Nature had other plans for the Seahawks, as the Varsity game was cancelled! Lightning and heavy rain pummeled the area, preventing the game from happening, and disappointing the players and coaches. After this unfortunate event, the Seahawks will end 1-0 in the pre season (one win – zero losses) and will host Shelton, Tuesday the 17th at 7:15 in Peninsula’s home opener. 


Thursday, September 12th: After an easy pre-season game one win over North Mason, JV Girl’s Soccer struggled to put up points on the road against South Kitsap. The Seahawks were humbled by the SK Wolves, falling to them with a final score of 0-4 (if only we could carry over points from game one), JV looks to rebound after the frustrating loss as they take on the Shelton High Climbers, in Peninsula’s home opener, Tuesday, September 17th at 5:00pm. With Varsity not getting a chance to play due to weather, it looks like South Kitsap will get to keep former Peninsula Principal, Mr. Goodwin. 


Thursday, September 12th: Varsity Girl’s Volleyball home opener against Shelton Highclimbers. PHS won the game in dominant fashion, sweeping Shelton and taking the first three periods, outstanding performances by sophomore Tommi Gallucci, and senior Maeve Griffin helped lead the team to their first win in regular season play. The Seahawks will be visiting the Sun Dome, for the Sun Dome festival on the 14th, and will resume regular season play Tuesday, September 17th, away, at North Thurston..


Thursday, September 12th: Junior Varsity Volleyball took down the Shelton Highclimbers, winning two sets to Shelton’s one. A solid way for the young players to open the season. JV will not be participating in the Sun Dome Festival with Varsity, but will continue regular season play away at North Thurston, September 17th, at 5:45.


Friday, September 13th: After losing week one to O’dea at home, the Peninsula Varsity Football team looked to rebound on the road against Skyline High School. However,  the Seahawks fell short to Skyline, losing the game 25-17. The Seahawks offense has struggled to put up points this year. This loss supports the fact that the Hawks can’t just rely on their defense all game, they need to find a way to put up more points. Hoping to avoid a third loss on the season, the Seahawks are preparing for a week three matchup Thursday, September 19th at home against the North Thurston Rams. Kickoff at 7:15 and hopefully, a win by 9:30. 


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