Crimson Bears' boys and girls teams look to keep streaks in tact

JDHS girls haven't allowed a goal in four straight games; boys unbeaten in six games

Posted: Friday, April 27, 2007

A pair of Anchorage squads fly south to entertain the Juneau-Douglas High School boys and girls soccer teams this weekend.

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The Crimson Bears' boys team will take on East Anchorage at 7 p.m. tonight and 2 p.m. Saturday at Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park. Meanwhile, the JDHS girls will battle West Anchorage at 5 p.m. tonight and noon Saturday.

The Juneau-Douglas girls head into this weekend series playing nearly perfect defense.

The Bears (4-2-1) haven't allowed a goal in their last four games.

Fullbacks Annika Ord, Brittany Lehnhart, Kristin Jorgensen, Lindsey Kato, Rachel Tarver and Michaela Goade are quick and intelligent in the back, taking considerable pressure off goaltender Kayla Walton.

With an organized and strong back line, forwards Margaret Sekona and Sarah Christianson have benefited with open space and room to maneuver.

JDHS girls soccer

Intra-state series

Who: JDHS (4-2-1) vs. West Anchorage.

When: 5 p.m. tonight, noon Saturday.

Where: Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

What's at stake: JDHS looks to keep its shutout streak in tact. The Bears haven't allowed a goal in four games.

JDHS boys soccer

Intra-state series

Who: JDHS (4-1-3) vs. East Anchorage.

When: 7 p.m. tonight, 2 p.m. Saturday.

Where: Adair-Kennedy Memorial Park.

What's at stake: JDHS hasn't lost a game since April 5 in Spokane, Wash. The Bears are unbeaten in their last six contests.

Christianson's finishing ability and Sekona's strong footwork and nose for the goal have provided JDHS with all the offense it needs so far.

Freshman Nia Maake, along with midfielders Clarissa Suson, Jessica Waste and Wendy Calderwood, can also score when needed.

Juneau-Douglas boys' team (4-1-3) enters this weekend on a bit of roll, having won or tied its last six games.

Since falling 3-2 to Washington state powerhouse Ferris on April 5, coach Gary Lehnhart's team outscored opponents 23-3.

While junior playmaker Colin Flynn leads the team offensively with six goals and four assists, Juneau boasts a diverse scoring attack.

Eleven players scored goals this season while 10 recorded at least one assist.

Defensively, JDHS yielded more than one goal only once this season and recorded three shutouts.

Center fullback Carlo Ebron leads a three-man defensively alignment. Zach Farrington and Alex Schirmer play on the wings while Tuavao Maake provided solid minutes off the bench for JDHS.

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