The Crimson Bears finished out their Southeast Conference games with wins at Ketchikan, beating the Kings 2-1 on Friday and 3-0 on Saturday.
The Crimson Bears started the weekend rough as the Ketchikan Kings scored in the first few minutes of Friday’s match. However, JDHS didn’t let the goal affect their play as they dominated the rest of the game. Sophomore Rebekka Ord, the only scorer for the weekend, was able to put in two goals Friday past the Ketchikan keeper and earning the player of the game award.
On Saturday, the Crimson Bears picked up the intensity and shut out the Kings as Ord scored 3 goals for a combined 5-goal weekend. Senior Rebakah Badilla assisted on an Ord goal. Badilla was awarded the team’s “Hard Hat” honor for play on Saturday, Ord received the honor on Friday.
“The level of intensity went up compared to the first game,” Badilla said. “That helped us completely shut them out of any goals and give us a 3-0 win. We worked on being more patient with the ball, strategically linking our passes, and working it up to the goal.”
After the last weekend of Southeast games, JDHS is ready for state competition.
The Crimson Bears head to the State Tournament on Wednesday to begin play on Thursday.
Crimson Bears’ senior player Marlena Sloss will be providing a brief diary from the state tournament this weekend through words and photos. The Juneau Empire welcomes contributions by students looking to further their education in various media fields.
Note: The Juneau-Douglas girls are the 4-seed at the state tournament and open play against 5-seed South at 3 p.m. on Thursday. On the Crimson Bears side of the bracket is 1-seed Dimond playing 8-seed Service.
On the opposite side of the bracket is 3-seed West Valley playing 6-seed Kenai and 2-seed Soldotna playing 7-seed Grace Christian.