Thunder Mountain was forced to forfeit its first girls' varsity soccer match and home opener against Juneau-Douglas on Wednesday at TMHS.
The Falcons have a thin roster in their first season of play, and several players couldn't make it to the game, JDHS coach Matt Dusenberry said in an e-mail.
The forfeiture counts on both teams' records, and drops the Falcons to 0-3 on the year, while the Crimson Bears bump up to 2-4.
TMHS's next shot at a home opener is April 30 against Ketchikan, which swept two matches from the Falcons over the weekend.
JDHS returns to action Friday with a weekend home series against Eagle River.
JDHS JV takes care of business
The Crimson Bears JV boys' team played the newly formed Sitka varsity in two games over the weekend that counted against the JDHS varsity team's record, sweeping both.
The JDHS JV won 2-1 Friday by controlling the game and taking a lot of shots, many of which were off target. Sitka's only goal came in the 77th minute on a breakaway down the left wing.
The Bears rolled on Saturday, winning 11-2. JDHS was much more aggressive, coach Luke Adams said in an e-mail. The Bears focused on getting quick shots around the 18-line, and were able to find the net, unlike Friday's match. Quick transitions from Sitka led to a goal in the 10th and 60th minutes for the Wolves.
Losses by the JDHS JV could have affected state seeding for the varsity, which was in Juneau, sweeping a weekend series with West Valley. The wins improved the Bears' varsity record to 7-0-1 overall. JDHS is back on the pitch Friday in a home series with Eagle River before facing Thunder Mountain on Monday at TMHS.
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