Juneau girls soccer team blanks Ketchikan

Posted: Sunday, April 09, 2000

Krystle Llanto scored five goals on Friday and added a hat trick on Saturday as the Juneau-Douglas High School girls soccer team swept a weekend series at Ketchikan's Walker Field.

The Crimson Bears beat Ketchikan 12-0 on Friday, the first girls varsity soccer game in Ketchikan High School history. On Saturday, Juneau won 7-0.

``I think Ketchikan was pretty nervous on Friday with it being their first varsity game,'' Juneau co-coach Noel Shima said.

In Friday's game, Llanto opened the scoring with a penalty kick in the game's seventh minute, then sisters Liza Slotnick and Hannah Slotnick added unassisted scores in the 32nd and 35th minutes of the half to give Juneau a 3-0 lead.

Liza Slotnick, a freshman, scored two more goals to open the second half, with an assist from Adrianne Gordon on the first goal and an assist from Erin Flynn on the second one. Llanto, a senior forward, and Gordon scored unassisted goals to make it 7-0, then Llanto scored her third goal of the game on an assist from Allison Orsi to make it 8-0 in the 17th minute of the second half.

Orsi scored an unassisted goal, followed by two more goals by Llanto. Llanto's fourth goal was assisted by Leah Krafft and her last goal was assisted by B.J. Robinson. Flynn closed out the scoring for Juneau in the game's last minute. Amanda Krafft and Amy Henderson combined for the shutout, with Henderson making Juneau's only two saves.

In Saturday's game, Juneau took a 4-0 lead at halftime as Liza Slotnick scored an unassisted goal then assisted on a goal by Erin Flynn. Llanto added two goals late in the half, the second assisted by Orsi, to close out the half's scoring.

Leah Krafft opened the second half with an unassisted goal, followed by an unassisted goal by Slotnick. Llanto completed her hat trick with an unassisted goal in the 30th minute.

``On Saturday, the defense didn't really have to do much because our midfield played so strongly,'' Shima said. ``Our midfield dominated play and created a ton of opportunities on offense for us. It won just about every ball.''

Shima said Angela Regalbuto and Gordon both had strong games in Juneau's midfield line, even if they didn't always have the last pass before a score so they could pick up the assist. He said they played their positions about as well as they could be played.

``I was real pleased with our effort,'' Shima said. ``We had some nice team play, especially on Saturday. We moved the ball really well. We had some nice passing.''

Juneau will be in town for its next four games. The Crimson Bears host Colony on April 21-22, then host Ketchikan on April 28-29.

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