WARRENTON - They could have scored six or seven. Two is what they got. But one goal would have been plenty for the Seaside boys soccer team Monday night at the Lower Columbia Youth Complex.
The Gulls opened their District 1 season with a 2-0 win over visiting Scappoose, giving Seaside its third straight shutout victory, and fourth in the last five games.
Seaside dominated the game from start to finish, yet the Gulls had just one goal to show for it through 79 minutes, before adding a second score in the closing seconds.
The game certainly had the markings of a blowout early on, as Seaside's Nathan Pogue took control of a ball off a throw-in, worked his way through the Scappoose defense, and scored unassisted just four minutes into the game.
After that, the Gulls took shot after shot - some were saved by Scappoose keeper Jeremy Wale, some hit the post or cross bar and others missed.
Close-range shots by Carn Wiese and Pogue were knocked down by Wale, who made saves on other attempts by Justin Krieger, Perry Broderick and Jesse Hinton. Another shot by Pogue midway through the first half hit the near post.
It was more of the same in the second half.
A shot near the top of the penalty box by Perry Broderick glanced off the cross bar, and a shot by Max Broderick was deflected by a Scappoose defender at the last second.
A corner kick by Hinton nearly curved into the goal, but was saved by Wale; and crossing passes from Max Broderick and Hinton resulted in near-miss headers by Pogue.
The Indians managed two legitimate shots on goal in the late stages of the game, including a free kick by Hashem Abdel-Hadi that was saved by Gabe Wahrmund.
The Gulls finally got their second goal, however, as Josiah Sigler sent a pass into the box, where Max Broderick one-touched the ball into the goal with 10 seconds left.
Seaside is scheduled to play at North Marion tonight.
Knappa def. WahkiakumKNAPPA - The record is still perfect in dual matches for the Knappa volleyball team, which ran its record to 4-0 with a three-game sweep over Wahkiakum Monday night.
The Loggers downed the visiting Mules 25-10, 25-5, 25-17 in the nonleague match.
Kristie Owings highlighted the evening by serving 19 straight points in Game 2. She was 22-of-22 on the night from the service line.
Knappa was also sparked by the solid back-row play of Krista Varner and Racele Schuyler, along with nine kills from Nadra Evans. Katie Ho added six blocks and five kills, and Meagan Harn dished out 22 assists.
The Loggers return to league play tonight at Vernonia.
Gulls compete at SistersSISTERS - The Seaside volleyball team competed in the prestigious Sisters Tournament over the weekend, and ended up facing the No. 1 and 2 teams in the state at the Class 3A level.
Competing in pool A, the Gulls opened with a 21-25, 8-25, 12-25 loss to No. 1-ranked Estacada, but rebounded with a 25-20, 21-25, 25-18 win over Phoenix.
In the quarterfinals, second-ranked Burns defeated Seaside 25-17, 25-17.
Burns defeated Estacada in the final, 25-21, 27-29, 15-10.
Also competing was No. 3-ranked Marist. The Gulls host Tillamook to open Cowapa League play tonight.
Fisk takes seventhPORTLAND - Warrenton's Rebecca Fisk finished seventh in the girls race Monday in the Catlin Gabel Handicapper cross country meet.
Fisk finished in 27:01, while teammate Janessa Gramson was 10th in 29:03. Jon Sago placed 27th (32:22) in the boys race. Warrenton's next meet is Saturday in the Trask Mountain Assault at the Flying M Ranch in McMinnville.