Bears soccer downs Kings

JDHS boys and girls teams earn weekend sweeps

Posted: Sunday, April 17, 2005

Both the Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls soccer teams inched closer to the state tournament with wins over host Ketchikan Friday and Saturday.

The girls team stayed undefeated on the season as they toppled a determined Kings squad 5-0 on Friday and 4-1 on Saturday.

After a scoreless first half Saturday, the Bears exploded for four goals.

"The kids said, 'Ketchikan played well in the first half,'" said JDHS co-coach Sandi Wagner. "Being so young, I wanted to see if they'd respond and they did and played well in the second half."

Talisa Rhea scored two goals while Rochelle Rodman and Audrey Wagner each found the net for JDHS (4-0). Jessie Post and Jordan Cunningham posted assists in the win.

Elizabeth Harney scored the Kings' lone goal.

On Friday, striker Sarah Christianson scored twice in the opening eight minutes to lead the Bears.

Margaret Sekona and Teresa Badilla tallied goals while Rodman recorded two assists for the defending state champs.

On the boys' side, the Bears coasted to a weekend sweep by earning an 11-1 win Friday and a 10-2 victory Saturday.

Andrew Flansass, Dylan Ashe and Mark Rainery scored two goals each to lead Juneau (6-2-1) in Saturday's rout. Hani Fideek, Matt Walton, Kabil Seesan and Dominic Smith each scored in the win.

Ashe netted a hat trick on Friday as the Bears blasted 21 shots on goal and had nine corner kicks.

Colin Flynn had two goals and two assists and Rainery scored twice in the win. Seesan and Walton also scored while Fideek notched his first high school tally.

"We played as well as we played this year," Juneau coach Gary Lehnhart said of Friday's game. "We were fast, clean and unselfish. We had four goals in the first 17 minutes."

The Bears' boys junior varsity tied Ketchikan 2-2 Friday and earned a 7-1 Saturday win.

The girls' J.V. upended the Kings 6-0 Friday and 9-0 Saturday.

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