Pirates pummel the competition

It was another great week of play for the Pirate soccer team, as they won two league games against Orting and Life Christian last week.

The team continues to hold second place in the Nisqually Lague, behind first-place Seattle Christian, whom they will face at home tomorrow. This will be the last scheduled home game for the Pirates.

Under pouring rain, the boys played well and defensively on Thursday at the Orting Stadium, resulting in a 2-0 win.

They held off any goals until the second half, in the 52nd minute, when forward Ezra Koenig scored on an assist from Victor Moriera for the first goal of the night.

Shortly after, defender Jesse Hazzard passed up to forward Nick Gass. Gass scored, clenching the victory that night. For goalie Philip Vandavanter, this game marks his seventh shut-out performance this season.

At the home match on Friday, the Pirates were apparently hungry for more goals, and won handsomely, 7-1, against the Life Christian Eagles.

A first goal was lead-off by midfielder Peter Amick in first two minutes of play. After several attempts by the opponents, the Eagles finally scored in the ninth minute, upping the competition.

Forward Victor Moreira responded by scoring on an assist by Koenig. During the second half,  Koenig had three consecutive goals, including one assisted by defender Matt Swope. Moriera and Gass each added to the tally in the last 15 minutes of the game, which was clearly a blowout victory.

Currently ranked second in the league, the Pirates will take on the undefeated Seattle Christian at 6 p.m. Thursday at VHS.


— Karen O’Neil is a longtime VHS soccer volunteer.



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